Adam Vellano, left, accepts his 2019 Education Volunteer of the Year Award from Florida Realtors President Eric Sain at the recent convention and trade expo.
ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 10, 2019 — Florida Realtors® has named Charles S. Bonamer, a member of the Venice Area Board of Realtors, as the winner of its Educator of the Year Award for 2019. The awards were presented during the state association’s recent annual Convention & Trade Expo at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla.
The Venice board recognized Bonamer as its Realtor of the Year in 1992; that same year, he was honored as the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) Instructor of the Year. He was awarded Realtor Emeritus status by NAR in 2013, and was also honored as NAR Instructor of the Year in 2016.
Bonamer’s courses have earned top ratings throughout the U.S., from Alaska to Puerto Rico. In addition to teaching education classes for local, state and national Realtor organizations, he’s also often been hired as an instructor by fair housing organizations.
He is a certified “One America” facilitator for NAR, as well as an instructor for Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI), Instructor Training Institute (ITI) and “Train the Trainer” courses. Bonamer also is certified to teach the coveted Florida Realtors instructor training program, Learning Centered Instructor Workshop (LCIW).
A past president of the Florida Real Estate Educators Association, he has chaired his local association’s Professional Standards Committee, Grievance Committee and the Professional Development Committee. In fact, Bonamer trains many of the local Realtor organization’s Grievance and Professional Standards committees throughout Florida. He has chaired Florida Realtors Technology Committee and its Business and Technology Forum, and also conducted interboard-arbitration hearings.
Certified by NAR for both course writing and presentation skills, Bonamer’s articles appear in Communique, Real Estate Today, Issues and Trends, Real Estate Business, Florida Realtor® magazine and other publications.