More Inventory Means More Choices for Buyers

Click HERE for the full press release and statistics. SARASOTA, Fla. (March 22, 2017) – The combined inventory of single-family homes and condos in the two-county area reached 8,557 in February, the highest number since April of 2012. The number of single family homes for sale in Sarasota County is up by 15.1 percent from [...]

Realtor® Association Supports Manatee County Habitat for Humanity

SARASOTA, Fla. (March 8, 2017) – The Realtor® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) presented a $5,000 donation to Manatee County Habitat for Humanity. This donation supports construction projects for the 2017 Women Build events. A check was presented by 2017 RASM President Xena Vallone at Manatee Habitat’s International Women’s Day Luncheon on March 8. [...]

Season Off to Solid Start in Sarasota and Manatee

Click HERE for the full press release and statistics. SARASOTA, Fla. (February 22, 2017) – Recent data produced by Florida REALTORS® for our two-county area indicates January 2017 to be off to a solid start to this season’s sales. Inventory has been increasing in the two-county area each month since September. The result of higher inventory [...]

Condo Market Shows Strength in December 2016

SARASOTA, Fla. (January 24, 2017) – Closed sales for condos increased in each county in December as compared to December 2015, with Sarasota at a 12.5 percent increase and Manatee at a 7.8 increase. Single family sales, however, are down from last year. Sarasota County decreased by 6.1, while Manatee experienced an 8.2 percent decrease. [...]

RASM Scholarship Applications Now Available

SARASOTA, Fla. (January 13, 2017) – The Realtor® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) has announced the release of the 2017 scholarship applications. Every year, the Association awards scholarships to six deserving students in the Sarasota and Manatee area, as selected by the RASM Scholarship Committee. Members of RASM, their immediate family and members of [...]

Healthy Market Ready for Seasonal Sales

SARASOTA, Fla. (December 21, 2016) – Total closed sales are up by 8.7 percent from November 2015 for single family homes and condos in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Single family homes showed the most improvement from last year, with a 10.5 percent increase in the two-county area, while condos also increased by 4.5 percent. Inventory [...]

Commercial Investment Division Presents Donation to Children’s Guardian Fund

SARASOTA, FL (December 5, 2016) – The Commercial Investment Division (CID) of the Realtor® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) presented a $16,582 donation to the Children’s Guardian Fund (CGF) at the 2016 CID Installation & Awards Breakfast on December 2. Carol Belmont, Vice President of the CGF Board, expressed heartfelt gratitude to CID members. [...]

Market Preparing for Season

SARASOTA, Fla. (November 22, 2016) – The inventory of properties for sale in the two-county area is up by 17.5 percent from last year, and also shows an increase of 3.1 percent from last month, reversing the downward trend that started earlier this year. Year over year, single family home inventory in Sarasota increased by [...]

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