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 [...]

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 [...]

REALTOR® Association Hires New Membership Representative to Increase Engagement with Broker Owners

SARASOTA, Fla. (November 21, 2022) – The REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM), the largest trade association in the two-county region, recently hired Jenna Nelson to fill a new position that will lead the organization’s membership development. With previous experience in membership organizations, Nelson’s primary responsibilities as RASM’s Member Experience Coordinator will be to [...]

Shop with AmazonSmile this holiday season and give back to the RRCF.

Did you know that you can donate to the RASM REALTORS® Charitable Foundation (RRCF) by shopping on Amazon? Simply follow the instructions below to select the Foundation as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. They'll donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to your favorite charitable organization -- no fees, no extra cost. Set the [...]

2022 Leadership Academy Graduates

Congratulations to the Leadership Academy Class of 2022! The RASM Leadership Academy Program 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. These nine graduates spent seven months going through several different training programs, connecting with their assigned [...]

REALTORS® Score Big Win for Smart Growth and Affordable Housing in Sarasota

SARASOTA, Fla. (October 24, 2022) - Sarasota's Comprehensive Land Use Plan cleared its final hurdle when Sarasota City Commissioners approved amendments to the plan in a 4-1 vote on October 17. The passage of these ordinances pertaining to the Comprehensive Land Use Plan has been a major initiative for the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and [...]

Self-Employed Are Eligible for Unemployment Aid

A federal program operated by Fla. offers unemployment assistance to self-employed workers who will lose income due to damage inflicted by Hurricane Ian. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity says Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is available for Florida businesses and residents whose employment or self-employment was lost or interrupted as a direct [...]

SBA Opens Business Recovery Center in Hillsborough County, Florida

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that it will open a Business Recovery Center on Monday, Oct. 3 in Tampa, Fla. The BRC is established to provide one-on-one assistance with submitting a disaster loan application for Florida businesses impacted by Hurricane Ian beginning Sept. 23. The Tampa center is the first [...]

Post-Storm: Making a Property Insurance Claim

The storm has gone – what comes next? Here are the important benchmarks for an insurance claim, which can also be accessed in an easy-to-understand infographic. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – On Thursday afternoon, Hurricane Ian headed into the Atlantic, leaving Florida homeowners their next task: Making repairs and filing insurance claims. An infographic from the Personal Insurance [...]

2022 Housing Market Defined by Record-Breaking Prices and Rising Inventory

Click here for the December 2022 and Year-End Press Release and Statistics. SARASOTA, Fla. (January 20, 2023) – The 2022 housing market for Sarasota and Manatee counties reported some of the highest recorded home prices throughout the year. According to data from Florida REALTORS® and compiled by the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM), [...]

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