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RASL is 1327 Members Strong!

Gov. Scott signs two Florida Realtors-endorsed bills TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – April 9, 2012 – Two bills endorsed by Florida Realtors – HB 1127 and HB 7125 – became law on Friday when signed by Gov. Rick Scott. Under HB 1127 by Rep. Ben Albritton (R-Bartow), private property insurers get more time to pay the stateowned insurer, Citizens Property Insurance Corp., if the state insurer goes broke following a catastrophic storm. The bill’s effective date is July 1, 2012. Until the bill goes into effect, insurers must pay Citizens up to 18 percent of their premiums within 30 days of being assessed – before they can recoup the money from policyholders. It’s hoped that HB 1127 will attract new insurers to Florida and keep existing insurers here. Under HB 7125, a bill by the House Economic Affairs Committee and Rep. Ken Roberson (R-Port Charlotte), real estate sales associates and broker associates are exempt from paying local business taxes (formerly known as occupational license fees) if required in their city or county. Under Florida law, these individuals already affiliate with a real estate broker who will continue to pay local business taxes. Repeal of the tax will save Florida real estate licensees $3.8 million annually. Its effective date is Oct. 1, 2012. © 2012 Florida Realtors®

2012 Annual Sponsors


Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo Washington DC

May 14 - 19, 2012 The REALTORS® Midyear Meetings & Trade Expo is where NAR members take an active role to advance the real estate industry, public policy, and the association. Join us in Washington, DC, for special issues forums, committee meetings, legislative activities and the industry trade show. Midyear Meetings - May 14 - 19 Capitol Hill Visits - May 16 - 17 Trade Expo - May 16 - 17 Real Estate Symposium Hear a panel of experts’ perspectives on a number of housing—and housing financerelated topics, including mortgage interest deduction, the fate of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the FHA, and more.

Don’t Miss the Midyear Expo Admission to the trade expo is FREE for REALTORS®, so why not stop by May 16—17 to see the latest products and services in real estate? With more than 100 exhibitors under one roof, there’s something for every REALTOR®

REALTOR® Rally in DC REALTORS® will rally on Capital Hill on May 17 to protect the American Dream of home ownership. Visit www.realtorrally.org for details. And, hear from President Moe Veissi on the importance of attending.

For more information on the Midyear Legislative Meetings & Expo go to: www.realtor.org REALTOR ® Benefits Program http://www.realtor.org/programs/realtor-benefits-program The REALTOR Benefits® Program is your member benefits program. NAR has partnered with industry leaders to provide value-added offers and significant savings on products and services you use in your business and personal life. © Copyright NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Headquarters: 430 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 DC Office: 500 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001-2020 1-800-874-6500


Affiliate Trade Show: ********************************************************************************************

ATTENTION RASL AFFILIATES! What table do you have for the Trade Show? Have not registered for one yet? Don’t miss out on a fun and exciting time! Contact the Association today to get your application and table layout! Call 772-465-6080 or email Lynne at LNorvell@rasl.com


RASL Membership Breakfast: ******************************************************************************************** Sponsored By:

RASL’s Membership Breakfast DATE: Friday, May 4 GUEST SPEAKER: Larry Pelton President of EDC of St Lucie County TIME: Check-In begins at 8:00AM Breakfast to follow at 8:30AM WHERE: Santa Lucia River Club, Ballantrea SPONSOR: Gulfstream Business Bank RSVP: Email Lynne at LNorvell@rasl.com You will receive and email confirmation with a gate pass.

RASL Annual Golf Tournament: ********************************************************************************************

RASL’s 7th Annual Golf Tournament DATE: Friday, October 5th WHERE: Gator Trace Golf and Country Club 4302 Gator Trace Drive Fort Pierce

MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW! SPONSORS & GOLFERS NEEDED

RASL Store: ********************************************************************************************

Did you know that RASL has a REALTOR store for you? Signs!!! Riders!!! Gifts!!! And Much More!!! Stop by the Association and check out the store.

Need a closing gift?

Homeowners Records Books, House Shaped Key Chains and various gift baskets for you to pick from.


Regional MLS: ********************************************************************************************

Kurio Is Here! To address the need for RMLS access ‘on the go’, the Kurio wireless solution was launched on Monday, April 16th! Kurio will allow you to access and search RMLS data from ANY mobile device INCLUDING iPad! RMLS is providing Kurio as a member benefit AT NO COST TO YOU! Kurio will also allow your clients to easily access information from RMLS’s www.hometoflorida.com website. To view a 2 minute video overview of Kurio, go to http://www.kurio.com/rmls Please go to http://rmlsfl.kurio.mobi/reg and set up your account for access to Kurio! If you have any problems with Kurio, , go to http://www.kurio.com/support

Reminder there is now a new way to logon to MLXchange and there is No More Tokens. If you have not logged in to MLXchange yet the password when you first login is notoken. This will prompt you to change your password and for the current password enter again notoken then your new password.

