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Winter Haven Realtor® Installed As District Vice President of Florida's Largest Professional Association

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 31, 2011 – Janelle Pruitt, sales associate, Choice-Dantzler Properties in Winter Haven, has been installed as District 10 vice president of Florida Realtors®, the state's largest professional association. Pruitt will serve her fellow professionals in District 10, which encompasses Polk and Highlands counties. She is a member of the East Polk County Association of Realtors.

"Prices remain very attractive, and I believe first-time homeowners will continue coming off the fence when they see that it can be cheaper to own than to rent," says Pruitt, who is active in residential sales.

A leader in regional and state real estate organizations, Pruitt was 2010 president of the East Polk County association. She has held numerous other positions, including membership on the Strategic Planning Committee and Scholarship Task Force. She served as a director of the state association in 2008-2010 and was a member of the Board Leadership Forum. She is also a member of the Women's Council of Realtors, the Sun Ridge Junior Women's Club and the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

As district vice president for the state association, Pruitt will focus on enhancing Florida Realtors' services and support for real estate professionals. "Our members should take advantage of current market conditions to retool their professional knowledge and skills," she says. "Sales associates should stay educated and connected to their local markets."

Pruitt adds that Realtors must continue to be leaders in their Florida communities. "Our members help build strong communities through the real estate transaction itself," she says. "People who purchase or sell a home are excited about the transaction and that generates a positive ripple effect."

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