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Both The Fund and Florida ARECS have been successful at reaching real estate agents through education and traditional advertising.  However, the public can be more difficult to reach. 

Latest REC News

The Central Florida Real Estate Attorneys’ Council (CFREAC) held a joint meeting with the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar (RPPTL) on December 7th.  The event, which was co-sponsored by the Orange County Bar Association’s Estate, Guardianship & Trust Committee, featured a Trivia Contest for Members to match wits on “Dirt and Death” topics.  CFREAC and RPPTL also collected toys for Toys for Tots and raised money for United Against Poverty.

Realtor® News

Linda Monaco, Fund Legal Education Attorney, presented Hot Spots & Cool Tips: A Review and Comparison of the FRBAR Standard and AS-IS Contracts to members of the West Pasco Board of Realtors® on behalf of the Bay Area Real Estate Council.

RECs Serving the Community

Congratulations to the Central Florida Real Estate Attorneys’ Council for their community service supporting Toys for Tots and United Against Poverty Orlando.  As you can see their efforts are appreciated!

New Year: New Leadership

By: Rene’ Rutan, Manager, Events & Affiliate, REC & Realtor® Relations 

It’s a new year and that means new REC leadership.  Please congratulate the following new leaders who have stepped up to serve the Bay Area Real Estate Council:

New REC Support Model from The Fund

By: Rene’ Rutan, Manager, Events & Affiliate, REC & Realtor® Relations

 First, a little history…Did you realize that the oldest Real Estate Council in the State is the Attorneys’ Real Estate Council of Dade County?  It was formed in 1988 by Miami-area Fund Members wanting to get to know each other better, and here we are more than thirty years later, and they are still thriving! 

Realtor® News

On September 23rd the Polk Area Real Estate Council hosted its Annual Member/Realtor® Mixer in cooperation with Lakeland Realtors®.  

Latest REC News

The Central Florida Real Estate Attorneys’ Council (CFREAC) held their Annual Meeting on September 14th at Historic Dubsdread Golf Club in Orlando.  The meeting featured Market, Industry & Underwriting Updates from Ernie Houck, Fund Executive Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Analysis and Melissa Scaletta, Fund Vice President, Associate General Counsel & Chief Underwriting Counsel.  The meeting was held as a hybrid event, providing CFREAC members the option to attend in-person or online.

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NEW Florida Realtors®/Florida Bar 6 QUICK REFERENCE

In September, the Florida Realtors®/Florida Bar Joint Committee announced approval of their most recent updates to the Florida Realtors®/Florida Bar Residential AS-IS and Standard Contracts which went into effect November 1, 2021.  The Joint Committee also created three new Riders and announced changes to seven others. 

Congratulations Florida Trend Legal Elite!

Each year Florida Trend magazine surveys in-state members of The Florida Bar to name attorneys whom they highly regard or would recommend to others to identify Florida’s Legal Elite.  Less than 2% of active Florida Bar members achieve this designation.

The Attorneys’ Real Estate Councils of Florida Board of Directors would like to congratulate the following Real Estate Council leaders and members who were honored this year.

Realtor® News

On August 10th Florida ARECS hosted its Second Annual International Real Estate Legal Update in support of two of our local RECs, the Broward Attorneys’ Real Estate Council and the Attorneys’ Real Estate Council of Palm Beach County.  

Latest REC News

On July 8th the Central Florida Real Estate Attorneys’ Council (CFREAC) welcomed Florida Realtors® Legislative Counsel Trey Goldman and H. French Brown, IV, from Dean Mead's Tallahassee office to share their considerable insights into the 2021 Florida Legislative Session.


Florida ARECS Resource Center

Your Real Estate Council may not be having as many meetings since the pandemic began, and if they are, they are likely on ZOOM.  So maybe you’re not feeling like you are getting all the benefits of REC membership that you were accustomed to.  The good news is that one of your biggest benefits is just a click away – the Florida ARECS Resource Center.  The Florida ARECS Resource Center is located on FLARECS.COM and is full of valuable tools.

Follow Florida ARECS Social Media!

One of the most effective ways to promote our message of the value of involving a real estate attorney in a real estate transaction is through social media because that’s where everyone is. There are over 2 billion active Facebook users in the world and approximately half of them log in EVERY day. 

Latest REC News

On May 12th, the North Dade & Beaches REC hosted a program discussing the evolving landscape of employment law due to the pandemic, entitled Requirements to Keep Your Real Estate Practice Safe in COVID Times.  It was a truly timely topic which the Members could apply to the daily management of their firms.

Realtor® News

August 10:  International Real Estate Legal Update

RECs: Broward Attorneys’ Real Estate Council & Attorneys’ Real Estate Council of Palm Beach County

REALTOR® ASSOCIATION:  Broward, Palm Beaches & St. Lucie Realtors®