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Supra will no longer process ACH payments for monthly debits  effective January 28, 2021. Keyholders who pay their Supra key fee using the ACH payment option will be affected by this change. Supra implemented this change to the Keyholder payment options in order to streamline their processes and provide better service to their customers.     Any Keyholder currently set up to pay via ACH will need to change their payment option to a debit or credit card no later than January 28, 2021.  Pre-paid cards can also be used as a payment option (Visa/MC/Amex). Supra has notified keyholders that used the ACH payment option and provided instructions ...
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News Alert – Zillow Publishes New Terms Of Use – Read the Fine Print In the early days of listing syndication, WAV Group investigated the terms of use on third party advertising websites like Zillow.com®, Trulia.com® and others. Zillow® and Trulia®, who received data through listing syndication feeds rather than though data licensing terms with MLSs like Realtor.com® and Homes.com® had some shocking language. For example, brokers who provided listing data under the site terms of use were providing those websites with a perpetual license to the data with no restrictions on the use. Moreover, if you provide your data to Zillow or Trulia and their use ...
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    Misuse of MLS Statistical Information and Statistics      Our phones are ringing off the hook…a non-member has recently been contacting REALTORS® sharing the MLS 2020 production rankings of members.  How does that happen???  How did a non-member get access to our MLS statistical reports, you guessed it… it was pulled by a member and given to the non-member. The MLS information is available for members to use, not non-members! As a member any print or non-print forms of advertising or other forms of public representations based in whole “or in part” on MLS data MUST clearly demonstrate the period of time over which such claims are ...
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A message from Executive Director Dr. Ann Shortelle of the St. Johns River Water Management District Water supply plans help ensure water for our future January 7, 2021 Balancing the needs of people and Florida’s natural environment for water is a critical part of the core mission work of the St. Johns River Water Management District. The District works daily toward its core mission of ensuring the sustainable use of Florida’s water through its water supply planning process. In simple terms, a water supply plan quantifies the needs for water, identifies where that water can come from and provides a list of project ...
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Rental Assistance Part of New Relief Measure     Congressional leaders struck a deal Sunday on a nearly $900 billion coronavirus relief bill that will bring a new round of support to millions of Americans before year’s end.   The agreement contains many priorities championed by NAR, including rental assistance, a fresh round of funding and simplified forgiveness for SBA loans, and more direct payments to Americans.   “Through this bill, our members will continue to have access to unemployment and small business assistance.  But perhaps one of the biggest wins is rental assistance, ...
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An advertising scam has been brought to our attention. The scam involves a company attempting to appear as the Association, or as the Association has provided this company with the name of you, the REALTOR®, as their point of contact, in an effort to sell a mailing list of our membership. The company then asks the point of contact if they would like to receive "counts & cost" of the list. PLEASE NOTE: We do not refer, provide, or sell any information to third party vendors. The information you provide us is used internally only. Keeping this in mind, please do not take action on anything claiming to be from the Association without ...
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Be the Point Person for Your Legislator in Tallahassee Build a relationship with your legislator and act as the voice of Realtors when important issues arise. MUST ACT IMMEDIATELY Florida Realtors is choosing the key contacts for the 2021-2022 period.  We have a slot remaining for Representative Randy Fine.  Though it would be ideal for you to know Representative Fine well and live in his district, it is not necessary.   If you are interested, please fill out the application and Contact Tammie Watts ASAP. Download Key Contact Application For any questions regarding this program, please contact Tammie ...
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How Customer Flyers Help Showcase Your Listings Quick. Easy. Eye-Catching.   Did you know that in just a few clicks, you can create a beautiful flyer that will showcase your listings digitally or in print to help you sell listings faster than ever? Our Customer Flyers are professional, one-page flyers that are quick and easy to set up. You can highlight beautiful listing photos, show the availability of rental listings, and more. We have all your needs covered with our predefined template designs. Plus, your listings are sure to shine on any device thanks to their responsive design. So if you aren’t yet utilizing our Customer Flyers, check them out ...
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2020 Annual Awards

