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Florida REALTORS® Disaster Relief Fund: There When You Need It

REALTORS® helping others in times of need is what this charity is all about. Learn how to give and receive. The Florida Realtors® Disaster Relief Fund was formed as a trust in the state of Florida in August 1992, and since then it has been assisting Realtors and their employees as well as local associations [...]

Disaster Aid Expanding in Ian’s Aftermath

Pres. Biden declared a major disaster in 13 Fla. counties so far. Floridians can apply for help from FEMA, which might also help offset insurance deductibles. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – President Joe Biden declared a major-disaster declaration covering 13 Florida counties early Thursday that could be expanded to more areas as Florida tries to recover from [...]

DBPR Extends Some License Deadlines After Hurricane

Many Fla. real estate licensees who faced a Sept. 30 deadline to renew their license now have an additional month under an emergency order signed by DBPR. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Melanie S. Griffin, Secretary of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, signed Emergency Order 2022-01 on Wednesday extending the deadline to Oct. 31 [...]

Hurricanes, Transactions and Contract Clauses

The Florida REALTORS®/Florida Bar contract has clauses that deal with casualty and bad-weather events. Here are the top four in the AS IS contract. ORLANDO, Fla. – When hurricanes impact real estate transactions, many Realtors scramble to locate casualty and bad weather provisions. This short inventory provides an overview of key provisions in the Florida [...]

Hurricane Ian Update

SARASOTA, Fla. (October 3, 2022) - If you need access to WiFi, electricity and A/C, RASM South is up and running with a vacant auditorium. Feel free to stop by this week, any time during business hours. RASM North currently does not have Internet, but when we do, we will let you know when it [...]

Neighborhood Spotlight: Condo on the Bay

Neighborhood Spotlight, originally published in the September issue of ELEVATE Magazine. By: Barbara Verhey, REALTOR® Decisions, decisions... what to do today? Residents at Condo on the Bay can enjoy all phases of the best that Florida life has to offer! Imagine enjoying amazing, unobstructed views of Sarasota Bay from your personal balcony with the sunset [...]

RASM Recognizes Vannesa Poole as ‘Humanitarian’ for Quarter 3

RASM has established a Humanitarian Award to be bestowed quarterly, designed to recognize the REALTORS® who are doing great things in our community. The RASM Community Outreach Committee has proudly recognized Vannesa Poole, REALTOR®, with Catalist Realty, as the RASM “Humanitarian of the Quarter” recipient for the Third Quarter of 2022. Vannesa is a Florida [...]

Why is it so Valuable to be Educated in Real Estate?

By: Beth Beckert, Realtor®, Sarasota Global Realty Did you know that RASM offers BOOST classes? Be involved in the RASM community and network with other Realtors® in Sarasota and Manatee. They have so many classes that allow you to gain knowledge and grow your business, network, share ideas, and do business. The REALTOR® Association of [...]

Top Complaints Received and Investigated by the FREC

REALTOR® Attorney Join Committee, originally published in the September issue of ELEVATE. By: Pam Charron, Real Estate Advisor, COMPASS; and Sylvia Golden Norris, Esq. The REALTOR® Attorney Joint Committee (RAJC) recently hosted a seminar at RASM. Attorney Danny Villazon, former Legal Counsel to the Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC) and Director and Chief Attorney for [...]

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