Elevate is the official magazine of local real estate, published monthly by the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee. Our contributors help to provide fresh content every month featuring legal topics, Association updates, neighborhood spotlights, and membership updates; highlighting new members, new brokers, and office changes. The magazine is delivered electronically to all members.

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March 2023 ELEVATE | Celebrating Women in Real Estate
Today’s woman wears many hats: wife, mother, sister, homemaker, business owner, executive, entrepreneur, and everything in between.

February 2023 ELEVATE | Get to Know William Wilson, 2023 CREA President
As we embrace the new year, we welcome new leadership for the Commercial Real Estate Alliance (CREA), with 2023 President William Wilson, CFP®, CCIM, at the helm.

January 2023 ELEVATE | Brian Tresidder, 2023 RASM President, Envisions RASM as a “Home for All”
You would be hard pressed to find a more genuine, humble, and enthusiastic leader than Brian Tresidder, Sales Manager with William Raveis Real Estate, and the newly installed President of the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM).

December 2022 ELEVATE | 2022 Award Winners: Honoring RASM’s Finest
The year 2022 has been a roller-coaster year of growth, challenges, and overcoming obstacles. As we reflect on our many accomplishments, we are proud to recognize those who have inspired, motivated, and shown tremendous leadership and strength, contributing to a successful 2022.

November 2022 ELEVATE | A Year in Review: The RASM REALTORS® Charitable Foundation
The RASM REALTORS® Charitable Foundation (RRCF) is the charitable arm of RASM. It was founded in late 2020 as a way to consolidate RASM’s charitable efforts into one Foundation, providing funding for individuals and not-for-profit organizations in the Sarasota and Manatee area, awarding scholarships, and to help RASM members in crisis.

October 2022 ELEVATE | Don’t Make These Haunting Mistakes: Follow the Code
Any REALTOR® who has worked with the public will have heard and seen a lot and will likely have at least a few crazy stories to tell.

September 2022 ELEVATE | Introducing the REALTORS® to Watch Under 40 Class of 2022
The Young Professionals Network (YPN) and RASM is proud to announce the Class of 2022 for the third annual “REALTORS® to Watch Under 40” program.

August 2022 ELEVATE | 100 Years of Impact
As we celebrate the legacy of the Association and celebrate this centennial year, let’s look at how it all began, how we’ve grown, and what’s to come in the next 100 years.

July 2022 ELEVATE | Open for Business: The Long-Awaited Arrival of RASM North
RASM is proud and excited to announce that the highly anticipated RASM North office is now in the final stages of completion and scheduled for a soft opening in July, with a Grand Opening celebration to follow on August 5.

June 2022 ELEVATE | Stepping Up Your Social Media Game
When it comes to real estate in today’s market, social media allows for instant access to information that can make all the difference to a buyer or seller.

May 2022 ELEVATE | A Look Inside the Hot Commercial Real Estate Market
Much like the fast-paced, booming residential housing market, the commercial real estate market in the Sarasota and Bradenton area is hot, hot, hot.

April 2022 ELEVATE | Riding the Real Estate Roller Coaster
Working in the real estate market is not for the faint of heart, especially these days as very low inventory and other factors have created historically intense competition for buyers.

March 2022 ELEVATE | Inside the Luxury Real Estate Market
In this record-breaking real estate market, we are all too familiar with the lack of inventory, bidding wars, and the overall scarcity of affordable housing. There is a huge demand for homes within the $350,000 – $600,000 price range, but the market demand tends to thin out slightly as the price increases… and then increases some more.

February 2022 ELEVATE | Get to Know CREA President, Ben Bakker
It’s a fresh new year and with it comes fresh leadership for the RASM Commercial Real Estate Alliance (CREA), with new president Ben Bakker.

January 2022 ELEVATE | Communicate, Educate, Advocate & Elevate with 2022 RASM President, Tony Veldkamp
Family-focused, humble, dedicated, and extremely passionate about his community… these are just a few of the many intriguing qualities of 2022 RASM President Tony Veldkamp.

