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Orlando REALTOR® magazine - At the Closing Table
Friday, August 31, 2012
Double Vision »
Rep. John Wood, REALTOR® Real estate sits in the catbird seat when a REALTOR® is a legislator...
Monday, July 09, 2012
In The Dock »
At The Closing Table From the July/August 2012 issue A look behind the rising tide of brokerage inspections...
Friday, May 04, 2012
It's Regulation »
At The Closing Table From the May/June 2012 issue Juana Watkins is director of the Florida Department of Busines...
Friday, March 16, 2012
International Pitch »
At The Closing Table From the March/April issue of Carmenza Gonzalez is president of CZA, Inc., a global develop...
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Driving Forces »
At The Closing Table From the January/February issue Read the expanded version of this article Sean Snait...

ORRA BrokerWise
Friday, June 14, 2013
Broker responsibilities for the non-member salesperson »
Designated REALTORS® (brokers) hold dues-related responsibilities for the non-member agents who are licensed with thei...
Friday, June 14, 2013
Brokers to receive office verficiation forms on July 1 »
All brokers should expect to receive their annual ORRA Office Verification Forms via regular mail on or around July 1. Ple...
Friday, June 14, 2013
FREC Case Study: Unauthorized tenants »
By Christina Arzillo Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation A complaint was filed with the Flo...
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Independent contractor versus employee »
By Charles S. Bonamer ORRA class instructor, "Brokerage Management" Most real estate brokers associate with salesp...
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Section 475.22, Florida Statutes: Brokerage signage requirements »
(1) Each active broker shall maintain an office, which shall consist of at least one enclosed room in a building of statio...

Affiliate Advice
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Top 10 inspection issues: how to prevent them from taking over your transaction »
By James Murphy Whether you are a listing agent, selling agent, or a transaction broker, inspection time always creates...

Market Diversity Corner
Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Diversity Epitome »
Adaptable materials in the ORRA Foreclosure Prevention Workshop Toolkit make it easy to plan a consumer workshop...
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Attract Diverse Users With Internet Marketing Strategies »
By Lisa C. Ford Does your website limit your customer base? The point of a website is to reach out to as many potentia...
Friday, June 15, 2012
A Swell of Rightsizing Carries a Wave of Opportunity »
By Theodora Uniken Venema There is a new opportunity for REALTORS®, and it comes in the form of a wave of downsizi...
Friday, May 18, 2012
Grow Your Business with Market Diversity Education and Awareness »
By Stephanie Agosto-Negron Central Florida continues to grow with a diverse population. Diversity marketing recognizes...
Friday, March 09, 2012
Opportunities with the New Generation »
By Michael Ussery While the Orlando housing market has had its challenges these last several years, it hasn’t been all...

Market Diversity Quick Q&As
Friday, September 13, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Market Diversity - Credit Score Elements »
Q. Is the REALTOR ® Code of Ethics available in other languages? A. Yes! International customers as well as loc...
Friday, September 06, 2013
Market Diversity - Foreign Language COE »
Q. Is the REALTOR ® Code of Ethics available in other languages? A. Yes! International customers as well as loc...
Friday, August 30, 2013
Market Diversity - VA Loan Requirements »
Q. Where can I learn more about the VA loan requirements? A. Learn more on this page . Market Diversity Quick Q&a...
Friday, August 23, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Market Diversity - VA Loan Eligibility Benchmarks »
Q. What are the four major benchmarks of VA loan eligibility? A. Generally, if a borrower can answer "yes" to one of t...
Friday, August 16, 2013
Market Diversity - VA Loan Qualifiers »
Q. Who qualifies for a VA loan? A. Being eligible for a VA loan does not mean that a borrower will get one. Military b...

Patty the Property Manager
Monday, April 07, 2014
Dear Patty - Landlord Insurance »
  Dear Patty, I am a property manager here in Central Florida, and I have a client/owner who does not want...
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Dear Patty - Following Suit »
  Dear Patty, I’ve been in property management for a short period of time, and have al ready see...
Friday, October 25, 2013
Dear Patty - Owner and Property Selectiveness »
  Dear Patty,  I want to grow my property management portfolio to increase my pro...
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Dear Patty - Managing Multis »
  Dear Patty,  I’m considering an offer to manage several condos. Are there any s...
Monday, June 24, 2013
Dear Patty - Setting Expectations »
  Dear Patty, I often run into challenges with owners. We sometimes don’t see eye to ey...

REALTOR® Viewpoint
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
That's cold! Icelandic MLS app is the best of the bunch »
Icelandic MLS "search by distance" result By Petur Sigurdsson   Note: The opinions e...
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Outsourcing is not a dirty word! »
By Joe Adkins Note: The opinions expressed in REALTOR® Viewpoint are those of the writers and do not necessari...
Monday, November 19, 2012
Is Fannie Mae blocking short-sale transactions? »
By Michael Kara Note: The opinions expressed in REALTOR® Viewpoint are those of the writers and do not necessa...
Friday, March 16, 2012
Title Role »
Member Viewpoint From the March/April 2012 issue Ensure a blockbuster by casting title insurance in y...

Risk Management Resource
8 hours ago
Up To Dates »
By Cindy DeCoster As REALTORS®, we all work towards a successful closing with every offer we submit and contract that we...
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Promise of Professionalism »
Each and every REALTOR® has pledged to protect and promote the interests of customers, the public, and their fellow RE...
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Keeping Tabs »
Catch scammers at their own game by creating alerts and recipes that track your listing's online activity...
Thursday, October 10, 2013
The Right Mix »
A properly blended combo of insurance coverage will provide complete protection from the loss of your business and yo...
Thursday, April 04, 2013
FREC reporting requirements for convictions, pleadings »
If a licensee is convicted, found guilty or pled nolo contendere or guilty to any crime while licensed, it must be reporte...

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