RASM News

Short Term Restriction on Your Membership Starting Friday, July 14

You know that membership portal you currently use to register for courses and update your profile information? Well, that’s a huge part of how we operate. Staff uses this membership database system to maintain membership records in order to better serve you.

Times are changing. In an effort to serve you better, we are excited to […]

By |July 14th, 2017|RASM News|0 Comments

Realtor® Association Announces New CEO

The Realtor® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) has selected Jeffrey P. Arakelian, RCE as chief executive officer, effective September 18, 2017.

Jeff Arakelian currently serves as CEO of the Greater Hartford Association of Realtors® in Connecticut, a position he has held for 20 years. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Rhode […]

By |June 22nd, 2017|RASM News|0 Comments

New Listings in Response to Rising Prices

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SARASOTA, Fla. (June 21, 2017) – In May of 2017, Sarasota and Manatee County showed an increase in new listings, median sales prices, inventory and closed sales, according to data compiled by Florida Realtors® from My Florida Regional MLS.

Combined closed sales in Sarasota County increased by […]

By |June 21st, 2017|RASM News, Statistics|0 Comments

Realtor® Association of Sarasota and Manatee Awards Six Scholarships to Local Students

SARASOTA, Fla. (June 7, 2017) – The Realtor® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) awarded six $2,000 scholarships to deserving students from the two-county area. The 2017 recipients were introduced and presented to Association leaders at a scholarship ceremony on June 7.

Every year, the Association awards up to six scholarships, as selected by the RASM […]

By |June 7th, 2017|RASM News, Scholarships|0 Comments

Sarasota/Manatee Housing Market Still Tipped Toward Sellers

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SARASOTA, Fla. (May 24, 2017) – According to the recent numbers compiled by Florida REALTORS® from My Florida Regional MLS, April 2017 reflects an increase in single family closed sales, median sales prices and inventory in Sarasota and Manatee County as compared to April of 2016.

Closed […]

By |May 24th, 2017|RASM News, Statistics|0 Comments

More Inventory Means More Choices for Buyers

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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 February […]

By |March 22nd, 2017|RASM News, Statistics|0 Comments

Realtor® Association Sponsors Habitat for Humanity Sarasota

SARASOTA, FL (March 9, 2017) – The Realtor ® Association of Sarasota and Manatee presented a $5,000 sponsorship to Habitat for Humanity Sarasota. The check was presented to Habitat Sarasota’s Rhonda Leiberick, Development & Communications Manager and Ben Weger, Communications Coordinator, along with Habitat Sarasota board members and Realtors® Mike Bruno and Michelle Crabtree.

With this […]

By |March 9th, 2017|Member News, RASM News|0 Comments

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.

“Manatee […]

By |March 8th, 2017|Member News, RASM News|0 Comments

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.

December […]

By |January 24th, 2017|RASM News, Statistics|0 Comments

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 also […]

By |December 21st, 2016|RASM News, Statistics|0 Comments