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Realtors elect new leadership

Patricia Vredevoogd wins contest for 2005 office

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Leaders of the National Association of Realtors, now the largest trade association in the country, elected new officers and set budget policy during a board of directors meeting Saturday.   In a rare contested election for a top leadership position, Patricia Kaplan of Portland, Ore., completed a petition process to challenge Patricia Vredevoogd of Grand Rapids, Mich., who received the nomination for the position of 2005 first vice president. Directors, in a vote at the meeting, elected Vredevoogd. The position typically serves as a step on the stairway to the association's top rank of president. Al Mansell of Salt Lake City, Utah, will serve as 2005 president.   The election results were announced at the conclusion of the association's weeklong midyear conference.   Also at the board meeting, Realtor.com President Allan Dalton talked about the challenge of changing the Web site that Homestore operates for the NAR to become more effective in responding...

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