Cham­pion’s Paula Reeder named Real­tor of the Year

Record Observer - - Real Estate -

CH­ESTER­TOWN — Paula Reeder, a real­tor with Cham­pion Re­alty, has been named 2016 Real­tor of the Year by the Bay Area As­so­ci­a­tion of Real­tors. As a re­sult of this award, rep­re­sent­ing Kent, Queen Anne’s and Caro­line coun­ties, Reeder’s name has been sub­mit­ted to the Mary­land As­so­ci­a­tion of Real­tors as a con­tender for statewide Real­tor of the Year.

“Paula was cho­sen for her ac­tiv­i­ties both as a real­tor and on the com­mu­nity side,” said Robert Fri­day, BAAR ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent. Reeder is a long-time com­mu­nity ac­tivist and ad­vo­cate for an­i­mal wel­fare, con­ser­va­tion, the arts, his­tor­i­cal preser­va­tion and other causes. She be­came a Real­tor in 2004 af­ter 18 years in fi­nan­cial ser­vices with Sal­lieMae.

“It’s a won­der­ful honor to be rec­og­nized by my peers for the work I’ve done,” Reeder said. “Real es­tate is ex­cit­ing be­cause it’s al­ways chang­ing and lets me work with lots of dif­fer­ent peo­ple.” She en­joys be­ing in a pro­fes­sion where she can ap­ply her com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills and back­ground in fi­nance, mar­ket­ing and con­tract ne­go­ti­a­tions. She cred­its Cham­pion Re­alty for pro­vid­ing the tech­nol­ogy and ad­min­is­tra­tive sup­port that al­lows her to ex­cel.

“I nom­i­nated Paula for the award be­cause she’s such a good agent and she works very hard on leg­isla- tive is­sues on be­half of real­tors,” said Patsy White­ley, man­ager of the Cham­pion Re­alty Ch­ester­town of­fice. As chair­man of the BAAR Leg­isla­tive Com­mit­tee and a long-time mem­ber of the Mary­land As­so­ci­a­tion of Real­tors Leg­isla­tive Com­mit­tee, Reeder mon­i­tors lo­cal and state is­sues and rec­om­mends re­sponses to leg­isla­tive ini­tia­tives af­fect­ing mort­gage in­ter­est de­ductibil­ity, prop­erty taxes, sep­tic and sprin­kler re­quire­ments, lead paint reg­u­la­tions and more.

“Pro­tect­ing the Amer­i­can Dream of home­own­er­ship is some­thing Paula truly takes to heart,” said Jon Coile, pres­i­dent and CEO of Cham­pion Re­alty. “When I have a ques­tion about leg­is­la­tion af­fect­ing home own­ers in Mary­land, I call Paula to learn the in­side scoop. Whether it’s wind­mills on the East­ern Shore or laws af­fect­ing prop­er­ties in­side the belt­way, Paula is up on the is­sues, has fre­quently spo­ken to the leg­is­la­tors and has a very bal­anced view of what’s best for all. That she does all this vol­un­teer work in ad­di­tion to list­ing and sell­ing mil­lions of dol­lars of real es­tate for her clients is just amaz­ing. I’m proud to work with her and glad she has re­ceived this sig­nif­i­cant trib­ute from her peers.”

PAULA REEDER

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