This month, I had the pleasure of attending the Seattle King County Association of REALTORS Annual Installation Banquet and Awards Ceremony. It was a harmonious occasion: a festive dining and entertainment experience at the Edgewater Hotel in Seattle, holiday decorations galore, and a gathering place for many respected leaders in our real estate community. I received a special invitation to attend the event as I would be officially "installed" to accept my sworn-in duties as the 2015 Chairperson for the Young Professionals Network, and also as a "Director at Large" for the Association's Board of Directors – both elected positions.
Towards the end of the evening, the Association awarded nine distictive awards, including REALTOR of the Year (Congrats to my friend, Patti Hill), Community Service REALTOR of the Year, Affiliate of the Year, etc. I'm humbled and pleased to announce that I accepted an award, entitled "One to Watch" by the Association. This award is given to a young REALTOR, under that age of 35 who is devoted to their community, is invovled in leadership and shows creativity in their trade. It was such a wonderful experience, and honor to accept this award. In my acceptance speech, I explained to the audience and my peers, that I truly believe that the most creativity and stability comes from being surrounded by the "right people" (a lesson I learned from author Jim Colllins) and that my drive and devotion for this business comes from my relationships with my real estate family. I'm very blessed. Cheers to 2014…and looking forward to a wonderful new year with many more adventures!