Realtor Emeritus. Sounds like some kind of Super Realtor, doesn’t it? In some ways, that’s exactly what it is.
This month, I attended the meeting of the Metro Denver Association of Realtors Board of Directors. There, Larry Hotz was among a select, long-time members receiving the distinguished Denver “Realtor Emeritus” gold pin. It’s just a small lapel pin. But, it symbolizes 40 years of his continuous service to home buyers and home sellers as well as service to the Realtor community.
40 Year Emeritus Service
Not all real estate agents are Realtors. And, not all Denver Realtors achieve the Emeritus Status. My sister, Elizabeth, and I are fortunate to work with my Dad, Larry Hotz. He’s a giant in this industry and really knows the business inside and out.
Dad taught the Graduate Realtor Institute classes for the Colorado Association of Realtors 4-5 times annually in the 1990’s. He was the managing broker for a major Denver real estate firm in the 1980’s. And, he was a director of the Denver Board of Realtors. Now, he is a volunteer Director the Colorado Association. And, all the while, he has been a top producing Broker for only two companies including our firm, Kentwood Real Estate.
Two other Kentwood Realtors were also honored by the Denver Metro Association of Realtors as Emeritus Award Winners. They are Shelia Schlifkin and Rodger Campbell who was one of the original founders and past president of Kentwood Company.
Dad Practiced What He Preached
Both my sister and I have been mentored by the best. And, that’s my Dad. When either one of us has a question, he is there for us and our clients. He even has taught us both in formal mentoring classes. After all, that’s what he did when he was also teaching in the Graduate Institute.
Top Denver Realtors
And, it’s worked out very well. Our team, The Hotz Group, is among the top selling team in the Denver Metro area. More than that, he is proud that we “do it right’. We don’t take shortcuts and strictly adhere to the Realtor Code of Ethics. We serve our clients faithfully. As a result, our clients trust us “move after move”. Sometimes, that trust is passed from generation to generation. Both Elizabeth and I have sold homes to some of Dad’s clients children.
Congratulations to my Dad for receiving the Denver Realtor Emeritus Award. And, thanks to him for founding our Hotz Group of three real estate professionals!