Duane Washkowiak, the Broker/Owner of Realty Executives East Valley and vice president of the SouthEast Valley Regional Association of REALTORS® (SEVRAR) is celebrating 15 years since he established the SEVRAR Leadership Development Program. Founded in 2004, the leadership program works to build local communities and create better leaders and REALTORS®.
Washkowiak designed the program after graduating from the Tempe Leadership Program and brought his experience to SEVRAR. He realized that behind every successful REALTOR® is a sense of community and the more you know about and are involved in your community, the more successful you are likely to be.
Working in real estate may seem like a safe and secure career to most, however, those who have careers in the real estate industry know there are many dangers to the job. Real estate agents are susceptible to robberies, attacks or even kidnappings. Most of an agent’s work does not give them the security of an office, making them easy targets. Continue reading
In 1965, Realty Executives founder Dale Rector started out with the leading-edge concept of 100% commission for agents. His innovative idea attracted top producing real estate professionals to become “Executives” and forever changed the real estate industry. Today, Realty Executives International boasts a 50-year legacy of innovation, a foundation that has drawn in generations of the industry’s leading real estate professionals. Every year, it is our honor to recognize the very best of the best through our annual awards program.