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 [...]

RASM Establishes Partnerships with Local Women’s Council Networks

SARASOTA, Fla. (March 10, 2023) – The REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) established a formal partnership with both the Women’s Council of REALTORS® Sarasota and the Women’s Council of REALTORS® Manatee County through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with each organization on March 9, 2023. The MoU provides business-building and [...]

RASM REALTORS® Charitable Foundation Donates $5,000 to Samaritan’s Purse

SARASOTA, Fla. (February 24, 2023) – The RASM REALTORS® Charitable Foundation (RRCF), which is the charitable arm of the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM), has committed to supporting those affected by Hurricane Ian through a $5,000 donation to Samaritan’s Purse, a humanitarian aid organization that provides disaster relief to communities in need. The [...]

Buying or selling your home is a big deal. So is the real estate agent.

By: Brian Tresidder, 2023 President of the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee Strategic Growth & Sales Manager, William Raveis Real Estate Buying or selling a home can be difficult. There are a lot of variables that come into play and it’s easy to become overwhelmed. It is important to know your options when it [...]

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 [...]

Commercial Real Estate Alliance Installs 2023 Officers and Directors

SARASOTA, Fla. (December 20, 2022) – The Commercial Real Estate Alliance (CREA) of the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) installed the 2023 officers and directors at their Installation Breakfast on Tuesday, December 20. William Wilson, CCIM, with Florida First Capital Finance, was installed as the 2023 President of the CREA. 2022 CREA President [...]

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 [...]

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