Ron Sasso - Real Estate Professional
Thank you for visiting my website. If you are looking for my real estate specific
website, please visit BlackHillsSDHomes.com to learn more about the Black Hills
real estate market, read my real estate blog posts, and to find a home. You can
also view real estate market reports on the real estate page of this website. If you
are looking at buying or selling a home---you can give me a call at (605)
593-3759 and I will gladly help you with your real estate needs.
If you follow some of the links on my website, it may seem eclectic---catching a
handful of my interests and endeavors. I am a full time real estate professional
and love what I do! My interests go beyond that and beyond what you see here.
Each one of us is more than what is visible on the surface. City government is
unique in that it touches on a wide array of issues---everything from infrastructure
to the arts...or from animals to zoning (I am a board member of the Humane
Society fo the Black Hills). I believe council members should have a broad array
of interests and experiences to understand the complexities of city government.
That creativity and knowledge is also important for real estate.
When I ran for city council in June 2017 I had been criticized by one of my
opponents for not having as much energy as I had prior to my diagnosis with an
autoimmune disease. Rather than attacking my opponent, I kept my promise of a
positive campaign (and had some fun with it).To learn more, go to my "I'm Not
Dead Yet!" page.
I had the priviledge of serving Rapid City as the Ward 5 Alderman from July 2011
to July 2013. Click here to see a small sample of what I accomplished during that
brief time. In real estate I work hard for my clients as well---making sure they
achieve their real estate goals and dreams.
During my time on City Council, I made many changes that benefited the entire
city. As an example, I have made ordinance changes that requires all roads and
infrastructure to be built to specifications without cutting corners (click here to
learn why this is important and what it protects tax payers from). This ordinance is
good for the city, citizens, and developers. It protects our financial interests and
improves the life span of our roads that are built today---protecting our
investments for the future. It also provides a clear process for developers and
should prevent any lengthy and expensive lawsuits in the future. It was passed
unanimously. That is proven leadership.
I supported keeping taxes lower and voted to reduce fees---including an 8%
reduction in garbage collection rates.
I am very passionate about Rapid City and have lived her for over 25 years.
Rapid City provides an outstanding quality of life and provides many outdoor
activity options. The incredible park system is one of the many reasons that I love
My diverse business background includes working in sales for a Fortune 500
company as well as nonprofit business leadership experience as the program
director of nonprofit brain injury rehabilitation center in Rapid City for 14 years. I
have a Master's Degree in Counseling. I have been involved with marketing
activities in both the nonprofit and commercial business sectors. These are all
unique assets to real estate.
My creativity goes beyond marketing. I have worked as a freelance writer and
composed columns for the Rapid City Journal. I have written screenplays, poems,
songs, and part of a novel.
I am also a licensed professional counselor. Even though I do not work as a
counselor I keep my license active---occassionally presenting at conferences. As
a licensed professional counselor I received an award for my work with the
homeless---and I worked to help get people back on their feet. Many people are
just one bad break away from being homeless.
My primary focus in counseling was in the field of brain injury where I worked
exclusively for nearly 15 years. Brain injury covers a lot of ground as many people
experience anxiety and depression along with their brain injury. I worked to create
treatment models and was able to present at conferences throughout the region,
including presenting at Mayo Clinic. I also have a strong interest in autoimmune
diseases and the role that stress plays in bringing them on and making the
disease worse. At the start of 2016 I was diagnosed with systemic scleroderma.
Even though I am in good health, my diagnosis has significantly changed how I
view life. My goal is to leave this world much better than I found it---whether that is
through helping people find a new home or by inspiring people.
I presented on stress management at the National Scleroderma Patient
Education Conference this past summer in Arizona. Click here to see my
curriculum vitae (professional overview and experience in the counseling field).
I am also a current board member of The Humane Society of the Black Hills and a
past board member of the Brain Injury Alliance of South Dakota. I am a member
of the Black Hills Association of Realtors, a member of the Black Hills Home
Builders Association and a member of the Black Hills Runners Club. These are
some of my community connections.
Running is one of my favorite outlets. In my teen years I was consistently able to
run a mile in under five minutes. As I slowed down with age I ran further instead of
faster, running nine full marathons. Yes, that's 26.2 miles. After 26 miles, those
extra two tenths of a mile make a difference! I now run half marathons as it is a
little easier on my body. I have run three half marathons that were under 1 hour
and 45 minutes. Even though I enjoy running fast when I can, speed isn't the
important thing. Running is a great outlet for everyone as it's great for the body
and for the brain! I hope to see Rapid City one day get an official designation as a
"Runner Friendly Community" through the Road Runners Club of America. There
are several runners from the Black Hills Runners Club that are working toward this
When I ran for council I had many goals for improving Rapid City and I hope
someone will decide to implement them. My diverse background helps me to see
things differently. Having a vision for Rapid City is more than one or two ideas, it's
an assortment of interconnected ideas that weave together and fit
together---making the whole greater than each individual thread.
Please contact me if you have any questions or if I can help you with buying or
selling a home or a commercial real estate project.Thank you!
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Black Hills Scleroderma Support Group
March 7, 2018 (5:30PM to 7PM)
With the help and support of the Scleroderma
Foundation Ron is facilitating a scleroderma support
group. The group is held at the Rapid City Public
Library (Room A near the entrance). The group is
free and open to anyone. Information on scleroderma
will be available. Click here to visit Ron's
Scleroderma web page to learn more about the
Do you have questions for Ron? You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call him at (605) 593-3759.
Help Support Scleroderma Research!
June 3, 2018
Ron is running the Deadwood-Mickelson Trail Half
Marathon (13.1 miles) and is running it with a
purpose to raise money for scleroderma research.
Funds go directly to the Scleroderma Foundation.
Please donate and support this great cause!
Click here to learn more and Donate!
Black Hills Runners Club Fools 4-Miler!
April 7, 2018
Stay tuned for exciting news about this road race.
Ron is one of the race directors for this and it is an
awesome and fun race for everyone!
Ron Sasso won a Coldwell Banker sales
performance award for his 2017 sales production.
Humane Society of the Black Hills
Reading to Animals Program Gets
February 5, 2018
The Reading to Animals program has been started
and will expand in the near future. Click here to