ORLANDO, Fla. – Aug. 13, 2014 – Realtors from across Florida met this morning at REBarCamp Orlando, a free networking-learning event leading up to the 2014 Florida Realtors Convention & Trade Expo.

To start off the day, Margy Grant, Florida Realtors vice president and general counsel, hosted a 45-minute session called "Legal: Ask me anything."

Grant said that Florida Realtors' Legal Hotline – an included free benefit for members – answers over 40,000 inquires per year, and that she's "very, very proud of that service." Grant says lawyers can identify real estate trends early on just by the type of questions.

"We can tell if there's a downturn because you're all asking about marketing," she told the Realtors attending the REBarCamp session. "Tons of deposit and disclosure questions tell me that the market is getting more competitive. If you're asking about procuring cause, it suggests a rebound."