2012 was an excellent year for my business – in fact, one of my best years to date. I was able to add some exciting milestones and accomplishments to my curriculum vitae that I would like to share with you. The year started with me adding a new professional designation to my repertoire. I was able to receive training as an Accredited Distressed Property Representative and successfully passed a very rigorous test to be able to claim this designation. The training I received gave me greater understanding and tools to assist my buyers and sellers with foreclosures, short sales and all types of distressed property.
In the early part of 2012 I submitted an article about online marketing to Realtor Magazine, a publication for members of the National Association of Realtors. I’m happy to report that my article was accepted and published in the July/August issue and was potentially read by nearly a million of my fellow Realtors around the world. Since its publication, I have been contacted by many of my peers and have had the opportunity to discuss online marketing concepts and ideas.
This year I was once again recognized as a Top Local Realtor by Five Star Professionals and Chicago Magazine. My name was published in the October issue of Chicago Magazine with all of the other award winners.
I have recently been awarded three very important distinctions based on my work in 2012. I’m proud to report that I made the Top 100 list of Century 21 agents in the Chicagoland Region based on sales volume. I was also recognized as a Top 100 Century 21 agent in the Chicagoland Region based on number of units sold in 2012. Making both of these lists in the same year is a major accomplishment and easily places me in the top 2% of all Century 21 agents in this region.
All of the hard work paid off with my final recognition of the 2012 season: I was recently awarded the Masters Emerald award designation by Century 21 Corporate. This national award recognizes agents who have achieved a certain level of production in the calendar year and is highly coveted.