Boston Reid-2010 Vane Mingle Rookie of the Year Award Winner

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Boston Reid, a former NASCAR driver, races to the top

By: Michele DiDonato

Editor’s Note: Boston Reid, a Realtor® with Jamison Realty, was honored as the 2010 Vane Mingle Rookie of the Year at the 2010 Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association/Carolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc. (CMLS) Holiday Awards Luncheon & Annual Meeting Dec. 10. The award is presented to a new Realtor® who excels in his or her new profession. For the 2010 award, the rookie must have completed his or her first 12 months as a member of the association by Nov. 1 of the current year. Among other things, the winner must be new to real estate in general having never held the Realtor® designation in any other Realtor® association, must have closed at least 10 individual sales transactions between Nov. 1 of the previous year and Oct. 31, 2010, and must have been an active volunteer at the association.

“Boston is trustworthy and dependable. He personifies my motto of ‘take it to a higher level,’” says Margie Bell of Bell Consulting Services, who has coached this year’s Vane Mingle Rookie of the Year award winner, Boston Reid, for the past 12 months. “He is a winner!”

Reid joined Jamison Realty in April 2009, and since then, he has quickly become a star performing in his field. Broker-in-charge (BIC) Paul Jamison comments that when Reid joined the firm, he was hungry to learn, asked questions, sought advice, and quietly and methodically built a business plan that was intentional, planned, and skillfully practiced.

It’s no surprise that Reid would achieve such success.

In the fast lane
Prior to becoming a Realtor®, Reid was a successful NASCAR driver with a determination to make his mark. The transition into real estate did not slow him down. His accomplishments over the past year have been nothing but impressive.

Although he’s only been a member since April 2009, Reid closed 33 transactions before Oct. 31, 2010 — even in this challenging economy.

Association, community involvement
Reid not only focuses on real estate, but he has also become very involved at the association. He was a member of the 2010 Government Affairs Committee and the Publications and Communications Advisory Group. In addition, he served on the Housing Opportunity Foundation’s Community Grants Panel, participated in 2010’s Realtors® Care Day and attended the 2010 North Carolina Association of Realtors® (NCAR) Legislative Day meetings. He is also active with the newest association committee, the Young Professionals Network (YPN).

Reid also finds time to serve the community as an active volunteer at Christ Community Church. In addition, Reid co-anchors with BIC Jamison on the radio-based program “Your Real Estate Today,” which airs on WBT. He answers questions, works with guests, writes scripts and follows up with great professionalism.

Dedication to the code
In the words of Margie Bell, Reid, “understands the Code and lives it.” Not only is Reid dedicated to his clients and activities in which he is involved, but he is also committed to increasing his professionalism and success in the real estate profession through continuing education. Since becoming a Realtor®, Reid has completed the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) certification, is working toward the Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) designation, and has been certified as a Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR). He attends Realtor® Hot Topic sessions, and a variety of other events and programs offered by the association.

“If every agent could aspire to be ‘a Boston,’ our industry would have an exceptional reputation,” says Bell.