RASM News

Closed and Pending Sales Increase in Residential Market

Click HERE to download and review the full statistical report or visit www.myrasm.com/statistics. April 2018 statistics will be released on May 24.

SARASOTA, Fla. (April 23, 2018) – As of March 2018, the two-county area has closed on 5,015 properties so far this year, an increase from this time last year. Inventory levels dropped this month and median prices […]

By |April 23rd, 2018|RASM News, Statistics|0 Comments

REALTORS® Win Fight for Local Businesses

SARASOTA, Fla. (April 12, 2018) – Leaders of the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) attended a City of Holmes Beach, FL commission meeting in March to voice concerns against restrictions on formula businesses. Upon hearing RASM’s case, the commission approved an amendment on April 10 to exclude real estate offices from the proposed […]

By |April 12th, 2018|Advocacy, RASM News|0 Comments

NAR Chief Economist to Speak at RASM

SARASOTA, Fla. (April 9, 2018) – The Global Business Council (GBC) of the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) is hosting the 12th Annual Global Conference with keynote speaker Dr. Lawrence Yun, chief economist and senior vice president at the National Association of REALTORS®.

Global Business Council hosts the one-day conference to offer current international […]

By |April 9th, 2018|GBC, RASM News|0 Comments

REALTORS® Gain Key Victories in Tallahassee in 2018

Despite a very tight state budget, REALTORS® and their communities throughout Florida are walking away from the 2018 session of the Florida Legislature with several key victories: a $31 million cut to the Business Rent Tax, $110 million for affordable housing projects and more than $400 million for Florida’s natural resources.
“Great job, Realtors®, for making […]

By |March 22nd, 2018|Advocacy, RASM News|0 Comments

Sarasota-Manatee Home Sales Increase in February

Click HERE to download and review the full statistical report or visit www.myrasm.com/statistics. March 2018 statistics will be released on April 23.

SARASOTA, Fla. (March 21, 2018) – Home sales in Sarasota and Manatee County increased for the second consecutive month in 2018. The two-county area reports another month of tight inventory, pressuring median prices to rise again.

Combined closed […]

By |March 21st, 2018|RASM News, Statistics|0 Comments

Local REALTOR® Testifies to Congress on Behalf of National Association of REALTORS®

SARASOTA, Fla. (March 15, 2018) – On March 14, REALTOR® Barry Grooms presented a testimony on the exclusion for mortgage debt cancellation. Grooms, a member of the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM), testified on behalf of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) to the House Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Tax […]

By |March 19th, 2018|RASM News|0 Comments

REALTOR® Association Supports Manatee County School Referendum

SARASOTA, Fla. (March 7, 2018) – The REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) encourages voters to support the Manatee County school referendum at the March 20 election. Local REALTORS® are also encouraged to talk with their clients about the importance of the referendum to homeownership.

The RASM Board of Directors voted to endorse the creation […]

By |March 7th, 2018|RASM News|0 Comments

Home Sales up with More Expected to Close This Season

Click HERE to download and review the full statistical report or visit www.myrasm.com/statistics. February 2018 statistics will be released on March 21.

SARASOTA, Fla. (February 21, 2018) – Sarasota-Manatee home sales and prices increased again in January 2018. Inventory tightens, but a rise in pending sales and new listings indicate the upcoming season of sales.

Combined closed sales in the […]

By |February 21st, 2018|RASM News, Statistics|0 Comments

RASM Purchases Bradenton Lot for New Member Facility

In January, the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee purchased a vacant lot located in Downtown Bradenton. Positioned on 8th Street West, between 3rd and 4th Ave, the site will be used for a new RASM member facility.

Much like the facility located in Sarasota, the new build will provide space for meetings, education and other […]

By |February 14th, 2018|RASM News|0 Comments

Sarasota-Manatee Home Sales Find Strength in 2017

Click HERE to download and review the full statistical report or visit www.myrasm.com/statistics. January 2018 statistics will be released on February 21.

SARASOTA, Fla. (February 13, 2018) – The Sarasota and Manatee residential market wrapped up the year with more traditional closed sales and an increase in median prices, as compared to last year. Inventory is still tight and […]

By |February 13th, 2018|RASM News, Statistics|0 Comments