Make Magic in Real Estate" is the 2018 motto for Florida Realtors who are kicking off the year this week with the mid-winter business meetings and installation of 2018 officers.
It's been a busy two days already for me with leadership planning meetings for the Residential Real Estate Council of Florida. What has been known as the Council of Certfied Residential Specialists has recently been renamed to Residential Real Estate Council (RRC) and the council is undergoing some rebranding. We have a great team of leaders who will work for the members in Florida and continue to offer top education, programs, and events throughout the year.
We also heard from top economists in the country and Florida about the economic outlook nationally and in Florida including an update on the residential resale market.
Technology is always an important topic and this year is not different. In the technology workgroup, we discussed ADA compliance for websites. Florida Realtors also introduced a new communication tool for communities and leadership that is a private and closed system solely for the purpose of communicating with each other.
Especially interesting was a presentation about how self driving cars will impact real estate in the not so far away future! If you are thinking about buying a new car, you may want to wait a little longer as technology is rapidly changing.
Today ended with Inaugural Banquet and the installation of Florida Realtors 2018 Officers, District Vice Presidents as well as Presidents of Florida's Chapters of NAR's Institutes, Societies and Councils. Food and entertainment was first class and among the distinguished guests were many NAR officials and former national presidents.
Mid winter meetings for Florida Realtors will continue tomorrow.