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.