Dean Asher, President

Orlando Realtor® Is President of Florida’s Largest Professional Association

ORLANDO, Fla., January 2013 – Dean Asher, broker-owner with Don Asher & Associates Inc. in Orlando, is the 2013 president of Florida Realtors®, the state’s largest professional association with 118,000 members.

Dean Asher, President “Inventories are tight throughout the state and some properties are getting multiple offers,” says Asher, who is active in residential brokerage, property management and commercial brokerage.

"While financing remains a concern, the pace of sales should increase in 2013 as Florida continues to attract buyers from around the world"

— Dean Asher, President

A leader in regional, state and national real estate associations, Asher is a former president of the Orlando Regional Realtor Association (ORRA). ORRA recently honored him with its Walter Rose Lifetime Member Award in recognition of his dedication and service to the real estate profession. Asher was ORRA’s Realtor of the Year in 2004; he also received its Presidents Award in 2000 and 2005. He has chaired and served on numerous committees for his local association since 1995. On the state level, Asher served as a district vice president, director and member on a long list of committees. He is a director for the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), serving since 2005.

Asher also is an active leader in the Orlando community. He was appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to serve on the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, which manages the Orlando International and Orlando Executive Airports. He was chair of the city’s municipal planning board from 2006-08. In addition, he has been a director of the Central Florida Fair and served as 2009 president. The Boy Scouts also are important to Asher; he was an Eagle Scout and is an active volunteer with the organization.

As president of the state association, Asher will focus on enhancing Florida Realtors services, support and advocacy programs for real estate professionals. “One of my priorities is to build our Young Professionals Network (YPN) of future leaders,” he says. “At the same time, we must be effective public policy advocates on issues that make it easier for people to buy and enjoy their homes in Florida.”

Florida Realtors®, formerly known as the Florida Association of Realtors®, serves as the voice for real estate in Florida. It provides programs, services, continuing education, research and legislative representation to its 118,000 members in 63 boards/associations.