December  2021 | 2021 Award Winners: Honoring RASM’s Finest
Each year, select leaders from our membership are nominated by their peers for their significant dedication to the Association and to the community. RASM proudly celebrates the 2021 award recipients and honors their achievements at the Annual Installation and Awards event, which will be broadcasted virtually on Thursday, December 9, 2021.

November  2021 | Inaugural Year of the RASM REALTORS® Charitable Foundation
Hardships come in all shapes and sizes, and if the last two years have taught us anything, it’s that we need to check on each other often and support one another. RASM has dedicated much of the past year to the growth and overall success of the RASM REALTORS® Charitable Foundation (RRCF), the charitable arm of RASM.

October  2021 | Global Real Estate: Navigating Your Way To International Business
Real estate is a global business. Although there is much to learn in the field of international real estate, and it can seem daunting, statistics reveal that international buyers purchase property in Florida more than in any other state. The opportunities are there for those who are prepared to act. So perhaps international real estate has not been on your radar in the past, but it’s definitely worth exploring now more than ever before.

September  2021 | Introducing the REALTORS® To Watch Under 40 Class Of 2021 
The Young Professionals Network (YPN) and RASM is proud to announce the Class of 2021 for the second annual “REALTORS® to Watch Under 40” program. Each year, this program recognizes Realtors® who represent excellence in leadership, community involvement, and everything else that makes a well-rounded Young Professional succeed in real estate.

August 2021 | Back to School: Practical Guide to Real Estate Basics
Being a real estate agent in today’s fast-paced market can feel both exhilarating and exhausting. It is an exciting time in our industry, filled with multiple offers, quick closings, and record sales. Our hot market is attracting more and more new agents every day. Even the most seasoned of Realtors® will need to bring their “A” game in order to compete.

July 2021 | Advocacy in Real Estate: Support Key Issues
Advocacy seeks to ensure that all people in society are able to have their voices heard on issues that are important to them. RASM, along with Florida REALTORS® and NAR, work for our members by advocating for local, state, and federal policy initiatives that are designed to strengthen the ability of Americans to own, buy, and sell real estate.

June 2021 | Become a Neighborhood Expert
Buying a home can be a stressful event. In this fast-paced and highly competitive real estate market, homebuyers are depending on their REALTOR® to be a trusted community expert, now more than ever before. Having a strong understanding of the market, the community, and the local neighborhoods will help set apart the successful Realtor® from the competition.

May 2021 | Embracing Technology: Business in a Virtual World
The pandemic has certainly changed the way we do business, and thankfully in Florida, the real estate business has charged forward. Along with determination and grit, we all have technology to thank for keeping the real estate business booming, for redefining networking, events, and programs, and for maintaining an overall healthy, local commerce.

April 2021 | Fair Housing for All
April is National Fair Housing Month. It is a time for us to observe the anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 with events and opportunities designed to educate about housing discrimination and segregation and to renew our commitment to expanding equal access to housing.

March 2021 | New Design Trends in 2021
It has been a full year now of dealing with the effects of COVID-19. Since then, we have come to expect a lot more out of our home space. Many of us have transformed areas of our homes into a home office, gym, classroom, and the backdrop of innumerable Zoom meetings. Our homes must serve multiple purposes now and in the foreseeable future. So, it is not too surprising to see that many homeowners are rethinking what they truly want out of their home layout. Many are seeking to incorporate more functional, at-home living spaces.

February 2021 ELEVATE: CREA Tackles New Goals in The New Year
It is a fresh, brand new year and the Commercial Real Estate Alliance (CREA) is energized and enthusiastic for the challenges and opportunities that the new year will bring. Once again under the leadership of CREAPresident Joe C. Hembree, CCIM, Commercial Realtor® and Broker at Hembree & Associates, CREA is poised to make 2021 their best year yet, despite the ongoing obstacle that is COVID-19.

