Renew Your Membership

Thank you for being a member of the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee. It’s annual billing time for your local, state and national dues. Like many organizations during this COVID-19 pandemic, RASM was challenged over the last year to Reach Further™ in ways we never expected.

In 2021, we will continue to help you to Reach Further™ to be more productive, profitable, and professional.  Your membership provides you access to a wide array of member benefits, tools, market information, educational opportunities, and discount programs. Learn more about all the member benefits we currently offer to help you succeed.

Annual Dues Breakdown

Invoices are now posted in your MY RASM PORTAL and are due on December 15, 2020. RASM will give you an extra 30-day grace period until 5 p.m. on January 15, 2021, before assessing a $50 late fee and the temporary suspension of REALTOR® membership services.

*Florida REALTORS® PAC is an investment in your business, and your best defense against poorly designed small business, residential and commercial real estate legislation. Your investment supports pro-REALTOR® candidates, regardless of political affiliation.

Billing Disclosures

Portions of your dues used for lobbying purposes that are not deductible on federal income tax returns are: Florida REALTORS® computes 35% or $51 of $146 dues amount and National Association of REALTORS® computes 38% or $57 of $150 dues amount and RASM computes 1.5% or $3 of $201 dues amount. Please read the 2021 Florida REALTORS® Dues Billing Disclosures.

Frequently Asked Questions

Annual dues invoices are posted to members’ accounts in November and are due December 15th. Members are notified by an email stating that the invoices are available to view, print, and pay.

Annual dues are due December 15th and past due January 15th at 5:00 p.m., resulting in a $50 late fee.

If your 2020 Annual Dues are NOT paid by 5 p.m. on February 15, 2021, your REALTOR® membership will be terminated. After February 15, 2021, all RASM members who have not paid 2021 annual dues must reapply as a new member and pay the $75 reinstatement fee, a $30 processing fee to Florida REALTORS® and all amounts due at the date of termination.

If membership services are interrupted (i.e. access to the MLS) for non-payment, it may take up to 72 hours for service to be restored.

If you are a Secondary member or a Designated Broker of our Association and you are keeping your license, but DO NOT plan on renewing your RASM membership, please email Jessica Montague stating you are terminating your Association membership.

The annual billing includes local, state, and national dues, scholarship fund donation, plus a voluntary RPAC contribution. The annual billing does not include MLS fees, which are billed by Stellar MLS in the spring, or Supra ActiveKeys, which are billed by UTC Fire & Security each summer. You can view the billing disclosures here.

If you are a member of the Global Business Council ($25), the Property Management Council ($25) and/or the Commercial Real Estate Alliance (formerly CID) ($50), you will also see your annual membership dues for these groups. You need to pay these separately to renew your membership in these groups.

An electronic payment system was instituted several years ago to provide the most efficient, cost-effective processing method. This method allows members the opportunity to pay their dues at any time during the day. Payment must be submitted in the MY RASM PORTAL by credit or debit card. Payments are processed through the e-commerce Network of National Association of REALTORS®, a trusted and secure site that meets or exceeds all government safety and security standards.

What do I do if an agent is no longer with our brokerage?

Brokers need to remove the agent’s license from their firm in their DBPR account and then notify RASM that the agent is no longer with their firm.

What is the consequence for brokers if agents in their office fail to pay on time?

If your agent does not pay by February 15, their invoice will be transferred to the broker’s account and the agent will be turned into a non-member salesperson. If a broker still has open invoices on their account after March 15, their office is at risk of losing its member services.

Can a broker pay fees on behalf of an agent?

Yes, brokers can remit payment for their agents on their My RASM Portal under your Account Balance Box on the home page of the portal.

How do Business Partners pay their dues?

Business Partners will also pay their dues in the MyRASM Portal. Refer to the video at the top of the page if you need help. Renew before February 15, 2021, to be included in the newest edition of our Business Partner Directory. This highly popular and valued member benefit will be delivered to all real estate offices in Sarasota and Manatee counties in the Spring of 2021.

 

Contributions to RPAC are not deductible for federal income tax purposes. Contributions are voluntary and are used for political purposes. The amounts indicated are merely guidelines and you may contribute more or less than the suggested amounts. The National Association of REALTORS® and its state and local associations will not favor or disadvantage any member because of the amount contributed or decision not to contribute. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal. 70% of each contribution is allocated to your state or local PAC efforts to support state and local political candidates; 30% is sent to National RPAC to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits under 52 U.S.C. 30116. 30% Contributions received from corporate entities shall be forwarded to the National Association of Realtors Political Advocacy Fund.