Lori Thompson, of Colorado Group Realty, received the prestigious Realtor of the Year Award at the Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors annual Inaugural and Rewards Banquet on Oct. 9 at Catamount Ranch Golf Club.
Jill Limberg, Education Division vice president for the Colorado Association of Realtors, installed Ulrich Salzgeber of Buyer's Resource Real Estate as 2010 president of the Steamboat Board.
Steve Downs, last year's recipient, presented the award to Thompson.
"Lori has given unselfishly in service to our Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors," Downs said. "Lori gave time to the community while leading the local board through the rough decision-making process in the real estate market of today."
During Thompson's term as president, she focused on bringing new technology to the members. The new Real Estate Transaction Standard platform expands the availability of local MLS data to the public.
Paragon mobile allows MLS data to be viewed on brokers' phones.
Thompson began working with the city of Steamboat Springs on updating the sign code governing for sale signs, an effort that is ongoing. Thompson also worked with the government affairs director to sponsor several candidate forums and meetings on state issues.
Also recognized as Affiliate Partner of the Year for his volunteer efforts was Bruce Carta, of Land Title Guarantee Co.; Crystal Staepel, of Anchor Realty; and Jim Hansen, of Old Town Realty. Each received Distinguished Service awards for their leadership roles on special committees.
In addition to Salzgeber, Limberg swore in:
President-elect/state director: Suellyn Godino, Prudential Steamboat Realty
Treasurer: Medora Fralick, The Commercial Property Group, LLC
Past president/state director: Thompson
Appointed past president: Doug Labor, Buyer's Resource Real Estate
Directors: Adrienne Stroock, Prudential Steamboat Realty; Tim McCarthy, Mt. Werner Realty; Pam Lindahl, MacArthur & Stine Real Estate; Amy Scarborough, Steamboat Real Estate; Donna Mae Hoots, Real Living Professional Group; and Downs, who is with Steamboat Village Brokers.
Colorado Group Realty to host Real Estate Roundup
Colorado Group Realty will host the third Real Estate Roundup & Expo from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5, at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel Ballroom.
"Since its inception, the goal of CGR's Real Estate Roundup & Expo has been to deliver the facts about our market and our best forecast as to where we believe its going. Never before has the need to attend been more important to those who are interested in the real estate market and its related industries," said Randall Hannaway, broker/owner and member of Colorado Group's Board of Directors.
The Steamboat Springs Real Estate Roundup & Expo will feature guest speaker Richard Evans, of Stewart Title. Evans will speak about Colorado foreclosures and short sales and will take questions from the audience.