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Monday, February 19, 2018

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Event Name

Date

How did the Appraiser got that Value

January 27, 2016 -Wednesday
How did the Appraiser got that Value – Lunch and Learn
Instructor: Scott DiGregorio
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Do you truly understand how an appraiser calculates the value of a property? Do you know what the maximum adjustment is and why it can kill your deals if you don't know about it and how to apply it to your current situation? Did you know that you CAN'T use the price per square foot to substantiate the value of a home? Everyone knows that the government attacked the mortgage industry, but guess what? The appraisal industry is next. Learn about all of the regulations that are coming out for 2014 and how it will affect your business. Most importantly you will learn what you can do about it! Avoid wasting your time, and wasting the time and money of your clients working on deals that have no chance of appraising. NAR recently reported that almost 40% of financed deals don't close due to appraisal values – get the knowledge you need and avoid becoming part of that statistic.

Passport: $10.00 | Members: $15.00 | Non-Members: $25.00

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Outlook to Real Estate and Economy

February 9, 2016 -Tuesday
Outlook to Real Estate and Economy
Instructor: Ted Jones
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Join us for a special presentation by one of the foremost experts on the real estate industry and its relationship to the economy addressing the many changes affecting your business. Mark your calendar so you won't miss this chance to gain some insight on how the new normal for job growth, interest rates and more could affect your business and market over the coming year.

Passport: Complimentary Members: Complimentary Non-Members: $10.00

Outlook for RE and Economy

Tuesday, February 09, 2016 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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What Does the Lake Okeechobee Water Releases Mean for Your Business?

 

What Does the Lake Okeechobee Water Releases Mean for Your Business?

Date:  Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Time:  11:30AM-1:30PM
Place:  Education Center-4081 Center Pointe Drive
*Lunch & Learn*
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Everglades Foundation's CEO Eric Eikenberg will provide a lunchtime briefing on the importance Everglades restoration to relieving the economic and environmental impacts of discharges from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee River. Discussions will cover direct impacts on home values, loss of tourism revenue and health concerns related to discharges but will also include discussion of important efforts underway and how local Realtors® can become a force for change to protect our community.

 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Lead Generation in Today’s Market

February 24, 2016 -Wednesday
Lead Generation in Today's Market – Lunch and Learn
Instructor: Scott DiGregorio
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

We're sure you noticed that there are fewer and fewer REO'S and SHORT SALES out there – the market has definitely changed. Seems like we are back to the basics of a traditional market – whatever that really means! What you may not realize is the market is not the only thing that has changed! Your potential future clients have changed also! They think differently. They trust less. Their mindset has changed.
Do you know what you need to adjust to be successful while dealing with their new mindset? At this class you will learn why their mindset has changed, How clients are looking at buying and selling real estate now, Why many clients are still "on the fence" and, most importantly, how to get them off! , How to generate quality leads in today's market, how I close over 40% of my leads and how you can do the same!
Attend this informative, fast paced lunch and learn and get ready for the new norm!

Passport: $10.00 | Members: $15.00 | Non-Members: $25.00

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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MLS CMA

Learn how to create a Comparative Market Analysis in Matrix and RPR. This course provides hands-on learning experience on
Searching, the Quick CMA, the CMA Wizard, and how this information can be presented to your client. Improve your Listing
Presentation skills!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Homebuyer Education

REALIZING THE AMERICAN DREAM®
THIS CLASS IS AVAILABLE TO ANYONE!

Homebuyer Education is designed to increase knowledge and build new skills in the area of homeownership. NeighborWorks® America's mission is to create opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities. Subjects covered during this 8 hour course will include:

- Homeownership readiness and affordability
- Money and credit management
- Types of properties and financing available
- Purchase, mortgage, and closing processes
- Home maintenance and financial management after home purchase

The course focuses not only on purchasing the home, but also addresses issues about keeping the home. The REALTOR® Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach is providing this event in conjunction with the Lee County Housing Development Corporation.

A textbook "Realizing The American Dream" by NeighborWorks®, handouts, lunch and refreshments are provided for all attendees.

Attendees who complete the 8 hour course will have satisfied the educational requirements for down payment assistance, Florida Housing Finance Corporation and the NSP Program.

The class is offered on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the REALTOR® Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach Education Center.

The Education Center is located at 4081 Center Pointe Drive in Fort Myers, FL (behind the Association offices). To respect everyone's commitment, please try to arrive at 8:15 am to complete registration and get seated.

ABOUT LEE COUNTY HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Who or what is Lee County Housing Development Corporation (HDC) and how did they get started? The HDC is a private non-profit organization that is dedicated to creating affordable housing for low to moderate income families in Lee County.

In the Mid 1980s the "Affordable Housing Task Force" was made up of private citizens who were looking into ways of developing additional housing that could be made affordable for purchase by lower income families. This group was assigned the task of looking into ways that money being made available through the federal and state governments could be utilized to construct affordable housing in neighborhoods targeted for redevelopment.

The rules governing the use of these funds required that the monies be funneled through a community based non-profit organization. Thus, at the recommendation of the Affordable Housing Task Force, six community leaders with a passion for affordable housing decided to form the HDC, which was incorporated in August, 1991.

 signup

 

Saturday, March 19, 2016 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Every Month until November 19, 2016

MLS Tips & Tricks Workshop

This workshop will help you to be more efficient by using short cuts and tips within Matrix application, such as Reverse
Prospecting, Custom Displays, and Searching Tips.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Lead Generation

Lead Generation Realtors must maintain a high ethical standard for conducting business, which includes utilizing the various marketing mediums lawfully and ethically. This course is designed to help the Realtor generate leads utilizing effective and ethical marketing strategies. It outlines how to set attainable goals, the various sources from which leads can be generated, defining your target, developing rich content to attain and retain clients, and creating a marketing plan utilizing the various marketing products available to Realtors today.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Realist Tax Workshop

Matrix – Realist This workshop presents Realist – a product of Core Logic, the company who designed and maintains our Matrix MLS. This workshop will dive into the searching functions, how to find specific public data for a given property, search for the purposes of farming areas and/or neighborhoods, generate market graphs and other information, and generate mailing labels.

Thursday, March 24, 2016 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Comparative Market Analysis

Analyzing the market to value a property can be confusing and process is often misunderstood; this course is designed to instruct the essentials of performing a Comparative Market Analysis. Unlike the MLS CMA workshop, this course outlines the theoretical aspects of performing a CMA, explaining various terminologies, how to find comparable and competitive properties, ways to make adjustments, methods for a professional CMA presentation, and most importantly how to overcome certain challenges to protect both the Realtor and the client.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Form Simplicity

 

Form Simplicity is a product offered by Florida Realtors® and is available as a member benefit to every member of the REALTOR® Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach. Form Simplicity houses your forms and provides a host of functions such as the ability to upload and store brokerage-specific documents, type and save contract clauses, create packages of commonly used forms for quick access during commonly executed transactions, and transaction tools that streamline the drafting process.

*Upgrade: Form Simplicity offers an upgrade that offers unlimited space for files (any document that is static and does not have pre-defined editable fields determined by Form Simplicity) and unlimited E-sign. Electronic signatures within Form Simplicity make the entire signing process simple, regardless of skill level or access to a computer.

 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Association Member Benefits Overview

Thursday, March 31, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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LEEPA.ORG

LEEPA.ORG Instructor: Mary Jo Hake Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm LEEPA.ORG is the Lee County Property Appraiser's website and is a phenomenal resource tool available to you as a free service provided by the County. Take advantage of spending time with Mary Jo Hake, representative from the Property Appraiser's office, as she shows you the intricate details of this outstanding information portal. You will learn about Property & Appraisal Codes, GIS mapping tools with aerial view capabilities, Value History Charts that show historical property values dating back to 1992, Flood Insurance Maps, Tax Estimator Tables to help you estimate taxes for upcoming years, Legal Owner of Record Files to help you with your listing agreements and MUCH, MUCH MORE!

Passport: Complimentary | Members: Complimentary | Non-Members: $10.00

Tuesday, April 05, 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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It’s your Business – Where is the Plan?

