Laurie Cadigan, broker/owner of Barrett & Company in Concord, was installed on November 30, 2010 as president of the 19,000-member Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) for 2011. The event took place at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge and included the installation of the MAR Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Cadigan’s term officially begins on January 1, 2011.
As president, Cadigan will direct the internal and external activities of the Association; preside at all meetings of the MAR Board of Directors and Executive Committee; represent the Association at important meetings and business functions; and act as the official spokesperson for the Association on issues related to the real estate industry and local housing market. In addition, she will represent MAR and its members on the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Board of Directors and the New England REALTORS® Committee this year, and also will serve as an ex-officio member of all state Association committees and work groups.
Prior to being elected president, Cadigan served as president-elect in 2010. An MAR director since 2005, Cadigan was the vice-president of professional development in 2008 and 2009, a member of the Leadership Development and Business Development Committees in 2007, and the Executive, Finance and Government Affairs Committees in 2006. Cadigan was the recipient of the MAR REALTOR® of the Year Award in 2007.
At the local level, Cadigan served as president of the Greater Boston Association of REALTORS® from 2004 to 2006, was chair of the GBAR Nominating Committee in 2007, and was named GBAR REALTOR® of the Year in 2007.
Active at the National Association of REALTORS®, Cadigan has served on the NAR board of directors since 2005, and was a member of the 2007 Business Issues Committee.
A REALTOR® since 1988, Cadigan has successfully earned the Council of Residential Specialists (CRS), Certified Buyer’s Representative (CBR), and Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) professional real estate designations.
A resident of Concord, Mass., Cadigan is active in a number of local organizations including Concord Chamber of Commerce, serving as its president from 2004-2006.