NYSAR honors Long Island REALTOR® Liz English as REALTOR® of the Year

Albany – October 9, 2019 – The New York State Association of REALTORS® honored Liz English as the 2019 REALTOR® of the Year during the association’s recent Fall Business Meetings at Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, NY.

She is the 62nd 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.

English has been a REALTOR® for more than 30 years – primarily in southwest Suffolk County on Long Island. She joined the Long Island Board of REALTORS® (LIBOR) 33 years ago and is a past president of the organization. English also helped establish the New York East chapter of the Asian Real Estate Association of America and LIBOR’s Young Professionals Network. 

English’s involvement doesn’t stop at the local and state level, she also serves as a Federal Political Coordinator to Congressman Pete King and on the Board of Directors for the National Association of REALTORS®. She was also inducted into the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Hall of Fame in 2018, which recognizes members who have invested at least $25,000 to protect the political future of the real estate industry. RPAC promotes the election of political candidates across the country who understand and support the interests of REALTORS®.

English, who works for Netter Real Estate in West Islip, isn’t the first one in her family to lobby for real estate issues.

“My mom lobbied for fair housing in the 1950s in D.C. and now I’m doing it in D.C. and Albany,” she said. “It’s wonderful that we can work to effect change for the consumers. Most homeowners have no idea what we do on their behalf, but that’s how we make a difference.”

The New York State Association of REALTORS® is a not-for-profit trade organization representing more than 59,000 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®.