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Get to Know William Wilson, 2023 CREA President

As we embrace the new year, we welcome new leadership for the Commercial Real Estate Alliance (CREA), with 2023 President William Wilson, CFP®, CCIM, at the helm. William is energized and enthusiastic about the challenges and opportunities that 2023 will bring, and he is poised to make this year an exceptional one for the Alliance. [...]

Florida Real Estate Continuing Education Requirements

By: Denise Ricciotti, RASM Professional Development Manager At RASM, we offer various online and in-person continuing education classes to fit your schedule. As a member, you can have peace of mind knowing that you are getting the best courses for your career. Which CE courses you need to renew your license will vary depending on [...]

Buying or selling your home is a big deal. So is the real estate agent.

By: Brian Tresidder, 2023 President of the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee Strategic Growth & Sales Manager, William Raveis Real Estate Buying or selling a home can be difficult. There are a lot of variables that come into play and it’s easy to become overwhelmed. It is important to know your options when it [...]

Neighborhood Spotlight: Hidden Gem – South Venice

By: Craig McCoy, Realtor®, McCoy Real Estate Group, Keller Williams on the Water Sarasota South Venice is 6.34 square miles, located on the intercoastal waterway south of Venice, north of Englewood, and west of Route 41. Airports are conveniently located in Venice and Punta Gorda. The pristine beaches of the Gulf Coast speak for themselves; [...]

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 [...]

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