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.
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,” says 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 REALTOR® stories from the frontlines with the governor was an incredible opportunity, ” says 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.