The Massachusetts Real Estate Educator of the Year Award was first presented by MAR in 2003. Below is a list of award recipients.
Jeffrey D. Chute, ABR, CBR, GREEN, GRI, SRES
Jeffrey Chute is a state-certified continuing education instructor in Massachusetts who designs, writes and teaches real estate course for the Plymouth & South Shore Association of REALTORS® (PASS), MAR and several local associations across the state. Courses he has written include GRI 202 module “Green Awareness in Housing” and recently created a three-hour course on “Marketing to Seniors” under contract to a large real estate office in Maine. Chute created and presented the “Green Webinar” for MAR’s monthly Webinar Wednesday series and he is also a REBAC certified instructor who has taught NAR’s GREEN Designation course. Currently Chute also teaches the 2-hour Code of Ethics portion of the PASS Orientation.
Linda Kody, CBR, LMC, North Andover
A state-certified continuing education instructior, an instructor for the MAR Loss Mitigation Certification course since its inception in 2008, instructor for the Northeast Association of REALTORS®, instructor at the annual MAR Conference and Tradeshow, speaker at the Federal Reserve Bank's HOPE Now event in 2008, instructor on several courses on real estate at Northern Essex Community College and owner of Kody & Company in North Andover.
Gary Bourque, CREA, Leominster
A state-certified real estate continuing education instructor, an instructor for the Graduate Realtor Institute, member of the Professional Standards and Education and Events Committees, Associate-member of the Appraisal Institute, member and past chairman of the NCMAR Real Estate School and Education Committee, certified member of the Massachusetts Board of Real Estate Appraisers, certified member of the National Association of Real Estate Appraisers, past president of the Montachusett Executive Association, past recipient of the Education of the Year Award in 2005 and 2006, and broker/owner of Central Mass. Appraisals Inc. and Bourque Realty in Leominster.
Linda O'Connor, ABR, CRS, GRI, ITI, LTG, PMN, REEA, Beverly
A state-certified real estate continuing education instructor, an instructor for the Graduate Realtor Institute, 2007 chair of the North Shore Association of REALTORSâ Orientation Committee, member of the NSAR Mediation and Professional Standards Committees, 2007 President Massachusetts Chapter of the Council of Residential Specialists, and broker/owner of REALPRO Associates in Beverly.
Aime Denault, GRI, Leominster
A state-certified real estate continuing education course instructor, a trainer for Century 21 International, a member of the faculty of the North Central Massachusetts Assn. of REALTORSâ Real Estate School, and a broker with Centry 21/Denault Realty in Leominster.
Elaine Hoff, CBR, CRS, GRI, of Wilmington
A state-certified real estate training instructor, member of the Massachusetts REALTORâ Institute faculty, and a broker with RE/MAX Encore in Wilmington
Amy Greene , ABR, CBR, CRB, CRS, GRI, SRES, of Yarmouth
A state-certified real estate training instructor, member of the Massachusetts REALTORâ Institute faculty, and the broker-owner of Martin/Surette Realty, LLC., in Dennis, Harwich, and Yarmouth.
Jody O’Brien, CBR, GRI, of Andover
A salesperson and professional development trainer with Carlson/GMAC Real Estate in Woburn, and a member of the Massachusetts REALTORâ Institute faculty.