Space Coast Association of REATLORS® Blogs

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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. DEADLINE is November 13th   Key Contacts make up our most critical advocacy team, opening the door and leading the way, serving as the direct contact to their personally assigned state legislator. If selected, you will serve as the voice of Realtor issues at  Great American Realtor Days , and all year long, for a two-year term. Whether you have been a Key Contact for many years, or just entering the program for the first time, the personal relationship you develop and maintain with your ...
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RateMyAgent understands what a review actually embodies--your hard work, long hours, heart, and soul, all for the sake of serving your clients well. Now, there is finally a way to collectively raise the bar in real estate and celebrate the agents who make our industry better. In the past, awards recognized dollars and numbers, but we want to honor excellence. In the spring of 2018, real estate influencers, innovators and leaders gathered together in Palm Springs to create a manifesto called The Parker Principles on how to change the industry. We believe these ideals are captured in RateMyAgent’s Agent of the Year Awards.   The process is simple. ...
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Newly Received Coronovirus Relief Funds to Help Melbourne Residents Affected by Pandemic Post Date: 10/14/2020 11:33 AM The City of Melbourne has received additional $162,742 in Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) from the State of Florida that it will use to expand programs designed to help residents experiencing economic hardship or homelessness in our community due to the pandemic.  Last night the Melbourne City Council approved a plan to put $122,742 of the new funding toward two City programs that help residents keep their homes and to allocate the remaining $40,000 to a program that provides emergency shelter for homeless residents and helps them ...
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We Invite you ... ... to submit your request to participate in a business experience that will expand your sphere of real estate knowledge and your network of business contacts, while encouraging you to take the opportunity to make a difference in the decisions that could affect your career. By serving on one of the Committees, Task Force Groups, Forums, or in a Leadership Position, you have the opportunity to design your engagement in ways that connect to the Associations mission and to your own skills, passions, and abilities. We hope you will share our vision for 2021 and join our family of real estate leaders today! We look forward to you participating ...
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Space Coast Association of REALTORS® Foundation Director position open Several years ago, our Association established a Charitable Foundation and this foundation has its own Board of Directors. This Board meets quarterly to approve requests for funds from local IRS qualified 501(c)3 Charities. These members are appointed for 3-year staggered terms. We will be filling 1 vacancy on this Board of Directors. If you would like to be considered for a position on our Foundation’s Board of Directors, please submit your name and any personal qualifications you would like to share with the Board of Directors to support your interest. Please submit your interest ...
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Voting Links

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Voting Links Accessible Voting for Persons with Disabilities Information on voting for persons with disabilities Early Voting How to cast a ballot at an early voting location before election day Election Day Voting Information on how to vote at the polls on election day Language Assistance for Voting Information on language assistance and translation of election materials into Spanish Military and Overseas Citizens Voting Information for military and overseas voters Vote-by-Mail How to request and vote a vote-by-mail ballot READ MO
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The Space Coast Association of REALTORS® is pleased to announce the recommended candidates for election to office for races held on November 3, 2020.   The REALTOR® organization recommends candidates who champion issues related to real estate, home-ownership, and private property rights. In addition, the Association considers support of issue campaigns that address the rights of the property owners and/or improves the quality of life within our region.   Space Coast Association of REALTORS® recommended candidates are:     Congress District 8 Bill Posey   State Senate District 17 Debbie Mayfield   ...
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Scams and fraudulent postings, you hear about it from time to time and every once in a while we see/hear about the increased activity. The bad behavior seems to be ramping up again, here is how you can protect yourself and your customers/clients. Set up a google alert for your listings. What's a google alert you ask? A google alert will monitor the web for what you specify the "alert" to be. In theory, this is what will happen: you enter the address of your listing as a google alert, that listing is in the MLS and most likely gets disseminated to third-party sites, you will be notified once that listings address matches your alert. What's great about setting ...
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September 15, 2020 BPS Launches Web Page to Educate Community on Sales Surtax Renewal Ahead of November 3rd Election VIERA, FL – Brevard Public Schools today launched a public web page that will serve as a central place for citizens to access information on the county half-cent sales surtax up for renewal this election cycle. The current surtax passed by voters in 2014 will sunset on December 31, 2020. An option to extend the surtax will be on the November 3rd ballot. The web page, www.Brevardschools.org/SurtaxRenewal , houses historical data on the current 2014 surtax, along with an informational “tool-kit” with easy to reference materials. ...
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Clear Cooperation Policy