April 6, 2016 -Wednesday
It's your Business – Where is the Plan? – Lunch and Learn
Time: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Instructor: Scott DiGregorio

Feeling overwhelmed? Not sure where to start or what to do? Business by Design can help! In this fast paced and information packed session you will learn the three things you need to do every day to achieve your goals, then you will learn how to set reasonable and achievable goals. Once those goals are established you will move forward to putting together your plan of action. According to NAR, most REALTORS® disregard over 90% of their buyer leads per month thinking that they are just tire kickers. Did you know that most of them actually buy within the next 12 months from the initial lead!?! You must change the way you do business to accommodate the new class of buyer leads to manage them more effectively and efficiently. In this session, you will learn new ways to manage those leads and cash in on what others are throwing away with a proven contact management program! In addition, you will learn some new technology that will help you take your business to the next level. Class includes lunch.

Passport: $10.00 | Members: $15.00 | Non-Members: $25.00

Wednesday, April 06, 2016 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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MLS Client Portal Workshop

Matrix – Client Portal This workshop presents the email functionality within the MLS, provide an in-depth walkthrough of how to set up Direct Emails, Automatic Emails, utilize the Concierge Mode, and how to use the Client's Portal. This workshop will also explain how these emails effect positive productivity in your business. There are a host of advantages to understanding the functionality of MLS with respect to not only emailing listings to your client but also the Client Portal's searching options.

Thursday, April 07, 2016 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Agent 3000/Listing Spy

Agent 3000 - a full service marketing suite that optimizes your business by providing a user-friendly platform to gain the competitive advantage. This free application will produce several new reports for agents to use; Listing-based reports, agent-based reports, and market-based reports. Agent 3000 generates yers for single proerties with 1, 4, or 10 photos with an option for an Open House yer and a 1-click-post to social media. With this program you will be able to impress your seller with a Single Property Website with a few clicks of the mouse, create a personalized Sign Rider or QR code Use some of the statistical information in the graphs to familiarize yourself with your market area. Create a Craigslist Ad for your own listings with a just few clicks.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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MLS CMA Workshop

Matrix – Comparative Market Analysis This workshop presents the various options you have for creating Comparative Market Analyses in Matrix and RPR. The information required for analyzing the real estate market is vast, and comparing properties to generate approximate value is not an easy task. This workshop provides theory on searching for comparable properties, choosing the ideal properties to compute a suggested listing/offering price, and options for making adjustments to comparable properties.

Thursday, April 14, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Form Simplicity

 

Form Simplicity is a product offered by Florida Realtors® and is available as a member benefit to every member of the REALTOR® Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach. Form Simplicity houses your forms and provides a host of functions such as the ability to upload and store brokerage-specific documents, type and save contract clauses, create packages of commonly used forms for quick access during commonly executed transactions, and transaction tools that streamline the drafting process.

*Upgrade: Form Simplicity offers an upgrade that offers unlimited space for files (any document that is static and does not have pre-defined editable fields determined by Form Simplicity) and unlimited E-sign. Electronic signatures within Form Simplicity make the entire signing process simple, regardless of skill level or access to a computer.

 

Thursday, April 14, 2016 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Homebuyer Education

REALIZING THE AMERICAN DREAM®
THIS CLASS IS AVAILABLE TO ANYONE!

Homebuyer Education is designed to increase knowledge and build new skills in the area of homeownership. NeighborWorks® America's mission is to create opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities. Subjects covered during this 8 hour course will include:

- Homeownership readiness and affordability
- Money and credit management
- Types of properties and financing available
- Purchase, mortgage, and closing processes
- Home maintenance and financial management after home purchase

The course focuses not only on purchasing the home, but also addresses issues about keeping the home. The REALTOR® Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach is providing this event in conjunction with the Lee County Housing Development Corporation.

A textbook "Realizing The American Dream" by NeighborWorks®, handouts, lunch and refreshments are provided for all attendees.

Attendees who complete the 8 hour course will have satisfied the educational requirements for down payment assistance, Florida Housing Finance Corporation and the NSP Program.

The class is offered on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the REALTOR® Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach Education Center.

The Education Center is located at 4081 Center Pointe Drive in Fort Myers, FL (behind the Association offices). To respect everyone's commitment, please try to arrive at 8:15 am to complete registration and get seated.

ABOUT LEE COUNTY HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Who or what is Lee County Housing Development Corporation (HDC) and how did they get started? The HDC is a private non-profit organization that is dedicated to creating affordable housing for low to moderate income families in Lee County.

In the Mid 1980s the "Affordable Housing Task Force" was made up of private citizens who were looking into ways of developing additional housing that could be made affordable for purchase by lower income families. This group was assigned the task of looking into ways that money being made available through the federal and state governments could be utilized to construct affordable housing in neighborhoods targeted for redevelopment.

The rules governing the use of these funds required that the monies be funneled through a community based non-profit organization. Thus, at the recommendation of the Affordable Housing Task Force, six community leaders with a passion for affordable housing decided to form the HDC, which was incorporated in August, 1991.

 signup

 

Saturday, April 16, 2016 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Every Month until November 19, 2016

Flood Insurance Basics

Flood Insurance Basics Instructor: Joan LaGuardia, CFM – Lee County Time: 09:00 am to 11:00 am Members are encouraged to attend this special class to get information on the Biggert-Waters NFIP Reform Act and the latest developments from the subsequent Flood Insurance Affordability Act. Our Class will cover what are local flood zones and what do they mean for property owners, what is a "base flood elevation" and why has it become a critical issue for property values, what is an elevation certificate, and when does a home owner need a new one, what is a Community Rating System discount and more.

Passport: Complimentary | Members: Complimentary | Non-Members: $10.00

Sunday, April 17, 2016 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Lead Generation Workshop

Lead Generation Realtors must maintain a high ethical standard for conducting business, which includes utilizing the various marketing mediums lawfully and ethically. This course is designed to help the Realtor generate leads utilizing effective and ethical marketing strategies. It outlines how to set attainable goals, the various sources from which leads can be generated, defining your target, developing rich content to attain and retain clients, and creating a marketing plan utilizing the various marketing products available to Realtors today.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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MLS Tips & Tricks Workshop

Matrix – Tips & Tricks This workshop brings together the FAQ's on the MLS from our members and offers efficient ways to search, short cuts to find information, customize displays, and even lead generation.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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MLS Realist Workshop

Matrix – Realist This workshop presents Realist – a product of Core Logic, the company who designed and maintains our Matrix MLS. This workshop will dive into the searching functions, how to find specific public data for a given property, search for the purposes of farming areas and/or neighborhoods, generate market graphs and other information, and generate mailing labels.

Thursday, April 21, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Realtor Property Resource Workshop (RPR)

Realtor Property Resource (RPR) is a fully functional website designed with user-friendly tool to enhance the productivity of every member by providing useful search options, market reports, and comparative analyses for you and your clients to decide what the best options are for either setting an asking price or making an oer. Realtor® Property Resource pulls property information from the pubic domain as well as Multiple Listing Services (in regions/associations that opt in) to compile property valuations and overviews to help Realtors® be well prepared on listing appointments and/or growing their knowledge of a specic market.

Thursday, April 21, 2016 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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New Construction

New Construction Instructor: Scott Wolf Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm During this class you will learn how to work with onsite sales (discuss what the registration form really means), Construction terminology A to Z, Build time and process from contract to close, compare and contract new construction to resale, Best practices and Realtor post contract participation.

Passport: Complimentary | Members: Complimentary | Non-Members: $10.00

Thursday, April 28, 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Association Member Benefits Overview

This event presents the Cape Coral/Fort Myers and the Beach Realtor® Association's Realtor® Technology Benefits; The association proudly present these wonderful benefits to our members, as well as support benefits offered by Florida Realtors® and the National Association of Realtors®.

