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July 2017


Dear Friends,

I have often used this space to warn others of the risks associated with unlicensed activity. The importance of using a licensed professional cannot be overstated, but the Department of Business and Professional Regulation is committed to proactive means to protect Florida’s consumers and businesses.

To that end, DBPR was proud to be a part of undercover sting operations this month that targeted unlicensed electricians, plumbers and air-conditioning repair technicians in Volusia and Flagler counties. The Department assisted the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud and the State Attorney’s Office in their efforts to stop unlicensed activity.

As a result, “Operation CON-tractor” in Volusia County led to four arrests for unlicensed work in Volusia County, and Flagler County’s “Operation Wrong Number” also resulted in four arrests.

Unlicensed contractors lack the skill to complete a job properly, and their lack of insurance could lead to potentially hazardous conditions and further monetary losses. To make sure you have the right person for the job, you can verify a license by visiting or calling (850) 487-1395. You also can download the DBPR app available in the iTunes and Google Play app stores.

To learn more about unlicensed activity and how you can help stop it, visit DBPR’s Unlicensed Activity Program page here.


Ken Lawson’s Signature

Matilde Miller

Interim Secretary

Department of Business and

Professional Regulation

2601 Blair Stone Road

Tallahassee, Florida 32399

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Events June 2017




The Lambrusco by Fretwell Homes, Ormond Beach

60 Thornhill Chase Circle at Briargate in Hunter's Ridge

Are you looking for some out of the box summer marketing ideas?

Give one or all of the following 5 ideas a try and let me know about your success

1 - Make a Viral Real Estate Video

Viral videos are still all the rage. If you can capture someone’s attention with a funny or insightful clip, you can reach a wider audience through the power of social shares. Everyone loves sharing entertaining videos on Twitter and with family. Even if the audience isn’t your target, they may send the video to someone who is.

2 - Create a Video Tour of Your Neighborhood / Subdivision

A video tour of the neighborhood gives prospective buyers a much better feel for what a neighborhood is like to live in. Unless you live in a major city or tourist area, chances are there are very few videos showing highlights of your neighborhood on YouTube.

Stepping in to fill that void can mean a nice boost to your online presence and can help generate leads.

3 - Learn the Dos and Don'ts of Instagram for Real Estate
Tips include diversifying your posts (posting nothing but listing pictures is boring), using a local perspective, appealing to sellers, focusing on keywords rather than hashtags and more. 

4 - Create a Client Testimonial Packet
“When it comes to landing more deals than my competition, one of the aces up my sleeve is effectively using testimonials to help earn the trust of my potential clients. Nothing is more positive than a third party account of your performance from someone who has done business with you previously. Sometimes this is all it takes to push someone over the edge to work with you and sign the contract.”
5 - Make your home memorable with one stand-out item that buyers can't forget

Have one really quirky item in the house. So when a buyer is talking about it, they can say, “the house with the giant patio grill or the orange rug house.” Have something that stays in their mind about the style or design that is unique from everybody else.

Are you looking for additional ideas?

Contact us for a FREE consultation session.

To define and implement your 2017 social media strategy, contact Ursula Amon




Spike Report

New Members

It's Here! The updated Spike Roster (05/31/17) is now available! 

Click the link below to view: 

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What is a Spike?

Recruiting new members to your local association is an activity recognized and rewarded through the Spike Club. Those who participate are called Spikes. 

For more information on Spikes visit: 

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--Theodore Roosevelt

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 “Every man owes a part of his time and money to the business or industry in which he is engaged.  No man has a moral right to withhold his support from an organization that is striving to improve conditions within his sphere.”

--Theodore Roosevelt

Save the Dates!

No GMM July 

7-13-17:  Deltona UCA Town Hall Meeting

July 27 – 29:  SEBC @ Gaylord Palms

9-20-17: GMM @ LPGA - Ron DeSantis speaking

10-11-17: GMM @ Daytona Airport

10-18 & 10-19, 2017 : FHBA Fall Conference Ponte Vedra

11-05-17: Texas Hold’em Tournament

12-01-17 : Holiday Party/Installation

Click Here for the Calendar of Events for 2017

Thank you to our 2017 Parade Diamond Sponsors 

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Member: Grant Frierdich

Phone: (386) 254-5081

Member: Bryan Tebbe

Phone: (904) 423-0464

Member: Dan Splide

Phone: (386) 463-2700

Member: Chip Miller

Phone: (386) 756-8770

Member: Rose Roberts

(386) 673-7001

Member: Thomas Sauceman

Phone: (386) 775-4684

Member: Letitia Ray

Member: Holly Yelton

Phone: (904) 704-9312

Member: Nick Wanerka

Phone: (386) 446-9626

Membership Renewals

Member: Jack Smith

Phone: (386) 409-3616

Member: Robert Doan

Phone: (386) 255-8171

Member: Mary Thomas

Phone: 386) 483-9100

Member: Don Mastro

Phone: (386) 944-1440

Member: Jeff Miller

Phone: (386) 756-0500

Member: Michael Hall

Phone: 386) 668-8752

Member: Charley Barley

Phone: 386) 341-3234

Member: Lisa Blythe

Member: Mary Mula

Phone: (386) 760-9010

Member: Ashley Schilling

Phone: (386) 631-3419

Member: George Goshorn
Phone: (386) 775-4000



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