On January 31, 2018, Margaret Rose was named Realtor® of the Year for 2017. Margaret Rose is the president, broker-in-charge and a co-owner of Neuse Realty of New Bern. This prestigious award was presented at the Annual Awards and Installation Luncheon of the Neuse River Region Board of Realtors®.
Selection criteria for this honor include service to industry, civic and service clubs at local, state and national levels. The honoree must exhibit the highest level of business conduct and customer service.
The Realtor® of the Year award was created by the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) in 1956 to recognize outstanding leadership at the state and local levels. This year the NAR started a new tradition to ensure the standards of the award are carried on. The esteemed gold medallion must be awarded to another worthy leader, who demonstrates those traits. Rose received gold medallion number 650, and now will pass it on, as imprinted on the token. Rose commented, “This will be the greatest honor…to keep the golden token going year after year and thereby reinforcing the standards associated with the local, state and national Realtor® organizations.”
Rose received additional valuable prizes with the award of which she remarked, “I will, however, keep the trophy, the lapel pin and the book Reach Zenith, the 10 Intangible Skills of Great CEOS, since nobody ever plateaus….there is always more to learn.”