Realtors Association of St. Lucia Announces Election of New Executive Board
Rodney Bay, Gros Islet – March 24th, 2018 – On Thursday March 8th, 2018, the Realtors Association of St. Lucia Ltd, elected its new Executive Board. The out going President, Welcome St. Rose graciously administered the election process, which after voting, the 2018 – 2019 Board was elected.
The newly elected Executive Board comprises of the following members:
Heather Floissac (Managing Director of Belle Vue Properties) – President,
Anselm Mathurin (Director of Freedom Fund Inc.) – Vice President,
Cleopatra Antoine (Managing Director of House Hunters) – Secretary,
Micha Landers (Managing Director of Multiple Listings & Real Estate Services) – Treasurer
Janine Royer (Managing Director of Caribbean Habitats Real Estate Services) – Public Relations Officer.
The new Board is committed to continuing the work of past executives, with a focus not only on securing legislation for the regulation of the local Real Estate Industry, but also in working to achieve continued growth in the industry so as to ensure all Real Estate Agents adhere to the highest business and ethical standards. To this end, we would like to invite our fellow practicing colleagues to join us in making a difference in the industry.
1) At least 1-year experience as a practicing Real Estate Agent / Broker,
2) Copy of Business Registration Certificate,
3) Enrolment via deposit in the Monroe College Real Estate Certificate Course
4) Paid Membership Fee $250.00 – $500.00
[Associate and Auxiliary Members EC$250.00]
[Agent (One person ran Real Estate Firm) EC$300.00]
[Broker (Firm comprised of more than one person) EC$500.00]
About the Real Estate Association of St. Lucia:
The Real Estate Association of St. Lucia was established in 2009 and is currently headed by its newly elected president Heather Floissac. It is a St. Lucia single-industry trade association that represents over 30 real estate brokers, agents and salespeople, working through approximately 30 real estate agencies across St. Lucia. A Real Estate Agent may become a member by applying either by email or by filling out a form which is located on the association’s website. Once we have received your application, along with the required documentation, the board will review your details and render a decision about your application.
Benefits of becoming a member of the St. Lucia Realtors Association?
Our aim is to make sure that all agents are providing the same high quality of service across the island.
B. Certification – Licences
We have been strongly encouraged by the ECCB, to organize the association because of the significant value of real estate financed by the banks. The goal is to have all agents licensed to practise real estate in St. Lucia. It is not a matter of if this will happen, but when it will happen. The association is currently in talks with the relevant Government Officials, with strides made toward the passing of the legislation. After the legislation has been formalized, licenses will be issued to all members who can then operate. Without legislation no association can operate effectively. This will raise the confidence level of clients who want to deal with agents knowing that there is recourse if they are not given professional service.
Share leads and exponentially increase your sales opportunities by 1) getting access to exclusive content from The Association and 2) co-broking with other active agents to close more deals. Additionally share information on service providers, and other industry partners.
A key responsibility of The Association is to offer unbiased mediation for member disputes when needed to help achieve fair and amicable outcomes in an effort to avert the cost and toll of formal litigation.
All registered members are listed on The Association’s website. Some members tend to only work with other members of the association to avoid conflict. Internationally, customers are used to collaborating with Realtors who are part of a structured organization. It gives them more confidence in doing business with a registered/current member; they feel more comfortable that if an issue arises, there will be some sort of recourse. It also makes your business attract more serious clients, and your earning potential will also increase as these clients choose to do business with a company that is associated with a recognised, officially registered body. Also, the Association encourages members to list properties for free on The Associations website.
For more information on membership please log onto our website www.slurealtorsassociation.com/forms/ and complete the application form online, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you an application form. We would love to hear from you.