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New to the Florida ARECS Realtor® Education Library! 

Top 10 Agent Pitfalls is new program designed to educate real estate agents on the issues that real estate attorneys most commonly see in their practices.

LATEST REC NEWS

On July 17th the Attorneys’ Real Estate Council of Miami-Dade County hosted a member meeting over ZOOM featuring a presentation on the Eviction and Foreclosure Moratorium.

Florida ARECS & the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section (RPPTL)

The Attorneys’ Real Estate Councils of Florida has been a sponsor of the RPPTL Residential Real Estate & Industry Liaison (RREIL) Committee since 2018.  Under normal circumstances our Board would be attending their meetings in person and spreading the word about the RECs and the incredible work they are doing; bringing together real estate attorneys and providing opportunities to promote them to the Realtor® community.

Realtor® News

On August 27th, the Attorneys’ Real Estate Council of Palm Beach County held an online webinar for the Realtors® of Broward | Palm Beaches | St. Lucie entitled Support Animals 2020.  It featured Palm Beach REC President Michael J Posner, a shareholder with Ward, Damon, Posner, Pheterson & Bleu.  Over 340 real estate agents registered to attend, making it the largest single Realtor® event we have ever held!  The program will be presented two more times, September 3rd and 17th.

Message from the President

By: Jeffrey P. Zane, Esq.

The Florida legal community recently lost one of its finest last month when Lynwood F. Arnold, Jr., passed away on August 18th in Tallahassee.  Lynwood helped create the Attorneys’ Real Estate Councils of Florida in 2014 and had served on our Board ever since.  But that was not his first experience with the RECs.

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New in the Realtor® Education Library! The Good, the Bad & the Ugly: Property Assessed Clean Energy (P.A.C.E) Financing

Realtor® News

Speaking of Law Symposiums, the Attorneys’ Real Estate Council of Palm Beach County and the Broward Attorneys’ Real Estate Councils’ Annual Law Symposiums for the Realtors® of Broward | Palm Beaches | St. Lucie, were planned for this summer but like so many live events, have been canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Message from the President

By: Jeffrey P. Zane, Esq.

I am honored to serve as the new President of the Attorneys’ Real Estate Councils of Florida and look forward to picking up where my predecessor left off. Pat Nugent did an incredible job as President for the past two years and we would not be where we are without her. Thank you Pat!

LATEST REC NEWS

The Broward REC continues to thrive despite the scourge of Covid-19! They are hosting Open Forums via ZOOM. The Forums, which are now held once per week, provide an opportunity for BAREC Members to connect and discuss the issues of the day. In addition, BAREC is presenting Ask an Attorney, live Q&A panel discussions every Monday morning for their local Realtor® association.

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HAVE YOU CONSIDERED HOLDING A VIRTUAL REC MEETING?

Real Estate Councils provide a rewarding opportunity to network with peers across our communities and unfortunately in-person meetings are not possible right now.  But have you considered holding a VIRTUAL MEETING?  

LATEST REC NEWS

The Volusia Real Property Council welcomed Jay St. Lawrence, Fund Legal Education Attorney to their meeting on March 5th where he presented Digital Closings & Remote Online Notarization for a packed house of over fifty members.

Legal Summit for the Miami Association of Realtors®

On March 6th, we held one of our biggest events ever!  Florida ARECS’ Inaugural Legal Summit for the Miami Association of Realtors® was held at the iconic Hard Rock in Hollywood. 

Message from the President

By: Patricia A. Nugent, Esq.

May 2020 Board Meeting: The Florida ARECS Board of Directors held its second quarter Board Meeting on May 21st via conference call.  We always look forward to this meeting because it is typically held the day before Assembly starts so we all get the chance to see each other, catch up and enjoy the energy of Fund Assembly.

Message from the President

By: Patricia A. Nugent, Esq.

You are Invited to the Fund Assembly REC Luncheon! I would like to personally invite you to attend our Annual Florida ARECS Luncheon held during Assembly on Friday, May 15, 2020 at 12pm.  The Florida ARECS Luncheon is normally held for local REC leaders to meet with the Florida ARECS Board to discuss issues and share information on new developments.

Latest REC News

On January 28th, members of the Attorneys’ Real Estate Council of Miami-Dade County and the North Dade & Beaches Real Estate Council gathered for their annual joint REC meeting.  The event offers a unique opportunity for real estate attorneys from across the county to get together.  Their program featured Manuel Farach, Esq. of McGlinchey Stafford, who presented his Real Property Case Law Update & It’s Impact on Your Practice.

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NEW!  WORKPLACE REAL ESTATE EDUCATION PROGRAM for Consumers.
Both The Fund and Florida ARECS have been successful at reaching real estate agents through both education and traditional advertising.  However, the public can be more difficult to reach.  Social media is effective, but we are looking for a more personal interaction between real estate attorneys and the public. The RECs held successful homeowner workshops during the Great Recession as Nishad Khan referred to in his remarks at the RPPTL meeting however, in the absence of an economic catastrophe, we need a new way to reach people on a personal level.