Code of Ethics Course in South & North County – 3 Hrs CE & Meet Your NAR Ethics Requirement

 

road picGet 3 Hours CE and Meet Your NAR Quadrennial Ethics Requirement!

 

Code of Ethics Course

This course is designed to provide information on the REALTOR Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, through the use of case studies and interactive training. This course qualifies the member for 3 hours of CE credit and meets the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Quadrennial Ethics Training requirement for 2013 -2016.

Note: New PRO Members that are required to take this class may utilize this option, or they may take the free online course through NAR. Click here to access the free online course.

INSTRUCTOR:Manuela Hendrickson is a Florida Realtors® certified instructor and a PRO Broker member.

Wednesday, September 14
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
St. Pete Main Library (3745 9th Ave N.)
> Register for the St. Pete Main Library Session

Thursday, September 15
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Palm Harbor Library (2330 Nebraska Ave)
> Register for the Palm Harbor Library Session

COST:
$9.95 for PRO members
$15.95 for non-members

Space is limited, so secure your seat today!

RPR Basics & Advanced Classes July 27

RPR – Realtors Property Resource – is a FREE member benefit provided by the National Association of REALTORS. This database is a powerful tool, available only to REALTORS.

RPR Basics: Getting Started With RPR

Give us 90 minutes and we’ll give you 160 million reasons to use Realtors Property Resource (RPR) – a free member benefit. Let us show you the power of RPR: a database of over 160 million property records built from public record and assessment information. Then, MLS data is added, vital information to create the exclusive RVM – the most reliable valuation model available. On this foundation, RPR adds layers of data integrations including mortgage, lien data, plat maps, flood zone maps, school information, just to name a few! Generate comprehensive buyer and seller reports in seconds, and provide powerful analytics to determine values and list prices. This NAR member benefit is yours as a member of the PRO and NAR; don’t miss this session to take advantage of this great new member benefit at no additional cost to you.

RPR Advanced: Hit the Bullseye on Perfect Pricing with RPR

RPR’s powerful analysis tools are helping REALTORS® across the country educate and impress clients. Starting with the AVM or RVM® for a property, we’ll show you how to apply your local market intelligence to refine this starting point with adjustments, addition of home improvement values, and comparison refinement tools. From there we’ll create a quick and easy CMA as well as an in-depth Sales Comparison Analysis, demonstrating how to lead clients through the intricacies of market realities with easy-to-understand facts and graphics. Finally, we’ll use RPR’s Investment Analysis Tool to create an analysis for any type of client, whether they are buying their first home to live in, an investor looking to ‘flip’ a property, or someone looking for a rental.


RPR Mobile – Big Data, Powerful Reports: Anytime, Anywhere

RPR Mobile delivers RPR’s vast repository of property information and tools anytime, anyplace, to your iPhone or Android phone. You’ll have on-the-go access to the property data your clients want. Download RPR Mobile from the App Store or Google Play prior to class, then join us to learn some of the cool tips and tricks of this great NAR member benefit!

 

Wednesday, July 27
LOCATION: PRO Computer Lab, 4590 Ulmerton Rd. in Clearwater
9:30 – 11:00 am – RPR Basics
11:15 am – 12:15 pm – Hit the Bullseye on Perfect Pricing with RPR
12:30 – 1:30 pm – RPR Mobile: Anytime, Anywhere
NOTE: Attend one class or all three – your choice!

*PRIOR TO COMING TO CLASS please try to log in to your RPR account at www.narrpr.com. If you do not know your password, hit the “forgot password” link and instructions for resetting your password will be emailed to you.

REGISTRATION: available on the PRO Education & Events Calendar
COST: FREE for PRO members / $10 for non-members

 

Explore the New Transaction Desk at July On the Road Training

 

The New & Improved Transaction Desk with Chris Lumia, MFRMLS Trainer

Transaction Desk has a new look! Come and explore this powerful My Florida Regional MLS (MFRMLS) subscription benefit along with how the new interface works.

Transaction Desk is powerful tool for agents to manage forms, documents, and files. Through Transaction Desk, agents can populate a wide variety of forms and contracts, create transaction templates, store documents, and track tasks for any transaction.

