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Congratulations to our 1st RPAC Pet Contest Winner & West Pasco Board of Realtor’s Mascot, “Quinn” (submitted by DeLynn Gaston)!

 

April New Member Orientation and Code of Ethics Training!

Congratulations and Welcome to our new members who attended the Board Orientation and Ethics!

Special thanks to Mike Gallo for teaching the Board Orientation and to Bob Memoli for teaching the Ethics and Business Practices training.

Thank you to our Board President, William A. Labbancz, for inducting our new members in!

We would also like to thank Mike Wells, Pasco County Property Appraiser, for taking time out of his busy schedule to go over his website and the services it offers for our Realtors.

A great big thank you to The Copeland Team of Benchmark Mortgage and Jeff Kennedy of Stone Eagle Home Inspections for providing lunch and refreshments for our members. The delicious sandwiches, salad, chips, and cookies were perfect!

The Copeland Team Logo

 

 

 

FREC Update

We encourage you to go into your DBPR record to make sure your email, address, and place of practice address is current:

 

PROPERTY FRAUD ALERTS

Pasco Property Fraud Alert

It’s a disturbing trend that authorities are reporting statewide.  Con artists are using forged signatures and fake documents to obtain other people’s property.  It wasn’t long ago, that the only way you could protect yourself from this type of fraud, was to check on your documents and deeds regularly to ensure that they hadn’t changed hands.  We have made it much easier for you with the Property Fraud Alert System. 

The Property Fraud Alert system helps protect a person’s property from fraud by monitoring documents such as liens, deeds, and mortgages recorded in Pasco County.  If you are selling your property, you will receive an alert.  No harm, no foul.  If you’re not selling your property, and someone else is trying to, you will receive an alert. Just like signing up to receive alerts on credit cards or identity protection, the Property Fraud Alert system provides peace of mind in knowing property is being monitored against the filing of fraudulent documents in the owner’s name. 

Customers determine the personal and business name(s) they want monitored and may choose to receive alerts through email or over the phone. Upon notification of a document recorded with the registered name(s), property owners may verify whether the activity was initiated by them or someone attempting to commit property fraud.  For additional information, please read more: https://www.pascoclerk.com/195/Property-Fraud-Alerts.

 

Register

Registering for the Pasco County Clerk & Comptroller’s fraud alert protection is FREE and easy by calling (800) 747-4600 or sign up online at the Property Fraud Alert website.

 

Be Alert: Health Insurance Scam Targeting NAR Members

The National Association of REALTORS® is currently investigating reports of an unauthorized third-party posing as NAR and attempting to fraudulently sell our members health insurance.

  • If you receive a text message or phone call offering health insurance from NAR, please do not respond or provide any personal or financial information.
  • Please remember, the National Association of REALTORS® will never contact you by phone or text to solicit personal or financial information, or to sell any product or service.

 

Please call the Board Office at 727-848-8507 to inquire about the shirts and hats.

Shirts and Hats Pictures and Prices Description

NAR National Association of Realtors

Visit Fairhaven to Assess Your Fair Housing Skills

Fairhaven is a town every REALTOR® should visit. In this fair housing simulation, you’ll work against the clock to sell homes while confronting scenarios of discrimination in the homebuying process. Explore the fictional town today at fairhaven.realtor to assess how well you’re adhering to fair housing principles.

Rise Up To The Challenge-Implicit Bias Training

REALTORS® take a stand against housing discrimination.

To honor Fair Housing month in April, The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has issued The Fair Housing Challenge: Stand Up for Racial Equity. This challenge included having all association Leaders, both appointed and elected, complete the Fairhaven Housing Stimulation and the online Implicit Bias Training program by April 9th.

Fair Housing Challenge: Stand Up for Racial Equity

 

Dedicated to Diversity

Our members and leaders must know and understand the commitment to diversity and inclusion!

couple in coffee shop looking at laptop

 

Click on the link below to find out why Home Ownership Matters!

NAR

 

Are You Getting The Most Out Of The Tax Laws?

Tax Laws

Members may not be aware that the solicitation of potential customers is regulated under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

Telephone Consumer Protection Act

TCPA prohibits text messages to wireless numbers using automated telephone dialing equipment without adequate consent. We have noticed an uptick on issues regarding the TCPA. For more information, below are links to NAR’s website:
https://www.nar.realtor/legal/complying-with-federal-regulations/do-not-call-registry/the-telephone-consumer-protection-act
https://www.nar.realtor/search-results?qu=Realtor%20Videos%20TCPA

 

 

 

 

Be Alert: Health Insurance Scam Targeting NAR Members

The National Association of REALTORS® is currently investigating reports of an unauthorized third-party posing as NAR and attempting to fraudulently sell our members health insurance.

  • If you receive a text message or phone call offering health insurance from NAR, please do not respond or provide any personal or financial information.
  • Please remember, the National Association of REALTORS® will never contact you by phone or text to solicit personal or financial information, or to sell any product or service.

NAR National Association of Realtors

Visit Fairhaven to Assess Your Fair Housing Skills

Fairhaven is a town every REALTOR® should visit. In this fair housing simulation, you’ll work against the clock to sell homes while confronting scenarios of discrimination in the homebuying process. Explore the fictional town today at fairhaven.realtor to assess how well you’re adhering to fair housing principles.

Rise Up To The Challenge-Implicit Bias Training

REALTORS® take a stand against housing discrimination.

To honor Fair Housing month in April, The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has issued The Fair Housing Challenge: Stand Up for Racial Equity. This challenge included having all association Leaders, both appointed and elected, complete the Fairhaven Housing Stimulation and the online Implicit Bias Training program by April 9th.

Fair Housing Challenge: Stand Up for Racial Equity

 

Dedicated to Diversity

Our members and leaders must know and understand the commitment to diversity and inclusion!

couple in coffee shop looking at laptop

 

Click on the link below to find out why Home Ownership Matters!

NAR

 

Are You Getting The Most Out Of The Tax Laws?

Tax Laws

Members may not be aware that the solicitation of potential customers is regulated under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

Telephone Consumer Protection Act

TCPA prohibits text messages to wireless numbers using automated telephone dialing equipment without adequate consent. We have noticed an uptick on issues regarding the TCPA. For more information, below are links to NAR’s website:
https://www.nar.realtor/legal/complying-with-federal-regulations/do-not-call-registry/the-telephone-consumer-protection-act
https://www.nar.realtor/search-results?qu=Realtor%20Videos%20TCPA

Event Calendar

When you click on any of the links on our website, they will take you to several different internet sites hosted by other companies. Some of the internet sites we link to are hosted by companies we do business with. For example, Stellar MLS, National Association of Realtors, Florida Realtors, links to County Websites, etc.

These companies provide a service to our members. Other internet sites are hosted by companies we don’t do business with.

We provide these links only as a courtesy to help you find information and services.

We aren’t responsible for the safety, performance or content of these sites or use of the information or services they provide.

These companies may not be subject to privacy laws. They could share your information with other parties.

Read the privacy statements and terms of use on the sites you visit to understand their individual privacy practices.

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Come & Discover West Pasco County

West Pasco County is situated along the Nature Coast of Florida over-looking the beautiful blue-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Blanketed in Florida sunshine and flowing with neighborhood unity, each community in West Pasco holds a unique history and captivating charm.