Being a active member in my Aurora Board of REALTORS® has been a positive aspect in my life for nearly 15 years. I have made friendships with other REALTORS® and affiliates that will be lifelong, and would not be, had I chosen a different avenue in my career.
In 2001, with only a few full time years in the real estate industry, I decided to "take the plunge" and run for Board of Director VERY new in the industry. For some streak of luck, I was elected to be a Board of Director for three years. If you have never volunteered for this position, you NEED to, it is so rewarding.
Last year I again thought I would want to run for Board of Director, but in the end I decided there were too many distractions in my life, and thought it best if I bow out and support my friends that really wanted to run! That was a great decision!
This year was a whole new story. I thought again of being a part of making huge decisions in a market that most REALTORS® cannot remain full time and support their families. I want to be a part of making decisions to HELP my fellow REALTORS®, keep the fact of being a homeowner important, and be PROUD to be a REALTOR®. I have always been 100% committed to this career, attending NAR conventions, obtaining designations to further my knowledge and to help me be the BEST I can be. The nomination committee looks at all the Realtors having the desire to run, and make the decision WHO gets to be on the ballot. I was selected!
I know my fellow Rainers cannot vote when the time comes, but many of you are actively involved in your Boards, and we ARE all a family in the real estate industry, whether close or far away. Today I attended my first meeting at Toastmasters. I know I am not the best writer, but I have plans of a great speech the day all the candidates will give "their pitch" for a vote at the Board. This year's speech will show a bit more polish than the one I gave years ago! My very good friend Will Hamm and I will run for the Aurora Board of REALTORS® Director.
Please wish me luck.....I want to be a Board of Director for the Aurora Board of REALTORS®!