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Commercial Real Estate in Southwest Florida Continues to be Good Investment

By Tony Veldkamp, 2022 President of the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee Senior Commercial Advisor, SVN Commercial Advisory Group The National Association of REALTORS® recently held their annual conference in Orlando, and as the 2022 President of the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee, I was able to attend and represent our 8,500 members. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

NAR Relief Fund: $1.5M for Hurricane Victims

The money focuses on Floridians' housing-related challenges posed by Hurricanes Ian and Nicole, such as temporary problems making a mortgage payment. ORLANDO, Fla. - The National Association of REALTORS®' (NAR) REALTORS® Relief Foundation announced a $1.5 million grant to help Floridians with housing issues resulting from Hurricanes Ian and Nicole. "Hurricane Ian devastated communities across [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Big Win for Smart Growth and Affordable Housing in Sarasota

By Tony Veldkamp, 2022 President of the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee Senior Commercial Advisor, SVN Commercial Advisory Group Sarasota’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan cleared its final hurdle when the Sarasota City Commissioners approved amendments to the plan in a 4-1 vote on Oct. 17. The passage of these ordinances pertaining to the Comprehensive [...]

Neighborhood Spotlight: Village of the Arts

Neighborhood Spotlight, originally published in the October issue of ELEVATE Magazine. By: Jillian Kawecki, REALTOR®, Michael Saunders & Company On the cusp of Downtown Bradenton, there is a unique neighborhood where it appears a thick, soupy rainbow has melted atop old Florida bungalows built in the early 20th century. If you’ve lived in Bradenton for [...]

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 [...]

Meet Your 2023 Officers & Directors

Meet Your 2023 Officers & Directors In accordance with the Bylaws of the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee, the Nominating Committee selected a slate of nominees to serve as 2023 Officers and 2023-2025 Directors. There was no petition received to place additional candidates on the ballot, and therefore all candidates were unopposed and they [...]

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