I just returned from a Legislative Strategy Session sponsored by the Florida Realtors Association. Kudos to John Fridlington and John Sebree for an amazing 2 day session. Many of your local GADs (Government Affairs Directors) were in attendance as were Chairs and Vice Chairs of Public Policy and all FR Committees that deal with Public Policy. We were privy to the Legislative outlook and calendar for 2012. We had an indepth discussion concerning Amendment 4 and how to achieve victory. Many of the issues that affect all of us in our business and in the interests of our clients whether they be Buyers or Sellers were examined.
The biggest hurdle we face in this upcoming Legislative Session is the Apportionment aspect of the session. Historically this takes longer than is actually allowed. The Legislature may not have the time to address the issues that are important to us during this time period. So we will have to gauge the time accordingly and see what transpires. It was an amazing amount of information in a short 2 day time period. Our Realtor volunteers and Leadership Team work very hard for us.
Last but certainly not least we were introduced to many Republican candidates campaigning at this venue and we were able to attend the Fox News Republican debate that was televised. It was time well spent so that we may begin to make a difference in our members’ business and to continue in the protection of private property rights.
Get Prepared to Make a Difference in 2012
Until Next Monday…