Barry Grooms, President

Bradenton Realtor® Serves as President of Florida’s Largest Professional Association

Barry Grooms, President

ORLANDO, Fla., January 2020 – Barry Grooms, Realtor and co-owner of Florida Suncoast Realty Inc. in Bradenton, is the 2020 president of Florida Realtors®, the state’s largest professional association with 195,000 members. “Our leadership team is dedicated to the spirit of inclusion, bringing out the greatness of every one of our members,” said 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 2020, according to Grooms, who specializes in residential brokerage, commercial brokerage and property management.

"It’s going to be another excellent year to buy or sell a Florida home"

— Barry Grooms, President

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 federal political coordinator (FPC) for NAR for new U.S. Congressman Greg Steube, helping to provide information and research on issues important to all Floridians.

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 of the state association, Grooms will focus on providing Florida Realtors with professional information, education and advocacy programs to help them deliver the highest level of service to their clients and communities. As he said, “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 195,000 members in 51 boards/associations. Florida Realtors® Media Center website is available at