Naples Realtor® Receives Education Volunteer of Year Award

Naples Realtor® Receives Education Volunteer of Year Award

Florida Realtors President Maria Wells congratulates Paula Angelopoulos Urbinati on being honored as the state association’s first Education Volunteer of the Year.

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 28, 2017— Florida Realtors® has named Paula Angelopoulos Urbinati as the inaugural winner of its Education Volunteer of the Year Award for 2017. The awards were presented during the state association’s recent 101st annual Convention & Trade Expo at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla.

A member of the Naples Area Board of Realtors®, Urbinati has an extensive resume of participation in professional development for the real estate industry. She assists in new member orientation at her local board, serves as a monitor for classes, helps market education classes and has been a chair/vice chair of its Professional Development Committee. She also served on Florida Realtors Professional Development Committee and the National Association of Realtors Professional Development Committee.

Urbinati participates in homebuyer workshops in her community and speaks to the public about the value of working with a Realtor at various community events. Every month, she volunteers for the Harry Chapin Food Bank of SWFL and encourages others to donate their time packing meals for families in need. Habitat for Humanity in Collier County also benefits from Urbinati’s volunteerism, as she’s happy to “swing a hammer” or do whatever she can to help build these homes.

She’s been a guest speaker for the national CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) Council, often speaks to new Realtors and others about the benefits of investing in RPAC (Realtors Political Action Committee) … and is an irrepressible ambassador for education at the local, state and national level.

Florida Realtors® serves as the voice for real estate in Florida. It provides programs, services, continuing education, research and legislative representation to its 170,000 members in 54 boards/associations. Florida Realtors® Media Center website is available at

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