Martha Pomares Elected 2012 Chairman of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS

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The Miami Association of REALTORS, the largest local Realtor association in the nation, has elected Martha Pomares, CRS , ABR, CIPS, GRI, SFR, TRC, AHWD, e-Pro, Prudential Florida Realty, its 2012 Chairman of the Board.

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Martha Pomares, 2012 MIAMI Chairman of the Board

The Miami Association of REALTORS, the largest local Realtor association in the nation, has elected Martha Pomares, CRS , ABR, CIPS, GRI, SFR, TRC, AHWD, e-Pro, Prudential Florida Realty, its 2012 Chairman of the Board. She and the entire Board of Directors will be installed on February 3rd at the Annual Installation Luncheon. The MIAMI Realtors Board is dedicated to leadership in the industry, the real estate profession, and the communities they serve. MIAMI Realtors leaders impact key policy decisions and important issues affecting the industry, analyze information, and are actively and visibly involved in real estate related issues, events, and programming. The association represents over 25,600 professionals in residential, commercial, and international real estate and is larger than 39 state associations.

With 23 years of experience as a Realtor, Pomares was 2009 Residential President of the former Realtor Association of Greater Miami and the Beaches (RAMB). She just finished her term as 2011 President of the CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) Florida Chapter and is also a director for the Florida Realtors and the National Association of Realtors (NAR), serves on the Professional Standards and Risk Management committees and has served on the national Equal Opportunity Cultural Diversity Committee. Having obtained numerous prestigious designations and certifications, she has served as District IV Representative, Chairman of Ways & Means, and 2008 Treasurer for the Florida CRS Chapter. She was also the 2006-2008 President of the Kiwanis Club of Westchester and is a current member of the Kiwanis Club of Key Biscayne and of the Women’s Council of Realtors (WCR).

Pomares is the only Hispanic education director for the American Real Estate University, presently teaching the REO course in Spanish. She has also presented the Transnational Referral Certification Course locally and in Spain, furthering international exposure for the South Florida market.

Pomares has received various awards and recognitions including: FAR Honor Society, RAMB Honor Society, RAMB Ambassador of the Year, CRS District Representative of the Year, RAMB Outstanding Newcomer of the Year, and WCR’s Presidential Award. Pomares was also part of MIAMI’s merger committee that brokered the largest merger in the history of NAR, creating the largest local Realtor Association in the nation.

Natascha Tello, Keller Williams Realty Partners SW, serves as Chairman-Elect; and Oliver Ruiz, TRC, serves as Secretary and 2010 Residential President.

Also serving on the Executive Committee are 2012 Commercial President John Dohm, SIOR, CCIM, CFP, Infinity Commercial Real Estate; 2012 Residential President Patricia Delinois, CDPE, TRC, Century 21 Premier Elite Realty; 2012 Commercial President-Elect Michael Silver, SIOR, CBRE; 2012 Residential President-elect Fernando I. Martinez, FM Realty Corp.; Broward County President and Past Chairman Rick Burch, CRB, CRS, GRI, TRC, e-Pro, Burch & Associates International, LLC; Broward County President-Elect Ernesto Vega, P.A., GRI, CIPS, Realty World South Florida; Keller Williams Realty Partners SW; and 2011 Chairman of the Board Jack H. Levine, ABR, ABRM, CRB, CRs, SRES, Levine Realty Inc.

Also serving as Directors are Terri Bersach, CRB, CRS, CIPS, SFR, TRC, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate; Maria E. Brackett, Landpro International Realty; Patricia E. Dahne, Pat Dahne Realty Group; Norka M. Diaz, CIPS, CRB, CRS, PMN, AHWD, TRC, SFR, Norka Realty, Inc.; Stephen E. Gaunt, CCIM, CresaPartners; Rei Mesa, CRB, CRS, Prudential Florida Realty; and Mike Murray, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate; Victor O. Ulloa, TRC, The Keyes Company, and Peter Zalewski, Condo Vultures LLC.

Teresa King Kinney, CAE, RCE, CIPS, GRI, TRC serves as the CEO for the organization.

MIAMI Association of REALTORS
The MIAMI Association of REALTORS was chartered by the National Association of Realtors in 1920 and is celebrating more than 90 years of service to Realtors, the buying and selling public, and the communities in South Florida. Comprised of four organizations, the Residential Association, the Realtors Commercial Alliance, the Broward County Board of Governors, and the International Council, it represents 25,600 real estate professionals in all aspects of real estate sales, marketing, and brokerage. It is the largest local association in the National Association of Realtors, and has partnerships with more than 100 international organizations worldwide. MIAMI’s official website is

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