Through Authentisign, agents can collect electronic signatures on forms and contracts through email. This class will go over the various functions of Transaction Desk and Authentisign and show agents how they can use these tools to maximize their business and eliminate the need for paper files.

Chris Lumia, MFRMLS Trainer, will be with us.

 

Wednesday, July 6
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
St. Petersburg Library – South Branch (2300 Roy Hanna Dr. S)
***NOTE: Not at the St. Pete Main Library – this session only is at the South Branch as noted above

Thursday, July 7
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Palm Harbor Library (2330 Nebraska Ave)

COST:
FREE for PRO members!
$10 for non-members

Space is limited, so secure your seat today! Register on the PRO Education and Events calendar on www.pinellasrealtor.org.

RPR Advanced Classes June 15

RPR – Realtors Property Resource – is a FREE member benefit provided by the National Association of REALTORS. This database is a powerful tool, available only to REALTORS.

RPR Advanced: Hit the Bullseye on Perfect Pricing with RPR

RPR’s powerful analysis tools are helping REALTORS® across the country educate and impress clients. Starting with the AVM or RVM® for a property, we’ll show you how to apply your local market intelligence to refine this starting point with adjustments, addition of home improvement values, and comparison refinement tools. From there we’ll create a quick and easy CMA as well as an in-depth Sales Comparison Analysis, demonstrating how to lead clients through the intricacies of market realities with easy-to-understand facts and graphics. Finally, we’ll use RPR’s Investment Analysis Tool to create an analysis for any type of client, whether they are buying their first home to live in, an investor looking to ‘flip’ a property, or someone looking for a rental.


RPR Mobile – Big Data, Powerful Reports: Anytime, Anywhere

RPR Mobile delivers RPR’s vast repository of property information and tools anytime, anyplace, to your iPhone or Android phone. You’ll have on-the-go access to the property data your clients want. Download RPR Mobile from the App Store or Google Play prior to class, then join us to learn some of the cool tips and tricks of this great NAR member benefit!

 

Wednesday, June 15
LOCATION: PRO Computer Lab, 4590 Ulmerton Rd. in Clearwater
9:30 – 10:30 am – Hit the Bullseye on Perfect Pricing with RPR
10:45 – 11:45 am – RPR Mobile: Anytime, Anywhere
NOTE: Attend one class or both – your choice!

*PRIOR TO COMING TO CLASS please try to log in to your RPR account at www.narrpr.com. If you do not know your password, hit the “forgot password” link and instructions for resetting your password will be emailed to you.

REGISTRATION: available on the PRO Education & Events Calendar
COST: FREE for PRO members / $10 for non-members

 

Tampa Bay Times Open House Weekend June 25 & 26

 

 

Promote your open house to more than 890,700 readers in the Tampa Bay Times and on tampabay.com/homes! New for 2016, Tampa Bay Times is publishing the ads on Saturday AND Sunday for an Open House Weekend-long Event!

The next open house promotion publishes on June 25 & 26, 2016. The deadline to be included is Tuesday, June 14 by noon. Bags and balloons may be picked up at the PRO office between Monday, June 20 and Friday, June 24 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • 1 column wide by 3″ deep ad in Sunday HomeLink section, including color photo!
  • Open House Feature Pages will appear on tampabay.com/homes during the week prior to the event. Your ad can link to your website or a virtual tour of the home!
  • Promotional Advertising on tampabay.com will link to the Open House Feature pages.

All for only $159, including process color, and a free open house warming gift bag including balloons provided by the Tampa Bay Times!

Call your account exec or 727 893.8957 or 727 893.8024 or email tmcanly@tampabay.com or bdorian@tampabay.com to schedule your ad today!

For more information about this promotion, please contact Katie Shotts at PRO, 727 216.3031 or kshotts@tampabayrealtor.com.

Overcoming Your Financial Challenges – June On the Road Training

 

“Overcoming Your Financial Challenges” with Irene Konowal, Primerica Financial Services

The ultimate key to financial success is knowledge about “How Money Works,” how to make responsible, well-informed decisions, and how to get the best value for the dollars you spend. By applying a few simple principles, you can achieve financial security and ultimately reach your goals. It’s up to you. You have the power to change your life forever. Ready to get started?

