When the website was launched in November 2014, our primary objective was to build awareness among our REC member attorneys so much of the information was focused on you.  Now we are turning our attention to our external audiences – primarily real estate agents and consumers.

September & October - Message from the Board

Florida ARECS just returned from the 2017 Florida Realtors® Convention and Trade Show on at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando. Our Board of Directors met with representatives of numerous local Realtor® associations while local REC member attorneys staffed the trade show booth.

Latest REC News

The Real Estate Council of Martin County kicked off August with The Value Adjustment Board Petition Process presented by Don Defenthaler, Director of Appraisal Services for the Martin County Property Appraiser’s Office on August 7th.

July & August - Message from the Board

On July 4th, America celebrated her 241st birthday. It’s hard to imagine that a small group of motivated people were able to pull together the leaders of thirteen colonies (without Facebook or Twitter!) and declare independence from what was then the most powerful country in the world.

Latest REC News

The REC community was very busy in May & June! See what all of the RECs have been up to:

Resource: The Leadership Guide

Florida ARECS has worked with various local RECs to recruit over sixty new directors in a year and that got us thinking. How are all the new leaders, and the other leaders who are getting involved in RECs every day, supposed to learn the ropes?

New Video Seminar Presentation

"Recent Real Property Case Law and the Impact on Your Practice", presented by Manuel Farach, McGlinchey Stafford, Fort Lauderdale.

May & June - Message from the Board

On May 11th The Florida ARECS Board of Directors hosted its annual REC Leadership Forum preceding the start of Fund Assembly in Orlando.

The Closing Cost Calculator

Do you receive constant requests from clients, lenders and Realtors® for an estimate of closing costs? If so, take advantage of our Closing Cost Calculator on

Latest REC News

The REC community was very busy in March and April! See what all of the RECs have been up to:

March & April - Message from the Board

The Florida ARECS Board of Directors met on February 24th in Orlando and reviewed our strategic objectives and how the organization can best serve REC members going forward. Since its inception in 2014, Florida ARECS has focused on these strategic priorities:


If you have been a Fund member for more than 10 years you likely remember the Consumer Education Campaign sponsored by The Fund to promote the use of real estate attorneys on radio and television.

Latest REC News

The REC community was wildly busy in January and February! See what all of the RECs have been up to:

January & February - Message from the Board

We hope you and your family enjoyed a safe and happy holiday season. It's hard to believe it's 2017 and a year has passed since we published the first issue of Council Connections.

FLARECS Resources

If you have spent any time on Florida ARECS consolidated REC website you have undoubtedly discovered it us full of useful tools and resources for the real estate practitioner.

Latest REC News

See what the North Dade and the Beaches Real Estate Council, the Bay Area Real Estate Council (BAREC) and the Capital Region Real Estate Council has been up to these past two months.