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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 [...]

Local REALTOR® Association Opens New Building in Bradenton

BRADENTON, Fla. (August 10, 2022) – On Friday, August 5, the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) celebrated the Grand Opening of a new office building in Bradenton, located at 2901 Manatee Ave West. This is a significant moment for the REALTOR® community, with many members familiar with this location, as it was once [...]

Sarasota-Manatee Realtor® group opens new office in Bradenton

By Tony Veldkamp, 2022 President of the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee Senior Commercial Advisor, SVN Commercial Advisory Group BRADENTON, Fla. (August 8, 2022) - Last week, we had a historic event in the life of the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee and our 8,500 members. On Friday we celebrated the grand opening [...]

Compared to historical average, mortgage rates still great

By Tony Veldkamp, 2022 President of the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee Senior Commercial Advisor, SVN Commercial Advisory Group SARASOTA, Fla. (July 11, 2022) - Most of us would not plan on purchasing real estate with an all-cash offer, we would have to take out a mortgage loan. Therefore, we have to be aware [...]

RASM Recognizes Linda Craig as a 2022 Quarter 2 Humanitarian

Quarter 2 Winner: Linda Craig, Realtor®, Florida SunCoast Real Estate 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 Linda Craig, Realtor® with Florida SunCoast Real Estate, as the “Humanitarian of the Quarter” [...]

Inventory Turns Around for Single-Family Homes in April

Click here for the April 2022 Press Release and Statistics. SARASOTA, Fla. (May 19, 2022) – The active inventory of single-family homes showed a positive change in April 2022, the first year-over-year increase for the North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton MSA since May of 2019. According to data from Florida REALTORS® and compiled by the REALTOR® Association of [...]

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