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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 [...]

2022 Scholarships Available from REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee

SARASOTA, Fla. (January 31, 2022) – The REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) has released the 2022 scholarship applications for eligible students in the 2022-2023 academic year, offered through the RASM REALTORS® Charitable Foundation. Every year, the Association awards a minimum of six scholarships in the amount of $2,000 to deserving students in the [...]

RASM Earns Two RPAC Awards in Mega Board Category

SARASOTA, Fla. (January 24, 2022) – The REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee was recognized with two RPAC awards at the recent Florida REALTORS® Mid-Winter Meetings in Orlando, hitting two major goals outlined by the state Association. Of all the Associations in the Mega Board category, RASM was recognized with the Fastest Board to Reach [...]

REALTORS® Travel to Tallahassee to Advocate for Important Issues

By: Tony Veldkamp, 2022 RASM President Every year, REALTORS® throughout our state visit Tallahassee to directly lobby our state lawmakers on legislative issues that directly affect REALTORS® and homeowners. In February, leaders from the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee will travel to the state capitol to serve as advocates for our 8,300 Realtors, as [...]

‘Hot’ Housing Market Shatters Records in 2021

Click here for the December 2021 and Year-End Press Release and Statistics. SARASOTA, Fla. (January 20, 2022) – The 2021 housing market was a record-breaking year of sales in the Sarasota and Manatee counties. According to data from Florida REALTORS® and compiled by the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM), the month of December [...]

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