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Hurricane Ian Update

SARASOTA, Fla. (September 26, 2022) - In an effort to allow members and staff to prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Ian and the potential impacts of damage, RASM North and South offices will be closing at noon on Tuesday, September 27 and will remain closed on Wednesday, September 28 until further notice. We will [...]

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 [...]

Top Complaints Received and Investigated by the FREC

REALTOR® Attorney Join Committee, originally published in the September issue of ELEVATE. By: Pam Charron, Real Estate Advisor, COMPASS; and Sylvia Golden Norris, Esq. The REALTOR® Attorney Joint Committee (RAJC) recently hosted a seminar at RASM. Attorney Danny Villazon, former Legal Counsel to the Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC) and Director and Chief Attorney for [...]

REALTORS® are strong advocates for property owners’ rights

By Tony Veldkamp, 2022 President of the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee Senior Commercial Advisor, SVN Commercial Advisory Group SARASOTA, Fla. (September 5, 2022) -  Last week, thousands of REALTORS® met in Orlando for the annual Florida REALTORS® Convention and Trade Expo. From the Florida Keys to Pensacola and Naples to Jacksonville, attendees traveled [...]

Tallywood: A Wooded Oasis Near Downtown Sarasota

Neighborhood Spotlight, originally published in the August issue of ELEVATE Magazine. By: Karen Fronckoski, REALTOR® Welcome to Tallywood! Built-in 1983, Tallywood is a 55-and-over condo community of 161 villas with carports located within the city limits of Sarasota, close to almost everything, but quiet and secluded within our 25-acre wooded oasis. Anyone who lives here [...]

Sellers Default Provisions: No, You Can’t Just Not Close… Or Can You?

REALTOR® Attorney Joint Committee, originally published in the August issue of ELEVATE Magazine. By: Lisa Gonzalez Moore, Attorney, LGM Law, PLLC The first time it happened, I assumed it was an anomaly. My client, the seller in a residential transaction that I had been engaged to assist with negotiation, had changed her mind about moving [...]

RASM Celebrates 100 Years with Consumer Campaign

The year 2022 is an exciting year for the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM). The opening of our new building in Manatee County, the planning of a new member-focused website, and the celebration of 100 years in the two-county region. Notably, RASM is continuing to raise awareness to the public about the value [...]

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