SCAM! SCAM! SCAM!

Don’t share your cell number in the same email string when you’re discussing a real estate deposit or contract where money is in trust or money will be coming from trust! The same hackers we have been warning you about for six months (and they have struck locally in the last three months, even without […]

FR/BAR Contract and Riders

The FR/BAR “as is” contract is the norm throughout the state of Florida. Whether you stick with the TBR contract as it is retired, or look at the various FR/BAR contracts, including commercial contract and the regular FR/BAR, it is important to know the “as is” contract. Toward that end, you may want to purchase […]

TBR Candidate Recommendations in Local and State Races

Media Memo For more information, contact: Steven Louchheim, CEO (850) 224-7713 For Immediate Release Tallahassee Board of REALTORS® Announces Candidate Recommendations in Local and State Races  TALLAHASSEE, Fla., August 17, 2016 –The Tallahassee Board of REALTORS® (TBR) recommends the following candidates in local and state races: Barry Brooks, for Leon County Clerk of the Circuit […]

Stats Chat – 2nd Quarter 2016

Welcome to our second installment of Stats Chat, covering the second quarter of 2016. All stats are gathered from the Capital Area Technology & REALTOR® Services (CATRS), Multiple Listing Service.  CATRS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Tallahassee Board of REALTORS®.

Market Statistics – June 2016

Welcome to the first of what we hope will be monthly videos on the residential real estate market. Our focus will be on the single family homes. During the third week of each month, the Tallahassee Board of REALTORS® releases real estate market statistics. All stats are gathered from the Capital Area Technology & REALTOR® Services […]

Leon County Notice on Flood Insurance

Real estate professionals, including Leon County REALTORS®, have received a July 1 letter from Leon County concerning flood insurance information. Leon County’s Department of Development Support and Environmental Management (“DSEM”) will provide flood insurance rate map information for properties in unincorporated Leon County. This is information that your buyers and sellers will likely want. Even […]

Graduate, REALTOR® Institute

If you haven’t taken advantage of the classes for the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation, I strongly encourage you to consider doing so. Recently, I completed the GRI 200 Series at the Tallahassee Board of REALTORS®. The sessions included: Sales and Marketing, Taxes and Real Estate, Personal Promotion, Investments, Taxes and the Real Estate Professional, […]

Two Steps for REALTOR® Safety

Did you know according to a recent NAR survey, 1 in 3 REALTORS® report being attacked or threatened on the job? But whether the statistics are one in three or one in three million, it won’t matter if you’re the “one.” But you can refuse to be a statistic if you’ll follow the two most […]

Good Reasons to Migrate to the FR-BAR Contract

The legal reasons are just a sample of the need to go to the FR-BAR (formerly FAR-BAR) contract form. But first, let’s look at other institutions of TBR that have changed; few REALTORS® have looked back with regret: The bus. On Tuesdays following the marketing meeting, a bus would load up to take REALTORS® to […]

Open House Safety Guidelines

Hosting an open house can be a great tool to market your client’s home. Stay safe by utilizing these guidelines: If possible, have another person work the open house with you. When you first enter the home, turn on all lights and open curtains and blinds. Check all rooms in advance to determine the best […]