Florida Realtors Annual Meeting Celebrates 100 Years in the Rear View Mirror

Celebration. A century of Service. 100 yers.

This week, Realtors throughout the Sunshine State will assemble in Orlando for a meeting that is literally 100 years in the making. “Celebration100” is the Florida Realtors® annual Convention & Trade Expo, taking place Aug. 24-28, 2016, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando.

It’s going to be a convention for the ages, from a 100th Birthday Party celebration featuring America’s number one private party band “Party On The Moon,” to the General Session featuring Jay Leno, the 22-year host of “The Tonight Show,” who is considered one of the greatest stand-up comics of all time.

The schedule is jammed-packed with three days of courses, meetings, and educational sessions that will explore the hottest topics of the day. The complete schedule with times and locations is online.

Meet Us at the Expo

You’ll find our Tech Helpline Internet Café onsite, where you can check email, get technical help from one of our experienced Tech Helpline analysts, or ask the Tech Helpline experts about Form Simplicity, MLSAdvantage, IDX or Florida Living Network.

At the Form Simplicity booth, we can demo the broker tools for you or answer any of your questions. For a little recreational fun, challenge one of our staff members to a foosball table or arcade game.

You’ll find both our Form Simplicity and Tech Helpline teams in the foyer in front of the Sebastian Ballroom where the Trade Expo is located.

The Trade Expo features more than 170 industry experts and exhibitors showcasing the latest marketing and technology products. The best part: entry to the Trade Expo this year is free!

At the Solution Center, which will be held inside the Trade Expo, please join us for two quick looks into Form Simplicity, scheduled for Thursday, August 25th :

9:15 to 9:45 am – “Broker Transaction Management Tools – Simple, Efficient, and Profitable”

4:45 to 5:15 pm – “Discover eSign – the Digital Signature Solution for Florida Realtors”

Check out our new Form Simplicity video, which will be shown on the big screens throughout the convention.

Centennial Celebration

Another video worth watching that you can view now commemorates the 100th journey of the Florida Realtors. It’s called “A Century of Service,” and takes you on a decade-by-decade journey through the rich history of Florida Realtors, from 1916 to today. The video is really a short documentary, just short of 30 minutes in length, and is filled with rare historic photos and highlights the legislative milestones and events that have shaped the state and the Realtor profession in the past 100 years.

Just think about the hundreds of thousands of Realtors who have helped millions of Floridians achieve the dream of owning a home or business over the last 100 years. Our mission remains focused on advancing Florida’s real estate industry by shaping public policy, teaching ethical practice and enhancing efforts of local associations to provide the tools members need to succeed.

100 Years Later
Today, Florida Realtors is the largest trade association in the state of Florida, with 155,000 members strong. We’ve come a long way from the time when horses were the primary form of transportation and America was about to enter its First World War. It’s a proud moment for every employee and member of Florida Realtors, and we are looking forward to the amazing things we can accomplish together in the next century.

If you are in Orlando this week, why don’t you come celebrate with a 100-year old – it’s certain to be a celebration for the ages.

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