Showing Kits Available for Purchase at RASM Offices

Even with Florida reopening, REALTORS® are still advised to take certain precautions and still hold virtual showings or open houses. If you must show a property in person, RASM has put together showing kits to help REALTORS® keep themselves and others safe. These kits will be available for purchase at both RASM locations for $20.

Each […]

By |May 29th, 2020|Coronavirus, RASM News|0 Comments

Vacation Rentals Plans Approved for Both Sarasota & Manatee

The Department of Business & Professional Regulation has approved the plans related to the reopening of vacation rentals in Sarasota and Manatee County’s counties.

As a reminder, as part of the governor’s full phase 1 reopening of Florida that was announced last week and made official by Executive Order 2020-123, all counties may seek approval to […]

By |May 21st, 2020|Advocacy, Coronavirus|0 Comments

Local Housing Market Delayed by Stay-at-Home Order in April

Click HERE for the April 2020 statistics press release and summary charts. The May 2020 report will be released June 22, 2020.

SARASOTA, Fla. (May 21, 2020) – When Governor Ron DeSantis signed a stay-at-home order for the month of April 2020, a pause in the housing market was expected. The new reports compiled by Florida […]

By |May 21st, 2020|Coronavirus, Statistics|0 Comments

Let Us Know How You Feel About In-Person Events!

With Florida starting to reopen, RASM wants to hear directly from our members about their level of comfort with coming into the association. Please fill out this short survey to give us an idea of how we can make everyone feel safe and comfortable.

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By |May 20th, 2020|Coronavirus, Education, RASM News|0 Comments

Task Force Makes Recommendations for Vacation Rentals

Gov. DeSantis does not have to follow his task force’s recommendations for reopening the state – but if he does, vacation rentals could return in Phase 2 with restrictions, such as renting only to Fla. residents, a 72-hour hiatus between rentals and mandatory sanitation procedures.
ORLANDO, Fla. (May 1, 2020) – Gov. Ron DeSantis created a […]

By |May 4th, 2020|Advocacy, Coronavirus|0 Comments

RASM Teams Up with Pinellas REALTOR® Organization to Offer Online Certifications and Designations

RASM has teamed up with the Pinellas REALTOR® Organization (PRO) to offer members virtual designation and certification courses at special member-only pricing! Instructor Brian Woods will teach these courses via live streaming technology.
Certified Real Estate Team Specialist (C-RETS) 
April 23 | C-RETS Elective – Designing & Sustaining Successful Teams | $25
As the real estate industry progresses and the […]

By |April 22nd, 2020|Coronavirus, Education|0 Comments

REALTORS® Come Together to Feed a Healthcare Hero

Here’s an extraordinary example of our REALTOR® family coming together to support the community. And we couldn’t be more excited to partner with RASM member Brian Loebker to support this cause: Feed a Healthcare Hero.

The money raised BENEFITS local restaurants in orders and revenue, while we FEED healthcare workers on the frontlines (at no cost), […]

By |April 15th, 2020|Coronavirus, RASM Gives Back|0 Comments

DeSantis Extends Vacation Rental Ban Until May

Fla.’s governor extended a previous two-week order banning vacation property rentals through April 30, 2020. It doesn’t apply to long-term rentals or hotels and resorts.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (April 13, 2020) – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has extended until April 30 an executive order that suspended rentals of vacation properties because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Late Friday, DeSantis […]

By |April 14th, 2020|Advocacy, Coronavirus|0 Comments

IRS Extends Real Estate Investing Tax Deadlines

Both 1031-exchanges and Opportunity Zone investments have deadlines that must be met – but the IRS extended those deadlines if they occur before July 15, 2020.
WASHINGTON (April 10, 2020) – The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has given real estate investors a break if an Opportunity Zone investment or 1031 like-kind exchange deadline already underway was […]

By |April 13th, 2020|Advocacy, Coronavirus|0 Comments

FREC Approves Live Streaming of CE Courses for Realtors

By emergency rule, FREC approved video conferencing of in-person courses so members may fulfill biennial license requirements, including ones for post- and pre-licensure.
ORLANDO, Fla. (April 7, 2020) – Coming soon to a computer near you: Live streaming of continuing education (CE) courses you would normally take in the classroom. Courses may be offered via Go-to […]

By |April 8th, 2020|Coronavirus, Education|0 Comments