January 2021 ELEVATE | Taking Action with Alex Krumm, 2021 RASM President
Alex Krumm can be described as a real estate enthusiast, music lover, and a people-person (in no particular order). His approach to life is simple: do what you love and love what you do. Alex is passionate about real estate and believes in the work of REALTORS® to make a difference in people’s lives. His passion and involvement in this industry has shaped him to Take Action as RASM President in 2021.

ELEVATE: December 2020
The year 2020 has been a momentous year, to say the least. We have seen tragedy and triumph like never before, and through it all, we have seen heroes and leaders emerge. RASM is proud to turn the spotlight on our industry leaders. They have inspired, encouraged, motivated, and contributed to a successful 2020 despite all odds.

ELEVATE: November 2020
Despite struggling through a global pandemic, existing-home sales continued to climb in September, both locally and nation-wide, marking three consecutive months of positive sales gains. With inventory levels still low and demand high, many are considering this to be a seller’s market – a welcomed silver lining for 2020and a boost for the real estate industry, and our national economy.

ELEVATE: October 2020
Meet the Class of 2020 for the REALTORS® To Watch Under 40 program, sponsored by the Young Professionals Group. Download PDF.

ELEVATE: September 2020
In this edition, learn generation trends in your market, what contracts you should use in what circumstance, how to stay safe and what post coronavirus real estate could look like.

ELEVATE: July 2020
In this edition, get more coronavirus resources, learn how to properly sanitize a home, and we recognize our humanitarians of quarter 2!

ELEVATE: June 2020
In this edition, get ready for hurricane season, learn how to reopen your short-term rental business, find out how community association emergency powers can affect your transactions and much more!

ELEVATE: May 2020
In this edition, learn about political affairs in the era of COVID-19, How vacation rentals will be affected, the impact COVID-19 can have on contracts and what your association advocacy team is doing for you!

ELEVATE: April 2020
In this edition, learn to navigate the unknown in real estate, the ins and outs of escrow deposits, what’s going on in government affairs and who is the RASM Humanitarian of the Quater for Q1.

ELEVATE: March 2020
Discover the global real estate love affair with Florida, how homeowners can establish
Florida as their “domicile” and what issues were talked about at Great American REALTOR® Days in Tallahassee.

ELEVATE: February 2020
Meet CREA’s 2020 President, Joe C. Hembree, Lawyers are “Deal Killers,” new year brings new laws, and meet your 2020 YPN leaders!

ELEVATE: January 2020
Who is David Clapp? Meet your 2020 RASM President and learn what his goals are for RASM. Also, RASM’s own, Barry Grooms gets elected President of Florida REALTORS® and CID Changes name to Commercial Real Estate Alliance (CREA).

ELEVATE Magazine: December 2019
Leaders inspire, encourage, motivate and unite us all in a common purpose. Meet the 2019 RASM Award Winners.

ELEVATE Magazine: November 2019
The American Dream – The Value of Home Ownership: Home is where the heart is… it’s where memories are made, and traditions are kept. We invest our lives, our energies, and our finances into making it “home sweet home.”

ELEVATE Magazine: October 2019
TECH UPDATE, TRICKS & TIPS: There’s no denying that we live in a digital age, now more than ever. Technology continues to transform the way real estate professionals conduct business and connect with customers.

ELEVATE Magazine: September 2019
In this edition of ELEVATE, we would like to indroduce RASM’s NEW tagline”Reach Further”

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: August 2019
This edition of Sarasota/Manatee REALTOR® Magazine highlights the Young Professionals Network

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: July 2019
This edition of Sarasota/Manatee REALTOR® Magazine highlights the Young Professionals Network

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: June 2019
This edition of Sarasota/Manatee REALTOR® Magazine highlights the importance of being an advocate in action.

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: May 2019
This edition of Sarasota/Manatee REALTOR® Magazine puts an emphasis on the importance of networking.

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: April 2019
RASM is celebrating National Fair Housing Month!

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: March 2019
We interviewed a handful of RASM’s international real estate experts to hear their stories, and to guide us through these uncharted international waters.

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: February 2019
This year, Susan H. Goldstein represents the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee as the 2019 President of the Commercial Investment Division.

