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NVAR names Realtor of the Year, new prez
by Tribune Staff
Oct 14, 2011 | 672 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Mike Young
Mike Young
Blane Johnson
RENO — Longtime Nevadan Mike Young has been named Realtor of the Year by the Nevada Association of Realtors (NVAR) and longtime Incline Village Realtor Blane Johnson as the association’s 2012 president.

The Realtor of the Year award is the highest award bestowed upon a member of the association. It represents outstanding achievements serving the NVAR, the real estate profession and the community.

The award was presented Oct. 7 during an event at the Hyatt Incline Village, where NVAR also installed Johnson and its other officers for the coming year.

Young, who is completing his one-year term as president of NVAR for 2011, works with Chase International in Incline Village. He has worked in the real estate profession for 30 years, spending the majority of that time working in and around the Lake Tahoe area. He has served on several NVAR committees and served as NVAR’s president-elect in 2010.

Young said his main goal as president of NVAR was to “bring NVAR members together to build a more unified profession through integrity and vision.”

A native of Colorado Springs, Colo., Young is a graduate of San Jose State, where he earned degrees in biology and special education. Before becoming a Realtor, Young taught special education courses and volunteered to work with young people with disabilities through Special Olympics and similar organizations.

At Friday’s installation, Johnson announced his leadership theme for 2012 will be “reaching out.” He said the theme can be applied to reaching out to help homeowners, Realtors and other Nevadans through a challenging time in the state’s economy and history.

Other NVAR officers for 2012 installed during the event include Patty Kelley, of Las Vegas, president-elect; Paul Bell, of Las Vegas, treasurer; and Mike Young, of Incline Village, immediate past president.

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