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If you know a REALTOR® member (or a Business Partner Member for Business Partner of the Year) from our Association that you would like to nominate for these prestigious awa rds, send an email with yo ur nominee's name. Click Here to Nominate a Member A short questionnaire will be sent to your nominee that asks about their activities at the Board. 2020 REALTOR ® of the Year 2020 Business Partner of the Year 2020 Good Neighbor (Humanitarian) 2020 Rising Star 2020 REALTOR ® Spirit Award The deadline for entries is January 4, 2021. The winners will be announced at the 2021 Installation ...
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NAR Clarifies New Code of Ethics Rule During Webinar By Kerry Smith In the first of six training webinars, NAR speakers answered questions about a new Code of Ethics Rule, effective Nov. 13, that bans “harassing speech, hate speech, epithets or slurs” against protected classes. Must a Realtor, for example, no longer oppose same-sex marriages? ORLANDO, Fla. – The board of the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) approved a new Code of Ethics (COE) policy on Nov. 13 that immediately went into effect. The policy sparked a spirited discussion among NAR committees and the board itself, and that discussion continues among members. A ...
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It is not too late to apply for the Small Business Assistance Program through Brevard County for business support in the continued wake of COVID-19. These grants (up to $10,000) are here to support you as a direct result of loss of revenue from the pandemic. Participation in E-Verify is required to apply for this grant, however, as recently announced and important to note, all businesses in the State of Florida will now be required to utilize E-Verify . Please see attachment for more information!   The Brevard County Business COVID-19 Response Team has been monitoring closely business assistance for our community. We strongly encourage each and every one ...
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Tomorrow evening at 5pm at the Government Center at 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Viera, FL 32940, the County Commission will discuss proposed amendments by Commissioner Tobia to the County vacation rental ordinance.    Below is the Florida Today article discussing tomorrow night’s 5pm County Commission meeting.  Florida Today: 'Soul of Brevard County' up for debate as Commission looks at expanding vacation rentals The Florida Realtor and UCF 2020 short term rental presentation showing the value of vacation rentals and the economic impact in Brevard County and throughout the state. The direct impact throughout the state is $27.4 Billion/year. In Brevard, ...
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#GivingTuesday A Global Generosity Movement It's time to get ready for the largest global giving day of the year #GivingTuesday!  We’re excited to be a part of this worldwide event, providing a chance to support the homeless children and families here in Brevard county through the Space Coast Association of Realtors® Foundation. REALTORS never forget they are neighbors first. By making a donation on #GivingTuesday , you are making a difference in our local communities by providing shelter and food to the homeless children and families in Brevard County. You are also proving the opportunity for children to go to school and ...
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Closed for Thanksgiving

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Our offices will close at noon on Wednesday, November 25th and will resume normal business hours on Monday, November 30th. We can't express how thankful we are to each and every one of our members. Have a very blessed ho
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We are excited to announce our partnership with the 11th Annual Space Coast Basket Brigade This is a fun, family event where volunteers come together to package, decorate and personally deliver Thanksgiving baskets to families in need in our community. As you can imagine this year we have more families than ever before and without the ability to host the usual fundraisers, special events and Gala the Brigade is asking for our support now more than ever. Currently there are over 3000 families on the list, and we have enough funds to feed approximately 650 families. There has never been a year where we have had to turn anyone away and we are hoping ...
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TOYS FOR TOTS NEED IN SOUTH BREVARD The South Brevard Toys for Tots campaign is in dire need of a 4,000 sq. ft space to be used as a Toys for Tots warehouse this year beginning November 1 st through January 1 st . This space is used to store toys once collected throughout the area and for volunteers to sort in order to be given to families in South Brevard. The need will be great this year and unless the campaign finds a warehouse very soon, there is a chance local families who have registered to receive toys won’t receive them.   The warehouse would be best located in the Melbourne area. Needs include A/C and parking for families when it’s time for them ...
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BIDDING IS OPEN at NOON!! www.spacecoast.givesmart.com The Online Gift Card Auction is LIVE at NOON TODAY thru November 6th at 8:00 pm. Any purchases made will go towards your 2020 RPAC Con
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Election Day Voting

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Election Day Voting The polls are open on Election Day, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Any voters waiting in line at 7:00 p.m. will have the opportunity to cast a ballot.  If you do not know where your polling place is, contact your  county Supervisor of Elections . You can also find your precinct and polling place on your county Supervisor of Elections' website or by using the  Voter Information Lookup . Whether during early voting or on Election Day, you will be asked to provide at the polls a valid photo ID with signature. Any one of the following photo IDs will be accepted: Florida driver’s license Florida identification card issued by the Department ...
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Am I in violation of the Code of Ethics if I don't follow the detailed showing instructions in the MLS? Yes, As a reminder, when showing instructions have detailed requests such as all parties wearing masks or disclosures that need to be signed and returned before showing it is your responsibility to follow those instructions or you could be found in violation of the Code of Ethics.   Buyer’s Agent/Broker It is a violation of the Code of Ethics Article 3 and the complaint could also qualify as a citable offense of Article 3: Standard of Practice 3-9 with a $500 fine and required Code of Ethics training within six (6) months if you do not abide by ...
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City Seeking Volunteers to Serve on Advisory Boards Post Date: 10/28/2020 10:49 AM Volunteer board members provide vital input to the Melbourne City Council on important local issues and have the opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way to their community.  The City of Melbourne is currently recruiting interested citizens to serve on the following advisory boards. For more information and to apply, contact the City Clerk’s office at city.clerk@mlbfl.org or 321-608-7220. The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee reviews established policies and procedures, ordinances, land development regulations and the Comprehensive Plan of the City and ...
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