Welcome to the Florida RRC

Hello FLORIDA RRC! Welcome to your spot for information about everything RRC!

As you know, education is our top priority as we strive to provide REALTORS® with wonderful opportunities to excel in their business and this has been a great year so far. We have several fantastic classes and events coming up during the year and hope that you will be able to attend.

If you are interested in getting more involved with RRC and hosting an event, we would love to hear from you. Feel free to contact April Gayle Gausman at CRSFLPresident@gmail.com.

We are “Living the Dream” and embracing the visions and goals of our new Residential Real Estate Council of Florida. Our national entity – formerly the Council of Residential Specialists (CRS) – is now Residential Real Estate Council (RRC). However, we continue to be Certified Residential Specialists (CRS) designees. 

During this transition, we have experienced some major challenges with the CRS/RRC website. I want to reassure everyone that the Council is working hard to correct all the issues.

• LOCATE FLORIDA’S WEB PAGE | Go to CRS.com | Click the hamburger icon (3 horizontal lines) in the upper left corner | Click on State of Florida  
• RRC FLORIDA | Official Facebook page for State news and events | Please “Like” our page but please don’t “share” your personal marketing or listings
• DUES RENEWAL | Deadline without Penalty March 31, 2018 | $195 annual dues
• ANNUAL 2 MAINTENANCE UNITS | Deadline December 31, 2018
• ON THE ROAD WITH RRC/CRS | A “not to be missed” District FUN networking event jam-packed with education and tidbits to immediately make you more $$$ | Meets annual maintenance units
• LOCAL NETWORKING DIRECTORS | LNDs formerly District Vice Presidents (DVPs) | Find your LND on Florida’s web page
• CRS COURSES | The Council has revamped our CRS courses with several new instructors | Florida RRC/CRS has scheduled many new CRS courses

YOU ARE NOT ON THE RRC/CRS BUS if you don’t “Like” us on Facebook or check out Florida’s new web page within CRS.com. I hope to see you when “On the Road with RRC/CRS” comes to your area!

-2018 Florida RRC President

April Gayle Gausman, CRS Tampa Bay

Florida Courses & Events  

Register for an upcoming local RRC course or event in your state.

RRC’s one-day and two-day classroom courses allow you to learn skills in an intensive, hands-on, in-person environment, with other real estate agents.

Connect with other successful real estate professionals in your area to participate in social events and network with like-minded individuals, who can be valuable referral sources in the future.

Upcoming Events
Mar 23, 2018
Brickell Flatiron - Miami, FL United States

This event will take place from 12:00 - 3:00 pm

Join us in sunny Miami for an afternoon packed with high-value presentations! This event meets your 2 maintenance requirements. RRC/CRS members will receive their new CRS pin (gold or silver), and lunch will be provided. Free valet parking for attendees.
This is a District event to network with local CRS designees and potential new members and an opportunity to learn about what’s for YOU on the RRC new website and meet your local RRC leadership team and April Gayle Gausman, your Florida RRC President.

Guest speakers are as follows:
Topic: Real Estate Technology, Tech Trends, Artificial Intelligence
Keynote Speaker Name: Jason Jakus, CRS
Speaker Title: Author | Realtor | CRS
Company: Next Home Advisors
Jason Jakus has been featured on FOX and NBC for his insight into the current state of the real estate market in Southwest Florida. Jason won a Quilly® award from the National Academy of Best-Selling Authors in 2013 for his best-selling book Cracking the Real Estate Code. He is a national speaker, real estate instructor, and business results coach. Jason is the 2015 President of the Realtor Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach.
Topic: Using Video in Marketing Your Real Estate Business

Speaker Name: Mike Sahno
Speaker Title: Author, Speaker, Publisher
Company: Sahno Publishing
Mike Sahno has been featured on numerous podcasts, including Dr. Gayle Carson’s Living Regret Free, Dr. Jaime Kulaga’s The Dr. Jaime Audio Experience, and Change: Redefining Success with Kate Navarro Fessler. Mike is the author of three novels and a collection of short stories. Since 2001, he has written more than 1,000 articles on a wide range of topics, and his work has appeared in Money, Fortune, and Entrepreneur. He is President & CEO of Sahno Publishing in Tampa.

