From the President

2019 President

Vicky Santana

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Jason M. Jakus
2018 President

The Real Estate Business Institute Florida Chapter recently went through a process to establish a strategic plan for our Chapter. The leadership team met for two days and we had a very productive meeting that will set the direction of our organization moving forward.

I want to take the time to share with you our VISION and our MISSION.





Attaining Excellence through Education and Profitability

Education is the foundation for being the best professional you can be and profitability is why we are all in business.


To be the resource for the Real Estate Business Institute certifications and designations to further professionalism, education and profitability for Florida Realtors®.

The Real Estate Business Institute certifications and designations are fresh, cutting edge and what our members and other Real Estate professionals need to set the foundation of profitability and professionalism in our industry. The Florida Chapter is dedicated to being the resource for you, the real estate professional, and through our private Facebook group, webinars and referral opportunities we want to be your partner in your successful business.

Best Regards,
Jason M. Jakus
2018 President


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Sandra Fernandez 2015 Chapter President CRS,GRI,PMN,TRC,AHWD, CIPS,SFR, CDPE,CRB, BPOR,SRS,ART,MRP

2nd Quarter 2015

The winds of change will push you to a new level if you just spread your wings. We aren’t in the Real Estate business to be average, we want to pursue excellence! This is why we are CRB.  Every day I hear someone say that they are “waiting for the good times to return”.  Just what does that mean??  For most of the REALTORS who express that philosophy, it means just sitting, complaining and waiting for something to happen.  Well, something actually is happening every day and if we aren’t part of the happening we will get lost and will never be able to return to the work we love.  Sounds harsh??  It is, but it’s real truth that we have to face.  Don’t let it happen to you, become a CRB.  A bright light radiates from your national CRB, who spends countless hours in the decision making process in order to bring members the tools and education to keep them top in the profession.  I will also like to thank our sponsors whose contributions ensure that all our events and educational programs with the Florida CRB chapter to be a success.  Their contributions are invaluable, and if anyone is interested in sponsorship you may contact me, Sandra Fernandez at or ((305) 342-2960.  The success of any organization depends on the combined efforts of their leaders and with this being said, I would like to thank my 2015 Board of Directors, Andre Boutte, President-Elect, Vicky Santa, Secretary, Honorah Giumenta, Treasurer and Elizabeth Ruvo, Immediate Past-President.



1st Quarter 2015

Hello to all our Florida CRB Chapter members:

Welcome to another great year with our Florida CRB Chapter.  We have many great programs already in the works for the upcoming months.

To make this the best year possible in this shifting market, here are a couple of simple tips. We know that we need to set goals and have a business plan, but for some reason most REALTORS® leave their fate to chance and hope that a successful, financially rewarding year will just happen. Having a dream and having goals will ensure that you prepare a business plan and stick to it monthly. It really is the only way to be successful in our profession.

Second, if you haven’t already done so, check out our newly enhanced Website, with our searchable database of Member Expertise Profiles. Take a few moments to fill out your profile; we as Florida Chapter members will be able to use this database as a valuable source of information.

Looking to be involved in your board or association? Thinking of running for public office? Need ideas for recruiting agents for your office? Not only will you connect with a fellow REALTOR® for advice, but you also will gain a new referral contact.

Florida CRB Chapter has so much to offer REALTORS® who are feeling challenged in our current marketplace. Our education is fabulous, our networking superb, our support systems invaluable. Get ready for your best year ever!

Chapter President
Sandra Fernandez