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Mike Hoffman Named REALTOR® of the Year

Mike HoffmanMinneapolis, Minnesota (April 13, 2011) – Mike Hoffman, a REALTOR® at Coldwell Banker Burnet's Edina Regional Office, was honored as the 2010 Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS® (MAAR) REALTOR® of the Year on March 16 in recognition of his commitment to MAAR, the community and values of organized real estate.

This award is MAAR's way of showing appreciation to members for their volunteerism in the association as well as any involvement at the Minnesota Association of REALTORS® (MNAR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and the community as a whole.

Mike has more than 30 years of experience as a REALTOR®, has served on the MAAR Board of Directors and instructs the Ethics portion for new member orientation. He has served as President of MNAR and on their Finance Committee, Nominating Committee and Governmental Affairs Committee. He also instructs at the University of St. Thomas Management Center for Business Excellence and coaches small business owners. The list goes on and on.

"Mike is certainly deserving of this recognition" says Cari Linn, 2011 MAAR President-Elect, "Commitment and caring both describe Mike's extraordinary leadership and involvement within the REALTOR® community."

The REALTOR® of the Year recipient is allotted a $1,000 charitable gift. Mike has chosen Fairview Behavioral Health Services to be the recipient in an effort to renovate the children and adolescent behavioral health units to create an environment of healing and hope. "I feel very good that this money is in the right place," said Hoffman.

The prestigious REALTOR® of the Year award was presented at MAAR's REALTOR® Recognition event. Five additional awards were distributed to members that are also doing positive things at MAAR and in the Twin Cities community, including the following:

Community Involvement Awards – Cheryl Eastbourne, Mary Thorpe-Mease, Dave Philp
President's Award – Nobu Hata
Exceptional Service Award – Eric Kodner

Established in 1887, the Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS® (MAAR) is the leading regional advocate and provider of information services, research and education on the real estate industry for brokers, real estate professionals and the public. With more than 7,000 members, MAAR is one of the 22 largest local REALTOR® associations in the nation and serves the Twin Cities 13-county metro area and western Wisconsin.



Erin Milburn, Communications & Marketing Director
Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS®
952.988.3136 (office)

Greg Sax, Communications Manager
Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS®
952.988.3123 (office)
612.860.2668 (cell)




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