At the local level, tech tools that aid in supporting the Florida Gulf Coast MLS are as follows:
-Agent 3000 & ListingSpy (MLS reports, graphs, marketing tools)
-Broker Command (Broker-only)
-Centralized Showing Service (CSS) (Facilitates showings via email and text)
-SavvyCard (Digital business card)
-ProxioPro (International MLS)
-RealBiz 360 (Discounted Virtual Tours)
-Supra (Lock Boxes)
-ListHub (MLS syndication partner)
GoMLS (MLS mobile phone application)

Florida Realtors® also boasts a great line-up of tools and benefits; the following will be presented:
-Tech Helpline
-Legal Hotline
-MLS Advantage
-Form Simplicity

National Association of Realtors® staple program:
-Realtors® Property Resource

Established or new to the business, this presentation will offer an introduction to all of the technology that is available as a member of our Association. Brad will be conducting this presentation; he will also make myself available after the session to schedule members for future trainings and 1-on-1 coaching sessions if members desire focused training on these tech tools or other related Real Estate topics.

Friday, April 29, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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MLS Tips & Tricks Workshop - Fort Myers

Matrix – Tips & Tricks This workshop brings together the FAQ's on the MLS from our members and offers efficient ways to search, short cuts to find information, customize displays, and even lead generation.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Lead Generation Workshop - Fort Myers

Lead Generation Realtors must maintain a high ethical standard for conducting business, which includes utilizing the various marketing mediums lawfully and ethically. This course is designed to help the Realtor generate leads utilizing effective and ethical marketing strategies. It outlines how to set attainable goals, the various sources from which leads can be generated, defining your target, developing rich content to attain and retain clients, and creating a marketing plan utilizing the various marketing products available to Realtors today.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Agent 3000/Listing Spy Workshop - Fort Myers

Agent 3000 - a full service marketing suite that optimizes your business by providing a user-friendly platform to gain the competitive advantage. This free application will produce several new reports for agents to use; Listing-based reports, agent-based reports, and market-based reports. Agent 3000 generates yers for single proerties with 1, 4, or 10 photos with an option for an Open House yer and a 1-click-post to social media. With this program you will be able to impress your seller with a Single Property Website with a few clicks of the mouse, create a personalized Sign Rider or QR code Use some of the statistical information in the graphs to familiarize yourself with your market area. Create a Craigslist Ad for your own listings with a just few clicks.

Thursday, May 05, 2016 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Contract Series - Listing Agreement - Cape Coral

 

Join us as we discuss in detail the Listing agreement from top to bottom.  This session will get you comfortable with this vital contract and help you understand the steps to fill it out correctly and how to best protect you and your client.

 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 8:30 am - 10:30 am
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MLS Client Portal Workshop

Matrix – Client Portal This workshop presents the email functionality within the MLS, provide an in-depth walkthrough of how to set up Direct Emails, Automatic Emails, utilize the Concierge Mode, and how to use the Client's Portal. This workshop will also explain how these emails effect positive productivity in your business. There are a host of advantages to understanding the functionality of MLS with respect to not only emailing listings to your client but also the Client Portal's searching options.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Contract Series - Part 1 - Cape Coral

Three sessions that will walk you through these complex documents and how to complete them to best serve your clients needs.  We will discuss the differences between the Standard offer contract and the As Is version and which one you should require offers to be presented to your client on. In addition, we will review the documents and how to use them to present and negotiate offers on behalf of your clients.  Special Clauses, Addendums and Comprehensive Riders all very important parts of the Real Estate purchase process.  Come learn about each one of these in this relaxing learning format.  Once you are done with all three sessions, you will know how to write an offer that covers your clients needs completely protecting you and your client as well as reducing the number of addendums needed to correct errors.

Participation in all 3 parts is required for members to attend these clases. Parts cannot be taken individually. Please register also for part 2 and 3.

 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Contract Series - Part 2 - Cape Coral

Three sessions that will walk you through these complex documents and how to complete them to best serve your clients needs.  We will discuss the differences between the Standard offer contract and the As Is version and which one you should require offers to be presented to your client on. In addition, we will review the documents and how to use them to present and negotiate offers on behalf of your clients.  Special Clauses, Addendums and Comprehensive Riders all very important parts of the Real Estate purchase process.  Come learn about each one of these in this relaxing learning format.  Once you are done with all three sessions, you will know how to write an offer that covers your clients needs completely protecting you and your client as well as reducing the number of addendums needed to correct errors.

Participation in all 3 parts is required for members to attend these clases. Parts cannot be taken individually. Please register also for part 1 and 3.

 

Thursday, May 12, 2016 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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MLS Realist Workshop

Matrix – Realist This workshop presents Realist – a product of Core Logic, the company who designed and maintains our Matrix MLS. This workshop will dive into the searching functions, how to find specific public data for a given property, search for the purposes of farming areas and/or neighborhoods, generate market graphs and other information, and generate mailing labels.

Thursday, May 12, 2016 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Mental Toughness for Realtors® (MT4R)

Mental Toughness for REALTORS® (MT4R) is a comprehensive mental training process that moves agents from good to great. Mental Toughness trains people how to control their thoughts, feelings, and attitudes, before, during and after a performance; especially under pressure.

Passport: Complimentary | Members: Complimentary | Non-Members: $10.00

Thursday, May 12, 2016 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Networking Mixer

 

First Events Networking Mixer of 2016!

Date:  Thursday, May 12, 2016
Time:  5:00PM - 7:00PM
Place:  Fathoms Restaurant & Bar
5787 Cape Harbour Drive, Cape Coral
RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.swflrealtors.com under the Calendar!

Join the Events Work Group as they host their first Networking Mixer of the year! FREE appetizers, Cash Bar, 50/50 drawing, Live Auction and Chinese Auction. This event is FREE for Association Members only. 

 

Thursday, May 12, 2016 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Contract Timelines - Cape Coral

 

Learn from a real estate attorney how she manages her contract-to-close process from start to finish.

 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 8:30 am - 10:30 am
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Homebuyer Education

REALIZING THE AMERICAN DREAM®
THIS CLASS IS AVAILABLE TO ANYONE!

Homebuyer Education is designed to increase knowledge and build new skills in the area of homeownership. NeighborWorks® America's mission is to create opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities. Subjects covered during this 8 hour course will include:

- Homeownership readiness and affordability
- Money and credit management
- Types of properties and financing available
- Purchase, mortgage, and closing processes
- Home maintenance and financial management after home purchase

The course focuses not only on purchasing the home, but also addresses issues about keeping the home. The REALTOR® Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach is providing this event in conjunction with the Lee County Housing Development Corporation.

A textbook "Realizing The American Dream" by NeighborWorks®, handouts, lunch and refreshments are provided for all attendees.

Attendees who complete the 8 hour course will have satisfied the educational requirements for down payment assistance, Florida Housing Finance Corporation and the NSP Program.

The class is offered on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the REALTOR® Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach Education Center.

The Education Center is located at 4081 Center Pointe Drive in Fort Myers, FL (behind the Association offices). To respect everyone's commitment, please try to arrive at 8:15 am to complete registration and get seated.

ABOUT LEE COUNTY HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Who or what is Lee County Housing Development Corporation (HDC) and how did they get started? The HDC is a private non-profit organization that is dedicated to creating affordable housing for low to moderate income families in Lee County.

In the Mid 1980s the "Affordable Housing Task Force" was made up of private citizens who were looking into ways of developing additional housing that could be made affordable for purchase by lower income families. This group was assigned the task of looking into ways that money being made available through the federal and state governments could be utilized to construct affordable housing in neighborhoods targeted for redevelopment.

The rules governing the use of these funds required that the monies be funneled through a community based non-profit organization. Thus, at the recommendation of the Affordable Housing Task Force, six community leaders with a passion for affordable housing decided to form the HDC, which was incorporated in August, 1991.

 signup

 

Saturday, May 21, 2016 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Every Month until November 19, 2016

MLS CMA Workshop

Matrix – Comparative Market Analysis This workshop presents the various options you have for creating Comparative Market Analyses in Matrix and RPR. The information required for analyzing the real estate market is vast, and comparing properties to generate approximate value is not an easy task. This workshop provides theory on searching for comparable properties, choosing the ideal properties to compute a suggested listing/offering price, and options for making adjustments to comparable properties.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Form Simplicity Workshop

 

Form Simplicity is a product offered by Florida Realtors® and is available as a member benefit to every member of the REALTOR® Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach. Form Simplicity houses your forms and provides a host of functions such as the ability to upload and store brokerage-specific documents, type and save contract clauses, create packages of commonly used forms for quick access during commonly executed transactions, and transaction tools that streamline the drafting process.

