Clearwater, Florida (October 4, 2012) The Pinellas REALTOR® Organization (PRO) held their Annual Business Meeting on September 21, 2012. Among other awards, member Jan Bruzas, CRS, GRI of Realty Executives Homes in Florida was honored as REALTOR® of the Year.
Jan serves on PRO’s Board of Directors and is also the District Vice President for Florida REALTORS®. She was PRO’s Chair in 2011, and has served in other positions since 2007. Jan has been heavily involved in various committees at PRO since the mid 2000s. She has also been active at the state level since 2001 and the national level since 2010.
“I feel so honored and humbled to receive the recognition of REALTOR® of the Year but I realize that without the teamwork of so many people around me, this award would not have been possible. The Pinellas REALTOR® Organization has reinvented itself to become one of the strongest and most vibrant Associations in Florida. I am so proud to be a part of this dynamic group!” said Jan.
Jan began her real estate career in 1979. She holds the prestigious Certified Real Estate Specialist designation which is given to just 4% of the one million-plus REALTORS® nationwide. She specializes in real estate technology and has been published in numerous industry magazines and publications. Jan and her husband Michael have been business partners since 1980 and own two successful real estate offices, Realty Executives Homes in Florida in St. Petersburg, Florida.
“In our 100th year in Pinellas County, it is an honor to bestow this, our highest award, to Jan for her tireless efforts to advance the real estate industry for the next generation of members” said David B. Bennett, CAE, President & CEO of PRO. “Jan served the organization in the critical hour of the retirement of one CEO and the filling of this office. She helped ensure the strong legacy of the REALTOR® Organization.”
The Pinellas REALTOR® Organization is one of Tampa Bay’s largest professional trade associations, representing the interests of over 5,000 real estate professionals. PRO provides its REALTOR® members with an array of real estate-related programs, products and services, including professional development, legislative advocacy, and business enhancers.