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Applications Now Open for YPN REALTORS® to Watch Under 40 Program

SARASOTA, Fla. (April 22, 2021) - The RASM Young Professionals Network has opened applications for the 2021 REALTORS® To Watch Under 40 program. Each year, a select group of agents under the age of 40 are recognized as the rising stars in our local real estate community. This award recognizes a group of REALTORS® who [...]

Historically Strong Seller’s Market Challenges Buyers

Click here for the March 2021 Press Release and Statistics. The April 2021 Year-End Stats will be released on May 21. SARASOTA, Fla. (April 22, 2021) – Marking one year since the pandemic, the Sarasota and Manatee housing market continues to surpass all pre-pandemic levels in March of 2021. According to data from Florida REALTORS® [...]

City of Sarasota Revises Vacation Rentals Ordinance

SARASOTA, Fla. (Thursday, April 15) -  The City of Sarasota proposed a vacation rental ordinance in response to neighborhood complaints over party houses in the area. RASM cautioned the City from overreaching and burdening property owners with restrictions when they already had tools at their disposal to address the situation (Noise ordinances, trash ordinances, open [...]

Meet the RASM Leadership Institute Class of 2021

Congratulations to the 12 REALTORS® selected to be participants in the RASM Leadership Institute Class of 2021. The RASM Leadership Institute is a rigorous program designed to develop emerging REALTOR® leaders who want to get involved, make a difference, grow their business, and expand their leadership skills. Brian Partie, Ascendia Real Estate Group Brooke Mailloux, [...]

Fair Housing Month: RASM Stands For Housing For All

Commitment to community is at the core of the REALTOR® proposition. Diversity inspires us to challenge our assumptions; our different backgrounds and our points of view make us stronger when we consider them together. We mightily enforce that commitment through our Code of Ethics, which commands mutual respect regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, [...]

6 Local Realtors® Make a Commitment to Excellence in Q1 of 2021

SARASOTA, Fla. (April 1, 2021) – In the first quarter of 2021, 6 REALTOR® members of the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee earned the Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) endorsement from the National Association of REALTORS®. The endorsement goes to Realtors® who have demonstrated knowledge and competency in 10 core areas of real estate practice. [...]

Hard-Working Floridians Need Our Help

This is your wake-up call, Florida, and we need your help to save affordable housing. Last week, lawmakers in Tallahassee pushed forward two bills – HB 5401 and SB 2512 – that would permanently redirect two-thirds of the housing trust funds each year to sea level rise and wastewater infrastructure projects. That’s some serious money [...]

Serve as a RASM Officer or Director in 2022, Applications Due May 31!

You can be a part of the next generation of REALTOR® leaders who will guide our Association into the future. The real estate industry is constantly evolving, adapting to new paradigms, and our Association must do the same to thrive, and remain a strong, viable organization, and be the Association of Choice for our members. [...]

Low Inventory Drives Up Home Prices in February 2021

Click here for the February 2021 Press Release and Statistics. The March 2021 Year-End Stats will be released on April 22. SARASOTA, Fla. (March 22, 2021) – February’s housing market in Sarasota and Manatee counties showed more closed sales, more cash sales, higher median prices, and limited inventory when compared to a year ago. According [...]

Helping Clients and Agents in a Low Inventory Market

by Lee Nelson Prepare buyers for steep competition and what they may need to include in their offer. 3 Takeaways: Waiving some contingencies such as an inspection can put buyers at financial risk. Clients need to be emotionally prepared for the possibility of finding a home they didn’t envision. Sometimes putting in an escalation clause [...]

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