Thank you to our Premium Sponsors, Stephanie Woods with Airheads HVAC and Kelly Santos of Amerifirst Home Mortgage. We would also like to thank all of our secondary sponsors! The Luau Mixer at Widow Fletcher’s was a lot of fun! Thank you to all our Realtors who attended! If you weren’t there, you missed a good time!
The West Pasco Board of Realtors would like to express our sincere gratitude to Paul Friedlander of Total Title Solutions and Ryan Chissell of Chissell Mortgage Group for providing Lunch to everyone who attended our General Membership Meeting. Everyone enjoyed the delicious food. Warm thanks and appreciation. We hope you know how much you are valued.
We would also like to thank Mike Wells, Pasco County Property Appraiser, and his team for taking time out of their busy schedules to be the guest speakers at our meeting. Everyone enjoyed your presentation. You were all very informative and we appreciate you going the extra mile to work on the topics we asked you about. With these resources, our members will be more efficient when using your website.
Getting Started with Video Marketing Class a Big Success!
Thank you Mike Gallo for teaching this class. It was very informative and entertaining. You made learning about this topic easy to understand! You truly care about our members and it shows. Well done Mike. We appreciate all that you do for the West Pasco Board of Realtors!
We would also like to thank Cheryl Alvarez-Herny of Knight Barry Title Group for providing such delicious refreshments from Panera Bread. Everyone loved them!
For all your title needs, please call Cheryl at 727-484-1011.
Please support out Business Partners! Thanks to their generosity, we are able to have these wonderful classes!
In 2021, Florida’s Realtors will “Dare to Dream,” using their dedication and professionalism to help people across the state realize the dream of homeownership. This Realtor anthem celebrates these efforts.
WPBOR has partnered with Florida REALTORS® to collect one million signatures to place an affordable housing constitutional amendment on the 2022 General Election ballot. Also, please share and urge the signing and submission of the petition with your REALTORS® co-workers, community contacts and Florida families. Reaching this goal by December 31, 2021 puts us all closer to preserving affordable home ownership in Florida. Click here to complete the petition: https://housingfunds4housing.org/. Every signature matters!
Florida Realtors’ latest data: Single-family home sales in 2020 up 5.8% year-over-year, median price at $290K up 9.6%. Condo-townhouse sales up 2.5%, median price at $215K, up 12% from 2019. Chief Economist O’Connor: “Sales of Florida homes in the 4Q were very strong.” Read more
Good News! Inventory Rises Slightly in May
Inventory of existing family homes rose slightly for the first time since March 2020. Could this mean we’re finally at the start of a long march back toward a balanced market?
While lumber costs deserve a lot of the blame for the rising price of new homes, other things – crude oil (paint), drywall, ceramic tile – are also more expensive.
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.
Our members and leaders must know and understand the commitment to diversity and inclusion!
Click on the link below to find out why Home Ownership Matters!
Are You Getting The Most Out Of The Tax Laws?
Members may not be aware that the solicitation of potential customers is regulated under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
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:
- Important Phone Numbers & Websites
- Stellar MLS
- Florida REALTORS®
- Florida REALTORS® Form Descriptions
- MLS Advantage
- National Association of REALTORS®
- YPN (Young Professionals Network)
- Help & Support
- Links to County Appraiser & County Permitting Websites
- Market Statistics
- WPBOR Facebook Page
- Florida DBPR
- RPR (Realtors® Property Resource)
- Florida Realtors® PAC