Prudential PenFed Realty Makes A Strong Showing at 2013 Maryland Association of REALTORS® Conference in Ocean City

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Prudential PenFed Realty’s real estate professionals and staff were recognized for several awards and appointments at the 2013 MAR Conference in Ocean City, Md.

Donna Buchman, regional vice president with Prudential PenFed Realty

Donna Buchman, regional vice president with Prudential PenFed Realty

I am proud to represent Prudential PenFed Realty and all Maryland REALTORS® in my service on the board and look forward to serving the real estate community.

Prudential PenFed Realty (PFR) put its best foot forward at the Maryland Association of REALTOR® (MAR) Conference held on September 9-11 at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Md. This year’s event was sponsored by PenFed and MRIS. Several of our real estate professionals and staff were recognized for their efforts throughout the year and at the event.

“All of us at Prudential PenFed Realty are very proud of the sales professionals and employees that were recognized for their efforts and their service. Giving back in the community and being a responsible corporate citizen is a high priority at our firm; and these individuals have demonstrated that commitment by helping kids with cancer, supporting military heroes, and improving the real estate industry as a whole. I am grateful to be able to work with these amazing award winners,” said Kevin Wiles, president of the mid-Atlantic region at Prudential Penfed Realty.

Prudential PenFed Realty’s booth at the event was themed “Bringing It Home,” and featured baseball themed items, music, décor, and a photographer specializing in custom baseball backgrounds. Everyone walked away with their PRF bag complete with “peanuts and crackerjacks.” The booth really knocked it out of the park and won first place for Most Creative Booth at the MAR Conference.

The Cecil County Board of Realtors (CCBOR) won the Maryland Association of Realtors (MAR) Community Action and REALTOR® Excellence (CARE) award. This award is given to local associations recognizing achievements in community service and charitable actions. Linda McKinnon and Nancy Simpers, REALTORS® with Prudential PenFed Realty’s Elkton office, accepted the award on behalf of CCBOR.

“Linda and Nancy are phenomenal volunteers and outstanding real estate agents. We are so proud of their dedication to the projects they work on and for all of the time and energy they have spent helping others less fortunate,” said Paul Wildey, managing broker of Prudential PenFed Realty’s Elkton office.

Linda McKinnon was presented with MAR’s Community Service Award at the conference. This award honors individual REALTOR® members who give unselfishly of their time to assist the communities in which they live. Linda McKinnon was also presented with CCBOR’s Community Service Award on July 18 of this year.

“I am so honored to have received this award. It is a wonderful feeling to help others. In ordinary life we don’t realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that gratitude in life is richer than anything,” said McKinnon.

Immediate past president of Maryland Association of REALTORS®, Pat Terrill, REALTOR® with Prudential PenFed Realty’s Ocean City Rental Management division, received the Omega Tau Rho Medallion. The Omega Tau Rho is a National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) award sponsored by MAR. The fraternity acknowledges outstanding contributions to the real estate industry. Membership in this honorary fraternity is represented by the Medallion of Service, which symbolizes the recognition and appreciation accorded inductees for their contributions to the state association and the NAR. Once a medallion is awarded, the recipient is a member of the prestigious Omega Tau Rho fraternity for life.

"I am honored to receive this great award. Thank you to everyone who nominated me, as it is always a joy to serve my fellow REALTORS® at every level," said Terrill.

Donna Buchman, regional vice president and managing broker with Prudential PenFed Realty, was installed and sworn in to the MAR Board of Directors. As a leader in the Maryland real estate community, Donna is responsible for understanding the issues that are important to Maryland REALTORS® and the stakeholders she will be representing.

“I am proud to represent Prudential PenFed Realty and all Maryland REALTORS® in my service on the board and look forward to serving the real estate community,” said Buchman.

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About Prudential PenFed Realty

Prudential PenFed Realty, wholly owned by PenFed (Pentagon Federal Credit Union), is a full-service real estate company with an annual sales volume over $1.7 billion; serving PenFed members as well as the general public. Recognized as a leading real estate company in its service area, it is ranked among the top Prudential affiliates nationwide. Over 1,700 top-notch sales professionals work out of Prudential PenFed Realty’s 49 offices to provide complete real estate services nationwide.

Prudential PenFed Realty is an affiliate of the Brookfield/Home Service Franchise (Formerly Prudential Real Estate) Residential Property Services network. Its franchises are independently owned and operated. The network provides franchises with numerous benefits, including access to Prudential Real Estate’s Online Seller Advantage® program designed to provide real-time information to sellers in an easy to use system; and Online Buyer Advantage®, enabling consumers to easily search for property in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Prudential Real Estate is one of the largest real estate brokerage franchise networks in North America, with more than 1,500 franchise offices and 50,000 sales professionals in the franchise Network as of December 31, 2011.

©2013 BRER Affiliates LLC: An independently owned and operated broker member of BRER Affiliates LLC. Prudential PenFed Realty is an independently owned and operated member of BRER Affiliates LLC. PenFed Membership is not required to conduct business with Prudential PenFed Realty.

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