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Apply for Assistance or Donate to the RRCF Hurricane Relief Fund

RASM REALTORS® in need can apply for financial assistance through the RASM REALTORS® Charitable Foundation (RRCF). October 6, 2022 In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, our thoughts are with everyone who was greatly impacted by the storm. Housing is synonymous with the work of REALTORS®. We work to ensure that everyone has a roof over [...]

NAR Director Position Open

Apply to serve as a Director for the National Association of REALTORS® RASM will soon be selecting one member to serve on the Board of Directors of the National Association of REALTORS®. Please review the qualifications and responsibilities below and submit an application before 5 p.m. on September 9, 2022. Qualifications To be considered qualified, [...]

Petition Notice for Nomination for 2023 Officer or 2023-2025 Director

The slate of nominees for 2023 Officers and 2023-2025 Directors has been announced. Our Bylaws provide for additional eligible candidates to be placed in nomination by a petition signed by at least 75 RASM REALTOR® Members eligible to vote, of which no more than 30 are in the same firm as the petitioner. The petition [...]

Announcing the 2023 Slate of Officers and Directors

The RASM Nominating Committee met on July 22, 2022, to interview candidates and selected the following nominees to serve as 2023 Officers and Directors. Election results will be announced at the Annual Meeting on September 22. 2023 Slate of Officers & Directors 2023 President: Brian Tresidder, William Raveis Real Estate As 2022 President-Elect, Brian automatically [...]

Meet the RASM Leadership Academy Class of 2022

Congratulations to the 12 REALTORS® and one Business Partner selected to be participants in the RASM Leadership Academy Class of 2022. The RASM Leadership Academy 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. Rachel Butrum, NextHome Excellence Tiffany [...]

Moving to Florida? A REALTOR® Can Help

By: Tony Veldkamp, 2022 President of the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee It’s no secret that we are experiencing a perfect storm in our local real estate market. In addition to COVID-related stresses on our market and supply chain issues, the biggest impact is the huge influx of new residents moving to our area. [...]

Lack of Inventory Impacts Prices and Sales in Sarasota Manatee

Click here for the February 2022 Press Release and Statistics. SARASOTA, Fla. (March 18, 2022) – In February 2022, the Sarasota and Manatee housing market continues to be affected by a historically low supply of homes. According to data from Florida REALTORS® and compiled by the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM), closed sales [...]

Exciting Changes for Downtown Sarasota on the Horizon

By: Tony Veldkamp, 2022 RASM President On February 15, the Commercial Real Estate Alliance (CREA) of the Realtor® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) hosted their 8th Annual Downtown Horizons breakfast. This annual event has always provided fantastic information on the developments in our downtowns to local commercial real estate agents, residential agents, their guests, [...]

January Housing Market Reports Rising Prices and Record-Low Inventory

Click here for the January 2022 Press Release and Statistics. SARASOTA, Fla. (February 21, 2022) – The Sarasota and Manatee housing market starts off the year with the lowest level of inventory reported in January 2022. According to data from Florida REALTORS® and compiled by the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM), closed sales [...]

Beware of Wire Fraud

By: Peter Pike, Esq., Pike Law Firm My neighbors put their house on the market and less than a week later had accepted an all-cash contract with no contingencies. They proceeded to purchase a smaller townhome, all cash, and were planning to re-pay the money that they had taken out of a retirement account to [...]

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