Billing Dates for RMLS May 1st

Any individual that hasn’t paid the Annual renewal will be suspended today

May 31st

Last day for brokers to pay any transferred agent fees

June 1st

Offices will be suspended for non-payment

Regional MLS Classes

Regional MLS offers training classes at no cost to you! To view all available training classes, time and locations visit www.rmlsfl.com and click on the “Training” tab. Scroll down and select “Click to Register for a Class” and logon. Registration is complete when you have received an email confirmation. Keep in mind that class date & time are subject to change. It is very important that you do register or cancel the class ahead of time to avoid a $10 charge on your account. If you need help with registration, cancellation, or logging on feel free to contact Karen Galarza at (direct line) 772-294-7082 or 772-465-6080 or by email at kgalarza@rasl.com.

Karen Galarza Member Services Coordinator/RMLS Specialist Direct Line:772-294-7082


RPAC Event: ***************************************************

DATE: July 20th LOCATION: Ken & Aileen Pruitt Education Center at RASL COST: $15.00 per person for dinner and event For Information and/or Tickets: Call Lynne at 772-465-6080 or email at LNorvell@rasl.com Contest is open to all RASL members and their family and Friends! Proceeds to benefit Florida REALTORS® PAC See flyer in Jazz for more information! Trophies Sponsored By: Cocktails Served By: Cocktails by Suzanne DJ—Brian Lemen

ATTENTION RASL MEMBERS!!!! This is your moment in the spot light to

“Show Us Your Talent”! Song!

Dance!

Skit!

Comedian!

To register, contact Lynne at 772-465-6080 or email LNorvell@rasl.com

Sign Up Today!!!!! Brokers Challenge: ******************************************************************************************

Attention Brokers!!!!! Brokers, if all agents in your office support the Florida Realtors® PAC by contributing a minimum of $15 each, that qualifies your office to receive a FREE Pizza Party and treats at your designated office, delivered by RASL for the entire office. We are looking for 100% participation in your office and must be paid by September 14th. Contact the Association if you have any questions. Contributions are not deductible for income tax purposes. Contributions to RPAC are voluntary and are used for political purposes. You may contribute more or less than the suggested amount. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal and the National Association of REALTORS® or any of its state associations or local boards will not favor or disfavor any member because of the amount contributed. 100% of your contribution is sent to National RPAC and is charged against your limits under 2 U.S.C. 441a; National RPAC returns up to 70% of your contribution to FARPAC for use in connection with the election of state and local candidates and issues in Florida.


May Classes & Up-Coming Education:

Register at www.rasl.com

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Contract to Commissions 3 CE DATE: Tuesday, May 8 CREDITS TIME: 9:00AM to Noon WHERE: Ken & Aileen Pruitt Education Center at RASL COST: FREE SPONSOR: Chelsea Title

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$$$ ESSENTIALS NECESSARY TO EARN A $IX FIGURE INCOME IN REAL ESTATE

Module #5 - Contract — Friend or Foe? Understand binding agreement, limit your liability. Speaker: Charles Malki, Esq DATE: Wednesday, May 16 WHERE: Ken & Aileen Pruitt Education Center at RASL TIME: 9:00AM to Noon COST: $20.00 SPONSOR: PNC ********************************************

CRS Course DATE: Tuesday, June 5 SPEAKER: Pat Zaby, National Speaker Presenting: “Turn It On Automatic: Serving Repeat & Referral Customers WHERE: Ken & Aileen Pruitt Education Center at RASL TIME: 9:00AM to Noon COST: $39.00 SPONSOR: Liberty Title

New Websites ********************************************************************************************

CHECK OUT THE NEW WEBSITES!

REALTORS® Association of St Lucie, Inc.

www.rasl.com

Saint Lucie County, Florida Office of the Property Appraiser

www.paslc.org


New Member Orientation & Code of Ethics (COE): ******************************************************************************************** Orientation Sponsored By: DATE: May 25, 2012— Friday

ORIENTATION: 9am to Noon Sponsored By: Chelsea Title Company

COE Sponsored By:

CODE OF ETHICS: 1:00pm to 4:00pm Sponsored By: SCRIPPS WHERE: Ken & Aileen Pruitt Education Center at RASL

NAR Quadrennial Code of Ethics: ********************************************************************************************

ATTENTION RASL REALTORS!!! Did you last take your Code of Ethics between 2005—2008? NAR requires you complete a Quadrennial Code of Ethics by December 2012. Dates available for the Code of Ethics at RASL!