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: January 2019
RASM welcomes 2019 Association President, Amy Worth, and installs 2019 Officers and Directors, at the Annual Installation and Awards Banquet.

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: November 2018
The National Association of REALTORS® has named November REALTOR® Designation Month. Designations can help REALTORS® stay educated in the field and set them apart from others.

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: October 2018
The National Association of REALTORS® emphasizes professionalism in the month of October. NAR and RASM offer a wide variety of classes for REALTORS® to enhance their professionalism.

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: September 2018
The National Association of REALTORS® has designated September as REALTOR® Safety Month to remind agents that there is potential for danger in the field of real estate.

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: August 2018
In today’s competitive market, it’s never been more vital to promote yourself and your business.

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: July 2018
Many Realtors® know that to sell a home quickly, it needs to stand out from the rest. Taking a few extra steps to showcase and stage a home can make all the difference in your business and your client’s experience.

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: July 2018
Many Realtors® know that to sell a home quickly, it needs to stand out from the rest. Taking a few extra steps to showcase and stage a home can make all the difference in your business and your client’s experience.

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: June 2018
Market statistics are the barometer used to measure the health and activity of the real estate market. Having a good understanding of the market can be the key to a Realtor’s® success and profitability.

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: May 2018
The popularity of real estate teams is growing. They provide a wide range of solutions and benefits to many agents. While teams can be very profitable and a great option for many, they aren’t for everyone.

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: April 2018
In April, we rally together as a Realtor® community and a nation to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the passing of the National Fair Housing Act.

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: March 2018
The growing demand for sustainability, green features and smart growth is changing the landscape of real estate today.

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: February 2018
2018 CID President, David Roth, shares his personal history with the CID as well as the origins of the organization and the many reasons to join.

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: January 2018
RASM welcomes 2018 Association President, Greg Owens, and installs 2018 Officers and Directors, at the Annual Installation and Awards Banquet.

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: December 2017
Award Winners: RASM honors six leaders who have made remarkable contributions throughout the year and have had a positive impact on the Association.

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: November 2017
RASM Leadership Academy – Graduates of the rigorous Leadership Academy are equipped with the knowledge, skills and confidence to excel as a leader in the community and obtain the skills to become future leaders in all walks of life.

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: October 2017
New beginnings at the Association! Get to know our new CEO, Jeff Arakelian. Jeff is the former CEO of the Greater Hartford Association of Realtors® in Connecticut and began with RASM as CEO on September 18, 2017.

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: September 2017
According to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), foreign investment in U.S. residential real estate has soared to a new high, fueled by a substantial increase in sales dollar volume from Canadian buyers.

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: August 2017
RASM announces the implementation of a new Association Management Suite, RAMCO. RAMCO has replaced the previous (Membership Director) system, that has been in place for the past 20 years.

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: July 2017
A legacy of leadership: paying tribute to Kathy Roberts, RASM CEO, as she prepares for retirement after 40+ years of service in Realtor Association Management.

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: June 2017
Professional Standards: What you need to know. Make sure you know the latest updates to the Realtor Code of Ethics, citation program and the new lockbox rules.

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: May 2017
RASM and NAR are your political voice in Washington, D.C., by spreading awareness and supporting important legislation that protects real property rights.

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: April 2017
Green is red hot! Educated homeowners know that green features equal more green in the bank: significant cost-savings in monthly utility bills, maintaining home value over time and a better return on investment.

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: March 2017
RASM Gives Back in 2017! The RASM Community Outreach Committee chose 12 deserving organizations to support by volunteering and/or offering financial support.

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: February 2017
Rico Boeras, CID President, shares with us his personal story of growing up in Sarasota as a son of Cuban immigrants in the 1960s.

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: January 2017
RASM celebrates and installs the new 2017 officers and directors, at the Installation and Awards Banquet and welcomes the 2017 Association President, Xena Vallone.

2016 Annual Report

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: December 2016
RASM honors six leaders who have made remarkable contributions throughout the year and have had a positive impact on the Association.

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: November 2016
Home value and appreciation can get a big increase from having highly rated schools nearby.

