Barry Grooms, President-Elect

Bradenton Realtor® to Serve As President-Elect of Florida’s Largest Professional Association

Barry Grooms, Treasurer

ORLANDO, Fla., February 2019 – Barry Grooms, a Realtor® and co-owner of Sarabay Suncoast Realty Inc. in Bradenton, has been installed as the 2019 president-elect of Florida Realtors®, the state’s largest professional association with 187,000 members. “Our leadership team is dedicated to bringing out the greatness of our members,” says Grooms. “We will also continue to be a powerful advocate for homeowners and communities throughout Florida.”

Population growth, a strong statewide economy, and worldwide demand for retirement and vacation homes will keep Florida’s real estate market moving forward in 2019, according to Grooms, who specializes in residential brokerage, commercial brokerage and land development. “It’s going to be another excellent year to buy or sell a Florida home,” he says.

"Our goal is to support our members in serving as trusted advisors to their customers."

— Barry Grooms, President-Elect

A leader in regional, state and national real estate associations, Grooms has been active with the Realtor® Association of Sarasota and Manatee, serving as president, vice president, treasurer, secretary and director. He is a former district vice president of the state association, and has been a leader for its public policy and advocacy committees and forums. Grooms is an ethics instructor for the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), and has been a member of NAR’s Commercial Presidential Advisory Group. He also serves as a key contact for Florida Realtors with state legislators, helping to provide information and research on issues important to all Floridians, and as a federal political coordinator (FPC) for NAR for new U.S. Congressman Greg Steube.

In the community, Grooms is a member of the Children’s Miracle Network, FELT (Feeding Empty Little Tummies) and the Anna Maria Island Privateers. He has also been active with the Midtown and Downtown Community Redevelopment Agencies (CRA), Realize Bradenton and other business and civic organizations.

As president-elect for the state association, Grooms will focus on providing Florida Realtors with robust information, education and advocacy programs to help them deliver the highest level of professional service to their clients and communities. As he says, “Our goal is to support our members in serving as trusted advisors to their customers.”

Florida Realtors® serves as the voice for real estate in Florida. It provides programs, services, continuing education, research and legislative representation to its 187,000 members in 52 boards/associations. Florida Realtors® Media Center website is available at http://media.floridarealtors.org.