Latest REC News - November

Florida real estate agents are subject to one of two continuing education deadlines based on their license renewal dates – March 31 or September 30 so late summer is a busy time for our real estate councils who provide Realtor® education accredited by the Florida Real Estate Commission.

Florida ARECS Sets Agenda for 2019

This past August I was honored to be elected President of the Attorneys’ Real Estate Councils of Florida, Inc. (“Florida ARECS”).

Florida ARECS 2019 Officers and Board of Directors

We are pleased to announce the addition of Erin Prete to the Florida ARECS Board of Directors.

Resource Feature - November

The Fund is constantly looking for opportunities to promote the use of attorneys in real estate transactions so we were pleased when we found an opportunity that we felt met our objectives.

Latest REC News - September

North Dade & the Beaches Real Estate Council Sets the Standard in Community Service

Resource Feature - September

Getting involved in your Real Estate Council can provide you numerous opportunities to participate in the events they arrange with the Realtor® Associations in your area as noted earlier and we hope you will take advantage of them!

Florida ARECS Works to Enhance Attorney/Realtor® Relations

One of Florida ARECS’ most important strategic priorities is to promote the value of using a real estate attorney in real estate transactions to Realtors®.

Florida ARECS Elects New President

On August 8th the Florida ARECS Board of Directors elected Patricia Nugent President.

eClosings: Coming Soon to a Closing Table Near You

By Maggie Thumberg, Senior Manager, Continuing Legal Education, The Fund

ARECS members have been hearing a lot about electronic closings and digital mortgages...

Latest REC News - July

On May 21st, drones ruled the skies over the rooftop terrace at the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors®

Message from the Board

On May 10th the Board of Directors of the Attorneys’ Real Estate Councils of Florida hosted the Annual Florida ARECS Leadership Forum at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort in conjunction with Fund Assembly.

Latest REC News - May

Local RECs from across the state held elections and announced their 2018 leadership teams.

Resource Feature - May

One of the most effective ways to promote our message of the value of involving a real estate attorney in a real estate transaction is through social media because that’s where everyone is.

Resource Feature: Consumer Direct Resources

According to the 2012 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers conducted by Google and the National Association of Realtors®, “9 in 10 home buyers rely on the internet as one of their primary search sources, and 52 percent turn to the web as their first step.” 

Message from the Board

We were recently asked by Florida Realtors® to describe what Attorneys’ Real Estate Councils of Florida (“Florida ARECS”) does in 35 words or less for a promotional piece that will go out later this year.

Message from the Board - January

What is it about the passing of year that makes us reflect? Outwardly, our little blue planet takes its trip around the sun and yet that vast journey inspires us to look inward at our own journey. Earth’s progress is easy to measure in days, months and years but measuring our own evolution can be a bit more subjective. The Florida ARECS Board of Directors took a look at our accomplishments over the last year and here is what we found.