Florida Realtors® recognized Christine Hansen, 2018 Florida Realtors president, as its 2019 Realtor® of the Year.

The award – one of several – was presented during the state association’s recent Convention & Trade Expo at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla.

As I stand here, I think about the journey – you don’t do it alone – each and every one of you have been a part of this journey. You have made it so much better. You can do so much more when you have the right team, the right peers and the right organizations behind you. I look forward to what’s next and to continuing the journey.
— Christine Hansen

Florida Realtors® has presented Realtor of the Year and Associate Realtor® of the Year awards for more than 65 years. Winners are honored as the greatest individual lifetime contributors to their local Realtor® board, community, state association and the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Over a career that spans more than 30 years, Hansen has passionately worked to enhance the Realtor® brand, advance the industry and make a positive impact on her profession. A member of the Realtors® of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale.

 A leader in regional, state and national real estate organizations, Hansen served her local association on countless committees and task forces, ranging from Education to Grievance to Professional Standards, for more than 10 years before taking on higher leadership roles on the Board of Directors. She was honored as the 2009 Realtor of the Year by Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors® and was recognized as Realtor® of the Year in 2018 by the Realtors® of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale.

 At the state level, not only has Hansen served as a Florida Realtors® director since 2003 and as District 11 vice president in 2009, but she has also served in every officer position, including as 2018 Florida Realtors® president. During her year as president, she advanced Florida Realtors® connections in global real estate, signing numerous Memorandums of Understanding on behalf of the state association with international real estate organizations. In addition to encouraging stronger relationships and mutual business goals, these agreements continue to promote Florida real estate markets and investment opportunities.

 As Florida Realtors® president, one of the accomplishments Hansen is most proud of is launching the first-ever Women in Real Estate (WIRE) Conference, which took place Aug. 29, 2018. The successful sold-out event offered inspiration, motivation and networking opportunities for attendees, paving the way for this year’s WIRE Conference and others to follow.

Hansen has served as a director of the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) since 2004 and been an active member since that time, including serving on the Consumer Communications, Member Communications, Strategic Planning, Business Issues, and Professional Standards committees. She currently is the director of NAR’s Realtor® Party and a member of its Executive Committee.

 In the community, she volunteers for a variety of causes and is passionate about fundraising to support Easter Seals, Challenge Air, Paws for Patriots and Silent Angels, a Florida Realtors® charitable trust. She personally helped a fellow Realtor® who was injured in the 2012 bombing at the Boston Marathon by coordinating fundraising efforts to support their rehabilitation and medical needs.

 Those who nominated Hansen for this honor wrote: “Christine Hansen is the epitome of a leader, ever reaching for the highest of heights, always striving to make a positive impact on the real estate market and profession.”

Source: Florida Realtors

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