Florida ARECS Works to Enhance Attorney/Realtor® Relations

One of Florida ARECS’ most important strategic priorities is to promote the value of using a real estate attorney in real estate transactions to Realtors®.

Florida ARECS Elects New President

On August 8th the Florida ARECS Board of Directors elected Patricia Nugent President.

eClosings: Coming Soon to a Closing Table Near You

By Maggie Thumberg, Senior Manager, Continuing Legal Education, The Fund

ARECS members have been hearing a lot about electronic closings and digital mortgages...

Latest REC News - July

On May 21st, drones ruled the skies over the rooftop terrace at the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors®

Message from the Board

On May 10th the Board of Directors of the Attorneys’ Real Estate Councils of Florida hosted the Annual Florida ARECS Leadership Forum at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort in conjunction with Fund Assembly.

Latest REC News - May

Local RECs from across the state held elections and announced their 2018 leadership teams.

Resource Feature - May

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.

Resource Feature: Consumer Direct Resources

According to the 2012 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers conducted by Google and the National Association of Realtors®, “9 in 10 home buyers rely on the internet as one of their primary search sources, and 52 percent turn to the web as their first step.” 

Message from the Board

We were recently asked by Florida Realtors® to describe what Attorneys’ Real Estate Councils of Florida (“Florida ARECS”) does in 35 words or less for a promotional piece that will go out later this year.

Message from the Board - January

What is it about the passing of year that makes us reflect? Outwardly, our little blue planet takes its trip around the sun and yet that vast journey inspires us to look inward at our own journey. Earth’s progress is easy to measure in days, months and years but measuring our own evolution can be a bit more subjective. The Florida ARECS Board of Directors took a look at our accomplishments over the last year and here is what we found.

Latest REC News - January

On December 5th the Jacksonville Area Real Estate Council kicked off the holiday season at the River Front Café overlooking the St. Johns River with Katie Mitura, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Visit Jacksonville. Mitura presented a lively overview of the efforts to expand convention, business and tourism opportunities across the area.

Resource Feature - January

Florida ARECS offers a variety of resources to assist REC members in engaging real estate agents in their areas. So we are pleased to offer a new option that has recently been added to the Realtor® Education Library – New Realtor® Orientation Legal & Regulatory Overview.

Message from the Board

The tagline for Florida ARECS is Together We All Succeed. In marketing, a tagline is a short phrase used by a business or brand to summarize its mission and identity. Creating a tagline to represent what real estate attorneys do is a pretty challenging task. How do you summarize all that you do? Advocate? Solve problems? Counsel clients?

Resource Feature: FLARECS Blog

Do you like to write? Promote your practice by publishing your articles on Florida ARECS’s Blog!

Latest REC News

The North Dade and the Beaches REC held their regular monthly lunch meeting on October 8th and welcomed Rebecca Wood, Senior Underwriting Counsel with The Fund, who presented Guide to Reading Surveys. Attendees earned 1.0 hour of Florida Bar CLE!

Hurricane Irma

All of us at Florida ARECS extend our heartfelt sympathy to those devastated by Hurricane Irma. Floridians will be faced with repairing and rebuilding their homes, businesses and lives for months or even years.