ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 29, 2013 — Florida Realtors® honored Brenda Ghibaudi, a member of Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors as its 2013 Associate Realtor of the Year. Ghibaudi is a sales associate with Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Florida 1st in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.. The award was presented at the state association’s recent 97th annual Convention & Trade Expo at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla.
“Thank you so much for this honor,” said Ghibaudi. “It makes me so proud to be a Realtor. It makes me so proud to know in some small way, I’ve touched you and made a difference for our real estate profession. This is truly a great honor.”
Florida Realtors® has presented Realtor of the Year and Associate Realtor of the Year awards for more than 50 years. Winners are honored as the greatest individual lifetime contributors to their local board, community, state association and the National Association of Realtors® (NAR).
Active with her local association since she joined in 1985, Ghibaudi has served in many leadership capacities, including as vice president, president-elect and president in 2010. She currently is the 2013 chair of her local association’s RPAC committee as well as a Sterling R contributor. Ghibaudi is a 14-year member of her local Honor Society and also Florida Realtors’ Honor Society. Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors honored her as its 2011 Realtor of the Year.
She has an undying dedication and passion for her profession, which she extends to Florida Realtors and other industry groups. Ghibaudi is a staunch supporter of Florida Realtors’ Leadership Academy and has served on many committees for the state association. She was Florida Realtors District 11 vice president in 2012.
For 21 years, she has been an active member of the Women’s Council of Realtors (WCR), holding a wide range of positions including national governor and Florida state chapter president. Ghibaudi has been a faculty member of WCR’s Leadership Academy for five years, traveling the country teaching management and business. In 2004, she served as the national president of WCR.
Ghibaudi also makes a difference in her community. In 2012, she was appointed to the Broward County Metropolitan Planning Organization Citizen Involvement Roundtable. The group’s goal is to transform the county’s transportation system by emphasizing mass transit in a way that promotes economic vitality, protects the environment and enhances quality of life.
And as former president of her local association, she played a leading role in initiatives with the area’s Smart Growth Partnership, Broward Housing Partnership and Broward Housing Council.