Waltham, Mass. – December 2, 2011 – Trisha McCarthy of Newton, New Hampshire and a broker with Keller Williams Realty in Newburyport, was installed on December 1, 2011 as president of the 19,000-member Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) for 2012. The event took place at the Salem Waterfront Hotel and Marina in Salem, Mass. and included the installation of the MAR Board of Directors and Executive Committee. McCarthy’s term officially begins on January 1, 2012.
As president, McCarthy 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.
On the local level, McCarthy is a member of the North Shore Association of Realtors and has been a member of the Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® (GNAR) Board of Directors since 1999. She was the president of the Association in 2001 & 2008, vice president in 2000, and secretary in 1999. She was the 2007 chairperson for the GNAR Bylaws Committee, and served on the Education and RPAC Committees in 2007. McCarthy was honored as REALTOR® of the Year by the GNAR in 2001.
Active at the National Association of REALTORS®, McCarthy has been a member of the Board of Directors, Public Policy Coordinating, Risk Management and Land Use Property Rights and Environment Committees.
A REALTOR® since 1991, McCarthy has successfully earned her Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) professional real estate designation, Loss Mitigation Certification (LMC) and her At Home With Diversity (AHWD) designation and e-PRO. In addition, McCarthy is an instructor for the REALTOR® Code of Ethics and Professional Standards.
About the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS®:
Organized in 1924, the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® is a professional trade organization with more than 20,000 members. The term REALTOR® is registered as the exclusive designation of members of the National Association of REALTORS® who subscribe to a strict code of ethics and enjoy continuing education programs.
Editors and reporters: Please note that the term Realtor is properly spelled with an initial capital “R”, per the Associated Press Stylebook.