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Marketing Video Library - Everyone is looking for more effective ways to market their practices while traditional, in-person methods are unavailable. According to Inc.com, “Sharing visual content on social media platforms is a great way to boost engagement.  Compared to standard text posts, images or videos can increase views, likes and comments.”

Latest REC News

On September 17th the Bay Area Real Estate Council welcomed Fund General Counsel Melissa Jay Murphy who presented an update on Remote Online Notary.

Realtor® News

The Attorneys’ Real Estate Council of Palm Beach County and the Broward Attorneys’ Real Estate Councils’ Annual Law Symposium for the Realtors® of Broward | Palm Beaches | St. Lucie was held October 20th via ZOOM. 

Message from the President

By: Jeffrey P. Zane, President 

Earlier this year, Florida ARECS Board Member Erin Prete of Orlando recommended to the Board the creation of a new Council of Presidents.  The goal of the new Council is to bring together the Presidents of the local RECs and provide them an opportunity to get to know each other and share their knowledge, experience and ideas.  

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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.