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: October 2016
Examining the Value Proposition and the benefits of RASM membership.

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: September 2016
Exploring our Global Marketplace and understanding its effect on the local real estate market.

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: August 2016
Knowledge. Awareness. Empowerment. Delving into NAR’s Realtor Safety Program.

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: July 2016
Check out RASM’s latest project, a consumer-facing website for prospective buyers: www.LiveInSarasotaManatee.com.

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: June 2016
Your Realtor Party Voice: RASM examines what it takes and what’s at stake when electing pro-Realtor candidates.

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: May 2016
Giving Back: RASM partners with area charities to raise awareness, funds and encourage volunteers to give back.

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: April 2016
Green is the new black: delving into the many benefits of green building.

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor® Magazine: March 2016
Taking a look at the Realtor® Code of Ethics and honoring over 100 years of professionalism in Real Estate.

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor® Magazine: February 2016
CID President Tony Veldkamp looks to continuing the strong legacy of the CID with his motto to “Keep on Keeping On.”

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor® Magazine: January 2016 – (PDF – 9MB)
Linda Formella is the 2016 President of the Realtor®
Association of Sarasota and Manatee. Her theme for the new
year is: “Moving Forward: Engage. Motivate. Innovate.”

2015 RASM Annual Report – (PDF – 4.5MB)
Our Annual Report for 2015 provides highlights of the Association year

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: October 2015 – (PDF – 4.5MB)
Committee volunteers are the life blood of our organization!

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: September 2015 – (PDF – 4.5MB)
Taking Off – Global Business Council Soaring!

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: April 2015 – (PDF – 6.60MB)
RASM expands community partnerships in 2015!

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: March 2015 – (PDF – 6.60MB)
RPAC is your valuable business insurance – support RPAC!.

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: February 2015 – (PDF – 7.59MB)
Tim Mapp leads the CID in the first year as commercial arm of Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee.

Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine: January 2015 – (PDF – 6.86MB)
The first edition of Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine!

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: 2014 Annual Report – (PDF – 2.21MB)
The 2014 SAR Annual Report

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: December 2014 – (PDF – 8.70MB)
Our annual Stars of SAR issue!

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: November 2014 – (PDF – 12.31MB)
Education is Vital! Our annual education issue

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: October 2014 – (PDF – 10.00MB)
Stronger Together! The historic merger between SAR and MAR is approved!

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: September 2014 – (PDF – 9.73MB)
Global Business Council promotes international real estate in Sarasota – are you prepared to help international clients?

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: August 2014 – (PDF – 9.44MB)
The new SAR-created and maintained consumer web site – ALLinSarasota.com – will be launched in August!

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: July 2014 – (PDF – 11.31MB)
Sarasota Realtor Magazine’s July issue commemorates the launch of the Suncoast Regional Young Professionals Network.

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: June 2014 – (PDF – 7.52MB)
RPAC provides Realtors with a seat at the table, and helps support Realtor-related issues at all levels of government.

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: May 2014 – (PDF – 8.23MB)
Got Tech? The real estate industry is always at the cutting edge of technology innovations, and 2014 is no exception.

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: April 2014 – (PDF – 8.67MB)
The April 2014 issue is devoted to Green real estate, and striving to achieve a sustainable community in Sarasota County.

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: March 2014 – (PDF – 12.46MB)
March 2014 – SAR Supports Education Tax Extension – Vote March 25th!

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: February 2014 – (PDF – 9.21MB)
CID President Lori Hellstrom looks forward to another amazing year.

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: January 2014 – (PDF – 12.05MB)
SAR starts the new year with 2014 President Peter Crowley assuming the leadership role.

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: 2013 Annual Report – (PDF – 4.18MB)
The 2013 SAR Annual Report

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: December 2013 – (PDF – 12.21MB)
Annual Stars of SAR Issue

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: November 2013 – (PDF – 12.41MB)
Home Is Where the Heart Is: SAR-Habitat for Humanity Team Build nears completion.

