2017-09-07 / Real Estate News

NABOR members earn accolades at state expo


NABOR members Paula Urbinati and Mike Hughes at the Florida Realtors 2017 Convention & Trade Expo in Orlando. 
COURTESY PHOTO NABOR members Paula Urbinati and Mike Hughes at the Florida Realtors 2017 Convention & Trade Expo in Orlando. COURTESY PHOTO The Naples Area Board of Realtors announces that two of its long-time members were recognized for their contributions to the Florida real estate industry during the Florida Realtors 2017 Convention & Trade Expo held recently in Orlando.

NABOR 2016 Realtor of the Year Mike Hughes received the 2017 Realtor Achievement Award from the state association. Presented to a Realtor who serves as manager, broker of record or officer in his or her company, the award acknowledges the winner’s previous three years’ contributions to the community as well as to local, state and national associations of Realtors.

Mr. Hughes has served on and chaired numerous committees for his local board over the years. He served as NABOR president in 2015, the year that marked his ninth consecutive year on the association board of directors. He has served on the NABOR Media Relations Committee since its inception and is frequently interviewed by local media as a voice for the real estate community. He currently serves on NABOR’s Budget and Finance Committee.

At the state level, Mr. Hughes has served on or chaired many Florida Realtors committees, including the Broker/ Manager Forum, Top Broker, Audit, Executive and the Risk Management committees. He is on the Public Policy Committee this year and is in his 11th year serving on the Florida Realtors’ board of directors. He also is the 2017 District 5 vice president for Florida Realtors and continues to serve as a trustee for the Florida Realtor Disaster Relief Fund. He was a National Association of Realtors director for 2014 and 2015 and served on NAR’s State and Local Issues Committee from 2014-2016.

NABOR member Paula Angelopoulos Urbinati won the Florida Realtor Education Volunteer of the Year Award. Ms. Urbinati assists NABOR in new member orientation, serves as a monitor for classes, helps market education classes and has been a chair/vice chair of the NABOR Professional

Development Committee. She also served on the Florida Realtors Professional Development Committee and the National Association of Realtors Professional Development Committee.

Ms. Urbinati participates in homebuyer workshops in her community and speaks to the public about the value of working with a Realtor at various community events. Every month, she volunteers for the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida and encourages others to donate their time packing meals for families in need. Habitat for Humanity in Collier County also benefits from her volunteerism.

She’s been a guest speaker for the national Certified Residential Specialist Council, often speaks to new Realtors and others about the benefits of investing in the Realtor Political Action Committee and is an avid ambassador for education at the local, state and national levels.

To view the entire list of Florida Realtor® members who received recognition at the 2017 Convention & Expo, go to www.floridarealtors.org/News- AndEvents. ¦

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