Saturday, May 10, 2008

Happy Birthday Philadelphia REALTORS

This week , on May 7 at the Union League in Philadelphia, the Greater Philadelphia Association of REALTORS celebrated their 100th Birthday. As a Past President of the Association, I had the pleasure of attending and seeing the current President Bill Festa, preside over the awarding of the Willard Rouse Award to Govenor Ed Rendell (who received the Mayor of the Century Award at the Association's 90th Birthday- Do you see a pattern here?) Also in attendance was former City Controller johnathan Saidel, and the Current Mayor of Philadelphia, Michael Nutter.

The Philadelphia Real Estate Association was one of the founding members of the National Association of Real Estate Exchanges, Which became the National Association of Real Estate Boards, and in 1970, The National Association of REALTORS.

Amazing the strides the Association has made during those years. during the 35 years I have been a member, we have had our first woman President, our First African American President, defended the Consumers of Philadelphia and the Real Estate Professionals.

Happy Birthday to All of us, and may the next 100 years see as many changes as the last!