Polk Area Real Estate Council

We are in this process together, and together we all succeed.

The Polk Area Real Estate Council is a local real estate council serving Polk county in Florida.


New Realtor® Orientation Materials Updated

We are pleased to announce that the materials used in the New Realtor® Orientations in Southeast Florida have been updated for 2024 to include sections on new laws governing condominiums and...



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Counties Served: Polk

Contact: Robert C. Chilton
245 S. Central Avenue
Bartow, FL 33830

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Payable to: Polk Area Real Estate Council
Mail to: Maggie Thumberg, Treasurer
2724 Derbyshire Avenue
Lakeland, FL  33803




Tips on Selling a Home in Florida
Marshall C. Deason, Jr., Board Certified Real Estate Lawyer Tampa Bay Business Law, LLP


Tips on Buying a Home in Florida
Marshall C. Deason, Jr., Board Certified Real Estate Lawyer Tampa Bay Business Law, LLP


Surviving October 3 and Beyond
by Maggie Thumberg, The Fund Senior Underwriting Counsel & Legal & Branch Manager


Real Estate Markets in a Tentative Economic Landscape
by George Ratiu, Director, Quantitative & Commercial Research, National Association of REALTORS®


Robert C. Chilton


Boswell & Dunlap, LLP

Robert C. Chilton, a Winter Haven native and graduate of Winter Haven High School, is a partner...

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Keith H. Wadsworth


Peterson & Myers, P.A.

Keith H. Wadsworth was born in Richmond, Virginia and raised in Winchester, Virginia. He is a...

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Allison W. Cross


GrayRobinson, P.A.

Allison “Alli” Cross is a senior associate in the Lakeland office, focusing her...

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Kyle Jensen

Immediate Past President

Clark, Campbell, Lancaster & Munson, P.A.

Kyle Jensen was born and raised in Ocala, Florida. He received a Bachelor of Science in...

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Philip H. Bush

Past President

Miller Law, P.A.

Philip H. (Phil) Bush was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Lexington, Kentucky. A 1988...

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Sean R. Parker

Past President

Boswell & Dunlap, LLP

Sean is a partner with the firm of Boswell & Dunlap, LLP. He concentrates his law practice on...

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David A. Miller

Past President

Peterson & Myers, PA

David A. Miller is a shareholder in the law firm of Peterson & Myers, P.A. and serves as the...

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Maggie Thumberg


The Fund

Maggie Thumberg is a the Director of Professional Education & Member Support with The Fund...

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Mark G. Turner


Straughn & Turner, P.A

Mark was born in Winter Haven, Florida and has spent his entire career here. Mark practices in...

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