2019 RASM President, Amy Worth, Empowers Members to Take Action

No stranger to taking initiative, Amy Worth, a second-generation Realtor® and Broker Associate with RE/MAX Platinum Realty, was born to lead. Great leaders empower others; a theme of Amy’s goal as your 2019 President.

On December 6, 2018, the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) installed the 2019 officers and directors and recognized six deserving award winners at the Annual Installation and Awards Banquet. The newly installed president announced her goal to focus on the professionalism, productivity, and profitability of RASM’s 6,500 Realtor® members.

During her speech, Amy declared 2019 as the year to MAKE IT HAPPEN, empowering members to use the support and tools of the Association to become more successful in their business.

“Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. make your own hope. Make your own future.”
Amy Worth

How She Made it Happen

When she was ten years old, Amy’s parents moved from Indiana to Sarasota to start a real estate business. A graduate of Riverview High School and the University of Florida, this Riverview Kiltie considers herself a local. After earning her Bachelor’s in Business, she moved back to Sarasota and with a friendly push from her parents, she entered the real estate business. When her parents retired their business, she made the switch to RE/MAX Platinum Realty and has been with the company for more than 20 years.

Ongoing education has always been important to Amy. During her professional career, Amy earned her Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI), the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®), Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist™ (CLHMS), and the Transnational Referral Certification (TRC).

Amy was eventually approached by Doris Edwards, Broker with A&D Edwards American Dream, to join the Women’s Council of REALTORS®. Not long after joining, she signed on as president of the WCR Sarasota Chapter in 2006. Her involvement brought her to serve as the 2013 President for WCR Florida Chapter. As her leadership roles have expanded, so has her business.

“My day-to-day job is being a full time Realtor®. You can be a leader and still be successful in your business, no matter how you operate as an agent. I routinely get quality referrals, I’ve learned communication and organization skills, and how to build the relationships that are necessary to my business,” said Amy.

‘Make it happen’ has always been Amy’s personal and professional motto. And now she’s empowering others to do the same.

“To me, ‘make it happen’ means having a goal and doing whatever it takes to meet that goal,” said Amy. “If my clients want me to sell their house in 30 days, I say ‘we’ll make it happen.’ I don’t get bogged down by the details, that’s what a team is for. It’s so important to delegate and enable others so that together, we can make it happen.”

Professionalism, Productivity, and Profitability

Together with her leadership team, Amy wants to elevate the real estate profession, helping members to serve the community while being professional, productive, and profitable. The Association exists to support Realtors® in their business. Amy credits much of her business success to her involvement with the Association. But for others, that success might correlate with the pursuit of education and designation classes, attending networking events to build relationships, using information like market statistics, or finding a group of like-minded people in the Young Professionals Network, Global Business Council or Commercial Investment Division.

“We’re all business people, we all have something to gain. I want members to view the Association as a support network, ready and willing to help members to achieve individual success. I believe success in the real estate industry requires us to foster both positive and productive relationships,” said Amy. “The Association provides an environment in which we can create and nurture relationships at many levels, from bottom-line business transactions to ongoing mentoring and career development. I challenge you to be enthusiastic, get off the sidelines and get on the playing field. We’re going to stop wondering ‘what’s in it for me’ and start saying ‘we are in it for you’!”

In the rapidly changing real estate industry, it’s imperative for Associations to be fresh and innovative; “the way we’ve always done it,” just won’t cut it anymore. Amy is determined to see the advancement of members who take advantage of their Association membership.

“Our members have access to so many valuable tools. But access doesn’t always equal success. If you don’t know how to use the tools or even use them at all, there’s no real benefit. Our members must make it happen for themselves and get involved,” added Amy.

Taking Action for 2019

Amy’s ambition for change aligns with RASM CEO, Jeff Arakelian. With the same key goals in mind, Amy’s role is to ensure that her leadership team is doing what it takes to make it happen and Jeff’s role is to ensure that RASM staff is doing what it takes to support the goals and directives of the volunteers.

“The success of this organization is in the investment of our Realtor® members and staff. As always, RASM is keeping the focus on the member, and we are confident that Amy will do the same. We are excited for what Amy will bring in 2019 as president,” said Arakelian.

In addition to enhancing the productivity, profitability, and professionalism of RASM members, Amy’s team will also continue to serve as the Voice for Real Estate® in Sarasota and Manatee County.

“I want our Realtors® to realize how strong their voice is. You are an advocate for everyone who wants to meet their housing and business needs. We are the first line of defense for private property rights, and a strong ally for homeowners. In 2019, RASM will continue to participate in local issues and elevate professionalism so that every Realtor® can productively serve this community,” said Amy.

Now, let’s make it happen!