Howlin’ for Habitat. This is our second ever “Howlin’” karaoke party benefiting Habitat for Humanity—don’t miss it! It’s tomorrow, Thursday, May 9, 5 – 8 p.m. at Krewe de Gras. Have fun with your friends and “karaoke for a cause”—you’ll have plenty of chances to sing (and to avoid singing, if you’re shy…).
Parade of Homes. The Tallahassee Builders Association’s annual Parade of Homes is coming this weekend and next, May 11 – 12 and 18 – 19. Jane Bixler Conn, chairman of our REALTOR®/Builder Committee, will announce the winners of the REALTORS® Choice awards at the Tallahassee Builders Association awards ceremony on May 15th. Winners will also be posted in eBoard Briefs the Friday after the ceremony, and again in that Sunday’s “Real Estate Corner” in the Tallahassee Democrat.
NAR Midyear Meetings. I’m looking forward to NAR’s Midyear meetings in Washington, D.C. along with Jeff Doxsee, TBR President-Elect; Steven Louchheim, TBR Executive Director; and Paul Galloway, TBR Manager of Association Technology. We have a full schedule: updates on Federal priority issues, professional standards, and member policy. We’ll meet with Rep. Southerland and Senators Nelson and Rubio. Paul will meet with our membership software vendor, Rapattoni and attend CMLS training—a designation for MLS executives. Steven will attend an update from Supra, our lockbox and key provider. I’ll report the details in June’s President Message.
CATRS Technology Forum & District 8 Summit. We’re wrapping up this month at TBR with an amazing technology program on May 30—with panelists, tech roundtables, and technology vendors; plus prizes, lunch, a social, Florida REALTORS® candidates and leadership… It’s almost too much to mention! This event, organized by TBR’s own Paul Galloway, is a great resource for TBR members—and we’re welcoming Florida REALTORS® District 8 and the public to attend, as well. Even though this technology forum is three weeks away, very few seats remain…so register now; you won’t want to miss this.
Great American REALTOR® Days. April’s Great American REALTOR® Days at the Capitol was a rousing success with the Rally in Tally. Over 80 TBR members attended the rally, joining nearly 1,300 REALTORS® from across the state. Congratulations to Jack Davidson and Dorrece Lisenby, our iPad winners! And thanks to Kristina Petrandis, Governmental Affairs Chairman, and her committee for their hard work. When you see Tiffany Hamilton, YPN Chairman, and the members of the Capital Area Young Professionals Network, congratulate them on a job well done—they raised $1,200 for Habitat and RPAC with their GARD After Party, which was a huge success and a model of teamwork and creativity.
Frank A. McClean
2013 TBR President
Community Property Management, Inc.