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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 [...]

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 [...]

Hurricane Ian Update

SARASOTA, Fla. (October 3, 2022) - If you need access to WiFi, electricity and A/C, RASM South is up and running with a vacant auditorium. Feel free to stop by this week, any time during business hours. RASM North currently does not have Internet, but when we do, we will let you know when it [...]

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), [...]

Neighborhood Spotlight: Condo on the Bay

Neighborhood Spotlight, originally published in the September issue of ELEVATE Magazine. By: Barbara Verhey, REALTOR® Decisions, decisions... what to do today? Residents at Condo on the Bay can enjoy all phases of the best that Florida life has to offer! Imagine enjoying amazing, unobstructed views of Sarasota Bay from your personal balcony with the sunset [...]

RASM Recognizes Vannesa Poole as ‘Humanitarian’ for Quarter 3

RASM has established a Humanitarian Award to be bestowed quarterly, designed to recognize the REALTORS® who are doing great things in our community. The RASM Community Outreach Committee has proudly recognized Vannesa Poole, REALTOR®, with Catalist Realty, as the RASM “Humanitarian of the Quarter” recipient for the Third Quarter of 2022. Vannesa is a Florida [...]

Why is it so Valuable to be Educated in Real Estate?

By: Beth Beckert, Realtor®, Sarasota Global Realty Did you know that RASM offers BOOST classes? Be involved in the RASM community and network with other Realtors® in Sarasota and Manatee. They have so many classes that allow you to gain knowledge and grow your business, network, share ideas, and do business. The REALTOR® Association of [...]

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