Mike Smith Named 2008 NYSAR Realtor of the Year

The New York State Association of REALTORS® honored Michael S. Smith, ABR, CEA, EMS, e-PRO, GRI, SRES, as the 2008 REALTOR® of the Year during the association’s Fall Business Meetings in Saratoga Springs, NY.

He is the 51st recipient of the REALTOR® of the Year award, which recognizes outstanding service to the REALTOR® organization at the local, state and national levels, a strict adherence to the high principles of the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics, a commitment to civic activity and business accomplishments.

A REALTOR® for 30 years, Smith is an associate broker and assistant office manager with Nothnagle REALTORS® in Lakeville. He also serves as the brokerage’s company trainer.

Smith is a past president of the Genesee Valley Board of REALTORS® and sat on the GVBR Board of Directors for more than 15 consecutive years. As a New York State Certified Real Estate Instructor, he has written and taught numerous local board courses. He currently serves as the chair of GVBR’s Education Committee, and serves on the finance, MLS and orientation committees.

At the state level, Smith serves as the vice chair of both the Legislative Steering Committee and the Legislative Policy Forum. He has served on or chaired numerous other committees including organizational planning, member services, communications and public relations, and strategic planning. In addition, Smith has been an RPAC New York Life Member since 2002.

Smith is a dedicated member of the National Association of REALTORS®, regularly participating in NAR’s Calls for Action. In addition, he teaches the NAR Quadrennial Code of Ethics training for members of three local REALTOR® boards in New York State.

Active in his community, Smith is an advisor to Please Don’t Destroy Geneseo, a local citizens group dedicated to fostering smart growth initiatives. He is also a member of the Genesee Valley Conservancy, an open space preservation group.

In acknowledgement of his outstanding achievements, Smith will be honored at the REALTOR® Recognition Program during the 2008 REALTORS® Conference and Expo in Orlando, FL in early November.

The New York State Association of REALTORS® is a not-for-profit trade organization representing more than 64,000 of New York state’s real estate professionals.

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