Several years ago, when I moved to Kentucky, I asked my Exclusive Buyer's Agent in Austin, TX to recommend a Buyer's Agent in the Lexington Kentucky area that could help me find a home for my family. He sent me to Gale & Mark Fulton. Now I feel sorry for what we put them through, but back then her attention to the idiosyncratic needs of my family and her unstinting efforts to help us find a home (over four months) was most appreciated. I've always (since my first bad experience with a dual agent) used Buyer's Agents.
First order of business for me was to find an agent that was more about my family's needs than playing a dual agent role for the paycheck. We were fortunate to find Gale & Mark. I won't delve into the details but my family's idiosyncrasies were enough to drive a person mad. Not Gale & Mark. They were always pleasant and personable. In the end, we've been very happy with the home they helped us buy. They certainly reduced the stress on my family of a long distance move. We've ran across each other several times since I started B4U Close Home Inspections & Radon Testing. Its always been a pleasant experience.
So to the point of the story, seven years later, she's starting her one year term as the President with the Lexington Bluegrass Association of Realtors (LBAR).
I'm sure you'll have a great year, though you may need a long vacation when your year is over. Here's the press release from LBAR.
Gale Fulton has been elected by LBAR members as their 2009 President. Gale has been a REALTOR® for 13 years and is an Accredited Buyer’s Agent, Certified Residential Specialist, a Quality Service Certified Sales Professional, a Graduate of the Real Estate Institute, Kentucky Real Estate Education Foundation Trustee, a Director for the Kentucky Association of REALTORS®, a Certified New Homes Construction Specialist, a Bluegrass Tourism Ambassador and is At Home with Diversity Certified. Involved with leadership of the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® for nine years, Gale has served as the association’s President-Elect and Chair of the Education Committee. She was also the recipient of the Nat Sanders Award given by the Kentucky Association of REALTORS® to recognize exceptional service in real estate education. A REALTOR® and Team Manager/Trainer with RE/MAX Creative Realty, Gale also was a charter member of the Homebuilder’s Association of Lexington’s Sales and Marketing Council.
Other newly elected officers and directors are President-Elect Anthony de Movellan with Prudential A.S. de Movellan; Treasurer Mike Wheatley with Milestone Realty Consultants; Treasurer-Elect Larry Freels with RE/MAX Creative Realty; Don Hudson with Rector-Hayden Realtors and Brenda Stewart with Keller Williams Bluegrass Realty.
The 2009 LBAR Board of Directors also includes Judy Craft with Milestone Realty Consultants, Shirley DeBoor with Keller Williams Bluegrass Realty, Barbara Curtis with Coldwell Banker McMahan, Donna Ensminger with Prudential A.S. de Movellan, John Groft with RE/MAX Creative Realty East, Sherrye Guthrie with Jonah Mitchell Real Estate & Auction, Laura Hayden with Rector-Hayden Realtors, South, Kathy Pendleton with Coldwell Banker McMahan, Ashley Trautner with Trautner Real Estate & Auction, Mike Wheatley with Milestone Realty Consultants and Linda Wiley with Keller Williams Bluegrass Realty.
As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 2,000 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Garrard, Harrison, Jessamine, Madison, Mercer, Montgomery, Scott and Woodford Counties. Visit www.lbar.com or call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings.