FLINT, MI - It is with great pleasure that FAAR
introduces the new 2006 REALTOR® of the Year, Bonnie Kehoe
.Bonnie has been in real estate sales for over 26 years and is a life member of FAAR.She has also been an Office Manager in excess of 18 years and a broker-owner for 3 years.
Throughout Bonnie's career, she
has obtained real estate certifications in ABR, CRS, CRB, GRI, LTG and PMN.She has served on FAAR's Knowledge Management Task Force, Standard Forms Committee, and Grievance Committee.She furthers her involvement by being an active member of the Women's Council of REALTORS®, and RE/MAX's President's Club.In 2005, Bonnie received the Uplifting Spirit Award for RE/MAX Select, where she is currently on staff.Bonnie
is truly an inspiration for not only the real estate industry, but to the community in which she
lives and works.She
has shown over the years exemplary volunteerism in her
local church, Bible School
, political campaigns, and the school PTO where her
two children attended.
Bonnie's nomination for REALTOR® of the Year came with a two-page, typewritten account of how she
has influenced the lives of so many people.Bonnie
is a hard-working, kind, upbeat, professional and ethical REALTOR® who truly cares about her
was even responsible for one of her
clients, who purchased their first home with her
assistance, to enter the real estate profession.
One of the testimonials FAAR received about Bonnie
stated that "she
never loses contact with her
is persistent without being pushy.She
knows the real estate business inside and out, and when she
has a question, she
knows where to find the answer.Bonnie's clients keep coming back year after year because of her
commitment to real estate and her
kind, professional approach." Going beyond the call of duty for her
clients not only makes her
their REALTOR®, but also a long lasting and cherished friend.This is evident in a particular case where Bonnie was the agent for a seller who went missing.
After several attempts to contact her
client and when he
became very concerned and contacted his
family and the local authorities.Although the story did not end well for the family, Bonnie
stood by them in their most difficult time, and cared enough to see them through their ordeal.They will never forget that she
was there for them and will remain forever grateful.After joining RE/MAX Select, Bonnie was able to bring smiles and happiness to one of her clients and his family after a terrible run of bad luck and health problems.She
knew they needed to forget their worries, and enjoy a stress-free day full of fun.Bonnie
again gave an extraordinary gift by arranging a ride for them in the RE/MAX hot air balloon - a memory given that will always be cherished.Bonnie
has been married to her
husband for 44 years, and together they have two children, a daughter and a son, and five grand children all of which are very special to her
We can all learn from Bonnie's approach to real estate and life.Hopefully, you will have the opportunity to work with Bonnie
in your real estate dealings, committee involvement, volunteerism or extra curricular activities, as we know she
will truly be an inspiration and leave a wonderful lasting impression of compassion and professionalism.
On behalf of the 2006 Flint Area Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors, the Membership and Staff, it is with great pride that we applaud you, Bonnie
, for everything you represent!