Meet the RASM Leadership Academy Class of 2023

Congratulations to the 13 REALTORS® and one Business Partner selected to be participants in the RASM Leadership Academy Class of 2023. The RASM Leadership Academy is a rigorous program designed to develop emerging REALTOR® leaders who want to get involved, make a difference, grow their businesses, and expand their leadership skills. Angela Adams, Michael Saunders [...]

Fair Housing Month: Understanding the Significance of Fair Housing Laws

By: Katie Cintron, Realtor®, Coldwell Banker Realty, & Douglas G. Christy, Esq., The Law Office of Douglas G. Christy, PLLC Real estate professionals have a responsibility to protect their customers’ best interests, the public interest, and their own business interests, and knowing and understanding fair housing is crucial to fulfilling this responsibility. Statistics show the [...]

GREEN BUILDING: The Environmental and Economic Benefits of Sustainable Living

The term “green building” has been trending now for several years as more and more home and business owners are looking to build environmentally friendly homes to save money on cooling and heating costs and to reduce their overall carbon footprint. According to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) in their annual 2022 Environment, Social, [...]

REALTORS® Travel to Tallahassee to Advocate for Important Issues

SARASOTA, Fla. (April 3, 2023) - Every year, REALTORS® throughout the state of Florida visit Tallahassee to directly lobby our state lawmakers on legislative issues that directly affect REALTORS® and homeowners. From March 29 – 31, leaders from the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) visited the state capitol to serve as advocates for [...]

Officer & Director Applications Now Open! Due May 17.

Are you a leader?  Would you like to help shape the future of our Association?  If so, then consider applying to serve as a Director or Officer. You can be a part of the next generation of REALTOR® leaders who will guide our Association into the future.  The real estate industry is constantly evolving, adapting [...]

Neighborhood Spotlight: Mission Valley, Nokomis

By: Craig McCoy, Realtor®, McCoy Real Estate Group, Keller Williams on the Water Sarasota Mission Valley, Nokomis was originally settled by the Sioux, Cherokee, and Iroquois tribes. This wide area is located east of Route 41, west of Route 75 in Nokomis off Laurel Road (also known as North Venice on area maps), and .75 [...]

RASM Celebrates Women in Real Estate for Women’s History Month

By: Brian Tresidder, 2023 RASM President and Strategic Growth & Sales Manager at William Raveis Real Estate Today, more than 66% of REALTORS® are women. At the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM), female REALTORS® make up 58.4% of the membership and, within that, 38% are active brokers. For Women’s History Month, we celebrate [...]

Who Signs the Contract? I Don’t Know. Third Base.

By: Peter J. Pike, Esq., Pike Law Firm, PA There are a lot of forms that REALTORS® use in their work, but two stand out as absolutely essential: the listing agreement and the purchase and sale agreement (PSA). Knowing the right person(s) to sign these documents ensures that the agreements are valid. Do Your Research [...]

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