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    September 12, 2022


    License-Renewal Time for About 25% of REALTORS®
    One in four REALTORS® must renew their license by Sept. 30th. Need CE credit or first-cycle associate/broker credits? You can check out at least ten credit offerings in-house at NABOR this month
    Prefer virtual/online learning? We've got those too!  Online Classes

    September Membership Luncheon
    Wednesday, September 14th
    The Club at Hidden Creek
    Networking check-in: 11:15 a.m.
    Lunch served: 11:45 a.m.
    Program starts at noon

    Registration deadline is strictly noon on Monday, 12th.
    Late or non-registrants will incur an additional fee of $5 per person.

    Register here

    7 Florida Realtors Forms Updated, 1 Added

    The State association made small changes to the Buyer’s Disclosure Statement, Independent Contractor Agreement, Referral Agreement, Contract to Lease, Contract for Residential Sale and Purchase (CRSP), Vacant Land Contract (VAC) and residential listing agreements. It added an Appraisal Gap Addendum.

    ORLANDO, Fla. – Effective Sept. 7, 2022, Florida Realtors made recommended updates to some of its contracts and forms, and released one new form. The updated versions are now available in Form Simplicity and have been transmitted to other contracted forms vendors.


    1. Buyer’s Disclosure Statement (revised) – Changed wording in paragraph 4(g): Removed the reference to “cashier’s check,” added “wire transfer,” and added a catch-all phrase of “or other means acceptable to closing agent/title company.”
    1. Independent Contractor Agreement (revised) – Severability language was added to the agreement.
    1. Referral Agreement (revised) – Expiration-option language was added, and a Florida law/attorney’s fee provision was added.
    1. Appraisal Gap Addendum (new form) – This form addresses address buyers and covers situations when the valuation they obtained differs from the property’s purchase price.
    1. Contract to Lease (revised) – The option for a refundable and nonrefundable pet deposit was added – similar to an option found in the Exclusive Right to Lease Agreement.
    1. Contract for Residential Sale and Purchase (CRSP) and Vacant Land Contract (VAC) (revised) – Lines referring to Effective Date at the end of the contract form were removed because Effective Date is defined within contracts, so an additional line isn’t needed.
    1. Residential listing agreements (revised) – Changed the term “American Mediation Association” to “American Arbitration Association.”

    © 2022 Florida Realtors®

    Price Tier Matters - Expert Analysis For Your Customers


    Not all markets are equal and not all price points are either. The active inventory for homes in the lower price point remains well below where it was two years ago, whereas there has been a sharp increase for the higher price points.
    You can easily create your own branded infographics to explain the shifting market to your customers using 
    Florida Realtors Sunstats tool.


    September is Safety Awareness Month

    Join the REALTOR® Safety Advisory Committee and NAR NXT Up on September 22 at 1:30 p.m. CT, for an open discussion about REALTOR® Safety across the nation. Register today for the free webinar at nar.realtor/safety/safety-webinars.

    There are three FREE tools that are provided as complimentary services with your NABOR membership.
    They are all app based, and simple to use. 
    Download, familiarize, and USE.

    Using only the incoming phone number or name, FOREWARN can positively identify over 80% of prospective buyers.
    Identify if your prospect has a criminal history.
    Verify current property and vehicle ownership.
    Verify financial risks (bankruptcies/liens).
    Verify additional phone numbers and full address history.
    Agents can properly and safely plan for showings with a higher level of confidence.


    Smart Showings

    The smart, simple to use app lets you record the buyer’s name, automatically capture exact GPS addresses, and it prompts you to take a photo of each potential buyer. 

    Since its launch in the App Store and Google Play in April of 2020, the SafeShowings app has been used by nearly half a million people. 


    Here's how the app works:

    1. First, you set up a list of emergency contacts.
    2. Then, you capture a secure image of the client's face at the beginning of the showing. After the showing ends, you click "end showing."
    3. If you fail to press "end showing," all your emergency contacts will be notified of the exact location and time, and authorities will have a secure image of the client's face.

    SHIP Funds Available September 14th
    The Santa Rosa County SHIP First Time Homebuyer Program will start accepting homebuyer applications on September 14, 2022.  Any applications submitted prior to this start date will not be accepted.  SRC has allocated $722,961 for this year's First Time Homebuyer Program.  These funds are provided from our 2022.2023 FY allocation and our 2021.2022 program income.  Applications will continue to be accepted after the opening date until funds are depleted. 
    For more information and to access the forms required, please contact: 
    Erin Malbeck
    Housing Program Manager
    Santa Rosa County Development Services Center
    Call: 850.981.7092 



    Weekly Tour Rules of Engagement

    The Tour is limited to the first 8 listings successfully entered.
    Each agent is permitted to add one listing at a time.  If, 48 hours prior to the Tour, there are less than 8 homes, they may add a second listing.

    NABOR members take priority.
    All properties must be toured or a fine is levied.
    Properties must be shown by a licensed agent.

    Networking - Promotion - Information
    All NABOR members are invited to attend to network and see available inventory.

    You don't need a listing on Tour to attend. 
    You can also verbally & visually promote any listing to the audience

    Affiliate members interested in sponsoring the Weekly Tour are invited to please contact Paula via email: naborstaff@bellsouth.net.
    The cost: Breakfast sponsorship entails a light breakfast for approximately 15 - 20 guests, a door prize,
    The benefit: The opportunity to distribute marketing materials, make a brief presentation to the attendees and be recognized o

    social media.

    Incumbent Santa Rosa County District 4 Commissioner Dave Piech is endorsed by NABOR and faces challenger Ray Eddington on November 2nd.
    Commissioner Piech is our October 12th luncheon guest speaker.
    You can learn more about his campaign here

    The District 4 Monthly Townhall is THIS Tuesday at 6 p.m.  It's your chance to hear updates and to ask the tough questions.
    You can join the meeting 



    Our Awards Luncheon is confirmed as Wednesday, December 7th, 2022.
    Our Holiday Party is confirmed as Saturday, December 10th, 2022....make plans to join us as we celebrate another record-breaking year for our members!

    Angela Campbell, Assocation Executive
    Navarre Area Board of REALTORS®
    1917 Navarre School Road
    Florida 32566
    Tel: 850-939-3870

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    NavarreFL 32566-7505
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    naborangela@bellsouth.net, (850) 939-3870