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Orlando Realtor Takes Office As Vice President of Florida's Largest Professional Association

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 31, 2011 – S. Dean Asher, broker/owner with Don Asher & Associates Inc. in Orlando, has been installed as the 2011 vice president of Florida Realtors®, the state's largest professional association with more than 115,000 members.

"There are a lot of transactions and pending deals in Florida's real estate market, and that activity will continue into 2011," says Asher, who is active in residential brokerage, property management and commercial brokerage. "People are still buying and selling residential and commercial properties."

A leader in regional, state and national real estate associations, Asher is a former president of the Orlando Regional Realtor Association and was its "Realtor of the Year" in 2004. He also received its Presidents Award in 2000 and 2005. He has chaired and served on numerous committees for his local association since 1995.

On the state level, Asher served as a district vice president in 2004. He has been a director since 1998, serving on a long list of committees. He was also a director for the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) from 2005-09.

Asher is an active leader in the Orlando community as well. He was chair of the city's municipal planning board from 2006-08 and continues to serve on the board. In addition, he has been a director of the Central Florida Fair since 1998 and served as the 2009 president. The Orlando Business Journal recently named him as one of the "Top 40 Under 40 in Central Florida." The Boy Scouts are also important to Asher; he was an Eagle Scout and is an active volunteer with the organization.

As vice president for the state association, Asher will focus on enhancing Florida Realtors' services and support for real estate professionals. "It's important that our members are trained on our products and services," he says. "I also look forward to expanding our Young Professionals Network to develop future leaders."

Asher adds that Realtors must continue to be leaders in their Florida communities. "Our members are making a difference, day after day, to improve their neighborhoods, cities and regions."

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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