TOPICS TO BE COVERED:

*Have you ever asked yourself this question: “where does all the money go every month?”

*Do you understand how to pay less taxes as a real estate agent?

*When was the last time you & your spouse put a plan together for your financial life?

*Do you have a game plan to eliminate the debt in your life?

*Are you stressed about your finances?

*Are you making the right decisions about your investment asset allocations?

SPEAKER:Irene Konowal is a Financial Coach with Primerica Financial Services & a PRO Affiliate Business Partner

Thursday, June 2

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

St. Petersburg Main Library (3745 9th Ave N.)

Thursday, June 16

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Palm Harbor Library (2330 Nebraska Ave)

COST:

FREE for PRO members!

$10 for non-members

Space is limited, so secure your seat today! Register on the PRO Education and Events calendar on www.pinellasrealtor.org.

Realtor Brand is Big Winner at St. Anthony’s Triathlon

The Realtor “R” could be seen all over Straub and Vinoy Parks April 22 – 24 as PRO’s Gold Sponsorship of St. Anthony’s Triathlon came to life. Light poles in Downtown St. Petersburg sported banners with the Realtor logo, and fencing up around Straub Park along Beach Drive repeated the “R” every 3 feet or so.

At the Fitness Expo on April 22 and 23, PRO members volunteered at the Realtor tent, located directly to the left of the entrance. We encouraged people to come to the tent to study the course map, enter to win a free registration fee for the 2017 St. Anthony’s Triathlon, and to enjoy a nice glass of water on a warm day. Hundreds saw and stopped in our tent, decked out in blue and banners promoting the Realtor brand.

On Sunday, April 24, PRO members helped staff a water station on the run course, getting them right inside the race action! PRO Chair Mindy Rovillo, Vice Chair Tom Shelly, and Treasurer Kevin Batdorf presented awards to the winners. Many of the approximately 150 award winners had a friend or family member take a photo of them with Mindy in her blue shirt with giant Realtor logo for their social media pages.

Check out the photos from our St. Anthony’s Triathlon weekend experience here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154428815164453.1073741845.50280299452&type=3

In addition to our hard-working volunteers, we had several Realtor Family Team members participate in the races! Here are their race results. Congratulations, athletes!

Mary Thomas – 1st place division: F 80-84 at Meek & Mighty (49:05)
Kent Rodahaver – 1st place division for Olympic distance (2:32:01)
Lisa Abraham – 2nd place division for Olympic distance (2:50:00)
Vidian Boulogne – 3rd place division for the sprint distance (1:12:12)
Katie Shotts – 3rd place charity division F for Olympic distance (3:32:52)
Rachel Sartain -Olympic distance (3:32:03)
Becky McConnell – Olympic distance (3:32:34)
Stephen Sexauer – Olympic distance(2:49:14)
Stephanie Huffman – sprint distance(2:07:04)
Kevin Chadwick – sprint distance (1:31:25)

No event of this size is possible without the volunteers, and we had several members of the Realtor family donate their time. Our volunteers worked at our Expo tent on Friday and Saturday of race weekend, and on race day handing out water to runners and medals at the finish line. Many thanks to the following people for their service:

Kevin Batdorf
Tom Shelly
Mindy Rovillo
David Bennett
Inge Bolougne
Vidian Bolougne
Kristyn Bradley
Lisa Charest
Anika Dzik
Melissa Honeycutt
Stephanie Huffman
Stella Jacobson & family
Martha Matthews-Vasquez
Tanner Moody
Tara Morgan
Denise Reilly
Glen Richardson
Kent Rodahaver
Dave Rutenbeck
Jack Shuten
Melissa Shuten
Kim Simmons
Tom Steck
Fran Strayhorn
Annalisa Weller

Upcoming RPR Basics Classes

RPR – Realtors Property Resource – is a FREE member benefit provided by the National Association of REALTORS. This database is a powerful tool, available only to REALTORS.

RPR Basics Course

Give us 90 minutes and we’ll give you 160 million reasons to use RPR

Let us show you the power of Realtors Property Resource (RPR): a database of more than 160 million property records built from public record and assessment information. Then, MLS data is added, vital information to create the exclusive RVM – the most reliable valuation model available.