*Upgrade: Form Simplicity offers an upgrade that offers unlimited space for files (any document that is static and does not have pre-defined editable fields determined by Form Simplicity) and unlimited E-sign. Electronic signatures within Form Simplicity make the entire signing process simple, regardless of skill level or access to a computer.

 

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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MLS Client Portal Workshop - South Service Center

Matrix – Client Portal This workshop presents the email functionality within the MLS, provide an in-depth walkthrough of how to set up Direct Emails, Automatic Emails, utilize the Concierge Mode, and how to use the Client's Portal. This workshop will also explain how these emails effect positive productivity in your business. There are a host of advantages to understanding the functionality of MLS with respect to not only emailing listings to your client but also the Client Portal's searching options.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Lead Generation Workshop - South Service Center

Lead Generation Realtors must maintain a high ethical standard for conducting business, which includes utilizing the various marketing mediums lawfully and ethically. This course is designed to help the Realtor generate leads utilizing effective and ethical marketing strategies. It outlines how to set attainable goals, the various sources from which leads can be generated, defining your target, developing rich content to attain and retain clients, and creating a marketing plan utilizing the various marketing products available to Realtors today.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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MLS Realist Workshop - Cape Coral

Matrix – Realist This workshop presents Realist – a product of Core Logic, the company who designed and maintains our Matrix MLS. This workshop will dive into the searching functions, how to find specific public data for a given property, search for the purposes of farming areas and/or neighborhoods, generate market graphs and other information, and generate mailing labels.

Thursday, June 09, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Form Simplicity Workshop - Cape Coral

 

Form Simplicity is a product offered by Florida Realtors® and is available as a member benefit to every member of the REALTOR® Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach. Form Simplicity houses your forms and provides a host of functions such as the ability to upload and store brokerage-specific documents, type and save contract clauses, create packages of commonly used forms for quick access during commonly executed transactions, and transaction tools that streamline the drafting process.

*Upgrade: Form Simplicity offers an upgrade that offers unlimited space for files (any document that is static and does not have pre-defined editable fields determined by Form Simplicity) and unlimited E-sign. Electronic signatures within Form Simplicity make the entire signing process simple, regardless of skill level or access to a computer.

 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Comparative Market Analysis Workshop - South Service Center

Comparative Market Analysis Analyzing the market to value a property can be confusing and process is often misunderstood; this course is designed to instruct the essentials of performing a Comparative Market Analysis. Unlike the MLS CMA workshop, this course outlines the theoretical aspects of performing a CMA, explaining various terminologies, how to find comparable and competitive properties, ways to make adjustments, methods for a professional CMA presentation, and most importantly how to overcome certain challenges to protect both the Realtor and the client.

Thursday, June 16, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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MLS Tips & Tricks Workshop - South Service Center

Matrix – Tips & Tricks This workshop brings together the FAQ's on the MLS from our members and offers efficient ways to search, short cuts to find information, customize displays, and even lead generation.

Thursday, June 16, 2016 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Homebuyer Education - Fort Myers

REALIZING THE AMERICAN DREAM®
THIS CLASS IS AVAILABLE TO ANYONE!

Homebuyer Education is designed to increase knowledge and build new skills in the area of homeownership. NeighborWorks® America's mission is to create opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities. Subjects covered during this 8 hour course will include:

- Homeownership readiness and affordability
- Money and credit management
- Types of properties and financing available
- Purchase, mortgage, and closing processes
- Home maintenance and financial management after home purchase

The course focuses not only on purchasing the home, but also addresses issues about keeping the home. The Royal Palm Coast Realtor® Association is providing this event in conjunction with the Lee County Housing Development Corporation.

A textbook "Realizing The American Dream" by NeighborWorks®, handouts, lunch and refreshments are provided for all attendees.

Attendees who complete the 8 hour course will have satisfied the educational requirements for down payment assistance, Florida Housing Finance Corporation and the NSP Program.

The class is offered on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the Royal Palm Coast Realtor® Association, Fort Myers Education Center.

The Education Center is located at 4081 Center Pointe Drive in Fort Myers, FL (behind the Association offices). To respect everyone's commitment, please try to arrive at 8:15 am to complete registration and get seated.

ABOUT LEE COUNTY HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Who or what is Lee County Housing Development Corporation (HDC) and how did they get started? The HDC is a private non-profit organization that is dedicated to creating affordable housing for low to moderate income families in Lee County.

In the Mid 1980s the "Affordable Housing Task Force" was made up of private citizens who were looking into ways of developing additional housing that could be made affordable for purchase by lower income families. This group was assigned the task of looking into ways that money being made available through the federal and state governments could be utilized to construct affordable housing in neighborhoods targeted for redevelopment.

The rules governing the use of these funds required that the monies be funneled through a community based non-profit organization. Thus, at the recommendation of the Affordable Housing Task Force, six community leaders with a passion for affordable housing decided to form the HDC, which was incorporated in August, 1991.

 signup

 

Saturday, June 18, 2016 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Detached from recurrence

Realtor Property Resource Workshop (RPR) - Fort Myers

Realtor Property Resource (RPR) is a fully functional website designed with user-friendly tool to enhance the productivity of every member by providing useful search options, market reports, and comparative analyses for you and your clients to decide what the best options are for either setting an asking price or making an oer. Realtor® Property Resource pulls property information from the pubic domain as well as Multiple Listing Services (in regions/associations that opt in) to compile property valuations and overviews to help Realtors® be well prepared on listing appointments and/or growing their knowledge of a specic market.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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MLS CMA Workshop - Fort Myers

Matrix – Comparative Market Analysis This workshop presents the various options you have for creating Comparative Market Analyses in Matrix and RPR. The information required for analyzing the real estate market is vast, and comparing properties to generate approximate value is not an easy task. This workshop provides theory on searching for comparable properties, choosing the ideal properties to compute a suggested listing/offering price, and options for making adjustments to comparable properties.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Property Tax Defined – Lunch and Learn - Fort Myers

June 23, 2015 – Thursday
Property Tax Defined – Lunch and Learn
Instructor: Joanne Robertson
Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Director of Administration and Community Relations Lee County Tax Collector

Passport: $10.00 | Members: $15.00 | Non-Members: $25.00

June 23, 2015 – Thursday

Property Tax Defined – Lunch and Learn

Instructor: Joanne Robertson

Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Director of Administration and Community Relations

Lee County Tax Collector

Passport:  $10.00                        Members:  $15.00                      Non-Members:  $25.00

Thursday, June 23, 2016 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Homeowner’s Insurance Basic - Fort Myers

What you know about insurance can help your clients save money. What you don’t know can cost them money. Do you know what can stop a closing from an insurance perspective? Did you know that all Insurance Carriers are NOT created equal? Did you know that “location, location, location” also affects insurance rates and that while the numbers may be the same on insurance quotations the coverage may be very different? Did you know that condo unit owners need their own individual insurance coverage? Do you know and understand about wind loss mitigation credits, how they work and how they can save your clients money? Do you know how to “grandfather” a flood zone change on a property or how to request an insurance assignment from current owner to new buyer to save the new buyer money? Did you know that ALL of Florida is in a flood zone? And do you know how to eliminate the thirty-day flood-waiting period on cash deals?

Passport: Complimentary | Members: $10.00 | Non-Members: $25.00

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Member Breakfast

Date: Friday, March 4, 2016
Time: 8AM Breakfast; 8:30AM Program,
Place: The Landings Yacht Club
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This event is FREE to Association Members!

There will be a $15 charge for "No Shows" and a $10 charge for "No Reservations" at the door. If you make a reservation through Monica, you will receive an email confirmation.

 

Friday, July 08, 2016 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Contract Series - Listing Agreement - Cape Coral

 

 

July 12, 2016 -Tuesday
Contract Series – Listing Agreement
Instructor: Theresa Brown & Tiffany Packard
Time:  8:30 am - 10:30 am

 

Join us as we discuss in detail the Listing agreement from top to bottom.  This session will get you comfortable with this vital contract and help you understand the steps to fill it out correctly and how to best protect you and your customer.

