Pat Paulson Named 2018 Minneapolis Area REALTOR® of the Year

By Erin Milburn on Monday, March 5th, 2018

A REALTOR® at Exit Realty Metro, Pat Paulson was presented with the 2018 REALTOR® of the Year award by the Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS® (MAAR) in recognition of his commitment to the association, the real estate community and the community at large. This prestigious award is MAAR’s way of showing appreciation to members for their volunteerism in the association and community who display sincere commitment and devotion to the residential real estate industry.

Pat is active with the local, state and national REALTOR® associations. On the local level, he served on the MAAR Diversity, International Council, Government Affairs, Finance, and chaired the Research and Nominating Committees. He also served on the Board of Directors and as past president. At the Minnesota Association of REALTORS® (MNAR), he has served on the MNAR Professional Standards, Government Affairs, Finance, Executive Committees and Board of Directors. At the national level, he serves on the Federal Taxation Committee and Board of Directors.

Most of Pat’s volunteer work has been for REALTOR® associations, but he is active outside of the association as a Homestretch class teacher and on the Wirth Coop Board of Directors. He also teaches the Korean martial art of Tae Kwon Do to children and adults. 

Pat Paulson pictured with Snow Aukema, Wirth Co-op General Manager and Roya Damsaz, Wirth Co-op President

The REALTOR® of the Year recipient is allotted a $1,000 charitable gift. Pat has selected the organization Wirth Cooperative Grocery; a food co-op owned by its members and exists to serve its members in North Minneapolis. Their passion is to provide accessible food, bring new life into the neighborhood and boost the local economy. 

“Pat is most deserving of this award,” said Carson Brooks, broker/owner of EXIT Realty Metro. “He operates as a quiet, intelligent, and thoughtful force working on behalf of homeownership rights, mentoring REALTOR®, and building better analytical tools for our industry.”

In 32 years, Pat has sold hundreds of homes. He builds his business around high-level client service, including prompt response and communication, relevant information, advocacy, problem solving and follow up. Much of his business focuses on emerging markets and low to moderate income households. He also teaches continuing education and provides consulting relating to the real estate industry.

“Real estate is a competitive and collaborative industry,” Pat Paulson says. “REALTORS® come together as an industry to advocate for private property rights, and to cultivate and maintain an organized real estate market. I passionately embrace this collective cause. I’ve joined with my colleagues to create an environment in which the public has access to the information they need and can feel safe about their investment in real estate, their home.”

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