Mobile Area Association of REALTORS®

MAAR Installation Banquet Speech

MAAR Installation Banquet Speech

November 15, 2018

Country Club of Mobile


Thank you for this honor and privilege to serve you as your President for 2019. You have my commitment to always represent this Association in a professional manner with the highest degree of integrity. As you all know we are in a very good place right now in our Association and I’ll cover some of those points in a few minutes.

I want to recognize Deborah Robinson as our President of 2018. Her professionalism and enthusiasm for her position has been exceptional. Another dimension of her Presidency is she is the first African American President of the Mobile Area Association of Realtors. Stop and think what that means. We are now completing our 104th year of our Association. Coincidentally, 2018 is also the 50th Anniversary of Fair Housing Laws in our Country. Deborah’s election and service reaffirm Martin Luther King’s quote of “one day living in a nation where one will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

We have another Anniversary coming up in 2019 and that is the recognition of the Realtors Political Action Committee (RPAC) for its 50th Anniversary. This year Deborah has been successful in getting our membership participation up to 45% and our goal next in this 50th Anniversary year is to reach 50% participation of our membership. I strongly encourage you to reach out to other members who may not have contributed in the past and encourage them to do so.

All of us in this room are fortunate to be able to enjoy the services of this Association. These are services that have been put into place by the people that have served before us. Our plans for this coming year will be to enhance those member services. We all are hearing now that Realtors need to focus on “the customer experience.” That’s what we want to do for you. You are our customers!

  • We will continue to raise the bar on our Professionalism and in doing so we’ll enhance the consumer’s experience with us.
  • We will continue to provide business tools, resources, education and an environment conducive to success for all our members.
  • We will continue to help members connect with the latest technology to enhance their business processes and profitability.
  • The Mobile Area Association of Realtors has long been known throughout the Southeast as a leader in our profession. We will continue to hold that position.

I look forward to serving each of you as your 2019 President and serving along with our Officers and Directors.

Best Regards,

Sam Winter, 2019 MAAR President