 

 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 8:30 am - 10:30 am
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Contract Series - Part 1 - Cape Coral

 

July 13, 2016 -Wednesday
Contract Series – Offer Contract Part 1
Time:  1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

 

Three sessions that will walk you through these complex documents and how to complete them to best serve your clients needs.  We will discuss the differences between the Standard offer contract and the As Is version and which one you should require offers to be presented to your client on. In addition, we will review the documents and how to use them to present and negotiate offers on behalf of your clients.  Special Clauses, Addendums and Comprehensive Riders all very important parts of the Real Estate purchase process.  Come learn about each one of these in this relaxing learning format.  Once you are done with all three sessions, you will know how to write an offer that covers your clients needs completely protecting you and your client as well as reducing the number of addendums needed to correct errors.

Participation in all 3 parts is required for members to attend these clases. Parts cannot be taken individually. Please register also for part 2 and 3.

Members:  Complimentary to all members

 

 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Contract Series - Part 2 - Cape Coral

 

July 14, 2016 – Thursday
Contract Series – Offer Contract Part 2
Time:  9:00 am- 11:30 am

 

Three sessions that will walk you through these complex documents and how to complete them to best serve your clients needs.  We will discuss the differences between the Standard offer contract and the As Is version and which one you should require offers to be presented to your client on. In addition, we will review the documents and how to use them to present and negotiate offers on behalf of your clients.  Special Clauses, Addendums and Comprehensive Riders all very important parts of the Real Estate purchase process.  Come learn about each one of these in this relaxing learning format.  Once you are done with all three sessions, you will know how to write an offer that covers your clients needs completely protecting you and your client as well as reducing the number of addendums needed to correct errors.

Participation in all 3 parts is required for members to attend these clases. Parts cannot be taken individually. Please register also for part 1 and 3.

 Members:  Complimentary to all members

Thursday, July 14, 2016 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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Contract Series - Part 3 - Cape Coral

 

July 15, 2016 – Friday
Contract Series – Offer Contract Part 3
Time:  9:00 am- 11:30 am
Instructor: Annette Giardina Haber

 

Three sessions that will walk you through these complex documents and how to complete them to best serve your clients needs.  We will discuss the differences between the Standard offer contract and the As Is version and which one you should require offers to be presented to your client on. In addition, we will review the documents and how to use them to present and negotiate offers on behalf of your clients.  Special Clauses, Addendums and Comprehensive Riders all very important parts of the Real Estate purchase process.  Come learn about each one of these in this relaxing learning format.  Once you are done with all three sessions, you will know how to write an offer that covers your clients needs completely protecting you and your client as well as reducing the number of addendums needed to correct errors.

Participation in all 3 parts is required for members to attend these clases. Parts cannot be taken individually. Please register also for part 1 and 2.

Members:  Complimentary to all members 

Friday, July 15, 2016 9:00 am - 11:30 am
This event does not repeat

Homebuyer Education - Fort Myers

REALIZING THE AMERICAN DREAM®
THIS CLASS IS AVAILABLE TO ANYONE!

Homebuyer Education is designed to increase knowledge and build new skills in the area of homeownership. NeighborWorks® America's mission is to create opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities. Subjects covered during this 8 hour course will include:

- Homeownership readiness and affordability
- Money and credit management
- Types of properties and financing available
- Purchase, mortgage, and closing processes
- Home maintenance and financial management after home purchase

The course focuses not only on purchasing the home, but also addresses issues about keeping the home. The REALTOR® Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach is providing this event in conjunction with the Lee County Housing Development Corporation.

A textbook "Realizing The American Dream" by NeighborWorks®, handouts, lunch and refreshments are provided for all attendees.

Attendees who complete the 8 hour course will have satisfied the educational requirements for down payment assistance, Florida Housing Finance Corporation and the NSP Program.

The class is offered on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the REALTOR® Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach Education Center.

The Education Center is located at 4081 Center Pointe Drive in Fort Myers, FL (behind the Association offices). To respect everyone's commitment, please try to arrive at 8:15 am to complete registration and get seated.

ABOUT LEE COUNTY HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Who or what is Lee County Housing Development Corporation (HDC) and how did they get started? The HDC is a private non-profit organization that is dedicated to creating affordable housing for low to moderate income families in Lee County.

In the Mid 1980s the "Affordable Housing Task Force" was made up of private citizens who were looking into ways of developing additional housing that could be made affordable for purchase by lower income families. This group was assigned the task of looking into ways that money being made available through the federal and state governments could be utilized to construct affordable housing in neighborhoods targeted for redevelopment.

The rules governing the use of these funds required that the monies be funneled through a community based non-profit organization. Thus, at the recommendation of the Affordable Housing Task Force, six community leaders with a passion for affordable housing decided to form the HDC, which was incorporated in August, 1991.

 signup

 

Saturday, July 16, 2016 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Detached from recurrence

International Day - Fort Myers

July 19, 2016 -Thursday
International Day
Instructor: Several
Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

The perfect class to give your international business a boost. Topics include: FIRPTA, Foreigners & Taxation; Mortgages, Money transfers, Visas and more. Includes breakfast and lunch.

Passport: $15.00 | Members: $20.00 | Non-Members: $35.00

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Contract Timelines - Cape Coral

July 19, 2016 -Tuesday
Contract Timeline
Instructor: Annette Giardina Haber
Time:  2:30 pm- 4:00 pm

Learn from a real estate attorney how she manages her contract-to-close process from start to finish.

Members:  Complimentary to all members

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Home Ready - Fannie Mae - Cape Coral

July 21, 2016 –Thursday
Home Ready – Fannie Mae
Instructor: Evett Francis
Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Are you ready for HomeReady? HomeReady is Fannie Mae's newly enhanced affordable lending product designed to help lenders serve creditworthy borrowers in all markets, with expanded eligibility for financing homes in designated low-income, minority, and disaster-impacted communities. Attend the session to learn about this mortgage product and help your homebuyers be Home Ready.

Passport: Complimentary | Members: Complimentary | Non-Members: $10.00

Thursday, July 21, 2016 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Comparative Market Analysis - South Service Center

Analyzing the market to value a property can be confusing and the process is often misunderstood; this course is designed to instruct the essentials of performing a Comparative Market Analysis. This course outlines the theoretical aspects of performing a CMA, explains various terminologies associated with our industry and the discipline of comparing the market, how to find comparable and competitive properties, ways to make adjustments, methods for a professional CMA presentation, and most importantly - how to overcome certain challenges to protect both the Realtor and the client. This course – specific to the Royal Palm Coast Realtor® Association – also outlines the process of creating a CMA in the Matrix MLS.

Thursday, July 21, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Lead Generation - Build Your Database and Keep It (Fort Myers)

Realtors must maintain a high ethical standard for conducting business, which includes utilizing the various marketing mediums lawfully and ethically. This course is designed to help the Realtor generate leads utilizing effective and ethical marketing strategies. It outlines how to set attainable goals, the various sources from which leads can be generated, defining your target, developing rich content to attain and retain clients, and creating a marketing plan utilizing the various marketing products available to Realtors today.

Thursday, July 28, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Realist (Fort Myers)

Realist is a product of CoreLogic (Matrix MLS) and is linked to our Royal Palm Coast Realtor® Association's FGC MLS. It is a search tool utilized for finding Real Estate-specific information in the public domain. We as Realtors® can also use it to prospect for future business. This course will present the program, search functionality, and the various filter options for targeting and prospecting.

Thursday, July 28, 2016 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Realtor Property® Resource Workshop (Cape Coral)

Realtor Property Resource (RPR) is a fully functional website designed with user-friendly tool to enhance the productivity of every member by providing useful search options, market reports, and comparative analyses for you and your clients to decide what the best options are for either setting an asking price or making an oer. Realtor® Property Resource pulls property information from the pubic domain as well as Multiple Listing Services (in regions/associations that opt in) to compile property valuations and overviews to help Realtors® be well prepared on listing appointments and/or growing their knowledge of a specic market.

