2009 REALTOR of the Year
Each local association is urged to select, as its REALTOR of Year, one outstanding Realtor member who has made the greatest contribution to the advancement of the real estate profession and the community at large from January 1, 2008 to the present time. This year's REALTOR of the Year, Richard Tisei, Designated Realtor of Northrup Associates, Realtors, in Lynnfield, was served the Association in many ways throughout the years. He has chaired or served on the Programs, Membership, and Professional Standards committees-to name a few. He has also chaired or served on the Board of Directors in several officer positions-Secretary/Clerk, Vice President and currently President elect. Richard, who is also a Massachusetts Senator, has worked very closely with MAR's legal and legislative teams to ensure that Realtor priorities are heard on Beacon Hill. He has led the fight against proposals that are harmful to homeowners and the real estate industry in general. The 2009 ROTY is also a Director of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors Board of Directors. On the national level, he has attended several national meetings including RELO conferences in Miami, San Antonio and Providence. Richard holds the CRB designation. One of the outstanding features of this ROTY is his incredible involvement in the civic and human service agencies throughout the region. For his unselfish and devoted commitment he has been honored by the Massachusetts Association of the YMCA, the Alliance for the Mentally Ill, the MA council of Human Service providers, the MA Home Health Care Association, the Coalition of Family and Advocates for the Retarded, and the MA Silver Haired legislature. In addition, Richard was honored for his outstanding participation in the Eastern Middlesex Association of Retarded Citizens. In the area of business accomplishments, his independent real estate company recently celebrated its 57th Anniversary. Richard's faithfulness to the principles of organized real estate have been demonstrated by his strong advocacy to further the principles of good real estate practices, to fight proposals that would create transfer taxes, and support laws that will change licensing requirements for real estate licensees- to ensure that brokers and agents have more education and experience. Congratulations to this year's REALTOR of the Year-RICHARD TISEI!
(Article Courtesy of Eastern Middlesex Association of Realtors-Summer 2009)