We are constantly looking for ways to improve the residential and commercial real estate transaction process, to include expanded buyer and seller referral resources and growth opportunities for our Realtor community. We get questions daily from consumers that are new to the real estate transaction process. As you can see from our Consumer Services Page, we provide quick overviews of the transaction process and what they should consider when choosing a Listing or Buyer’s Agent. All of our pages are an accumulation of our Best Practices over the years. We welcome your input and direction to constantly improve our education and guidance resources.

As you can see, we are strong advocates for the critical services and direction provided by our Realtor community to buyers and sellers. We realize that for you to be the best…you have to align yourself with the best. We look forward to working and growing together!

RECS are proud and active members of the Florida Realtors, Orlando Regional Realtor Association, Osceola County Realtor Association and the Central Florida Women’s Council of Realtors. Many of our team members have and are currently serving in key committee, leadership and educational roles.

“How New Government Consumer Protections Impact Real Estate Transactions”

Effective October 3, 2015, all financed real estate transactions will require two new consolidated forms – the new Loan Estimate (LE) and the new Closing Disclosure Form (CDF.) This is the culmination  of a complicated eight year regulatory process where we have seen the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), new consumer enforcement and investigative powers, new mortgage regulations, forms, timeframes and industry workflows.

Dana R. Ward, Owner of RECS, has written a comprehensive review of these regulations and received FREC approval for a three hour Realtor CE on these topics. Over the last eight years, Dana has become an industry expert on these changes and has made countless Realtor presentations and has been a guest speaker with the Florida Association of Realtors, Women’s Council of Realtors, Mortgage Bankers Association, and the Florida Association of Mortgage Brokers. Because it is so critical for Realtors to understand all the changes, we have made the entire presentation available here for your review .  Also available is our quick Realtor Best practices summary you can use as an easy reference for all your mortgaged sales contracts after October 3, 2015.

Now if that is not enough, please click here for CFPB’s excellent summary “The real estate professional’s guide!”

Call anyone on our RECS with your questions!

24/7 Rate Quoter RECS was the first to develop and offer guaranteed 24/7 on-line rate quotes that align to the lender’s Loan Estimate (LE) and the Closing Disclosure Form (CDF.) Give your buyers and sellers a quick snapshot of their closing costs…and see exactly what they will see at the closing table! Please contact Heidi at (407) 432-8508 to sign-up for these services and to get a quick overview and options. You can also click on our “NEED A QUOTE” tab on any page of our web site.

RECS is an Approved Buyer Select Closing Agent for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  When purchasing a HUD sale the buyer can now choose their own settlement/title company, but the settlement company must be vetted and approved by HUD. Simply give us a call and we can provide you our HUD Title ID Number and get your closing and title work started!

Short Sales Negotiation Strategic Partners The short sale negotiation process needs to be handled by an experienced Realtor or an entity licensed for such activities. It is a very specialized skill set so RECS has aligned with a local attorney and regional provider to assist Realtors in streamlining the approval process. In both cases, RECS remains your local title and closing provider and works closely with our strategic partners to streamline the approval and closing process. It is a solid business model where each partner concentrates on what they do best and accountability for your transaction remains here locally. Contact us with your questions and reliable negotiation services referrals.

Best Practices for Successful Short Sale Transactions written by the owner Dana Ward is available for sale at our RECS offices and the Orlando Regional Realtor Association. This is a practical guide to streamlining the short sale process. Contact our offices for your copy. Credit cards accepted.

 

Listing Strategies – Best Practices Some of the best listing advice we have ever heard was to stop talking about listing homes and start talking about selling homes! It is a powerful paradigm shift that puts Realtors in a better state of mind to sell more homes and to prepare for success!

Have You Ever Thought about Becoming a Broker? Many Realtors dream of running their own real estate business for various reasons. Unfortunately, a large percentage of new brokers do not survive. Here are some of the things you should consider if you want to be “The Broker.”

Continuing Education Opportunities