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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 [...]

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 [...]

Make Sure Your Buyers Don’t Miss Out On Valuable Tax Benefits

By: Bill Furst, Sarasota County Property Appraiser I can’t count the number of times a distraught property owner contacts this office because the homestead is “missing.” There are many statutory reasons for that but the most common is that otherwise qualified property owners never applied and, what should be most distressing to you, they often [...]

Applications Now Open for the RASM Leadership Academy

Are you ready to Reach Further as a leader in Real Estate? The Leadership Academy is a rigorous program designed to train emerging REALTOR® leaders who want to get involved, make a difference, grow their business, and expand their leadership skills. WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Whether your goals are to lead a committee or a [...]

REALTOR® Association Installs 2022 Officers and Directors

SARASOTA, Fla. (Thursday, December 9) – The REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) installed the 2022 officers and directors and recognized seven award winners at the Installation and Awards Luncheon on December 9, 2021. Incoming President Tony Veldkamp, a Senior Advisor with SVN Commercial Advisory Group, will lead the Association through its centennial year [...]

REALTOR® Association Honors Veteran Members at Military Heroes Breakfast

SARASOTA, Fla. (November 8, 2021) – The REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) honored veterans at a Military Heroes Breakfast on Friday, November 5 to present a plaque that commemorates military veterans who have received commendations in services to our Country. “It’s an honor to recognize our members who have served for our country [...]

Apply for a 2022 RASM Committee! Submissions Due October 15

RASM's 2022 President Tony Veldkamp is looking for members who are committed to making a concerted effort to better our organization, the real estate industry, and the community. Committees are the heart of the REALTOR® Association. The members that serve provide the talent and expertise that make us shine. You can make a difference by [...]

Become a Florida REALTORS® Director

You could make a difference in the direction and leadership of Florida REALTORS®! RASM has a few spots open to for our members to serve on the Florida REALTORS® Board of Directors in 2022. If you are interested in being a candidate, please review the job description below and submit your Application to Serve by [...]

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