Huntsville Area Association of REALTORS Hosts Monthly Membership Luncheon

On Thursday, February 8, 2018, The Huntsville Area Association of REALTORS® (HAAR) held their monthly membership luncheon. Each month, HAAR hosts a member luncheon that focuses on industry updates, local issues, special reports and commentary about the housing market and the practice of real estate.

The HAAR membership luncheon included the induction of 65 of the newest REALTOR® members. An award for REALTOR® Emeritus was also given. REALTOR® Emeritus is a status achieved by those REALTORS® who have served this industry for 40+ years. Today, we honor Jimmie Adams, Tommy Adams, BJ Boyanton, Peggy Richard & Steve Cawthon for their membership in this elite club.

HAAR also recognized REALTOR® members who had received their GRI designation. The Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI) is a designation that has many requirements and is held by less than 15% of REALTORS. There are 60 hours of real estate instruction including topics as Professionalism, Accountability & Development, Contracts, Working with Buyers, Working with Sellers and Real Estate Technology. The latest REALTORS® to receive this designation are Michael Rosenblum, Ainsley Bowen, Shannon Hoff, Roy Lane, Jr., and Lee Gavvitt.

Josh McFall, Chief Executive Officer of the Huntsville Area Association of Realtors® was officially honored by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® with the REALTOR® association Certified Executive (RCE) designation, which recognizes exceptional efforts made by the REALTOR®  association executives. The RCE designation exemplifies goal-oriented AEs with drive, experience and commitment to professional growth. Candidates earn the designation by accumulating points through an experience and education based application form and a comprehensive written exam.

This month’s speaker was Owner of RE/MAX Tri-State in Northwest Alabama, Steve Shelton.  Shelton has been a REALTOR® since 2006. His enthusiasm for the business of Real Estate and zest for life have kept him actively involved in local and State leadership roles. Steve has served as a State Director Alabama Association of REALTORS®, he was 2013 President of the Shoals Area Association of REALTORS®, 2012 Shoals Area REALTOR® of the Year, 2011 Leadership AAR member, 2012-2013 Leadership Trustee and Sterling “R” & Crystal “R” ARPAC contributor. Steve was the 2015 Northern Region Vice President of the Alabama Association of REALTORS® and is currently a Trustee for the 2017 North Alabama REALTOR® Leadership Program. Shelton presented “Capturing the Lion’s Share of Life” which focused on the kinds of characteristics that cause people to have richer, fuller deeper and more meaningful lives. Shelton’s presentation was inspiring and members left feeling motivated and encouraged. Shelton said, “If you go hunting for rabbits in a land full of tigers, you’ll worry about the tigers. But, if you go hunting for tigers in a land full of rabbits, you won’t worry about the rabbits.”

Please join us welcoming the following REALTORS® of The Huntsville Area Association of REALTORS®Adam K Rohrer, Amanda Abernathy, Amber A Rohrer, Angela Eady Elsea, Anna Nesterets, Anthony Jones, Beth Scherr, Bill Cooley, Bonnie R Ames, Bridgitt Roberts, Bruce Vick, Carmen Hurter, Cate Pfitzer, Cathy A Mayo, Charles Ashcraft, Chase Gallimore, Chris Martin, Claudia N Alvarado Ortiz, Dane Lewis, Dena Schrimsher, Dennis C Liuzzo, Diana Rios, Felicia A Odom, Heather A Kingsley, Hudson Cornelius, James E Stallworth, Jaymie Testman, Jessica Nicole Bradley, John R White, Julie McGregor, Justin Demings, Kelsey Zwack Pizzato, Kevin L Gardner, Kimberly Stephens, Lamar Ogburia, Lauren K Luna, Lora Williams, Lori Hall, Mark Andreoni, Mark D Bond Jr, Marsha Hilton, Megan Wilson, Melanie Williams, Michelle Cummings, Missy Fields, Mitchell Lamb, Noelle Martin, Paula A Berglund, Porsha Bell, Robert J Lewis, Satin Mayes, Sergeion Hobbs, Stephen Nichols, Teresa Huff Russell, Terri Whitley, Timothy Tumlin, Valerie K Povey, Victoria M Cole.