Sarasota Realtor® Honored as 2017 Newcomer of Year

Sarasota Realtor® Honored as 2017 Newcomer of Year

Julia Montei, right, receives her award as the 2017 Newcomer of the Year from Florida Realtors President Maria Wells.

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 28, 2017 — Julia Montei, a member of the Realtor® Association of Sarasota and Manatee, has been named Florida Realtors® 2017 Newcomer of the Year.

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. The award was presented during the state association’s 101st annual Convention & Trade Expo at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla.

Since she joined her local association in 2015, Montei has participated in more than 30 education classes, seminars and local tours, along with numerous Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee luncheons. She is a 2016 graduate of its Leadership Academy, a graduate of Coldwell Banker University and a member of the Sarasota chapter of WCR (Women’s Council of Realtors).

In the community, Montei volunteers with the Sarasota Humane Society, helping with its fundraising activities and adoption outreach. She is a certified volunteer administrator (CVA) and advises other nonprofit organizations on volunteer program development, recruitment, retention and recognition, data management and how to improve staff/volunteer/client relationships.

Florida Realtors® serves as the voice for real estate in Florida. It provides programs, services, continuing education, research and legislative representation to its 170,000 members in 54 boards/associations. Florida Realtors® Media Center website is available at

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