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: October 2013 – (PDF – 11.01MB)
Tomorrow’s Leaders: The 2014 SAR Officers and Board have been elected; our 90th anniversary year has been historic so far!

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: September 2013 – (PDF – 11.88MB)
The International Issue: World of Opportunity

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: August 2013 – (PDF – 15.82MB)
Focus on Education! Continuing courses in professional development keep our members sharp and on the leading edge.

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: July 2013 – (PDF – 11.50MB)
Our annual Green Issue – devoted to the latest information on the Green Revolution in real estate.

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: June 2013 – (PDF – 12.36MB)
SAR Celebrating Our 90th Anniversary Year!

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: May 2013 – (PDF – 14.22MB)
New Home – New Era – SAR opens new, state-of-the-art headquarters!

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: April 2013 – (PDF – 10.20MB)
Tomorrow’s Technology – what will real estate professionals adopt to further their business goals?

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: March 2013 – (PDF – 11.25MB)
Join the Realtor Party! NAR launches six-week campaign.

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: February 2013 – (PDF – 10.96MB)
2013 CID President Linda Emery wants to unite regional commercial real estate professionals under one organization.

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: January 2013 – (PDF – 10.71MB)
2013 SAR President Roger Piro leads the Association into a new era of success.

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: December 2012 – (PDF – 11.89MB)
The annual Stars of SAR Awards Issue.

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: November 2012 – (PDF – 10.93MB)
The Code of Ethics marks its 100th anniversary in 2013. In this issue, we examine its significance and importance to the daily lives of our members.

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: October 2012 – (PDF – 10.25MB)
The SAR International Congress and Sarasota Showcase is highlighted.

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: September 2012 – (PDF – 8.02MB)
It’s the annual Real Estate Technology issue!

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: August 2012 – (PDF – 9.85MB)
The Future Is Now! SAR breaks ground on a new headquarters building!

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: July 2012 – (PDF – 9.73MB)
Education remains a vital element in the life of the real estate professional.

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: June 2012 – (PDF – 7.30MB)
Dream Rally! More than 13,800 Realtors gathered in Washington, D.C. in May for the big rally to protect homeownership rights.

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: May 2012 – (PDF – 7.91MB)
Super Spring! The 2012 season has been a tremendous time for real estate in the Sarasota area.

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: April 2012 – (PDF – 10.48MB)
Community Outreach Committee begins 2012 Habitat for Humanity home rehabilitation project.

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: March 2012 – (PDF – 13.47MB)
Join MyRealtorParty Now! Advocacy makes the real estate industry, and our nation, stronger!

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: February 2012 – (PDF – 13.79MB)
2012 CID President Brad Lindberg is cautiously optimistic that commercial real estate will continue to recover this year.

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: January 2012 – (PDF – 11.14MB)
2012 SAR President Laura Benson is ready to lead by example.

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: December 2011 – (PDF – 12.22MB)
SAR Stars of SAR Issue

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: November 2011 – (PDF – 12.01MB)
The Right Stuff! Many SAR members hold multiple real estate designations and certifications, very valuable to their day-to-day business.

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: October 2011 – (PDF – 11.03MB)
There’s An App for That! Tech Expo coming Oct. 28th

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: September 2011 – (PDF – 11.52MB)
SAR International Report – 5th Annual International Congress coming Sept. 14-15

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: August 2011 – (PDF – 11.85MB)
SAR – Habitat for Humanity Project Nears Completion!

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: July 2011 – (PDF – 11.46MB)
Realtor Party Political Survival Initiative – What Does It Mean to You?

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: June 2011 – (PDF – 10.99MB)
What’s the key to success? It’s education, of course!

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: May 2011 – (PDF – 11.12MB)
What’s Next? Our Annual Technology Issue

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: April 2011 – (PDF – 12.13MB)
Making A Difference: SAR Adopts a Habitat for Humanity Home

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: March 2011 – (PDF – 12.76MB)
The Annual Green Issue: Highlighting local efforts to promote “Green” real estate.