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Did you know you have 5 business days to enter a listing into the MLS once the listing agreement is signed? This provides time to get pictures, write your creative description and input the listing. Here's the caveat, once you start publicly marketing that listing you now have 1 business day to enter the listing into the MLS. Public marketing triggers the Clear Cooperation Policy. What is public marketing? Social media posts, yard signs, open houses, and much more ... To view more about Clear Cooperatio
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A Message from Our Green Committee As the Chairman of the Green Committee, I was fortunate to be invited by Marilyn Waters, of the Brevard Indian River Lagoon Coalition, to join a Zoom presentation hosted by the  Ocean Research & Conservation Association .  ORCA presented  a detailed look at the collecting, testing and organizing of data from the Indian River Lagoon, as well as their "One Health" program.  The "One Health" program is focused on studying the transfer of toxins and toxicants from the Indian River Lagoon to humans and animals.  In addition, they explain the "Citizen Science" opportunities for all who wish to take part.  If you ...
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3 NEW MLS Products

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Get ready, we just launched 3 NEW MLS Products . These products, offered as benefits of your Association membership, will help build/maintain your online presence, keep you on the cutting edge of technology, and increase your profit and productivity! Learn more about these new products below.       Property Panorama           Features: Virtual tour product, Instaview - creates instant video from pictures uploaded in the MLS, customizable videos and marketing pieces. Launch Date: Monday, September 14th Learn this Product: View tutorials here  Read more about Property Panorama here View ...
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It's Time To Order Your 2021 Calendars!   SET OF 100 $44.00 2021 CALENDARS FOR SALE NOW!   Orders typically take 2 weeks to come in and we will invoice your account at the time of ordering.   Calendars orders must be submitted via email.   When ordering, please include number of boxes and item number.   Download
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Linked below is a PowerPoint presentation from Brevard Public Schools on the on their plan to reopen public schools for the 2020-2021 school year. Brevard Public Schools Re-Opening Present
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New Online System to Streamline Service for Homeowners, Builders, Developers and Businesses Post Date: 08/04/2020 1:56 PM The City of Melbourne is pleased to announce that our new online self-service system for permits, site plans, zoning and development changes, construction plans, and Business Tax Receipts is now available at www.melbourneflorida.org/energov . The EnerGov Self-Service System will allow developers, engineers, businesses, homeowners and contractors to submit applications, plans, and payments and enable City staff to review, provide comments, approve, and schedule inspections electronically. EnerGov will provide workflow automation ...
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Quick Search: Flexmls' Most Powerful Searching Tool Don't Wait Until November. Start Using Quick Search Today!   Our MLS partner, Flexmls, announced recently that Full Search (legacy) will be discontinued in November. To give you the best search experience possible, we're transitioning to Quick Search. If you don't already use Quick Search, we understand that change can be hard, but it can do everything Full Search (legacy) can do and more. Below are some resources for you to start learning how to use Quick Search today.     Announcement: Consider This Your Transition Handbook (it will be continually updated)   ...
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Brevard County Small Business Assistance and PPE Kits available   PPE Kits Available for Small Businesses Small businesses in Brevard County that employ 25 or fewer workers can apply beginning Monday, July 20, for County-provided Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) kits funded through the federal Coronavirus Air, Relief and Economic Security (CARES Act).   Post Date: 07/21/2020 8:50 AM BREVARD COUNTY, FL – Small businesses in Brevard County that employ 25 or fewer workers can apply beginning Monday, July 20, for County-provided Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) kits funded through the federal Coronavirus ...
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Florida Realtors 2020 Virtual Convention August 24 – 27, 2020 Register Now       Monday, August 24, 2020                   9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Education Session (Continuing Education): Make Dreams Come True with Florida’s Affordable Housing Trust Funds featuring Patti Ketcham (2 hours CE credit)                 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Education Session (Continuing Education): I-Buyers – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly featuring ...
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NAR Supports Congressman Bill Posey As you kn ow, Congressman Posey is a longtime member and friend of the Space Coast Association of REALTORS ® . We want to share with you details of why the National Association of REALTORS ® supports Congressman Posey and why he is a ‘Realtor Champion’ advocating for your business, property rights and the dream of homeownership. Congressman Posey is up for re-election this year. When you vote for Congress, we ask that you keep the information below in mind. Posey History - NAR   Legislative Action:  116 th Congress: FHA condo letter, PPP Letter.   Previous ...
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