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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 [...]

REALTORS® are strong advocates for property owners’ rights

By Tony Veldkamp, 2022 President of the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee Senior Commercial Advisor, SVN Commercial Advisory Group SARASOTA, Fla. (September 5, 2022) -  Last week, thousands of REALTORS® met in Orlando for the annual Florida REALTORS® Convention and Trade Expo. From the Florida Keys to Pensacola and Naples to Jacksonville, attendees traveled [...]

RASM Celebrates 100 Years with Consumer Campaign

The year 2022 is an exciting year for the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM). The opening of our new building in Manatee County, the planning of a new member-focused website, and the celebration of 100 years in the two-county region. Notably, RASM is continuing to raise awareness to the public about the value [...]

Local REALTOR® Association Opens New Building in Bradenton

BRADENTON, Fla. (August 10, 2022) – On Friday, August 5, the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) celebrated the Grand Opening of a new office building in Bradenton, located at 2901 Manatee Ave West. This is a significant moment for the REALTOR® community, with many members familiar with this location, as it was once [...]

Sarasota-Manatee Realtor® group opens new office in Bradenton

By Tony Veldkamp, 2022 President of the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee Senior Commercial Advisor, SVN Commercial Advisory Group BRADENTON, Fla. (August 8, 2022) - Last week, we had a historic event in the life of the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee and our 8,500 members. On Friday we celebrated the grand opening [...]

Compared to historical average, mortgage rates still great

By Tony Veldkamp, 2022 President of the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee Senior Commercial Advisor, SVN Commercial Advisory Group SARASOTA, Fla. (July 11, 2022) - Most of us would not plan on purchasing real estate with an all-cash offer, we would have to take out a mortgage loan. Therefore, we have to be aware [...]

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton MSA Ranks #3 on WSJ-Realtor.com® Emerging Housing Markets Index Report for Spring 2022

North Port-Sarasota-Manatee MSA ranks #1 out of the four Florida cities that made the Top-20 Emerging Housing Markets for Spring 2022 SARASOTA, Fla. (April 26, 2022)— The Wall Street Journal and Realtor.com® today released the WSJ/Realtor.com® Spring 2022 Emerging Housing Markets Index. The North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton metro area was ranked at the 3rd spot for Spring [...]

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. [...]

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