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Ocala Realtor Takes Office As Treasurer of Florida's Largest Professional Association

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 31, 2011 – Sherri S. Meadows, broker-owner, Meadows Realty Inc. in Ocala, has been installed as the 2011 treasurer of Florida Realtors®, the state's largest professional association with more than 115,000 members.

"In 2011, Florida will continue to be highly attractive to the global market," says Meadows, who is active in residential brokerage, residential sales and property management. "It's also a great time to be a first-time buyer and take advantage of today's opportunities."

A leader in regional, state and national real estate associations, Meadows was 2002 president of the Ocala/Marion County Association of Realtors. A member of the association since 1984, she has served on numerous committees and task forces. On the state level, Meadows has been a director since 2003, serving on multiple committees and receiving the "Realtor Achievement Award" in 2007. She is a former state president of the Women's Council of Realtors (WCR). Meadows also is a director of the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) and a graduate of NAR's Leadership Academy.

In 2009, Meadows was appointed - and continues to serve on - to the Marion County Land Development Regulation Commission and to the board of Florida Health Choices Inc., a statewide organization enacted by the Florida Legislature. She was vice-chair of the Florida Health Choices board for 2009 and 2010.

As treasurer for the state association, Meadows will focus on enhancing Florida Realtors' services and support for real estate professionals. "I want to be very transparent with our members to communicate the benefits of our association," she says. "We need to get back to the basics in both a high-tech and a high-touch way.

Meadows adds that Realtors® must continue to be leaders in their Florida communities. "Our members serve as counselors to help clients through the sales process, while assisting buyers in getting settled into their new homes," she says. "That's an example of how Realtors contribute to the strength and vitality of local neighborhoods."

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 115,000 members in 65 boards/associations. Florida Realtors® Media Center website is available at


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