NAR names new crop of under-30 all-stars

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The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has named its latest crop of “30 under 30” Realtors, including broker-owners, managers and agents working in residential, commercial and rental property management, in the May/June edition of Realtor Magazine.

In its 13th year, the “30 under 30” program each year honors a diverse group of NAR members under 30 years old who have had stand-out real estate careers and who have shown a balance of business success, professionalism, innovation and leadership.

“This new generation of Realtors represents the future of the real estate industry,” said NAR President Gary Thomas, broker-owner of Evergreen Realty in Villa Park, Calif.

One of the honorees, Christine Ko, a salesperson with Bridgepointe Group in Santa Clara, Calif., is the youngest member, at 29,  of the board of directors for the Silicon Valley chapter of the Asian Real Estate Association of America. She uses her Korean language proficiency to help Korean-speaking members of her community navigate the homeownership process.

“When I embarked on my real estate career in 2007, it may not have been the best time to jump in, but it was a critical time for the community and families like mine who were in need of legitimate advice and advocacy,” Ko said. “My personal mission became assisting distressed Asian homeowners while promoting sustainable homeownership.”

Source: Realtor Magazine