Friday, July 29, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Form Simplicity Workshop (Cape Coral)

Matrix – Realist This workshop presents Realist – a product of Core Logic, the company who designed and maintains our Matrix MLS. This workshop will dive into the searching functions, how to find specific public data for a given property, search for the purposes of farming areas and/or neighborhoods, generate market graphs and other information, and generate mailing labels.

Friday, July 29, 2016 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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MLS Client Portal (South Service Center)

This workshop presents the email functionality within the MLS, provide an in-depth walkthrough of how to set up Direct Emails, Automatic Emails, utilize the Concierge Mode, and how to use the client's Portal. This workshop will also explain how these emails affect positive productivity in your business. There are a host of advantages to understanding the functionality of MLS with respect to not only emailing listings to your client but also the Client Portal's searching options.

Thursday, August 04, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Real Estate Data Analysis (Cape Coral)

This course is designed to educate students on the nature of data, statistics, and how to interpret information in the Real Estate industry. From where theyre derived to the reliability of their sources, data sets and statistics aren’t always representative of the true nature of each market; a Realtor should know how to not only generate relevant data but also be able to interpret and effectively explain this information to their clients. This course will help the student understand data sources, interpret data and statistics properly, and it will ensure the student can be a good steward of their market and represent it effectively.

Thursday, August 04, 2016 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This event does not repeat

MLS Tips & Tricks Workshop (South Service Center)

This workshop brings together the Frequently Asked Questions on the Matrix MLS from our members and offers the following: Optimizing your profile information Home Page features Advanced searching techniques Techniques for viewing and exporting results (Microsoft Excel) Listing-specifc concerns – issues with input and search Agent/Client communications ... and finally, this course stresses professionalism within the MLS and the various aspects of where the common MLS Rules & Regulation violations occur.

Thursday, August 11, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Agent 3000/ListingSpy (Fort Myers)

Agent 3000 - a full service marketing suite that optimizes your business by providing a user-friendly platform to gain the competitive advantage. This free application will produce several new reports for agents to use; Listing-based reports, agent-based reports, and market-based reports. Agent 3000 generates yers for single proerties with 1, 4, or 10 photos with an option for an Open House yer and a 1-click-post to social media. With this program you will be able to impress your seller with a Single Property Website with a few clicks of the mouse, create a personalized Sign Rider or QR code Use some of the statistical information in the graphs to familiarize yourself with your market area. Create a Craigslist Ad for your own listings with a just few clicks.

Thursday, August 11, 2016 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This event does not repeat

MLS Realist Workshop (Fort Myers)

Matrix – Realist This workshop presents Realist – a product of Core Logic, the company who designed and maintains our Matrix MLS. This workshop will dive into the searching functions, how to find specific public data for a given property, search for the purposes of farming areas and/or neighborhoods, generate market graphs and other information, and generate mailing labels.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Homebuyer Education

REALIZING THE AMERICAN DREAM®
THIS CLASS IS AVAILABLE TO ANYONE!

Homebuyer Education is designed to increase knowledge and build new skills in the area of homeownership. NeighborWorks® America's mission is to create opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities. Subjects covered during this 8 hour course will include:

- Homeownership readiness and affordability
- Money and credit management
- Types of properties and financing available
- Purchase, mortgage, and closing processes
- Home maintenance and financial management after home purchase

The course focuses not only on purchasing the home, but also addresses issues about keeping the home. The REALTOR® Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach is providing this event in conjunction with the Lee County Housing Development Corporation.

A textbook "Realizing The American Dream" by NeighborWorks®, handouts, lunch and refreshments are provided for all attendees.

Attendees who complete the 8 hour course will have satisfied the educational requirements for down payment assistance, Florida Housing Finance Corporation and the NSP Program.

The class is offered on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the REALTOR® Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach Education Center.

The Education Center is located at 4081 Center Pointe Drive in Fort Myers, FL (behind the Association offices). To respect everyone's commitment, please try to arrive at 8:15 am to complete registration and get seated.

ABOUT LEE COUNTY HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Who or what is Lee County Housing Development Corporation (HDC) and how did they get started? The HDC is a private non-profit organization that is dedicated to creating affordable housing for low to moderate income families in Lee County.

In the Mid 1980s the "Affordable Housing Task Force" was made up of private citizens who were looking into ways of developing additional housing that could be made affordable for purchase by lower income families. This group was assigned the task of looking into ways that money being made available through the federal and state governments could be utilized to construct affordable housing in neighborhoods targeted for redevelopment.

The rules governing the use of these funds required that the monies be funneled through a community based non-profit organization. Thus, at the recommendation of the Affordable Housing Task Force, six community leaders with a passion for affordable housing decided to form the HDC, which was incorporated in August, 1991.

 signup

 

Saturday, August 20, 2016 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Every Month until November 19, 2016

New Construction - Cape Coral

August 25, 2016 - Tuesday
New Construction
Instructor: Scott Wolf
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

During this class you will learn how to work with onsite sales (discuss what the registration form really means), Construction terminology A to Z, Build time and process from contract to close, compare and contract new construction to resale, Best practices and Realtor post contract participation.

Passport: Complimentary | Members: Complimentary | Non-Members: $10.00

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Thursday, August 25, 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Lead Generation in Today’s Market - Fort Myers

August 31, 2016 -Wednesday
Lead Generation in Today's Market – Lunch and Learn
Instructor: Scott DiGregorio
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

We're sure you noticed that there are fewer and fewer REO'S and SHORT SALES out there – the market has definitely changed. Seems like we are back to the basics of a traditional market – whatever that really means! What you may not realize is the market is not the only thing that has changed! Your potential future clients have changed also! They think differently. They trust less. Their mindset has changed.
Do you know what you need to adjust to be successful while dealing with their new mindset? At this class you will learn why their mindset has changed, How clients are looking at buying and selling real estate now, Why many clients are still "on the fence" and, most importantly, how to get them off! , How to generate quality leads in today's market, how I close over 40% of my leads and how you can do the same!
Attend this informative, fast paced lunch and learn and get ready for the new norm!

Passport: $10.00 | Members: $15.00 | Non-Members: $25.00

lead generation

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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MLS Realist Workshop (Cape Coral)

Matrix – Realist This workshop presents Realist – a product of Core Logic, the company who designed and maintains our Matrix MLS. This workshop will dive into the searching functions, how to find specific public data for a given property, search for the purposes of farming areas and/or neighborhoods, generate market graphs and other information, and generate mailing labels.

Thursday, September 01, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Comparative Market Analysis (South Service Center)

Analyzing the market to value a property can be confusing and the process is often misunderstood; this course is designed to instruct the essentials of performing a Comparative Market Analysis. This course outlines the theoretical aspects of performing a CMA, explains various terminologies associated with our industry and the discipline of comparing the market, how to find comparable and competitive properties, ways to make adjustments, methods for a professional CMA presentation, and most importantly - how to overcome certain challenges to protect both the Realtor and the client. This course – specific to the Royal Palm Coast Realtor® Association – also outlines the process of creating a CMA in the Matrix MLS.

Thursday, September 01, 2016 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Agent 3000/ListingSpy (South)

Agent 3000 - a full service marketing suite that optimizes your business by providing a user-friendly platform to gain the competitive advantage. This free application will produce several new reports for agents to use; Listing-based reports, agent-based reports, and market-based reports. Agent 3000 generates yers for single proerties with 1, 4, or 10 photos with an option for an Open House yer and a 1-click-post to social media. With this program you will be able to impress your seller with a Single Property Website with a few clicks of the mouse, create a personalized Sign Rider or QR code Use some of the statistical information in the graphs to familiarize yourself with your market area. Create a Craigslist Ad for your own listings with a just few clicks.

Friday, September 02, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Realtor Property® Resource Workshop (South)

Realtor Property Resource (RPR) is a fully functional website designed with user-friendly tool to enhance the productivity of every member by providing useful search options, market reports, and comparative analyses for you and your clients to decide what the best options are for either setting an asking price or making an oer. Realtor® Property Resource pulls property information from the pubic domain as well as Multiple Listing Services (in regions/associations that opt in) to compile property valuations and overviews to help Realtors® be well prepared on listing appointments and/or growing their knowledge of a specic market.