The following are afternoon classes from 1:00PM to 4:00PM: Friday — July 27

Friday — September 28

Friday — November 30

The following are morning classes from 9:00AM to Noon Friday — June 15 Tuesday — October 9 All classes are held in the Education Center at the Association. REGISTER ONLINE: www.rasl.com

14 Hours Continuing Education in September: ******************************************************************************************** 14 HR Continuing Education DATE: September 25 (Tuesday) & September 26 (Wednesday) TIME: 9:00AM to 5:00PM LOCATION: Ken & Aileen Pruitt Education Center at RASL COST: $45.00 Core Law Only—September 25th TIME: 9:00AM to Noon COST: $25.00

GRI-2 & CIPS Designation Classes Coming to RASL in September: ********************************************************************************************

GRI-2 Designation September 4 to 6 (Tuesday to Thursday) and September 10 and 11 (Monday and Tuesday) Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) September 17 to September 21 (Monday to Friday) Contact Mary Gibbins at MGibbins@rasl.com for more information.


Welcome New Members: **********************************************************************************************

New Realtors®: Lisa Bukowski Jay J Cohn Christy Curtis Kimberle Cuveilje-McKinzie Robert H Ecker Jr Olga Escobar Myles Foley Sherrie L Fox Peter J Geraffo Peter Anthony Iandoli Ronald Kukulski Renee Major Jannice Malave Alfred Raymond Marrone III Gregory B Mulherin Erika T Ortiz Roberto Carlos Piedra Morris Robert Quackenbush Terry Lee Reed Victoria Spero Susan Battle Steen Cathy Vornholt

Star Realty Services LLC Platinum Properties RE, Inc. Lakewood Realty Company Metro Realty Corp Keller Williams Realty The Keyes Company Coldwell Banker/Res. Real Estate Century 21 All Professional Century 21 All Professional Keller Williams Realty Keller Williams Realty of PSL Keller Williams Realty Coldwell Banker Com/Thomas J White Prudential Florida Realty Coastal Living Realty of FL Keller Williams Realty AlphaDog Realty AlphaDog Realty Keller Williams Realty of PSL Integrity Realty of the Treasure Coast Prudential Florida Realty Treasure Coast Sotherby’s Intl

Office Transfers: David Johnson from American Dream Realty to Real Estate of Florida Kenneth Mefford from Keller Williams Realty to Sun Realty & Auction Carmen Pappa from Coldwell Banker Residential RE to LM Butch Post Real Estate Lisa Perona from Boca Executive Realty to RE/MAX Realty Svs. Nicole Rymer from Coldwell Banker/ Res. Real Est to The Keyes Company

New Affiliate/Affiliate Company: Michael B Katz Terry S Logsdon Enrique J Muniz Johnny Sweeney Larry D Williams

Katz & Associates Law Firm Bluegrass Painting & Handyman 911 Restore Security One Lending Triple L Insurance

New Affiliate Associate: Jose Torres Anthony Virgilio

911 Restore PNC


Marketing Madness: ********************************************************************************************

May Dates & Tour Areas May 3

7130, 7140, 7370

Sponsor: May 10

7720, 7730, 7740, 7750

Sponsor: A1 Moving & Storage May 17

7180, 7220, 7280

Sponsor: Seacoast National Bank May 24

7710, 7500

Sponsor:

May 31

7030, 7040, 7050

Sponsor:

Marketing Madness is a FREE Program brought to you by RASL to aid and benefit in your real estate career. Breakfast is provided by our awesome affiliates sponsors. Come join us every Thursday from 8:30am-10am to network with the affiliates as well as other Realtor速 members. If you use this program as a means to grow your business, you will be amazed by your success!

10/2012


Social Mixer: ********************************************************************************************

What a great time everyone had the Social Mixer on Thursday, April 19th! Special “thanks” to the following for sponsoring and/or donated: Century 21 All Professional - Debi Jensen Coastal Pest Control - Jim Cordeiro & John Watson Cutco Closing Gifts - Jason Fletcher Grose Moving & Storage - Forest Grose Heaning Home Inspections - John Heaning HouseMaster Home Inspections - John MacVean PGA - Steve Watters Scott & Gina’s Hair Styling Salon The Gift Garden West End Grill

Trolley Tour of Downtown Fort Pierce ********************************************************************************************

The Mayor of the City of Fort Pierce, Bob Benton and Vice Mayor/Communications Director, Ann Satterlee, the City Manager, David Recor, sponsored, and RE Development Director, John Ward conducted the tour for several members of RASL. Those who attended enjoyed the two hour tour and learned a great deal about the City. The tour encompassed visits to the Sunrise Theatre, Black Box, Marina, Downtown, City Hall, New Parks and Housing Development, etc. RASL members said that the city officials went over and beyond to provide a first class excursion for them.


Contract to Commission Class - May 8: ********************************************************************************************


RASL’s Got Talent — July 20: ********************************************************************************************

ATTENTION RASL MEMBERS!!!! This is your moment in the spot light to

“Show Us Your Talent”! Song!

