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  • Krettler Awarded Mainstreet REALTOR® of the Year

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    By Ramona Schimka, MORe Now Contributor
    The 2018 Mainstreet REALTOR® of the Year was awarded to Past-President Tom Krettler of Coldwell Banker Residential in Schaumburg. Tom was surprised with the award on Feb. 13th, 2018 during a meeting at his office.
    Krettler has been a part of the real estate family for more than 15 years and sat on the Board of Directors for both the REALTOR® Association of Northwest Chicagoland and Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® and was a part of the merger discussion between the two organizations. He has given countless hours of his time, serving on many of our committees including the Government Affairs, Global Business Council and RPAC Fundraising. This past year, he was asked by the Illinois REALTORS® incoming President-Elect Dan Wagner to be a lieutenant for the Sherri Meadows campaign. Sherri was running for First Vice President of NAR.
    At the state level, he currently chairs the REALTOR® Political Involvement Committee, is a State Legislative Contact, and has been since 2008. He has served on many committees and working groups at the state level including the Illinois REALTORS® RPAC Fundraising, Nominating, Business Diversity and the Education Committee, just to name a few. He is an RPAC Major Investor.
    When it comes to education, Tom is a true champion and believer in investing in his professional development. He currently holds 9 designations and is a certified Illinois Licensed Real Estate Instructor.
    See pictures of Tom receiving his award on MORe's Facebook Page.
    In his spare time, he was commissioner for the Hoffman Estates Planning and Zoning Committee which is a position appointed through the mayor. Part of his role included providing oversight and approval for major commercial and residential development projects and make recommendations to the mayor and trustees.
    Mostly recently, he was cast as Santa on the Polar Express live entertainment train from Union Station this past holiday season, performing 81 shows between Dec. 1st and Jan. 1st.

    About the REALTOR of the Year Award

    The REALTOR® of the Year Award is one of great distinction. In evaluating the nominees, the REALTOR® of the Year Task Force considers a number of factors. The committee looks at how active a role the individual has taken in the REALTOR® Association, as well as involvement at the state and national levels. Consideration is also given to business accomplishments and education. The Task Force looks for that one person in the Association who has made significant contributions to the real estate profession, their community and is committed to excellence.


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