2017 Realtor Achievement Award winner Mike Hughes poses with Florida Realtors President Maria Wells after accepting his award during the recent convention.
ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 28, 2017 — Florida Realtors® recognized Michael “Mike” Hughes, a member of the Naples Area Board of Realtors® (NABOR) as the winner of its 2017 Realtor Achievement Award. The award was presented during the state association’s recent 101st annual Convention & Trade Expo at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, 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.
Hughes has served and chaired numerous committees for his local board over the years; in 2015, he served as NABOR president. That year also marked his ninth consecutive year on NABOR’s board of directors. He has served on the local Media Relations Committee since its inception and is frequently interviewed by local media as a voice for the Realtor community. He was named his local Realtor of the Year in 2016, and currently serves on NABOR’s Budget and Finance Committee.
At the state level, Hughes has served or chaired many Florida Realtors committees, including the Broker/Manager Forum, Top Broker, Audit, Executive and the Risk Management committees. He is currently on the Public Policy Committee and serves on Florida Realtors’ Board of Directors, a position he’s held for 11 years. He also is the 2017 District 5 vice president for Florida Realtors and continues to serve as a trustee for the Florida Realtor Disaster Relief Fund.
Hughes was a National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) director for 2014 and 2015 and served on NAR’s State and Local Issues Committee from 2014-2016.
In the community, he frequently coaches Girls Varsity volleyball for St. Elizabeth Seton School. He served as head coach in 2015 and 2016. And recently, Collier County experienced several devastating brush fires. When Hughes learned that six families lost their homes in the blaze, he helped spearhead an effort through NABOR that raised $15,000 for the victims.