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ORRA educator earns Florida REALTORS® recognition

Wednesday, August 26, 2015  
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ORRA affiliate member Grant Simon, a frequent instructor at the association, has been honored with an Education Individual Achievement award from Florida REALTORS®.

Simon, a loan originator at Waterstone Mortgage Corp., teaches finance-related classes and tackles tough topics such as the Dodd-Frank Act and the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) changes that will take place soon.

Earlier this year Simon was instrumental in helping the ORRA Market Diversity Subcommittee secure a NAR Housing Opportunity Grant. This funding supported a joint community service initiative with Junior Achievement that sent more than 400 Orlando REALTORS® to local high school with a mission to educate students about home financing.

"Grant not only helped write the curriculum, he then held sessions to train our volunteers on teaching teenagers," says ORRA Professional Development Forum Chairman Dean Vanderpool, Devan Realty & Development Corp. "His passion and commitment to education and to helping REALTORS® succeed has a positive impact on every ORRA member he comes into contact with."

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