Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2015-2016 School Supply Drive to help students at schools in our local communities!

Thank you to the 100+ real estate professionals who joined us at our seminar with Mike Ferry on Sept 15th at the DoubleTree Downtown Orlando! It was a motivating and entertaining session that left all of us energized!

Taking advantage of continuing education and learning opportunities in our field is so important and we feel very lucky to have a trainer with Mike’s credentials here to personally present to our associates and colleagues.

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” 
― Henry Ford

Orlando was ranked as the No. 2 major region in the U.S. for job growth, according to last week’s release of July employment data. The region was the only Florida MSA to earn a spot in the list of the country’s top 10 regional job creators.

While the data emphasized the growth of the West as the nation’s most vibrant region, Orlando was also one of only three regions in the entire South highlighted in the top 10 of the nation’s growth centers.

After most large regional economies began recovering jobs in early 2010, Houston remains the only other large southern city to rival Orlando in total employment growth. The oil-related boom has since slowed along with Houston’s growth while Orlando has maintained the same almost linear trajectory throughout, adding 177,500 jobs since 2010.

Orlando’s net job creation includes 48,200 in the last year and 27,900 from the turn of the year. The region now needs to add an additional 22,900 jobs over the remaining five months of 2015 to register its highest annual job growth in a decade.

With hiring picking up across all sectors in Orlando’s growing economy and infrastructure projects taking hold, that number appears achievable with the current average of 4,000 net new jobs per month.

The team at RE/MAX 200 Realty and RE/MAX Town and Country Realty rallied together again this year to collect back packs and school supplies for students in need at local schools in Orange and Seminole County.  We set a goal of 50 back packs filled with supplies and once again our generous agents and staff members exceeded expectations by reaching nearly 100 back packs.  We hope for a great 2015-2016 school year for all students and their families in Central Florida!

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