5/23/22 Intro to Commercial Property Management (4CE)

5/23/22 Nightmare on Main Street - When Real Estate Transactions Go Wrong Registration (3CE)

5/31/22 EPCAR will be closed in observance on Memorial Day

6/1/22 District 10 Conference

6/2/22 MLS Basic- In Person

6/2/22 ICE: Master Your Market with Sunstats (2CE)

6/5/22 Volunteering at Lake Wales Care Center

6/13-7/29 Stuff the Bus- Back to School Drive

6/14/22 It's A Small World After All! An Introduction to Building Global Business (3CE)

6/20/22 Exploring Commercial Real Estate - Office (4CE)

6/23/22 New Member Orientation

6/23/22 Discover the Possibilities with Home Possible® Mortgages and HomeOne®


EPCAR Stuff the Bus School drive is June 13th-July 29th. We are looking for offices that would like to be a collection sight for donations, if you would like to have a collection bin at your office please email


10 Additional Tax Holidays in 2022

  • A one-month Fuel Tax Holiday from October 1, through October 31, 2022, saving Floridians $200 million by lowering the price of gas by 25.3 cents per gallon.
  • A 3-month sales tax holiday for children’s books from May 14 through August 14, 2022, providing $3.3 million in tax relief.
  • A one-year sales tax holiday from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023, for baby and toddler clothes and shoes, providing $81.5 million in tax relief.
  • A one-year sales tax holiday from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023, for children’s diapers, providing $38.9 million in tax relief.
  • A 14-day Back-to-School sales tax holiday from July 25 through August 7, 2022, for clothing, shoes, backpacks, and school supplies, providing $100 million in tax relief.
  • A 14-day Disaster Preparedness sales tax holiday from May 28 through June 10, 2022, for supplies such as flashlights, radios, tarps, batteries, and fire extinguishers, providing $25.6 million in tax relief.
  • A 7-day Tool-Time sales tax holiday from September 3 through September 9, 2022, for tools and other home improvement items, providing $12.4 million in tax relief.
  • A two-year sales tax holiday from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2024, for impact resistant windows, doors, and garage doors, providing $442.8 million in tax relief.
  • A 7-day Freedom Week from July 1 to July 7, 2022, providing a sales tax exemption for specified admissions and items related to recreational activities, providing $70.6 million in tax relief.
  • A one-year Energy Star Appliances sales tax holiday from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023, for washing machines, clothes dryers, water heaters, and refrigerators, providing $78.5 million in tax relief.


According to the Governor, the tax package is expected to provide $1.2 billion in relief for Floridians. You can read the full announcement of the tax package signing here.


Important NAR Update

Last week, NAR Directors approved the continuation of the Consumer Ad Campaign, increasing the annual special assessment from $35 to $45 per year per member because of the increased cost of media. The current campaign, That's Who We R, is now in its fourth year and has garnered 42 advertising industry awards.


This is NOT an EPCAR bill increase!


NEW Tech Helpline App!

Connecting with Tech Helpline just got easier with the all-new Tech Helpline app.
Through the app, members are able to call for help, open a case, and chat with an analyst. 
Get it on the App Store or Google Play by searching "Tech Helpline".

Newest Florida Realtor Member Benefit

On May 19th, Florida Realtors announced its newest member benefit for all members: Get free real estate infographics branded YOUR way with Florida Realtors' newest member benefit, Photofy.


With the free Photofy app, members can create and share eye-catching social media infographics in just 30 seconds. Learn more about the app and how to get started here: 



New Member Orientation

May 19th



  • Engage the entire commercial value chain – from financing and development to sales and property management.
  • Pitch your project to key players and partners who are ready to negotiate.
  • Connect with the commercial players, partners, and peers with the power to impact your profits—no matter what corner or what level of the market you’re working in.
  • Showcase your properties and investment opportunities at the Expo.
  • Gain direct access to the people and projects that could lead to major investment in your market.
  • Hear the latest on industry trends from industry titans and thought leaders.

EPCAR Who’s Who

Membership/Supra -


Melody Kassay -

Business Partners
Melody Kassay


RPAC/Government Affairs

Anthony Sumner

Info Hub Issues
Tenelle Frasher-

Notice of Member Passing
Tenelle Frasher-


Professional Standards

Jennifer Garula-


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Business Partner of the Week

Brian Durden- Compass Mortgage LLC


I am a Polk County native born in Winter Haven, FL with 5 years of real estate experience. I am passionate about customer service and I understand that real estate transactions are done throughout all days of the week and is available 24/7 for my clients and partners. I received my B.S. in Real Estate from the University of Central Florida and reside in Lakeland. When it’s time to relax, I enjoy spending time with my four children, wife, and exercising through running and cycling.

Brian Durden- Compass Mortgage LLC














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