The Roswell Association of Realtors held its 63rd annual dinner and dance banquet Saturday at The Roswell Country Club.
â€œ(It) is the annual installation banquet for the Roswell Association of Realtors,â€ said Diana Bergman, 2010 RAOR president. â€œWe … install new officers and directors for the coming year.Â We also announce Realtor of the Year and Rookie of the Year for 2010.â€
Bergman was the emcee for the program. The evening began with anwards presentation for Realtor of the Year and Rookie of the Year. P.J. Marshall, of Century 21 Home Planning, won Realtor of the Year honors. Marshall was at a loss for words during her acceptance speech.
â€œI donâ€™t know what to say … thanks,â€ Marshall said. â€œI donâ€™t know what else to say. (I) thank my buddy Richard … Richard was my (real estate) partner for many years.â€ Brad Davis, of Prudential Enchanted Lands, Realtors, won Rookie of the Year honors. â€œThis award means a lot to me,â€ Davis said.
â€œIâ€™m proud to be among the ranks of all the other previous rookies.â€ The banquet also included three skits on the history of the real estate business, produced by Carole Schlatter of Prudential Enchanted Lands, Realtors.
The top 48 real estate sales producers in the community were also recognized. The evening concluded with an installation of RAOR new officers and directors for 2011, by Teresa Ramos, president of Realtors Association of New Mexico. RAORâ€™s new president, Dan Coleman gave closing remarks.
â€œ(The banquet) shows that we are all working for the same goal and thatâ€™s to make our association better,â€ Bergman said. â€œWe want to be involved in the community, and we want them to know who we are and that we care about the community. Weâ€™re here to promote Roswell and push Roswell.â€