On this foundation, RPR adds layers of data integrations including mortgage, lien data, plat maps, flood zone maps, school information, just to name a few!

Generate comprehensive buyer and seller reports in seconds, and provide powerful analytics to determine values and list prices. This NAR member benefit is yours as a member of the PRO and NAR. Don’t miss this session to take advantage of this great member benefit at no additional cost to you.

PRIOR TO COMING TO CLASS please try to log in to your RPR account at www.narrpr.com. If you do not know your password, hit the “forgot password” link and instructions for resetting your password will be emailed to you.

Upcoming class dates:

Tuesday, May 17 (9:00 – 10:30 a.m.)
Tuesday, June 14 (9:00 – 10:30 a.m.)
Wednesday, July 27 (9:30 – 11:00 a.m.)

LOCATION: PRO Computer Lab
REGISTRATION:
available on the PRO Education & Events Calendar
COST: FREE for PRO members / $10 for non-members

 

RPR Advanced Training Marathon May 3

RPR logo

If you’ve used RPR before, or have been through the Basics training, this is the way to level up and become an RPR pro! Join us for one, two, or all three of these training sessions with RPR certified trainer Jo-Ann Sloan.

All three classes are on Tuesday, May 3 in the PRO Computer Lab.

1:00-2:00 pm

RPR Advanced: Hit the Bull’s-eye on Perfect Pricing with RPR

RPR’s powerful analysis tools are helping REALTORS® across the country educate and impress clients. Starting with the AVM or RVM® for a property, we’ll show you how to apply your local market intelligence to refine this starting point
with adjustments, addition of home improvement values, and comparison refinement tools. From there we’ll create a quick and easy CMA as well as an in-depth Sales Comparison Analysis, demonstrating how to lead clients through the intricacies of market realities with easy-to-understand facts and graphics. Finally, we’ll use RPR’s Investment Analysis Tool to create an analysis for any type of client, whether they are buying their first home to live in, an investor looking to ‘flip’ a property, or someone looking for a rental.
Register via the PRO Education & Events Calendar for the 1:00 – 2:00pm session.

 

2:15-3:15 pm

RPR Mobile – Big Data, Powerful Reports: Any Time, Any Where

RPR Mobile delivers RPR’s vast repository of property information and tools anytime, anyplace, to your iPhone or Android phone. You’ll have on-the-go access to the property data your clients want. Download RPR Mobile now from the App Store or Google Play, then join us to learn some of the cool tips and tricks of this great NAR member benefit! Before you know it, you’ll be sending reports and searching nearby properties right from your phone.
Register via the PRO Education & Events Calendar for the 2:15 – 3:15pm session.

 

3:45-4:30 pm

Three Ways to Build Listing Inventory with RPR

Looking to build your listing inventory? Many REALTORS® are using RPR as a great resource for prospecting. Join us for this session, where you will learn three effective ways to leverage RPR to target potential sellers and build inventory.
Register via the PRO Education & Events Calendar for the 3:45 – 4:30pm session.

 

 

April On the Road Training: Reno Loans

 

“Understanding Renovation Loans and How to Use Them to Sell More Homes”
with Frank Gemma, Caliber Home Loans

With inventory low, aging housing stock, and high buyer demand for homes in our area, the 203K and HomeStyle Rehab Loan programs are the perfect tools to combat frustrated buyers and multiple offer situations. This class will also shed light on community beautification and stabilization.

If you’ve been afraid to use this program because you think that these programs are difficult and time consuming, you are missing out on an opportunity!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

1. How the Rehab Loan programs work
2. Tools to market “hard to sell” listings
3. Confidence to assist buyers who are interested in this type of financing option

SPEAKER:PRO Affiliate Business Partner & Loan Consultant Frank Gemma with Caliber Home Loans prides himself on educating his borrowers about the loan process, the do’s and don’ts of purchasing a home, and navigating the process to ensure a smooth, on-time closing.

Tuesday, April 5
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
St. Petersburg Main Library (3745 9th Ave N.)

Thursday, April 7
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Palm Harbor Library (2330 Nebraska Ave)

COST:
FREE for PRO members!
$10 for non-members

Space is limited, so secure your seat today! Register on the PRO Education and Events calendar on www.pinellasrealtor.org.