Christine Hansen, President

Fort Lauderdale Realtor® Is President of Florida’s Largest Professional Association

Christine Hansen, President-Elect

ORLANDO, Fla., February 2018 – Christine Hansen, broker-owner with Century 21 Hansen Realty in Fort Lauderdale, is the 2018 president of Florida Realtors®, the state’s largest professional association with 180,000 members.

“Our state’s high quality of life and strong economy attract buyers and investors from throughout the United States and around the world,” says Hansen, who specializes in residential brokerage. “We expect to see a steady rise in Florida’s home values and continued low mortgage rates in the coming year

"Our state’s high quality of life and strong economy attract buyers and investors from throughout the United States and around the world."

— Christine Hansen, President-Elect

A leader in regional, state and national real estate associations, Hansen just celebrated her 30th year in real estate and has been active with Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors® (now part of Realtors® of the Palm Beaches & Greater Fort Lauderdale) for more than two decades, serving on numerous committees and task forces. She has been a director of Florida Realtors and chaired or served on a variety of state committees, as well as in all of its leadership positions. Hansen also has been a director of the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), participating in its strategic planning committee and as 2017 NAR Liaison for Member Relations; in 2019, she is set to be NAR’s Realtor Party director. She has taken additional real estate education courses and earned the designations of CRB (Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager), GRI (Graduate, Realtor Institute) and CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist).

“There have been many magical moments in my real estate career,” says Hansen. “As Realtors, we touch people’s lives every day, helping them start new chapters and realize dreams of homeownership.”

Hansen has been involved in numerous civic and charitable organizations, including fundraising efforts to help a Realtor® who was injured in the 2012 bombing at the Boston Marathon. In her community, she supports Easter Seals, Challenge Air, Silent Angels and Paws for Patriots, among other causes.

As president for the state association, Hansen will focus on inspiring the state’s real estate professionals and fostering a sense of teamwork that will benefit their clients. “My goal is to cultivate inclusiveness and partnerships,” she says. “We want all Realtors, of all levels of experience, of all ages, of all backgrounds, representing all types of real estate practice, to unite to create a stronger profession, a stronger professional organization and a stronger marketplace.”

Florida Realtors® serves as the voice for real estate in Florida. It provides programs, services, continuing education, research and legislative representation to its 180,000 members in 54 boards/associations. Florida Realtors® Media Center website is available at https://media.floridarealtors.org.