Elect your leaders!
Voting for association and CMLS officers, directors begins June 6
We want your vote in 2012! In this year’s races, members will vote for president-elect, secretary, and association and CMLS boards of directors’ at-large positions. Those elected will begin serving in 2013.
Members may vote online from June 6 at 8:30 a.m. until June 27 at 5 p.m. Votes will be tabulated at the conclusion of electronic voting, and results will be announced after candidates are notified. To vote, go to www.CarolinaRealtors.com and follow the prompts.
The online-voting system ensures that only eligible Realtor® members of the association and/or CMLS can access the appropriate ballot to vote, and restricts each Realtor® to voting only once. Association members who do not have access to the Internet may vote online at the association office in Charlotte at 1201 Greenwood Cliff, Suite 200, during normal business hours (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, from June 2 through June 23).
A manual ballot will be provided to any Realtor® who does not have Internet access or is ill and unable to come to the association offices. A signed, witnessed request for a ballot must be sent to Bryan Leitch, executive assistant, at P.O. Box 35511, Charlotte, NC 28235.
All votes are confidential, and candidates receiving the largest number of votes cast will be the winners. The election judge will oversee the vote tabulation.
In reading about the candidates, please note that the “Leadership/Committee Experience” listed is only a candidate’s background as it pertains to the Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association, North Carolina Association of Realtors® (NCAR) or National Association of Realtors® (NAR). Committees listed are for the Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association unless otherwise noted. Designations noted were earned by the candidates but have not necessarily been maintained.
PRESIDENT-ELECT (elect one)
Joe Rempson, T.R. Lawing Realty, Inc.
What is your vision for the association/CMLS? To lead regionally and on the state level, to encourage the association to be on the cutting-edge of technology and information, and to be a resource for our community. Candidate bio
SECRETARY (elect one)
Brenda Armstrong, T.R. Lawing Realty, Inc.
What is your vision for the association/CMLS? The Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association is viewed by its Realtor® members and the community as a vital, forward-thinking organization providing cutting-edge programs and services that foster growth and development for its members, and positive changes in the lives of residents in the Charlotte region. Candidate bio
Scott Wurtzbacher, The W Realty Group
What is your vision for the association/CMLS? To improve the public’s perception of Charlotte-area Realtors® as “THE” trusted source for real estate expertise. This can be accomplished first by providing our members with accurate information and tools to educate their clients; and second by publishing data, stats and analysis about our local markets to educate the public. In the current economic environment, we as Realtors® have the ability to influence the direction of the local economy to improve the housing markets, which have always had a direct impact on the economy as a whole. Candidate bio
ASSOCIATION DIRECTORS (elect three)
Lynne Booth, Cottingham Chalk Hayes, Realtors®
What is your vision for the association? To ensure we have a focused, member-centered association that is financially sound and that makes responsible decisions now and in the future. Candidate bio
Steven Bryant, Wilkinson & Associates
What is your vision for the association? For the association to continue to be ahead of the curve on the issues of real estate, and to be a constructive contributor in bringing together the many stakeholders in the association to keep it as an industry leader. Candidate bio
Matt Claxton, My Townhome
What is your vision for the association? Making the experience for the members the best it can be. Increasing membership, educating members, staying relevant, keeping up with the changes in real estate, and serving the members. Candidate bio
David Deal, Allen Tate Co.
What is your vision for the association? To sustain and grow its relevancy to membership and to the public. To assure it will survive through a constantly changing environment. Candidate bio
Stephanie Gossett, Allen Tate Co.
What is your vision for the association? I think we as an association have come a long way in demonstrating our value to the membership through programs and the MLS. I would like to see us next tackle the more intangible benefits of being a member of the Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association and a Realtor® member in the larger sense. Candidate bio
CMLS BOARD (elect one)
Lee Allen, RE/MAX
What is your vision for CMLS? To offer exceptional value and opportunities for members to excel in their chosen path, and to be a valuable tool for members and Subscribers. Candidate bio
Dave DeSilva, Allen Tate Co.
What is your vision for CMLS? I feel that CMLS needs to:Provide and upgrade the tools/systems that benefit the Realtor® base (e.g., Centralized Showing Services (CSS), Fusion, education). Continue to research and possibly implement new systems and tools (e.g., Realtors® Property Resource (RPR)). Listen to and focus on the needs and wants of our constituents. Candidate bio