RISMEDIA, June 21, 2012–Carol A. Hill, Broker and senior vice president, Prudential Network Realty in Jacksonville, Fla joined top real estate brokers and REALTORS® from across Florida in Tallahassee to meet with Gov. Rick Scott, House Speaker Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park, and other state leaders as part of Florida REALTORS® Top 50 Broker Fly-In on June 21.
Ms. Hill and other brokers discussed a number of issues that affect all Floridians and the state’s economy, including how to encourage job growth, attract diversified industries and strengthen the state’s business-friendly climate.
“Every day, brokers hear from their agents about the challenges in Florida’s real estate markets,” said John Sebree, senior vice president of public policy for Florida REALTORS®. “I believe it was clear to all of the brokers who made the trip to Tallahassee that together, their voices are heard by Florida’s leaders. Together, we can make great progress on the most important issues of today. ”
“Sharing REALTORS® stories from the frontlines with the governor was an incredible opportunity, ” said Ms. Hill. “Using real-life cases of transactions that fell through because of a lack of property insurance options, for example, resonated with Governor Scott.”
Brokers also discussed property tax issues, including Amendment 4, the proposed constitutional amendment supported by Florida REALTORS®. If passed by voters in November, Amendment 4 would create jobs, grow the state’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), increase Floridians’ personal income and help strengthen the state’s housing recovery, according to a new study by Florida TaxWatch, a nonpartisan, nonprofit public policy research institute.
Prudential Network Realty is an independently owned and operated franchise of Brookfield Residential Property Services (Brookfield). Since 1988, Founder, President and CEO Linda H. Sherrer has led a team of more than 300 real estate professionals in eight branch offices in the buying and selling of residential property throughout Northeast Florida. The company also operates a corporate REO and relocation division, a builder sales and marketing division, a title company, a mortgage company and a referral company. During the past decade, the company has sold more than 25,000 homes valued at more than $7 billion.
Brookfield is a leading global provider of real estate and relocation services, analytics and knowledge. Brookfield is North America’s third largest residential real estate brokerage business and the second largest provider of global relocation services. Through its real estate brands, Brookfield has a network of approximately 80,000 sales professionals and 2,800 brokerage locations.