Space Coast Association of REATLORS® Blogs

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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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MLS Rules have Changed and Effective July 15, 2020   The Board of Directors met on July 15, 2020 to review recommended changes to our MLS Rules.  Within this email you will have links to two copies of the rules This is the working draft, highlighting all of the proposed changes. Words that are stricken through are being deleted and underlined words is new language.  This is the final approved version of the rules with all of the changes incorporated, the clean copy of the rules as approved on July 15, 2020.   We offer the following as quick recap of the more important changes that you need to be aware of, but it is extremely important ...
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IS THIS HOME IN A FLOOD ZONE?   This is a common question you may hear from your clients while home shopping.  While the insurance company and FEMA maps can identify this for insurance purposes, there is another interactive website available to determine the risk of flooding, developed by a nonprofit research firm called the First Street Foundation . According to an article in Realtor Magazine , the National Association of Realtors is "reviewing hundreds of pages about the scientific methods and data contained within the report and looks forward to learning more."  This site, uses more progressive criteria such as "current climate data, future sea ...
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Condolences to the family of Phil Rooney of Edwards Realty, Cocoa Beach It is with a saddened heart that we notify you of the passing of one of our members Phil Rooney of Edwards Realty in Cocoa Beach last night during his sleep. The family is asking that they be given time to grieve over the sudden loss of their love one. Please honor their request and give them a day or so… Once the final arrangements are made, we will send out a notice.
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Attention Members:   We've had a member alert us of a potential customer who is sending fraudulent proof of funds in the amount of large sums in order to view luxury properties. She has since notified the police.   This is a good time to remind you that your personal safety needs to be a priority. Members can view this link to learn how to plan their safety strategy.   We encourage all of our members to exercise caution and be very careful while working in the field.  Please contact the Association at 321-242-2211 if you have que
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Age 76, Denny was formerly from Pittsburgh but had made a home in Cocoa Beach, FL, since 1999. He was a retired cop, bar/restaurant owner, veteran of the Air Force, and former pilot. He loved playing poker and cards with anyone who would play, riding his motorcycles, fishing, the company of family and friends, and enjoyed the beach and manatee at his home in Florida. He is survived by his children, Jackie Quimpo, Denise Brzezinski (George), and Denis, Jr. (Christine); Grandchildren: Victoria, Maria, Erika, Alexa, Colin, Hannah and Julia; and great-granddaughter Leighton. He was also survived by three siblings, Tom (Mary), Marty (Sue), and Chris (Tony); ...
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Auriette Fullilove passed away peacefully on June 19th, 2020 in Rockledge, Florida. She and her husband Alfred C. Fullilove met in her native country of Brazil. They lived in many places over their 60-year marriage including Brazil, England, New York City, Trinidad and Jamaica before finally making a home in Rockledge Florida. She had varied careers including, working at the Brazilian consulate in NYC and raising 3 children before settling into a very successful 40-year career as a Real Estate Broker Associate with D. Basile Real Estate, and a proud member of the Space Coast Association of Realtors. She was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic ...
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