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Hurricanes are strong storms that can be life-threatening as well as cause serious property-threatening hazards such as flooding, storm surge, high winds and tornadoes. Preparation is the best protection against the dangers of a hurricane. Know the difference between the threat levels and plan accordingly.

It’s important that families review the list and tailor it to their location and unique needs. Individuals should also consider preparing two emergency kits — one full kit at home and a smaller portable kit for the workplace or vehicle.

If finances are tight, buy a few things at a time until your kit is complete.

Beyond the basics, consider the following: cash in case credit cards or ATMs cannot be accessed, games and puzzles for kids to

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The one-and-only Mike Ferry will be delivering an EXCLUSIVE power presentation for The Signature Real Estate Companies

 Tuesday 9.20.16 from 8:30am-1:15pm

THE POLO CLUB OF BOCA RATON

5400 Champion Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33496

RSVP is required for this valuable training

RSVP: Events@QuadCompanies.com

 HE’S EXCITING…HE’S DYNAMIC…

HE’S MOTIVATING…HE’S ENERGIZING…

 Mike Ferry will conduct a live EXCLUSIVE Power Presentation for The Signature Real Estate Companies. Mike is in very high demand and is the most recognized and accomplished Real Estate Trainer in history! This opportunity is available on a first-come-first-serve RSVP basis. Mike will be giving us

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The ultimate goal of a listing agreement is to give yourself enough time to sell a property at the highest price and for the best possible terms. But some terms are not negotiable. Here are answers to four common questions about listing agreements:

Must a listing agreement contain an end date? Yes. Under Florida law,

May a listing agreement contain an automatic renewal clause? No. Instead, you and the seller should choose a mutually agreeable termination date, which can always be modified or extended.

Will I lose my commission if a listing is under contract but the closing does not occur until after the termination date? If you used a Florida Realtors' listing agreement,you are protected. It contains a provision stating that the agreement extends

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Here's a safety checklist to review with sellers:

Valuables. Remind customers that strangers will be walking through their home during showings or open houses. Tell them to hide any valuables in a safe place. For security's sake, they should remove keys, credit cards, jewelry, crystal, furs and other valuables from the home or lock them away during showings.

Prescription drugs. A growing number of real estate professionals are reporting the theft of prescription drugs from sellers' homes during open houses. To safeguard against this, suggest your clients remove or lock up all prescriptions.

Personal information. Sellers shouldn't leave personal information like mail or bills out in the open where anyone can see it and potentially copy down Social

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Question: My neighbor is being pursued by our board for a seemingly benign or conjured violation, which could result in a fine being levied. Our condominium documents have a "boiler plate," catch-all nuisance provision. Can an open-ended "nuisance" provision be used to manufacture a so-called violation? – K.M., Stuart

Answer: Your question is a common question asked by many of our association and unit owner clients when an owner causes a disturbance, whether it be loud parties, dog barking at all hours of the day or night, or even when a unit owner is verbally abusing neighbors, board members and vendors.

Although I am not aware of the specific facts of the situation to which you refer, your community's nuisance provision is similar to Florida's

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Key Takeaways

New technologies are constantly changing the way we do business. Make sure you’re keeping up with the times.

Apps and social media used properly can help new (and veteran) agents grow their business and stay organized.

Podcasts can help you stay motivated and tuned in with current market trends and news.

Cars can drive themselves; shoes can tie themselves, and people can now take vacations on the moon. OK, maybe the last one is a few years away still, but technologies are quickly changing the way we interact with the world, and the real estate industry is evolving with it.

Staying on top of the latest tech trends is critical to starting and maintaining a successful career. That’s why now, more than ever, new agents

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Are you a Signature Team Member who is an UNDER 40 “Young Professional”?

We are in the process of developing some networking, technology and training tools that we think are specifically apropos for the UNDER 40 YOUNG PROFESSIONALS; however, every single person from within the Signature Family, regardless of age, will be able to benefit, participate in and use the tools that we are putting together. According to The National Association of REALTORS®, the Median Age for a REALTOR® is presently 58. Many people under 40 find a career in real estate to be especially challenging and competitive, so we want to specifically reach out to this younger demographic and offer some assistance, tailored to their generation(s). Again, everyone in our firm is more

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Palm Beach County Hurricane Week
June 1st marks the first day of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane season.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) released its annual outlook for the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season on May 22. Forecasters predict between 8 and 13 named storms, of which 3 to 6 could become hurricanes including 1 to 2 major hurricanes.   If you have not already started preparing, NOW is the best time to start making preparations in the event that we have a storm.  You may want to review the following sites for information on shelters, preparation checklist, shopping list, etc.   Some of this information, including the shelter lists.      

Hurricane Preparedness Information:

Ready - Prepare . Plan . Stay Informed = http://www.ready.gov/
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