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. 

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Identifying cutting edge topics and engaging speakers for REC meetings is a common objective for Real Estate Council leaders.   Don’t make it hard on yourself.  Call The Fund!

Latest REC News

On Saturday, November 2nd, members of the Broward Attorneys’ Real Estate Council (BAREC) participated in the Sallarulo 5k Race for Champions in support of Special Olympics Florida.

 

Real Estate Councils & RPPTL

On November 7th, Fund Affiliate & Real Estate Council Relations Manager Rene’ Rutan presented an update on Florida ARECS’ activities to the Residential Real Estate and Industry Liaison (RREIL) Committee during the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section’s (RPPTL) meeting in Miami.

Message from the President

By: Patricia A. Nugent, Esq.

I hope you all enjoyed a safe, happy and healthy Holiday Season.  Welcome to 2020!

Message from the President

By: Patricia A. Nugent, Esq.

Each day I walk in my office and am reminded how challenging our job as real estate attorneys is becoming.  I am fortunate to be surrounded by a fabulous team including my partner and the dedicated staff who have been with us for years. 

New Fund Members & Real Estate Councils

Beginning this month, new Fund Members who complete New Member Training will receive an invitation from The Fund to join their local Real Estate Council.  The Fund believes that participation in a Real Estate Council provides young attorneys with an excellent opportunity to meet their peers and grow as professionals. 

Latest REC News

On September 18th the Polk Area Real Estate Council partnered with Lakeland Realtors® on an event entitled Drones and Real Estate: A Match Made in the Heavens at Aerospace Discovery at the Florida Air Museum in Lakeland.

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Buyer and Seller Interview Forms for Realtors®

Do you wish you could find out that the Seller was a foreigner before the day of closing?  Do you wish someone had told you sooner that the Buyer does not plan to attend closing and needs you to send the documents to them?

Central Florida Real Estate Attorneys’ Council (CFREAC) Partners with Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association (ORRA) for 29th Annual Real Estate Legal Summit

On September 5th, over 150 real estate attorneys and real estate agents from across Central Florida gathered at the Florida Hotel. 

2019 Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar Annual Legislative Update

You may recall that Attorneys’ Real Estate Councils of Florida (Florida ARECS) is a sponsor of the Residential Real Estate & Industry Liaison Committee of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar (RPPTL). Here is a report from their meeting held during 2019 RPPTL Legislative Update in Palm Beach.

2019 Florida Realtors® Convention and Trade Show

REC Members from across the state gathered to network with nearly 4,000 real estate agents at the 2019 Florida Realtors® Convention and Trade Show on August 21st and 22nd at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando. 

Lastest REC News

On July 23rd the Broward Attorneys’ Real Estate Council hosted a Law Symposium in partnership with the South Broward Board of Realtors® using the new Florida ARECS Standardized Law Symposium materials.  More than 50 real estate agents learned about topics ranging from Emotional Support Animals, Probate and a Comparison of the FRBAR Standard & AS-IS Contracts from REC Member attorneys Khila Khani, Nikeisha Pryor, Michael Quarequio, Nicole Villarroel and Tod Weston.

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New! FIRPTA & 1031 Exchange Seminar

The Fund and Old Republic Exchange have partnered to create a 2-hour seminar addressing the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA) and 1031 Exchanges.  If your Real Estate Council would like to host a Realtor® event and would prefer an easy “ready-to-go” program, this might be your solution.