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February 2017

Building a career before joining family business
With her soft-spoken, almost meek manner, it seems unlikely Carlotta Landschoot would become a driving force behind a sprawling real estate corporation. >> Read Full Story

February 2017
Celebrating 2017, honoring 2016
Excitement and optimism filled the air early Wednesday, Jan 18, at the Adam W. Herbert University Center at the University of North Florida as some 200 members and guests filled the room in anticipation of the installation of NEFBA’s 2017 roster of officers and the presentation of awards for 2016. Jerry Linder, former president of the Florida Home Builders Association and past president of NEFBA, proudly installed Lee Arsenault as NEFBA’s new president. The board of directors was installed as a body. (See list on Page 33.) >> Read Full Story
Working together is key to growing NEFBA
What a great beginning to what promises to be an exciting year for the industry and our association. >> Read Full Story
Builders Care did a lot of good work in 2016
In December, Builders Care Executive Director Justin Brown reflected on the challenges and successes of the charitable arm of the Northeast Florida Builders Association. >> Read Full Story
Area maintained growth trend in December
The end of 2016 continued its growth trend in the Northeast Florida housing market since 2009, when the total permits issued was 3,256. With 7,906 permits issued in 2016, the local industry demonstrated a steady increase last year. >> Read Full Story
Upcoming events
Local events are listed first, then NEFBA events. Council and committee events are listed in alphabetical order by event name for convenience in tracking your area of interest. >> Read Full Story
New member spotlight: Horizon Promotional Products, Jack Boyd
Horizon Promotional Products selects top-quality items from its best suppliers and at negotiated bulk-purchase pricing. >> Read Full Story
Sponsor spotlight: BrandMortgage, Ben Stephens
When you choose BrandMortgage, you are choosing a lender that can provide you with unprecedented results and a company with a long history of proud mortgage bankers. >> Read Full Story
Welcome, new members
The following companies became NEFBA members in December: >> Read Full Story
Where are you on this month’s Spike list?
ALL-TIME BIG SPIKE 1,500+ “Buddy” James 1,965 GRAND SPIKE 1,000-1,499 Doug Wenzel 1,450 STATESMAN SPIKE 500-999 Omar Farhat 905 SUPER SPIKE 250-499 Richard Dostie 462.5 Bryan Lendry 424 Carmel... >> Read Full Story
Government advocacy update
NEFBA’s Government Affairs Committee: The next Government Affairs meeting is 8:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 23, at the NEFBA offices (103 Century 21 Drive, Suite 100). >> Read Full Story
Cornerstone of strategy: customer service
Before the recession of 2008, CornerStone Homes was like most homebuilders in Florida. >> Read Full Story
‘With us, one plus one equals three’
In the depths of the recession Watson Realty agent Elise Beard was so busy she thought about quitting. >> Read Full Story
How to navigate the fast-changing skies
One of the first things agents learned at the Real Estate and Drones presentation last month was much of what was being shared would probably become obsolete. >> Read Full Story
Workers’ comp issues key for state’s builders
Though the Florida Legislature’s session doesn’t begin until March 7, Realtor and builder associations are busy laying the foundation for the agenda’s they’ll promote in 2017. >> Read Full Story
Rookie Realtors selling like veterans
When Realtors Oksana Pondo and Marnie Miller list a home, they often hire a drone video-grapher to create a narrated see-it-through-the-air property tour and a 3-D still photographer to create a virtual interior walk-through. >> Read Full Story
Several loans available for distressed properties
They learned how to turn any house into a customer’s potential dream home. >> Read Full Story
Watson expanding to Ocala market
After years of analyzing the Ocala market, Watson Realty Corp. is expanding into the area. >> Read Full Story
Leap of faith led to successful career
Sometimes in life, taking a leap such as making a career change, can lead to success beyond expectation. >> Read Full Story
A few changes when renewing your license
There are changes when it comes to renewing a Florida real estate license. >> Read Full Story


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