Topic: Resolution Reset: Goals, Motivation and Habit Formation
Webinar Host Name: Elizabeth Stone
Host Title: Co-founder/Group Leader, Happy Home Group
Company: RE/MAX Allegiance
A Realtor® Magazine 30 Under 30 Honoree in 2017, Elizabeth Stone is a co-founder of her small team, Home Happy Group at RE/MAX Allegiance, in the Virginia suburbs of DC. Millennially-minded, Elizabeth is the team’s head technologist, finding new apps and programs to improve their operations.

Topic: Get the Most Out of Our New RRC Website
Speaker Name: April Gayle Gausman, CRS, CIPS, TRC, AHWD, PMN
Speaker Title: 2018 Florida RRC/CRS State President
Company: Global Lifestyle Realty

For questions, contact Vivian Macias at vivian@principalproperties.com

No refunds will be issued for this event.

Apr 19, 2018
Punta Gorda-Port Charlotte-North Port AOR, Inc - Port Charlotte, FL United States

To successfully represent and satisfy their customers, agents must be effective negotiators. In fact, the most recent NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers reports that 87% of buyers identified negotiation skills as a very important quality for their real estate agents. Since another key element of success is developing and sustaining relationships, agents must consider not only the outcome of a negotiation but also their rapport with the other party. This course provides negotiation strategies that enable you to achieve mutually satisfying results rather than haggling over issues that can derail transactions. Through highly-interactive role playing activities, you will develop and practice scripts that can prepare you to successfully negotiate with all parties in a transaction, including clients, other agents, and service providers.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

Apr 19, 2018
West Broward of Sawgrass - Sunrise, FL United States

Whether you are a new agent building your business or an established agent keeping your database fresh, maintaining a flow of potential customers is crucial to your success. Attracting leads is key, but if you don’t have effective systems for converting them into closings, you’re leaving money on the table. This fast paced 1-day course highlights both traditional and digital approaches to identifying and closing more customers. Instruction and activities cover all aspects of a successful customer interaction experience--attraction, first contact, needs analysis, incubation, conversion, closing, and beyond.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

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Network Groups

Network Director Leader/Coordinator - Kristin Triolo

District 1 - Jacksonville/Fernandina Beach - Valerie Womble

District 2 - Palm Coast Daytona/Melboure - Cynthia Bassett 

District 3 - Palm Beaches - Sindee Katz

District 4 - Miami - Vivian Macais

District 5 - Naples - Paula Angelopolous Urbanati

District 6 - West Hillsborough/Pinellas - Renee Thompson

District 6 - East Hillsborough/Lakeland/ Brandon/Riverview - Kathy Razzano

District 7 - Treasure Coast - Kristin Triolo

District 8 - Tallahassee - Justin Peel

District 9 - Pensacola/Panama City/Mexico Beach - Kristin Triolo

District 10 - Orlando-Outlying Area - Diana Barber  

District 11 - Ft. Lauderdale - Sindee Katz

District 12 - Orlando - Sue Vasquez

District 13 - Sarasota/Venice - Marianne Lilly

Get Involved


Whether it is 15 minutes a week, an hour once a month or an event once a year, volunteers are the backbone of RRC.  Volunteering also connects you to other members and expanding your network.  

Contact Kristin Triolo with your questions, a description of your expertise or interest and how much time you have to give.

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Our Sponsors

Gold Level Sponsors:


Silver Level Sponsors:

S-Floridas Powerhouse Inspection Services Group
S-Arrow Exterminators

Bronze Level Sponsors:

B-Women's Council of Realtors