Media Contact: Eric Berman - 781-839-5507 - eberman@marealtor.com

Leominster Realtor® Installed as President-Elect of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors®

by Eric Berman - eberman@marealtor.com - 781-839-5507 | Dec 05, 2018

WALTHAM, Mass. – December 5, 2018 – Kurt Thompson, Templeton resident and broker with Keller Williams Realty - North Central in Leominster, was installed on December 4, 2018 as president-elect of the 24,000-member Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) for 2019. The event took place at The Williams Inn in Williamstown, Mass., and included the installation of the MAR Board of Directors and Executive Committee.  Thompson’s term officially begins on January 1, 2019.  

As president-elect, Thompson will participate at all levels of the Association's decision-making process, represent the Association at meetings and business functions, and serve as a spokesperson for the Association on real estate industry-related matters.  He will perform the duties of the Association’s President in her absence.  Thompson will continue to serve as a member of the MAR Executive Committee and Board of Directors as a result of this election. 

Prior to his election, Thompson served as the 2018 MAR Treasurer.  Thompson served as the 2017 MAR Professional Development Vice President, the MAR Legal Affairs/Member Benefits focus area Vice President in 2015 and 2016, the Professional Development focus area Vice President in 2014, and the Communications/Technology focus area Vice President in 2013.  Thompson was the 2016 State Chair Northeast Region of the Council of Residential Specialists (CRS).  A member of the MAR Board of Directors since 2010, Thompson has been involved with a number of MAR committees and task forces over the years.  Thompson was the chairperson of the Finance Committee and a member of the Strategic Planning, Professional Standards and Investment Committees in 2018.  In 2012, he was named the MAR Realtor® of the Year and in 2014, Thompson was the CRS of the Year, Massachusetts Chapter CRS.  

On the local level, Thompson was the 2011 President of the North Central Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (NCMAR).  He served as the Association’s Treasurer from 2007 to 2009, and again in 2012 and served on the NCMAR Board of Directors from 2007 to 2012.  

At the national level, Thompson will chair the 2019 Regulatory Issues Forum.  He has previously served on the National Association of Realtors® Board of Directors in 2016 and 2017.  Thompson was a member of the Strategic Thinking Advisory Committee and the Local Leadership Idea Exchange Council in 2017.  He also served as chair of the Small Boards Forum that year.  

A Realtor® since 1997, Kurt has earned his Certified Buyer Representative (CBR), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Loss Mitigation Certification (LMC) designations.  

About the Massachusetts Association of Realtors®:  

Organized in 1924, the Massachusetts Association of Realtors® is a professional trade organization with 24,000+ members. The term Realtor® is registered as the exclusive designation of members of the National Association of Realtors® who subscribe to a strict code of ethics and enjoy continuing education programs.   

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Editors and reporters: Please note that the term Realtor is properly spelled with an initial capital “R”, per the Associated Press Stylebook.