7/14/22 MLS Basic- In Person

7/19/22 Renovation Specialist (3CE)-In-Person

7/20/22 New Member Orientation

7/21/22 ChoiceRenovation & GreenChoice: How Energy Efficiency and Renovation Products are Leading the Way for New Homeowners

8/2/22 Exploring Commercial Real Estate - Retail (4CE)

8/3/22 The Ins and Outs of Tax Certificates and Tax Deeds (4CE)

8/3/22 Art & Science of Negotiations (4CE)

8/4/22 MLS Basic- In Person

8/9/22 1031 Exchange Class

8/10/22 Photofy Webinar

8/17/22 Homestead Exemptions: Filing & Requirements (2CE)

8/23-8/25 Florida Realtor Convention


We are looking at college football tickets to put in our Golf silent auction. Complete the attached survey to let us know which game tickets you want to see in the auction. Click here for survey

Chest of Cheer Raffle tickets are now available.

Igloo Trailmate Journey 70 QT Cooler filled with Spirits


Drawing will be held at the EPCAR Charity Golf Tournament on October 10th at The Country Club of Winter Haven. Winner does not need to be present to win!!! Click here to purchase.


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.


7/13/22 6 Hours of PROPERTY MANAGEMENT LAW Practices, Procedures and Pitfalls Presented by Attorney Harry Heist

This comprehensive class will give you 6 CE Credits and will provide you with over 200 pages of free handouts, as well as information from Application to Eviction and everything in between.

Deadline to Register
Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Ritz Theatre
263 W Central Ave
Winter Haven, FL 33880

NARPM Members: $75
Non-Members/Guests: $100


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: 



Important Florida Realtors Update

Florida Realtors Public Policy has release a statement today regarding Insurance Reform, Condominium Reforms, Florida Hometown Hero Housing Program, and Florida’s Economic Resiliency. Click here to read the full release.


EPCAR Who’s Who

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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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