We are excited to announce that two of our brokers have been selected for the top two real estate awards from Central Oregon Association of Realtors:
REALTOR® of the Year – Brent Landels, Principal Broker and President-Elect COAR
Rookie of the Year – Eric Wilson, Broker
Each year COAR presents the EnCOAR awards, which honors those members that have given back to the association through volunteer work. Honorees are also selected for their level of involvement in their community and respect among their peers.
“We are so honored to be partners with Brent Landels, Realtor of the Year and Eric Wilson, Rookie of the Year,” said RE/MAX Key Properties Owner Ryan Buccola. “These brokers succeed in their business, yes. But they also understand the importance of giving back to our industry and to our community, which is what these awards are all about. We couldn’t be more honored to work alongside Brent and Eric.”
REALTOR® of the Year – Brent Landels, RE/MAX Key Properties
Principal Broker Brent Landels’ resume reflects a strong dedication to the real estate industry and his community. He is Central Oregon Association of Realtors (COAR) President-Elect and State Director and sits on the organization’s Government Affairs Committee and the Board of Directors. At the state level, Brent is an Oregon Association of Realtors (OAR) ORPAC Trustee, as well as a member of the Government Affairs Key Committee, Board of Directors and a Legislative Key Contact Representative. At the national level, he is a Campaign Services Trustee with National Association of Realtors (NAR). Landels is also very involved in volunteer organizations including Central Oregon Veterans Outreach and Central Oregon Public Safety Chaplaincy.
“I have been very blessed in my life and career to have been mentored by some incredible people. This has afforded me success and I feel that it’s my responsibility to pay it forward and return the favor to an industry that has been very good to me”, said Landels. “I also believe that earning a good living is not just about a job. It’s about giving back and being invested in your community.”
Rookie of the Year – Eric Wilson, RE/MAX Key Properties
Broker Eric Wilson’s professional resume includes a seat on COAR’s Professional Standards Committee where he is involved in Grievance review of Ethics and Arbitration. His community involvement stretches from coaching local youth sports to being involved in RE/MAX Key Properties’ group volunteer efforts. Always willing to lend an extra hand when the opportunity calls, Wilson is a standout community member outside of his real estate work.
“I’m grateful to be a part of COAR and this great industry. Working together with an amazing group to help better our industry and our community is a true joy. I am honored to be recognized in this way by my peers.”
2022 marks the fifth time a RE/MAX Key Properties broker has received EnCOAR REALTOR® of the Year:
● Brent Landels 2022
● Debbie Martorano – 2021
● Sheree MacRitchie – 2013
● Brian Meece – 2008
● Gary Everett – 2002
Congratulations to Brent and Eric! We are so proud.
The EnCOAR Award ceremony will be held on May 25, 4-6 PM at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes.