The Realtor of the Year Award is the highest honor bestowed upon a Realtor by their peers. It stands for integrity, leadership and service to the general public.
“I had wanted to get more involved in the community for quite a while and once I did, I really dove in head first,” said Jodie Franklin, Realtor of the Year. “I have been President of my homeowners association for almost 10 years and am a board member for the Michigan Ability Partners who help veterans and people with disabilities find housing and jobs.”
To be considered for the title of Realtor of the Year, each applicant had to submit a nomination form explaining their experiences in the following categories:
- Realtor Spirit: Real estate professionalism, adherence to the laws, regulations, and code of ethics.
- Activity in Civic Affairs: Activities in local groups, community, political, etc.
- Activity in Local Association: Activities for education, events, committees, programs, etc.
- Activity in State Association: Activities for legislative and participation at conferences.
- Activity in the National Association of Realtors®: Activities for institutes, societies, participation at conventions.
- Business and Education Experience: Public recognition of business conduct, service to clients, effective advertising programs, etc.
Franklin is currently a Board of Director for the AAABOR, Chairman of the Education Committee and Young Professionals Network within AAABOR, and sits on the MLS Committee and County Outreach/Placemaking Task Force for AAABOR.
“Education is something I strongly believe in,” said Franklin. “I attend every educational course I can and love the new challenges that face our industry and working with my peers to find solutions.”
Franklin accepted her award on September 22 at AAABOR’s General Membership Meeting at Kensington Court Hotel. In addition, by earning the title of AAABOR Realtor of the Year, Franklin is nominated for Michigan Realtor of the Year.