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FEMA is Seeking Multifamily Properties to Support Disaster Survivors

January 24, 2023 -  FEMA is requesting information from owners of multifamily properties that can be repaired to local, state and federal standards and be offered as temporary housing to survivors of Hurricane Ian. Multifamily properties for consideration should be in and around the coastal communities impacted by Hurricane Ian to include Charlotte, Collier, Desoto, [...]

Pre-Closing and Post-Closing Occupancy Issues

By: Garret T. Barnes, Esquire, Barnes Walker, Goethe, Perron, Shea, & Robinson, PLLC While it is best practice to avoid pre-closing and post-closing situations altogether, reality dictates otherwise, and if it is to be done, then it must be done correctly. FR/BAR CONTRACT ADDENDUMS Addendums "T" and "U" of the FR/BAR contract contemplate pre-closing and [...]

Applications Now Open for the RASM Leadership Academy

Are you ready to Reach Further as a leader in Real Estate? The Leadership Academy is a rigorous program designed to train emerging REALTOR® leaders who want to get involved, make a difference, grow their business, and expand their leadership skills. WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Whether your goals are to lead a committee or a [...]

ELEVATE Magazine Going Digital

By: Jeff Arakelian, RASM Chief Executive Officer Happy New Year! The start of the new year has traditionally been a time for New Year's resolutions or to try something new. Last year the Association celebrated its 100-year anniversary and opened our new Bradenton office. We are kicking off 2023 with the introduction of our all-digital [...]

Neighborhood Spotlight: Gillespie Park

Neighborhood Spotlight, originally posted in the November issue of ELEVATE Magazine. By: Tammy Hauser, Founder & CEO, Discover Sarasota Tours If you've ever wondered how golf came to Florida, you might appreciate the efforts of John Hamilton Gillespie, the Father of Sarasota, who brought his beloved game with him when he arrived from Scotland in [...]

Commercial Real Estate Alliance Installs 2023 Officers and Directors

SARASOTA, Fla. (December 20, 2022) – The Commercial Real Estate Alliance (CREA) of the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) installed the 2023 officers and directors at their Installation Breakfast on Tuesday, December 20. William Wilson, CCIM, with Florida First Capital Finance, was installed as the 2023 President of the CREA. 2022 CREA President [...]

RAJC… WIIFY? (What’s in it For You?)

RAJC Article, originally posted in the December issue of ELEVATE Magazine. By: Darla Furst, CRB, Broker & Instructor, Michael Saunders & Company, 2022 RAJC Chair Our world is filled with acronyms and particularly in the business of real estate. So, do you know what the RAJC is and what it provides you? The REALTOR® Attorney [...]

REALTOR® Association Installs 2023 Officers and Directors

SARASOTA, Fla. (Friday, December 9) – The REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) installed the 2023 officers and directors and recognized nine award winners at their Installation and Awards Banquet on December 8, 2022. Incoming President Brian Tresidder, Strategic Growth and Sales Manager at William Raveis Real Estate, will lead the Association throughout the [...]

2022 Award Winners: Honoring RASM’s finest

The year 2022 has been a roller-coaster year of growth, challenges, and overcoming obstacles. We have been through a lot from an intense housing market to inventory and supply shortages, to a devastating hurricane. As we reflect on our many accomplishments, we are proud to recognize those who have inspired, motivated, and shown tremendous leadership [...]

Commercial Real Estate in Southwest Florida Continues to be Good Investment

By Tony Veldkamp, 2022 President of the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee Senior Commercial Advisor, SVN Commercial Advisory Group The National Association of REALTORS® recently held their annual conference in Orlando, and as the 2022 President of the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee, I was able to attend and represent our 8,500 members. [...]

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