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West Palm Beach Realtor® Honored As 2011 Associate Realtor of Year

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 31, 2011 -- Florida Realtors® honored John Mike, a Realtor® with RE/MAX Prestige Realty in West Palm Beach, as its 2011 Associate Realtor of the Year. The award was presented at the state association’s recent 95th annual Convention & Trade Expo at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla.

Florida Realtors® has presented Realtor of the Year and Associate Realtor of the Year awards for more than 50 years. Winners are honored as the greatest individual lifetime contributors to their local board, community, state association and the National Association of Realtors® (NAR).

A member and former president of the Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches (RAPB), Mike was named RAPB Realtor of the Year in 2003; International Realtor of the Year in 2009; and received its President’s Award in 2009. Mike led four real estate trade missions to the United Kingdom on behalf of his local association.

He took part in Florida Realtors’ trade mission to the UK in 2008 and served on its inbound trade mission work group in 2010. Mike has served on numerous committees for Florida Realtors, and will chair its state convention in 2012. On the national level, he also has made substantial contributions to NAR committees, including international operations, global business and alliance, and the global networks advisory group.

Out of NAR’s more than one million members, Mike was the one hand-picked to serve as the NAR President’s Liaison to the United Kingdom for the past five years. He recently earned a Lifetime Honorary Membership in the National Association of Estate Agents in the UK.

In his spare time, Mike gives back to his community. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Emmaus Residence for People Living with AIDS, Catholic Charities; and as a board member for the World Trade Center Palm Beach. He’s also a charter member and former president of the Citywatch of the Palm Beaches, an organization uniting a number of homeowners’ associations in West Palm Beach.

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