Friday, September 02, 2016 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This event does not repeat

MLS Tips & Tricks Workshop (South Service Center)

This workshop brings together the Frequently Asked Questions on the Matrix MLS from our members and offers the following: Optimizing your profile information Home Page features Advanced searching techniques Techniques for viewing and exporting results (Microsoft Excel) Listing-specifc concerns – issues with input and search Agent/Client communications … and finally, this course stresses professionalism within the MLS and the various aspects of where the common MLS Rules & Regulation violations occur.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Lead Generation - Build Your Database and Keep It (Cape Coral)

Realtors must maintain a high ethical standard for conducting business, which includes utilizing the various marketing mediums lawfully and ethically. This course is designed to help the Realtor generate leads utilizing effective and ethical marketing strategies. It outlines how to set attainable goals, the various sources from which leads can be generated, defining your target, developing rich content to attain and retain clients, and creating a marketing plan utilizing the various marketing products available to Realtors today.

Thursday, September 08, 2016 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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ACCRS - GIS Training - Cape Coral

September 15, 2016 – Thursday
ACCRS - GIS Training
Instructor: Bill Boyd
Time: 9:00 am- 10:30 am

This class is an elective  class in the Accredited Cape Coral Residential Specialist program.

 

Thursday, September 15, 2016 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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MLS Client Portal Workshop (Fort Myers)

This workshop presents the email functionality within the MLS, provide an in-depth walkthrough of how to set up Direct Emails, Automatic Emails, utilize the Concierge Mode, and how to use the client's Portal. This workshop will also explain how these emails affect positive productivity in your business. There are a host of advantages to understanding the functionality of MLS with respect to not only emailing listings to your client but also the Client Portal's searching options.

Thursday, September 15, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Real Estate Data Analysis – The Basics (South)

This course is designed to educate students on the nature of data, statistics, and how to interpret information in the Real Estate industry. From where theyre derived to the reliability of their sources, data sets and statistics aren’t always representative of the true nature of each market; a Realtor should know how to not only generate relevant data but also be able to interpret and effectively explain this information to their clients. This course will help the student understand data sources, interpret data and statistics properly, and it will ensure the student can be a good steward of their market and represent it effectively.

Thursday, September 15, 2016 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Homebuyer Education

REALIZING THE AMERICAN DREAM®
THIS CLASS IS AVAILABLE TO ANYONE!

Homebuyer Education is designed to increase knowledge and build new skills in the area of homeownership. NeighborWorks® America's mission is to create opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities. Subjects covered during this 8 hour course will include:

- Homeownership readiness and affordability
- Money and credit management
- Types of properties and financing available
- Purchase, mortgage, and closing processes
- Home maintenance and financial management after home purchase

The course focuses not only on purchasing the home, but also addresses issues about keeping the home. The REALTOR® Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach is providing this event in conjunction with the Lee County Housing Development Corporation.

A textbook "Realizing The American Dream" by NeighborWorks®, handouts, lunch and refreshments are provided for all attendees.

Attendees who complete the 8 hour course will have satisfied the educational requirements for down payment assistance, Florida Housing Finance Corporation and the NSP Program.

The class is offered on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the REALTOR® Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach Education Center.

The Education Center is located at 4081 Center Pointe Drive in Fort Myers, FL (behind the Association offices). To respect everyone's commitment, please try to arrive at 8:15 am to complete registration and get seated.

ABOUT LEE COUNTY HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Who or what is Lee County Housing Development Corporation (HDC) and how did they get started? The HDC is a private non-profit organization that is dedicated to creating affordable housing for low to moderate income families in Lee County.

In the Mid 1980s the "Affordable Housing Task Force" was made up of private citizens who were looking into ways of developing additional housing that could be made affordable for purchase by lower income families. This group was assigned the task of looking into ways that money being made available through the federal and state governments could be utilized to construct affordable housing in neighborhoods targeted for redevelopment.

The rules governing the use of these funds required that the monies be funneled through a community based non-profit organization. Thus, at the recommendation of the Affordable Housing Task Force, six community leaders with a passion for affordable housing decided to form the HDC, which was incorporated in August, 1991.

 signup

 

Saturday, September 17, 2016 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Every Month until November 19, 2016

Contract Series - Listing Agreement - Cape Coral

 

September 20, 2016 - Tuesday
Contract Series – Listing Agreement
Instructor: Theresa Brown & Tiffany Packard
Time:  8:30 am - 10:30 am 

 

Join us as we discuss in detail the Listing agreement from top to bottom.  This session will get you comfortable with this vital contract and help you understand the steps to fill it out correctly and how to best protect you and your client.

Members: Complimentary to all members 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 8:30 am - 10:30 am
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Contract Series - Offer Contract Part 1 - Cape Coral

September 21, 2016 -Wednesday
Contract Series – Offer Contract Part 1
Time:  1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Instructor: Annette Glardina Haber

Three sessions that will walk you through these complex documents and how to complete them to best serve your clients needs.  We will discuss the differences between the Standard offer contract and the As Is version and which one you should require offers to be presented to your client on. In addition, we will review the documents and how to use them to present and negotiate offers on behalf of your clients.  Special Clauses, Addendums and Comprehensive Riders all very important parts of the Real Estate purchase process.  Come learn about each one of these in this relaxing learning format.  Once you are done with all three sessions, you will know how to write an offer that covers your clients needs completely protecting you and your client as well as reducing the number of addendums needed to correct errors.

Participation in all 3 parts is required for members to attend these clases. Parts cannot be taken individually. Please register also for part 2 and 3.

 

Members:  Complimentary to all members

 

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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MLS Tips & Tricks Workshop (South Service Center)

This workshop brings together the Frequently Asked Questions on the Matrix MLS from our members and offers the following: Optimizing your profile information Home Page features Advanced searching techniques Techniques for viewing and exporting results (Microsoft Excel) Listing-specifc concerns – issues with input and search Agent/Client communications … and finally, this course stresses professionalism within the MLS and the various aspects of where the common MLS Rules & Regulation violations occur.

Thursday, September 22, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Contract Series - Offer Contract Part 2 - Cape Coral

September 22, 2016 -Wednesday
Contract Series – Offer Contract Part 2
Time:  1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Instructor: Annette Glardina Haber

Three sessions that will walk you through these complex documents and how to complete them to best serve your clients needs.  We will discuss the differences between the Standard offer contract and the As Is version and which one you should require offers to be presented to your client on. In addition, we will review the documents and how to use them to present and negotiate offers on behalf of your clients.  Special Clauses, Addendums and Comprehensive Riders all very important parts of the Real Estate purchase process.  Come learn about each one of these in this relaxing learning format.  Once you are done with all three sessions, you will know how to write an offer that covers your clients needs completely protecting you and your client as well as reducing the number of addendums needed to correct errors.

Participation in all 3 parts is required for members to attend these clases. Parts cannot be taken individually. Please register also for part 1 and 3.

 

Members:  Complimentary to all members

 

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Form Simplicity Workshop (Cape Coral)

Matrix – Realist This workshop presents Realist – a product of Core Logic, the company who designed and maintains our Matrix MLS. This workshop will dive into the searching functions, how to find specific public data for a given property, search for the purposes of farming areas and/or neighborhoods, generate market graphs and other information, and generate mailing labels

Friday, September 23, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Contract Series - Offer Contract Part 3 - Cape Coral

September 23, 2016 -Wednesday
Contract Series – Offer Contract Part 3
Time:  1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Instructor: Annette Glardina Haber

Three sessions that will walk you through these complex documents and how to complete them to best serve your clients needs.  We will discuss the differences between the Standard offer contract and the As Is version and which one you should require offers to be presented to your client on. In addition, we will review the documents and how to use them to present and negotiate offers on behalf of your clients.  Special Clauses, Addendums and Comprehensive Riders all very important parts of the Real Estate purchase process.  Come learn about each one of these in this relaxing learning format.  Once you are done with all three sessions, you will know how to write an offer that covers your clients needs completely protecting you and your client as well as reducing the number of addendums needed to correct errors.

Participation in all 3 parts is required for members to attend these clases. Parts cannot be taken individually. Please register also for part 1 and 2.

