Message from the Board

September and October were, shall we say, "yuge!" for Real Estate Council Realtor® events. The Florida ARECS Board of Directors would like to congratulate the following RECs for their outstanding accomplishments in promoting positive Attorney/Realtor® Relations.

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Upcoming Events:
11/10 - Jacksonville Area - Board Meeting
12/03 - South Miami-Dade - Holiday Party
12/07 - Broward - Holiday Party
12/07 - Palm Beach - Membership Meeting
12/08 - FLARECS - Board Meeting
01/12 - Southwest Florida - Leadership Kick-Off Reception

Latest REC News

New RECs under construction! On September 28th, representatives from the Florida ARECS board, Melissa Murphy, The Fund's Senior Vice President and General Counsel, and Rene' Rutan, REC Relations Manager, met with small groups of attorneys in both Polk and Highlands Counties.

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Promote Yourself!

Florida ARECS provides two great resources that REC members can use, at no cost, to promote themselves and their practices: the Blog, and Florida Realtors® Legal News.

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Tips from Florida ARECS


Tip #1:
Keep Your Members Informed

Florida ARECS Council Connections newsletter is distributed bi-monthly by email to all REC members listed in the FLARECS.COM Member Directory.

So be sure to have the REC Relations Manager add new members to your directory as they join. Help keep your REC’s members in the know by sharing copies of Council Connections at your REC meetings. Forward the email with the digital version to your local members and add commentary about REC activities in your area. If you prefer paper contact the REC Relations Manager to obtain printed copies to distribute at your next meeting.



Tip #2:
Meeting Planning

The most time-consuming task of running most RECs is probably planning meetings. Identifying and securing speakers, and reserving venues can take a lot of time. Make this process easier by planning in advance.

First, if you know your REC will have four quarterly meetings, schedule them in advance and send a Save-the-Date to your members so they can put in their calendars.

Then reserve your venue so you’re not scrambling at the last minute to find a suitable location.

Share the work by distributing responsibility for identifying speakers across multiple board members.

Lastly, consider creating a program outline for the entire year in advance. For example, you’re planning four meetings so you could determine in advance that they would look something like this:

• Fund Legal Education seminar
• Local government official
• President of a related industry organization (Realtors, Bankers or Builders Association)
• Hot topic (e.g. drones, cyber fraud, etc.)