This morning’s sales meeting at our InTown office was a powerful affair. Not only were Dave Perry-Miller and Mary Frances Burleson, the CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies, both in attendance, so were three of the four newly named officers of the MetroTex Association of Realtors.
The thing is, those three officers attend most InTown sales meetings, because all three of them work there. InTown office manager Becky Connatser is MetroTex’s 2014 president, so she will hold the title of immediate past president next year. Realtor Steve Habgood will ascend from vice president to president, and Realtor James Martin will assume the position of secretary/treasurer. (The other officer is vice president Russell Berry of Nathan Grace Real Estate.)
Becky told her team that having multiple MetroTex officers from one real estate company is unprecedented; having three out of four based in a single office is unheard of.
“It says a lot about the people involved, but also our company, that they would allow us to have that level of participation,” she said.
MetroTex represents more than 14,000 real estate professionals involved in all aspects of the industry. Established in 1917, the association is an advocate for real estate professionals and private property rights.
“MetroTex is very, very important to me, and it’s important to a lot of people in this room,” Becky said as she announced the new slate of officers. “Our local, state, and national associations not only help us, they help our property owners.”
Steve thanked Becky for her leadership at MetroTex and at the InTown office. The veteran Realtor said he’s never had a manager who was so inspiring, so supporting, and so encouraging.
“Those same skills as a manager translate to being a leader,” he said.
As a MetroTex leader, James will follow in the footsteps of his mother, Eloise Eriksson Martin, who was the association’s president in 2008.
“I’m looking forward to serving with this outstanding group of Realtors,” he said.