Dale Peterson, winner of Florida Realtors 2012 Realtor Achievement award and a Realtor from Destin, proudly poses with Florida Realtors President Summer Greene following the Awards Luncheon at the recent Florida Realtors Convention & Trade Expo.
ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 27, 2012 — Dale Peterson, a member of the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors (ECAR), has been recognized by Florida Realtors® as the winner of its 2012 Realtor Achievement Award. The award was presented during the state association’s recent 96th annual Convention & Trade Expo at the Marriott World Center in Orlando, Fla. Peterson is the broker-owner of Dale E. Peterson Vacations and Realty Inc. in Destin, Fla.
The Realtor Achievement Award honors one Realtor serving in the capacity of manager, broker of record or officer of their company. This award covers the previous three years’ contributions to the community, local, state and national Realtor associations.
On the local level, Peterson is the current treasurer for ECAR, while also serving on its Budget and Finance Committee. His expertise and guidance in fiscal matters is highly respected, according to fellow members of ECAR. A longtime major investor in Florida Realtors PAC (Political Action Committee), Peterson believes in supporting public policy issues vital to the real estate profession and his support helps with Florida Realtors PAC fundraisers around the state.
At the state level, Peterson has long been a fixture at Florida Realtors, but increased his participation in recent years. Last year, he chaired the Property Management Council. He’s an active member of the Resort and Second Specialist Forum and the current District 9 Vice President. Nationally, he was an NAR director in 2010 and 2011, and also served on NAR’s Resort and Second Home Real Estate Committee.
Within the community, Peterson’s commitment to the local economy includes founding a local fishing fleet. He’s also a trustee of the Okaloosa County Economic Development Council, which he chaired in 2011. For his contributions to the real estate profession and the community, Dale Peterson has been honored with one of the state association’s top awards.