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 [...]

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; [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

RAJC… WIIFY? (What’s in it For You?)

RAJC Article, originally posted in the December issue of ELEVATE Magazine. By: Darla Furst, CRB, Broker & Instructor, Michael Saunders & Company, 2022 RAJC Chair Our world is filled with acronyms and particularly in the business of real estate. So, do you know what the RAJC is and what it provides you? The REALTOR® Attorney [...]

Neighborhood Spotlight: Historic East Bradenton

Neighborhood Spotlight, originally posted in the November issue of ELEVATE Magazine. By: Lisa Gonzalez Moore, Attorney, LGM Law, PLLC One of the city of Bradenton's best kept secrets is nestled between 1st Street East and 27th Street Northeast. The Manatee River serves as a natural border to the north of this neighborhood that is prime [...]

A Year in Review: The RASM REALTORS® Charitable Foundation

The RASM REALTORS® Charitable Foundation (RRCF) is the charitable arm of RASM. It was founded in late 2020 as a way to consolidate RASM’s charitable efforts into one Foundation, providing funding for our three core areas: Housing-related non-profits in the Sarasota and Manatee region. College scholarships for members or their immediate family members in the [...]

Rental Restrictions in Sarasota and Manatee County

Rental Restrictions in Manatee County By: Garret T. Barnes, Esquire, Barnes Walker, Goethe, Perron, & Shea, PLLC Vacation rentals are regulated in different ways throughout Manatee County, and each city within the County has its own rules and regulations. City of Anna Maria The City of Anna Maria does allow short-term rentals; however, there are [...]

Neighborhood Spotlight: Condo on the Bay

Neighborhood Spotlight, originally published in the September issue of ELEVATE Magazine. By: Barbara Verhey, REALTOR® Decisions, decisions... what to do today? Residents at Condo on the Bay can enjoy all phases of the best that Florida life has to offer! Imagine enjoying amazing, unobstructed views of Sarasota Bay from your personal balcony with the sunset [...]

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