ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 7, 2016 — Blaine Elmer, a member of the Royal Palm Coast Realtor Association, has been named Florida Realtors® 2016 Newcomer of the Year. Elmer is a sales associate with Jones & Co. Realty in Fort Myers, Fla.
The Newcomer Award recognizes an outstanding individual who has entered the Realtor profession within the past three years or less, and during that time has made notable contributions to the local and state associations, as well as to his or her community. The award was presented during the state association’s 100th annual Convention & Trade Expo at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla.
Eager to make a difference in his chosen profession, Elmer signed on to the Knowledge Service Committee and the local Leadership Academy after joining his local association in 2015. This year, he serves on his local association’s Grievance and Public Policy committees, and as local chair of RPAC (Realtors Political Action Committee). Elmer is a major investor in RPAC and remains highly engaged in legislative issues and concerns of interest to the real estate industry. He attended and participated in Florida Realtors and NAR activities.
Retired from military service, Elmer’s goal is to use the leadership and organizational skills he learned over the course of 24 years in the military to work for his association, continue his professional development and serve as an advocate for Realtors and the real estate profession. He is active with the local chapter of the Women’s Council of Real Estate.
Elmer also remains committed to his community. He is a member of the Tiger Bay Club of Southwest Florida, a nonpartisan club dedicated to fostering a better understanding of civic issues. A member of the Special Forces Motorcycle Club and the Eagle Club, he helps to raise money for various events and activities that support the needs of veterans and children all year.