Albany – October 29, 2015 – The New York State Association of REALTORS honored Martin Carpenter as the 2015 REALTOR of the Year during the association’s Fall Business Meetings in Verona, NY.
He is the 58th recipient of the REALTOR of the Year award, which recognizes outstanding service to the REALTOR organization at the local, state and national levels, a strict adherence to the high principles of the National Association of REALTORS Code of Ethics, a commitment to civic activity and business accomplishments.
“Martin Carpenter exemplifies what it means to be a REALTOR through his service to the REALTOR organization and his community,” said Mike Smith, 2015 president of the New York State Association of REALTORS. “Martin is a shining example of the high standard that all REALTORS aspire to achieve when serving their association, volunteering in their communities and conducting business. New York’s REALTORS are proud to honor him as our REALTOR of the Year.”
A REALTOR for more than 30 years, Carpenter is a broker with RE/MAX Realty Plus and RE/MAX Masters, both serving the greater Syracuse area.
Carpenter is an active member of the Greater Syracuse Association of REALTORS (GSAR), where he has chaired the Professional Standards Committee and served on the Board of Directors. He has also served on numerous other committees including communications, strategic planning and risk reduction. He has served as an instructor for both new member and new broker orientations. He was named the GSAR Broker of the Year in 2005 and 2009. He also serves as a mediator for surrounding REALTOR associations.
On the state level, Carpenter has served on or chaired numerous committees and working groups including: professional standards; emerging issues; grievance; legal action; MLS issues and policies; and Article 12-A.
On the national level, Carpenter serves on the Federal Technology Policy Advisory Board, the MLS Technology and Emerging Issues Advisory Board, and the MLS Issues and Policies Committee.
Active in his community, Carpenter has been a community hotline counselor since 1986 and was awarded the “Volunteer of the Year” as a peer trainer. He has also been involved in community fundraisers for the Greater Syracuse YMCA, and is a local sponsor and volunteer for Race for the Cure.
In acknowledgement of his outstanding achievements, Carpenter will be honored at the REALTOR Recognition Program during the 2015 REALTORS Conference and Expo in San Diego, CA in November.
The New York State Association of REALTORS is a not-for-profit trade organization representing more than 50,000 of New York state’s real estate professionals. The term REALTOR is a registered trademark, which identifies real estate professionals who subscribe to a strict code of ethics as members of the National Association of REALTORS. These REALTORS are also members of the New York State Association of REALTORS as well as their local board or association of REALTORS.