Realtor organization expanding in region

Last week, we had a historic event in the life of the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee and our 8,500 members. On Friday we celebrated the grand opening of our new RASM North office at 2901 Manatee Ave. W., here in Bradenton. This brand-new state-of-the art facility will better provide our Manatee County members with a more convenient location to receive services and get additional training in the multimedia auditorium. It will also be available for rent by the public for events.

If you’ve been in Bradenton for a while, this can all seem very familiar to you. That is because this location housed the former Manatee Association of Realtors from 1977 until 2008 prior to moving out to Lakewood Ranch for a brief period of time before the merger of the Manatee and Sarasota Associations. We hope this new facility will be a great addition not only for our members to utilize, but also a great addition to the Bradenton community.

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RASM is also celebrating another historic milestone this year as being active and contributing members to the region for the past 100 years. It all began in 1922, when the “Bradentown” Florida Real Estate Board of Directors chartered the Bradentown Realtors Association with 6 members, growing to 257 members in its first year of operation.