Hello everyone!

It was my great honor to have been installed as the first male President of our Network on December 14 2018. Many people ask me why I have taken on this role and my response is simple – it provides me with an instant network of professional REALTORS across the country to whom I can not only refer business, but also locate in one place.

My aim this year as President is to deliver excellent Member Benefit. Our reserves have been built up over many years through the generosity of our Members and I intend to use some of those funds to increase both the ability of our Members to earn more as well as keep more of what they earn!

During our first event, in January, we heard from a nationally recognized real estate coach - Karen Coffey. We deliberately chose January to run this event in order to provide all 72 attendees with a kick start to their year! We selected RASM south as the venue in order to collaborate with both our local Association and to open the event to all RASM Realtors.

In April we held our first “Happy Appy Hour”. This was a chance to not only get hands on experience of some of the best real estate phone applications but also a chance to mingle in a relaxed setting. Later in the year we will hear from Kate Rossi, of Coldwell Banker, who is recognized as one of the 10 most influential ladies in US real estate and also from Emily Menke, a lady that specializes in helping REALTORS plan their exit strategy in order to maximize the allowable tax breaks.

But it’s not all business! On May 9 we will hold our second dance party, entitled Motown Madness and this will be at the new “Polo Grill”. And let’s not forget the ever-popular Fashion Show to be held on September 4 once again at the Hyatt. This year we will be partnering with Goodwill to prove that you don’t need to spend a fortune in order to look professional in front of clients.

Here’s to the remainder of 2019!



Ivan Gould 941 323 9655


Ivan Gould
Sarasota President


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