ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 7, 2016 — Florida Realtors® recognized Judy Ramella, a member of the Realtors® Association of the Palm Beaches (RAPB) as the winner of its 2016 Realtor Achievement Award. The award was presented during the state association’s recent 100th annual Convention & Trade Expo at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla. Ramella is the director of business development for Continental Properties Inc. in West Palm Beach, 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.
Ramella has served her local association in every officer position as well as chairing numerous committees. Currently, she is the 2016 president for RAPB. She was instrumental in developing a successful Leadership Academy for RAPB, and served as its first chairman – continuing in that post for three years, even during her term as president.
At the state level, Ramella currently is a member of Florida Realtors’ Diversity Committee, Leadership Academy Committee, Board Leadership Forum and Realtors Political Involvement Committee. She also serves on Florida Realtors’ Board of Directors, a position she’s held since 2009. Over the years, she has been involved in numerous Florida Realtors committees, including professional standards, finance, global/international business and professional development. Last year, Ramella was recognized as the Associate Realtor of the Year for Florida Realtors.
Ramella serves on the National Association of Realtors’ Board of Directors and its Diversity Committee. She also is a national Code of Ethics instructor.
Giving back to the community is important to Ramella. Not only is she on the Board of Directors for the Children’s Home Society of Palm Beach County, she has worked with the nonprofit at all levels including teaching the children how to cook simple meals. She serves as a real estate advisor and ambassador for Families First, a group that helps low-income families become homeowners through education, counseling, homeownership grants and seminars.
Ramella also is a longtime volunteer for Quantum House, a supportive home that offers a place to stay and caring atmosphere for families whose children are receiving treatment for a serious medical condition in Palm Beach County.