 

Members:  Complimentary to all members

 

 

Friday, September 23, 2016 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Mental Toughness for REALTORS® - Fort Myers

September 27, 2016 –Tuesday
Mental Toughness for REALTORS® – MTR4
Instructor: Eric Rittmeyer
Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Mental Toughness for REALTORS® (MT4R) is a comprehensive mental training process that moves agents from good to great. Mental Toughness trains people how to control their thoughts, feelings, and attitudes, before, during and after a performance; especially under pressure. 

Passport: Complimentary | Members: $10.00 | Non-Members: $20.00

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Contract Timelines - Cape Coral

September 27, 2016 -Tuesday
Contract Timeline
Instructor: Annette Giardina Haber
Time:  1:30 pm- 3:30 pm

Learn from a real estate attorney how she manages her contract-to-close process from start to finish.

Members:  Complimentary to all members

 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Comparative Market Analysis Workshop (Fort Myers)

Analyzing the market to value a property can be confusing and the process is often misunderstood; this course is designed to instruct the essentials of performing a Comparative Market Analysis. This course outlines the theoretical aspects of performing a CMA, explains various terminologies associated with our industry and the discipline of comparing the market, how to find comparable and competitive properties, ways to make adjustments, methods for a professional CMA presentation, and most importantly - how to overcome certain challenges to protect both the Realtor and the client. This course – specific to the Royal Palm Coast Realtor® Association – also outlines the process of creating a CMA in the Matrix MLS.

Thursday, September 29, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Transportation Summit

DESIGN AND PLANNING WORKSHOP CONFERENCE
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (breakfast snacks incl.)
CAPE CORAL YACHT CLUB

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Everyone interested in developing our SW Florida region as a "Best Place" to live.

LEARN:
Solutions to changing transportation demands from nationally renowned experts. Discuss new performance standard impacts on our communities and funding priorities. Hear Secretary Hattaway outline the State's new Complete Streets program.

Emphasis On Best Practices:
- Changing public processes
- Effective Integration of Land Use
- Community Design
- Landscape Design
- Economic Development

Public Regsitration:   

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Friday, September 30, 2016 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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LEEPA.org

October 4, 2016 - Tuesday
LEEPA.ORG
Instructor: Mary Jo Hake
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

LEEPA.ORG is the Lee County Property Appraiser's website and is a phenomenal resource tool available to you as a free service provided by the County. Take advantage of spending time with Mary Jo Hake, representative from the Property Appraiser's office, as she shows you the intricate details of this outstanding information portal. You will learn about Property & Appraisal Codes, GIS mapping tools with aerial view capabilities, Value History Charts that show historical property values dating back to 1992, Flood Insurance Maps, Tax Estimator Tables to help you estimate taxes for upcoming years, Legal Owner of Record Files to help you with your listing agreements and MUCH, MUCH MORE!


Passport: Complimentary Members: Complimentary Non-Members: $10.00

 

Tuesday, October 04, 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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New Construction

October 5, 2016 - Wednesday
New Construction
Instructor: Scott Wolf
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm


During this class you will learn how to work with onsite sales (discuss what the registration form really means), Construction terminology A to Z, Build time and process from contract to close, compare and contract new construction to resale, Best practices and Realtor post contract participation.


Passport: Complimentary Members: Complimentary Non-Members: $10.00

Wednesday, October 05, 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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It's Your Business, Where Is the Plan?

October 6, 2016 16J06IYB - Thursday
It's your Business – Where is the Plan? – Lunch and Learn
Time: 12:00 am to 1:30 pm
Instructor: Scott DiGregorio


Feeling overwhelmed? Not sure where to start or what to do? Business by Design can help! In this fast paced and information packed session you will learn the three things you need to do every day to achieve your goals, then you will learn how to set reasonable and achievable goals. Once those goals are established you will move forward to putting together your plan of action. According to NAR, most REALTORS® disregard over 90% of their buyer leads per month thinking that they are just tire kickers. Did you know that most of them actually buy within the next 12 months from the initial lead!?! You must change the way you do business to accommodate the new class of buyer leads to manage them more effectively and efficiently. In this session, you will learn new ways to manage those leads and cash in on what others are throwing away with a proven contact management program! In addition, you will learn some new technology that will help you take your business to the next level. Class includes lunch.


Passport: $10.00 Members: $15.00 Non-Members: $25.00

Thursday, October 06, 2016 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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MLS - Tips & Tricks

MLS – Tips & Tricks

This workshop brings together the Frequently Asked Questions on the Matrix MLS from our members and offers the following:

Optimizing your profile information
Home Page features
Advanced searching techniques
Techniques for viewing and exporting results (Microsoft Excel)
Listing-specific concerns – issues with input and search
Agent/Client communications

... and finally, this course stresses professionalism within the MLS and the various aspects of where the common MLS Rules & Regulation violations occur.

 

Thursday, October 06, 2016 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Don't Let the New 2016 Flood Laws Cost You a Sale! - SOUTH

What Your Buyers & Sellers Need to Know!

 

Overview of the HFIAA (Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act) and the impact on the real estate market. New rules went into effect on April 1st, 2016. Specific details on helping sellers get the highest return if impacted by the HFIAA. Details to help buyers avoid high premiums on mandated flood insurance.


Here is the outline of the seminar:
1. Need for flood insurance
2. HFIAA (Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act) changes implemented in 2016
3. Effect of HFIAA on standard and preferred flood zones
4. Biggest impact to homeowners
5. Potential for property values to decrease
6. Impact of HFIAA on listing a home
7. Impact of HFIAA on selling a home
8. Helping your clients get the most for their home if impacted by HFIAA
9. How to educate your buyers on purchasing homes impacted by HFIAA


Passport: $10.00 Members: $15.00 Non-Members: $25.00

 

08.30 New 2016 Flood Laws

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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FIRPTA, Taxes & Mortgages

October 12, 2016 – Wednesday
FIRPTA, Taxes and Mortgage
Instructor: Patricia Tan & Carla Rayman
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Learn all about the FIRPTA process and what is required from the seller and the buyer and their respective agents. This class will also touch on the affidavits, when FIRPTA applies, and briefly on tax compliance. Guest speaker: Nena Mahlum


Passport: Complimentary Members: $10.00 Non-Members: $20.00

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Homebuyer Education

REALIZING THE AMERICAN DREAM®
THIS CLASS IS AVAILABLE TO ANYONE!

Homebuyer Education is designed to increase knowledge and build new skills in the area of homeownership. NeighborWorks® America's mission is to create opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities. Subjects covered during this 8 hour course will include:

- Homeownership readiness and affordability
- Money and credit management
- Types of properties and financing available
- Purchase, mortgage, and closing processes
- Home maintenance and financial management after home purchase

The course focuses not only on purchasing the home, but also addresses issues about keeping the home. The REALTOR® Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach is providing this event in conjunction with the Lee County Housing Development Corporation.

A textbook "Realizing The American Dream" by NeighborWorks®, handouts, lunch and refreshments are provided for all attendees.

Attendees who complete the 8 hour course will have satisfied the educational requirements for down payment assistance, Florida Housing Finance Corporation and the NSP Program.

The class is offered on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the REALTOR® Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach Education Center.

The Education Center is located at 4081 Center Pointe Drive in Fort Myers, FL (behind the Association offices). To respect everyone's commitment, please try to arrive at 8:15 am to complete registration and get seated.

ABOUT LEE COUNTY HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Who or what is Lee County Housing Development Corporation (HDC) and how did they get started? The HDC is a private non-profit organization that is dedicated to creating affordable housing for low to moderate income families in Lee County.

In the Mid 1980s the "Affordable Housing Task Force" was made up of private citizens who were looking into ways of developing additional housing that could be made affordable for purchase by lower income families. This group was assigned the task of looking into ways that money being made available through the federal and state governments could be utilized to construct affordable housing in neighborhoods targeted for redevelopment.

The rules governing the use of these funds required that the monies be funneled through a community based non-profit organization. Thus, at the recommendation of the Affordable Housing Task Force, six community leaders with a passion for affordable housing decided to form the HDC, which was incorporated in August, 1991.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Every Month until November 19, 2016

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