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Connie Johnson Named Associate REALTOR of the Year by Florida Realtors®

Written by Posted On Thursday, 24 August 2017 18:12
Connie Johnson Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Connie Johnson Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

TAMPA, FL —(August 24, 2017)—Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Connie Johnson was named the Associate REALTOR® of the Year by Florida Realtors®. Johnson has been with Coldwell Banker’s Brandon Central office for more than twenty years and is a staple in the real estate industry of the greater Brandon area.

“I was so honored to receive Florida Realtor’s Associate Realtor of the year award for my lifetime commitment to my community, local, state and national associations,” said Connie Johnson, sales associate, Brandon Central, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate. 

 “It is an honor to serve as the broker for Connie Johnson and have had the opportunity to work closely with such a respected individual.  I have witnessed first-hand the respect that Connie has at the local, state and national levels.  Her service to all REALTOR Associations is beyond admirable.  Connie’s love for what she does is apparent in everything she touches,” said Debbie Flanagan, managing broker, Brandon Central, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate.

For her continued dedication and service to Greater Tampa Realtors, she received the Edward T. Starr Award for outstanding leadership and committee accomplishments, was named its 2003 Realtor of the Year and won the Meritorious Award in 2004. And, for her outstanding service to the community, the association named her as the 2009 winner of the C. Ed Owings Award.

At the state level, Johnson's involvement includes 26 years of service through 135 committee positions. She is the 2017 chair of the Florida Realtors Public Policy Committee and currently serves on the Nominating and Executive committees, as well as the Board of Directors. In 2008, Johnson received the RPAC (Realtors Political Action Committee) Lifetime Achievement Award.

Nationally, she was inducted into the RPAC Hall of Fame at the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Legislative Meetings and Expo in Washington, D.C. She has been a member of several NAR committees, including serving as a federal political coordinator/advisor for NAR since 2004.

Giving back to her community is one of Johnson's guiding principles: in fact, NAR honored her dedication with a National Community Hero of the Year award in 2012. In 2010, Johnson was recognized as Florida Realtors Humanitarian of the Year for her community service. She was president for Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay (RTTB) in 2009. RTTB's mission is to repair, preserve and revitalize houses and communities in the Tampa Bay area, assuring that low-income homeowners live in warmth, safety and independence. While partnering with the NFL during the Super Bowl in Tampa, Johnson played a key role in the project to rebuild an entire neighborhood of 22 homes in historic West Tampa.

In addition, she was the 2010 vice president of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, the chair of the Hillsborough County Animal Advisory Board and founder of Florida Big Dog Rescue. She also formed the Best Friends Program that helps troubled teens by bringing them to volunteer at the animal shelter in Tampa.

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate is a leading full-service residential real estate brokerage company with approximately 85 offices and 5,000 affiliated sales associates serving the communities of Central Florida, Flagler, Brevard, Palm Beach, Southeast Florida, Southwest Florida, Tampa Bay and the Panhandle. For more information, visit ColdwellBankerHomes.com.

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