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Build a Team of Partners: Reach Further™ with RASM Business Partners

One of the best ways to steadily grow your real estate business is to network and create reliable connections with other business professionals. In the tight-knit communities of Sarasota and Bradenton, businesses depend on each other for a multitude of goods and services. By immersing yourself in the community and networking with business-building groups, you [...]

RASM REALTORS® Charitable Foundation Announces Opening of Grant Application for Housing-Related Nonprofits

SARASOTA, Fla. (June 6, 2023) – The RASM REALTORS® Charitable Foundation (RRCF), the philanthropic branch of the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM), is pleased to announce the opening of a grant application process for local housing-related non-profit organizations. The RRCF has a longstanding commitment to supporting the community and the valuable work carried [...]

RASM Thanks Bob Massanova for Surprise $20,000 Donation to the RRCF

On May 4, 2023, the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) hosted its second annual REALTOR® Day at Palm Aire Country Club. This year's Name Your Game event offered a choice of golf, cornhole or pickleball, followed by a celebratory after party. All the festivities benefited the RASM REALTORS® Charitable Foundation's (RRCF) mission to [...]

Neighborhood Spotlight: Palma Sola Trace

By: Kathy Cahill, Realtor®, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Located in West Bradenton, Palma Sola Trace is a collection of homes, condominiums, and townhouses that combines convenience with a great quality of life developed by Taylor Morrison. It all began with the Palma Sola Golf Club in 1968. This quickly became a hit with golfers [...]

RASM Foundation Awards 20 Scholarships to Local Students

Every year, the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) awards college scholarships to local students. Through the RASM REALTORS® Charitable Foundation, scholarships are awarded at $2,000 each to both children or grandchildren of RASM members and to members of the public. With the continued increase in funds, the RRCF was able to award 20 [...]

REALTOR® Association Supports Harvest House with a $6,000 Donation

SARASOTA, Fla. (May 16, 2023) - The Commercial Real Estate Alliance (CREA) of the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) raised over $6,000 for Harvest House at their annual Sporting Clays tournament in March. Presented at a CREA membership meeting on May 16, the $6,221 donation will go toward Harvest House to support their [...]

2023 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings

The profound importance and powerful impact of NAR's advocacy work has become increasingly clear over the last several years. The REALTORS® Legislative Meetings, which took place May 6 - 11, 2023 in Washington, DC, allow us to build on that momentum and continue the critical policy conversations among REALTORS®, lawmakers, and industry leaders. Some of [...]

Force Majeure: A Step-by-Step Analysis

By: Michael T. Hankin, Board Certified Real Estate Attorney, Hankin & Hankin Hurricane season is right around the corner, and although your home may lose power, you won’t be left in the dark about the effects of the storm on your pending transaction if you have this article handy. Both the FAR-BAR As-Is Contract and [...]

Advocates in Action: Making a Difference for the Real Estate Industry

Why would Realtors® need to pay attention to local and state politics? It cannot be overstated, but the adage “If real estate is your career, policy is your business,” has never been more crucial than it is today. Our elected officials make important decisions relating to zoning codes and regulations, property tax rates, infrastructure changes, [...]

Foxfire West

By: Elizabeth Ward, REALTOR®, Coldwell Banker Realty, Siesta Key Foxfire West, Sarasota’s rustic and close-to-town neighborhood of around 60 luxury homes, historically broke ground in 1981 as an equestrian community. As such, many homes include secondary structures like barns, additional garage space, fireplaces, gazebos, stables, and guest houses on Foxfire West’s spacious two-acre homesites. NATURE [...]

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