Naples Realtor® Wins 2019 Newcomer Award

Naples Realtor® Wins 2019 Newcomer Award

Patricia “P.J” Smith accepts the 2019 Newcomer Award from Florida Realtors President Eric Sain at the awards lunch during the recent convention.

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 10, 2019 — Patricia J. “P.J.” Smith, a member of the Naples Area Board of Realtors (NABOR), has received Florida Realtors® 2019 Newcomer Award. The award was presented during the state association’s recent annual Convention & Trade Expo at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, 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.

Since earning her real estate license and joining her local association in 2016, Smith has participated in more than 86 training, educational and business meeting sessions at NABOR, including MLS Advanced Training, Multiple Contract classes and Competencies in Professional Standards. She is vice chair of her local RPAC Committee and a Sterling R major investor in RPAC, plus a member of NABOR’s Safety Task Force and its Budget and Finance Committee. A graduate of her local board’s Leadership Academy in 2018, she also has been selected to serve on its Board of Directors beginning in 2020.

Smith was honored with NABOR’s Rising Star Award in 2019 and was a NABOR Circle of Excellence recipient in 2018.

In the community, she is a member of the Naples Women’s Club, the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, Naples Botanical Gardens and Artis Naples. Smith volunteers with Habitat for Humanity of Collier County and is an ambassador for the BlueZones Project of Southwest Florida, as well as a current appointee to the City of Naples Design Review Board.

Florida Realtors® serves as the voice for real estate in Florida. It provides programs, services, continuing education, research and legislative representation to its 187,000 members in 51 boards/associations. Florida Realtors® Media Center website is available at

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