Dance!

Skit!

Comedian!

To register, contact Lynne at 772-465-6080 or email LNorvell@rasl.com

Sign Up Today!!!!!


CRS Class - June 5: ********************************************************************************************


Road Warrior Package Raffle: ********************************************************************************************

What is a “NEATReceipts Mobil Scanner� you ask? It is a portable scanner and digital filing system that helps you manage all of your paperwork on the computer. The scanner software identifies and extracts the important information from receipts, business cards and documents and automatically organizes it for you. All scanned documents can be searched by keyword so you can find exactly what you need. This will ORGANIZE your paper and simplify your LIFE!!!!! Contact Lynne at LNorvell@rasl.com or call the Association to purchase your raffle ticket

TODAY!!!!


FR 2012 Convention & Trade Expo: ********************************************************************************************

The convention microsite is now “LIVE”. http://convention.floridarealtors.org/ Check it out – it is too cool!


WCR: ********************************************************************************************


GRI 2: ********************************************************************************************


Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Designation: ********************************************************************************************


Raffle Tickets are NOW on Sale! All proceeds go towards contributors Florida REALTORS® PAC contribution. Purchase your ticket/tickets today at the Association!!!! Tickets can be purchased by Cash, Check (payable to FL Realtor PAC) or Credit Card. Packages available for REALTORS®: 2013 RASL REALTOR® Membership Dues     

**** up to $295.00 Value**** Must be a 2012 RASL Realtor® Member in Good Standing. Membership is non transferable or refundable. RASL membership runs January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013. The winner’s local dues (membership with RASL only) is paid for 2013. Winner is responsible to pay FR and NAR dues.

AND 2013/2014 Regional MLS Agent Service Fees     

**** up to $299.00 Value**** Certificate must be submitted with your annual fee invoice. No transfers or refunds allowed. Only redeemable for subscription to awarded subscriber Subscriber must be active and in good standing with RMLS at the time of the certificate is awarded. Subscription runs April 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014

Affiliate Package: 2013 RASL Affiliate Membership Dues   

**** up to $275.00 Value**** Must be a 2012 RASL Affiliate Member in Good Standing. Membership is non transferable or refundable. RASL membership runs January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013.

WINNER WILL BE DRAWN ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2012 AT MARKETING MADNESS! Contributions are not deductible for income tax purposes. Contributions to RPAC are voluntary and are used for political pur­poses. You may contribute more or less than the suggested amount. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal and the Na­tional Association of REALTORS® or any of its state associations or local boards will not favor or disfavor any member because of the amount contributed. 100% of your contribution is sent to National RPAC and is charged against your limits under 2 U.S.C. 441a; National RPAC returns up to 70% of your contribution to FARPAC for use in connection with the election of state and local candidates and issues in Florida.


Important Contact Information: ********************************************************************************************

RASL CONTACT INFORMATION 6666 South US Highway 1, Suite 1 Port Saint Lucie, Florida 34952 Phone: 772-465-6080 Fax: 772-464-5774 www.rasl.com

FR Tech Hot line: FR Legal Hot line:

407- 438-1409

RMLS Tech Support: 888-363-4696 DBPR Support:

CEO:

407-587-1450

850.487.1395

Staci Storms, Email: SStorms@rasl.com

Receptionist:

Lynne Norvell, Email: LNorvell@rasl.com

Finance Director:

Barbara Kingry, Email: BKingry@rasl.com

Membership Director/Professional Standards: Jessica Young, Email:

JYoung@rasl.com

Communications/Education Director:

Mary Gibbins, Email: MGibbins@rasl.com

Member Services Coordinator/RMLS Specialist: Karen Galarza, Email: KGalarza@rasl.com

RASL Hours: ********************************************************************************************

2012 RASL Hours Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm The Association Office will be closed on Monday, May 28th for Memorial Day


2012 Board of Directors

Patricia Renna President Prudential Florida Realty

Donn Wonderling President-Elect Boca Executive Realty

Sarah Taylor Secretary RE/MAX Masterpiece

Anthony Gambardella Immediate Past-President Thomas J. White Commercial

Joyce Bello Director Prudential Florida Realty

Geof Hoge Director St. Lucie River Realty

Douglas Rooks Director Century 21 All Professional

John Slivon Vice-President R.E. Co. of the Treasure Coast

Staci Storms CEO Realtors速 Assoc. of St. Lucie

Julio Sanchez Director Keller Williams Realty

Brian Lemen Director Hoyt C. Murphy

William LoBrutto Treasurer RE/MAX Realty Services

John Sherrard Association Attorney John E. Sherrard

Harry Jim Mitchem Director Keller Williams Realty

Sheri Wetzel Director Midway Real Estate Inc.


Pricing on Advertising—Affiliate Members Only ********************************************************************************************


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