Realtors® Collect Gifts for Treasure Coast Children

Realtors® Collect Gifts for Treasure Coast Children

This holiday season, the Realtors® of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale’s (RAPB + GFLR) Treasure Coast Community Outreach Events Committee is performing a Random Act of Kindness to benefit Guardians for New Futures’ Annual Holiday Gift Drive through the Children's Services Council, St. Lucie County.

Realtors® Collect Donations for Palm Beach County Pre-School

Realtors® Collect Donations for Palm Beach County Pre-School

‘Tis the season for giving! Realtors® of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale (RAPB + GFLR) are continuing to partner with Thelma B. Pittman Jupiter Pre-School, a low income early education center to ensure each of their students receive a gift this holiday season.

RAPB + GFLR Hosts Multiple Food Drives in Palm Beach County

RAPB + GFLR Hosts Multiple Food Drives in Palm Beach County

As part of their Random Acts of Kindness Initiative, the Realtors® of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale (RAPB + GFLR) are hosting multiple food drives to help ensure that no Palm Beach County resident goes hungry this holiday season.

RAPB + GFLR Shows Broward County That #RealtorsCare

RAPB + GFLR Shows Broward County That #RealtorsCare

On Saturday, November 3rd, Realtors® of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale (RAPB + GFLR) gathered in Pompano Beach to kickoff Love South Florida Month. The day was organized by Rebuilding Together Broward in partnership with RAPB + GFLR’s Community Outreach Task Force for Broward County and America’s Mortgage Professionals, an RAPB + GFLR Affiliate.

Broward Buyers, Lock in Now. Interest Rates on the Rise

Broward Buyers, Lock in Now. Interest Rates on the Rise

Just in! Newly released market reports from Florida Realtors® detailing recent real estate activity in Broward County. The reports compare year-over-year data for September. Here are statistics on single family homes.

Home Prices are Down in Martin County

Home Prices are Down in Martin County

Just in! Newly released market reports from Florida Realtors® detailing recent real estate activity in Martin County. The reports compare year-over-year data for September. Here are statistics on single family homes.

St. Lucie’s Median Home Price Hits Record High

St. Lucie’s Median Home Price Hits Record High

Just in! Newly released market reports from Florida Realtors® detailing recent real estate activity in St. Lucie County. The reports compare year-over-year data for September. Here are statistics on single family homes.

Hurricanes and Interest Rates and Elections, Oh My!

Hurricanes and Interest Rates and Elections, Oh My!

Just in! Newly released market reports from Florida Realtors® detailing recent real estate activity in Palm Beach County. The reports compare year-over-year data for September. Here are statistics on single family homes.

Stay Current with Broward County’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund

Stay Current with Broward County’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund

On the November 6th ballot, Broward county voters are being asked to approve the enactment of a new Broward County Affordable Housing Trust Fund. The purpose of this proposed Trust Fund is to provide a continuous fund to address the obvious need for affordable housing in Broward County.

Amendment 2 is for Palm Beach Renters

Amendment 2 is for Palm Beach Renters

As the General Election draws near, there’s a multitude of political issues flying around. From candidates’ positions to amendments, we could be impacted in one way or another, for better or worse.

An important issue on the November 6th ballot is one with a proven track record — Amendment 2. It has and will positively affect everybody if passed, and negatively if not.

Looking to Add Resale Value to Your Home?

Looking to Add Resale Value to Your Home?

The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) Research Department has released their annual Remodeling Impact Report. In the 2018 report, they explain how homeowners will add value to their homes by taking care of their lawns and upgrading landscaping.

Realtors®  Donate $18,000 to Local Non-Profit

Realtors® Donate $18,000 to Local Non-Profit

Last week, members of the Young Professionals Network (YPN) of Realtors® Association of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale gathered in an empty warehouse behind the Solid Waste Authority’s Recovered Materials in Processing Facility in West Palm Beach. Their intention was to meet with Paint Your Heart Out (PYHO) President Joanna Aiken and Board Member Robert Waples to present a check for $18,300 to the non-profit, which assists homeowners in financial need with exterior home repairs.

Auction Hosted to Benefit the Realtor® Party

Auction Hosted to Benefit the Realtor® Party

On September 28th, the Realtors® of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale and the South Broward Board of Realtors® hosted the Realtor® Party Auction to benefit the Realtor® Party. The auction took place at the Pier 66 Hotel and Marina in Fort Lauderdale.

Realtors® of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale Awarded Business of the Year

Realtors® of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale Awarded Business of the Year

At the 34th Annual Business and Industry Awards, the Realtors® of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale won the Business of the Year Award in the Real Estate Category. The awards ceremony was hosted on September 26, 2018 by the St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce and recognized the best businesses and industry leaders in St. Lucie County.

Newly Merged Associations Continue to Raise the Bar With Achievements & Milestones

Newly Merged Associations Continue to Raise the Bar With Achievements & Milestones

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORDIA (August 14, 2017) - The Realtors® Association of the Palm Beaches (RAPB) and Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors® (GFLR), were recently honored by the WAV Group with the first WAVes of Change Award.  The award was created by the leading real estate business and communications consulting firm to honor those that have made bold new moves to create positive waves of change in the industry.

Vote Passed to Merge

Vote Passed to Merge

Union with Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors® Creates One of the Largest Mergers in History

The Realtors® Association of the Palm Beaches (RAPB) has announced the member vote passed for the merger with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors® (GFLR).  This merger will form the third largest local Realtor® association in the nation becoming the Realtors® of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale.  According to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), this is the first local association merger of 2017.

“With a 99% passing rate, as well as the highest voter participation in the history of the RAPB, our members turned out in record numbers to vote in support of the merger”. said Dionna Hall, Chief Executive Officer of RAPB. Hall will be installed as the CEO of the merged Association and MLS.

 

One of the Nation's Top MLSs in the Works

One of the Nation's Top MLSs in the Works

The Realtors of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale will offer local governance, increased services to agents.

Key Takeaways

  • As Realtor association CEO retires, merger talks come to life to offer agents and brokers economies of scale.

Two local Florida Realtor associations are merging to form the third-largest Realtor association and one of the largest MLSs in the country.

The boards of directors of the Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches (RAPB) and Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors (GFLR) have unanimously voted to merge to become the Realtors of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale, which will have more than 25,000 agent, broker and appraiser members.