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: February 2011 – (PDF – 13.43MB)
Anthony Homer Is CID President for 2011: His thoughts on the coming year in commercial real estate

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: January 2011 – (PDF – 12.59MB)
Synergy Creates Results: 2011 SAR President Michael Bruno

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: December 2010 – (PDF – 12.39MB)
Stars of SAR: Annual awards issue

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: November 2010 – (PDF – 11.36MB)
Top Tech: Realtors need to leverage technology for their professional success.

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: October 2010 – (PDF – 11.87MB)
STOP AMENDMENT 4! The big vote is coming up Tuesday, Nov. 2, and it’s time to hit the ground running and defeat this dangerous proposal!

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: September 2010 – (PDF – 9.38MB)
Realtor Safety Month – Safety education is vital to the industry

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: August 2010 – (PDF – 9.80MB)
Going Global – International real estate is expanding once again, and the Sarasota International Real Estate Congress is right around the corner!

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: July 2010 – (PDF – 10.61MB)
Facing Florida’s Future – While challenges remain, Florida Realtors must face the future with confidence!

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: June 2010 – (PDF – 9.32MB)
Education is the Key to the Real Estate Profession

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: May 2010 – (PDF – 9.43MB)
SAR TV- The Association launches a new video web page and weekly production.

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: April 2010 – (PDF – 10.69MB)
Helping Hands – Realtors volunteer in our community

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: March 2010 – (PDF – 7.91MB)
The Green Issue – Green building, renovation and common sense initiatives are highlighted every March.

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: February 2010 – (PDF – 7.05MB)
L2 Takes the Helm: Lee DeLieto, Jr. is the new CID President for 2010

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: January 2010 – (PDF – 6.98MB)
Winning Attitude: 2010 SAR President Erick Shumway takes office

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: December 2009 – (PDF – 8.93MB)
Stars of SAR: Annual awards highlight member excellence

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: November 2009 – (PDF – 10.51MB)
Technology and Today’s Realtor

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: October 2009 – (PDF – 7.86MB)
Making a Difference – Realtors and Affiliates give back to the community!

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: September 2009 – (PDF – 5.64MB)
Realtor Safety – How to avoid trouble and potential dangers

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: August 2009 – (PDF – 5.58MB)
The Ripple Effect – International real estate bring local commerce.

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: July 2009 – (PDF – 2.80MB)
Friends of Real Estate – Affiliate members spur connections and partnerships in the process.

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: June 2009 – (PDF – 2.65MB)
Generations – Many local real estate organizations include two, or even three generations of Realtors!

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: May 2009 – (PDF – 2.03MB)
Social Networking: How is the real estate industry impacted by this new digital craze?

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: April 2009 – (PDF – 2.22MB)
Stay Positive! Low interest rates, new government programs, intensive education and help from SAR, FAR and NAR will get you through these challenging times!

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: March 2009 – (PDF – 1.78MB)
The Green Issue: Find out about the local push toward a new, brighter, ‘Greener’ real estate industry.

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: February 2009 – (PDF – 1.60MB)
2009 CID President Jag Grewal provides a perspective on the future commercial real estate market.

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: January 2009 – (PDF – 1.38MB)
Where Do We Go From Here? 2009 SAR President Bill Geller provides his thoughts on the future.

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: December 2008 – (PDF – 2.95MB)
Stars of SAR: Annual awards highlight member excellence.

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: November 2008 – (PDF – 1.88MB)
Living in Paradise – How real estate professionals continue to promote Sarasota as a destination.

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: October 2008 – (PDF – 1.58MB)
Final Round – The political season is coming to a close, and SAR offers our candidate endorsements, as well as timely information concerning the national financial crisis.

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: September 2008 – (PDF – 2.30MB)
Affiliates – Vital Partners in the Real Estate Process

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: August 2008 – (PDF – 4.23MB)
Finding the Pot of Gold – SAR International Council promotes Sarasota’s extraordinary qualities to the world.

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: July 2008 – (PDF – 2.21MB)
Connecting the Corridor – Mid-Florida Regional MLS will soon become the new Sarasota MLS system.

