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  • Florida Realtors Leadership Academy Selects 2015 Class

    ORLANDO, Fla., January 2015 – Florida Realtors recently selected local Realtor Grey Burge, broker/owner of Real Estate House, a realty company located in Gulf Breeze, and 16 other Realtor members from throughout Florida to participate in its 7th annual Leadership Academy.

    The Leadership Academy was established in 2008 to identify emerging Realtor leaders ready to get involved, make a difference and enhance their leadership skills. The goal of the Academy is to empower its participants to develop the skills needed to lead a committee, a Realtor association or a community activity.

    “We are very excited about this year’s program and its participants,” says 2015 Leadership Academy Committee Chairman Victor J. Raymos, association executive/CEO for the St. Augustine & St. Johns County Board of Realtors. “The Screening Committee did a great job of screening the applications received and the Interview Committee did a wonderful job of interviewing and selecting our participants; we’re looking forward to a great class this year!”

    He adds, “This class will benefit from the re-engagement of graduates of past Academy classes.”

    Members of the Leadership Academy will participate in classroom activities, group and independent study sessions, team-building and goal-setting exercises, leadership techniques and communication skills enhancement.

    Grey Burge also currently serves as 2015 president of the Pensacola Association of Realtors, Inc.



    Please accept a special “thank you” to those of you who have paid your 2015 PAR dues!  For those that are still outstanding, this is just a reminder that in order to avoid a $25 late fee, all association dues must be RECEIVED IN OUR OFFICE by 5pm on Friday, January 30th.  Postmarks can’t be accepted, however, we are able to take credit card payments over the phone for your convenience in beating the deadline.  Please call the office if you wish to use that option – 434-5507. 

    However, we STRONGLY suggest that you do not wait until the afternoon of the 30th to phone in your payments.  We are anticipating a very high call volume towards the end of the month and would hate to miss you!  So, PLEASE, if you would like to use our phone in option, consider calling as soon as possible to avoid the last minute rush.

    We appreciate all our members!  If you have any questions concerning dues, please don’t hesitate to call our office – 434-5507.


    RLI Site Selection Class

    This is a 11 CE credit class being held in Ft Walton on March 5-6th there is a $50 discount for signing up before January 30th. For more information on RLI Florida (REALTOR Land Institute) check out their website:

     March 5-6, 2015 - RLI Site Selection Class.  Class to be held at the Emerald Coast Association in Fort Walton Beach, FL.  10 Hollywood Blvd, SE Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

     Site Selection:  Under everything is land. How can the land professional add value by understanding the site selection process? What is the highest and best use for a site? Land Brokers need to be able to determine if there is a GAP in a specific trade area - the difference between demand and supply. Land Brokers also need to understand the process of market analysis, political and legal analysis, site analysis and financial analysis. In this course we shall investigate economic trends, growth trends and projecting demand. Upon completion, students are able to utilize the knowledge and practical resources offered to evaluate the possibilities offered by a specific parcel of land." (16 contact hours)


    Florida REALTORS 2014 Honor Society Applications Are Now Being Accepted!

    The 2014 Florida REALTORS Honor Society Application is now available. The Honor Society salutes members for participation at the local and national levels of the Realtor® organization; for activity in the National Association of Realtors’ Institutes, Societies and Councils; for designations earned, educational activities, and political involvement. The 2014 application covers participation from January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014.  Applications can be downloaded by clicking here.  Please note in order to get make sure your application gets to Florida REALTORS on time, all applications must be turned into the PAR Office no later than close of business day on Wednesday, February 11, 2015.

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