About Us

Attorneys’ Real Estate Councils of Florida or “Florida ARECS”, for short, is an association of Florida Real Estate Attorneys. We represent a network of 21 local Real Estate Councils with more than 1,200 members from Key West to Pensacola.

Florida ARECS also provides legal education to hundreds of real estate agents each year through our Law Symposiums, New Realtor® Orientations and ad-hoc seminars.

We are your Partners in Success.

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Florida Realtors® Legal News Feature

  • What Are Community Development Districts (“CDDs”) and How Do They Work?

    By: Rene’ Rutan, REC Relations Manager, Florida ARECS

    If you have been shopping for a new home recently, as I have, or working with a buyer who is, you have undoubtedly encountered the Community Development District or CDD.  Many large, multi-phase communities with lifestyle amenities are now relying on this method of funding development so it is essential that homebuyers and the real estate agents serving them have a full understanding of what CDDs are and how they work. 

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  • Do I Really Need Cyber Crime Insurance?

    By: Michael Rothman, Esq., Fund Legal Education Manager

    Business Email Compromise (BEC) fraud and other social engineering frauds remain a real concern for all those engaged in the real estate profession. A single uninsured and misappropriated wire transfer in the hundreds or even tens of thousands of dollars can cripple one’s business. 

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Partner with a Florida Real Estate Attorney

You’ve worked hard to attract more business by delivering the best deal possible to your buyers and sellers. Why not work with a real estate attorney to close that deal and experience the difference?

Partner with a Real Estate Attorney to:

  • Protect your clients from unnecessary risk
  • Protect YOU from unnecessary risk and liability
  • Protect your reputation by providing a professional closing experience
  • Provide your clients one-stop access to additional legal services
  • Ensure successful, legally sound transactions so you can close more deals!

Find an Attorney

The Moment You're Under Contract to Closing Anything Can Happen.

Realtor®, Mary Day, tells her story. How a Real Estate Attorney resolved a title issue enabling the intense deal to close on time.

 

Listen In: iTunes or Google Play Music

Length: 30:46
Published: 10/25/2018

Real Estate Council Relations: Forging Stronger Bonds Between Agent & Attorney

Host, Melissa Jay Murphy, and her panel of distinguished guests, Orlando Regional Realtor© Association and Florida ARECS, discuss why and how The Fund is working to build stronger relationships between agents and attorneys.


Realtor® Education & Resources

Florida ARECS and its local Real Estate Council chapters partner with local Realtor® Associations to host dozens of education events across Florida every year.

Take your knowledge and your business to the next level by attending our seminars and partnering with our knowledgeable Real Estate Attorneys.

“Aligning ourselves with such a credible brand as the Attorneys’ Real Estate Council [of Palm Beach County] adds considerable value to our organization.” - Jessica Wittenbrink, Vice President of Programs for RAPB+GFLR
“Our focus is on making our members successful and one of the ways we accomplish that is through our partnership with Central Florida Real Estate Attorneys’ Council (CFREAC).” - Ashley Wheeler, Vice President of Professional Development Orlando Regional Realtor® Association


Seminars

Seminars

Request a Seminar for Your Board of Realtors® or Brokerage

Programs currently available include: Ongoing Short Sale & REO Solutions, Understanding & Using Residential Real Estate Contract for Sale & Purchase, and more! View all available seminars.


Tools

Tools

Closing Cost Calculator: Buyer and Seller Estimates

Estimate the amounts needed at closing The closing cost calculator will help you estimate buyer and seller closing costs based on Florida average costs and the most commonly encoutered fees.


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Resources

Red Flags Education Program

Identify potential obstacles to a timely closing by gathering information early. Don’t wait for closing day to get the facts! Download our free Seller and Buyer Interviews to help you.

Buyer Interview   Seller Interview