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: June 2008 – (PDF – 2.56MB)
Surge of Support – the new Community Outreach project designed to raise awareness and funds for local veterans – kicks off with a big event on June 27th.

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: May 2008 – (PDF – 3.20MB)
RPAC – The Realtor Political Action Committee needs your involvement!

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: April 2008 – (PDF – 3.75MB)
Realtor Days 2008 – Fun, and funding for scholarships!

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: March 2008 – (PDF – 3.26MB)
Saving Our Planet – Green Realtors Alliance of Sarasota Plans Major Green Homes Expo April 18!

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: February 2008 – (PDF – 3.18MB)
A Commercial Perspective – Dan McLeroy, Jr., 2008 CID President, provides an overview of the upcoming year in commercial real estate.

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: January 2008 – (PDF – 3.09MB)
Smooth Sailing – Helen Sosso, 2008 SAR President, believes in the importance of professionalism and respect.

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: December 2007 – (PDF – 3.32MB)
The Year in Photos – 2007 Remembered!

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: November 2007 – (PDF – 3.58MB)
Then … and Now! The evolution of downtown Sarasota continues in the new millenium.

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: October 2007 – (PDF – 5.36MB)
Imagine the Opportunity! – The Time2Buy Sarasota Campaign continues into the fall months.

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: September 2007 – (PDF – 4.93MB)
Are You Safe? – Realtor® Safety Week is coming up!

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: August 2007 – (PDF – 5.33MB)
The Green Issue – Sustainability, ecology and real estate, and the formation of the Green Realtors® Alliance of Sarasota

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: July 2007 – (PDF – 3.88MB)
New World on the Horizon – International real estate cover story

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: June 2007 – (PDF – 12.18MB)
Saving the Dream – Property tax relief cover story

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: May 2007 – (PDF – 11.54MB)
The Future is Now – Sarasota Young Realtors® Cover Story

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: April 2007 – (PDF – 8.52MB)
Volunteerism Taking Root – Community Outreach Committee Cover Story

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: March 2007 – (PDF – 8.38MB)
WCR Hits the Big 5-0! Cover Story

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: February 2007 – (PDF – 4.47MB)
CID 2007 President Diane Lawson- Cover Story

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: January 2007 – (PDF – 3.78MB)
A Seat at the Table – SAR 2007 President Joe Hembree – Cover Story

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: December 2006 – (PDF – 5.91MB)
2006 Challenges Lead to 2007 Opportunities – Cover Story

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: November 2006 – (PDF – 6.95MB)
Property Insurance Crisis – Cover Story

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: October 2006 – (PDF – 6.06MB)
SAR – The Benefits of Membership – Cover Article

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: September 2006 – (PDF – 3.23MB)
Think Global, Sell Local – Cover Story

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: August 2006 – (PDF – 3.25MB)
Paradise Found – What Buyers Are Seeking – Cover Article

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: July 2006 – (PDF – 3.11MB)
Technology and Today’s Realtor® – Cover Article

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: June 2006 – (PDF – 7.84MB)
What Does RPAC Do For You? – Cover Article

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: May 2006 – (PDF – 8.26MB)
Real Estate and the Global Economy – Cover Article

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: April 2006 – (PDF – 5.74MB)
Selling Sarasota in a Changing Marketplace – Cover Article

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: March 2006 – (PDF – 5.84MB)
The Ethics of Real Estate – Cover Article

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: February 2006 – (PDF – 6.77MB)
CID Incoming President Steve Ross – The New Sarasota – Cover Article

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: January 2006 – (PDF – 7.99MB)
Felix Power, Incoming 2006 SAR President – Cover Article

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: December 2005 – (PDF – 8.05MB)
Hands Across the Water – Cover Article

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: November 2005 – (PDF – 6.22MB)
Workforce Housing – Cover Article

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: October 2005 – (PDF – 4.83MB)
If You’ve Got Your Health … – Cover Article

Sarasota Realtor Magazine: September 2005 – (PDF – 6.19MB)
Taste of Sarasota 2005 – Cover Article