Contributed by: Susan Aldretti on 10/1/2009
Michael Welk, Your Castle Real Estate, was installed as the 66 th Chairman of the Board of the Jefferson County Association of REALTORS. Welk's term of office runs from October 1, 2009, through September 30, 2010. During his term in office Welk pledged to work cooperatively with other REALTOR associations to promote continuing education as a means for members to achieve success, and to have a positive attitude. Welk believes the industry will transition from survival mode to thriving in 2010 and declared, "I am going to call the bottom of the market." Citing statistics Welk continued, "I actually believe the bottom was in late second quarter. The time is now to take advantage for the first-time home buyer tax credit, low interest rates, and other opportunities."
Welk concluded, "As we move forward with a positive message and a positive attitude, REALTORS will be on the rise in 2010 and we will transition from survive to thrive."
Kay Watson, former president of the Colorado Association of REALTORS, installed Michael Welk as Chairman of the Board. Robin Lucy, Your Castle Real Estate, was installed as Chairman-elect. Steve Danyliw, Danyliw and Associates, took the oath of office as Corporate Secretary. The directors for the 2009-10 term are: Matt Cohen, Re/Max Alliance; Amanda DiVito, Re/Max Alliance; Lincoln Gill, Broker One; Kelly Murphy, Murphy Realty; Karen Nichols, Re/Max Alliance; Chad Ochsner, Re/Max Alliance; Dave Pike, Coldwell Banker; Anthony Rael, Metro Brokers; Toni Rice, Re/Max Alliance; Annie Schneider, Re/Max Professionals; Jim Smith, Golden Real Estate, and Sue Vencil, Keller Williams Advantage.
The Jefferson County Association of REATLORS represents more than 2000 real estate professionals in Jefferson County, Colorado.