John Williams earns REALTOR® Emeritus status
John Williams is the first Association of REALTORS® member to hold the prestigious REALTOR® Emeritus status, recently receiving recognition by the National Association of REALTORS® for his valuable and lasting contribution to the real estate profession.
Emeritus status is bestowed to honor 40 cumulative years of membership in NAR and to acknowledge a long-standing commitment to the industry. At the May NAR 2012 Midyear Legislative Meetings in Washington D.C., Williams was certified as an Emeritus member, receiving a REALTOR® Emeritus Certificate and a congratulatory letter from NAR President Moe Veissi.
At last month's AAR RPAC Kick-Off Breakfast, he received a 10 karat gold Emeritus pin embedded with four rubies.
A man of many talents
Williams joined AAR in 1972 as an associate with Trigg Realty. During his tenure as a REALTOR® he has served as an associate or as a broker owner of Crown Realty, RE/MAX Gateway, Van Schaack, United Property Brokers, Marco Realty, Rice-Williams and Associates, John Williams Realty, Century 21 J Williams Realty and Williams Realty and Management. During his 40-year career, he earned the GRI, CRS and CRB designations and was a member of Aurora, Denver and SMDRA.
Before his real estate career, Williams was an officer in the Air Force reserves. He retired as a lieutenant colonel in 1992. He is an accomplished musician and has had his own orchestra in addition to being the conductor for the Golden Eagle Concert Band. He has also played at numerous sports events in Denver as their contracted musician.
Ahead of his time
Williams was involved in the technology revolution long before most in the industry realized that it was the way of the future. He built computers and developed computer software as part of his real estate career and assisted others in learning about use of computers to assist them in their profession.
Certified REALTOR® Emeritus members receive a waiver of their dues to the local, state and national associations and are exempt from the quadrennial ethics training requirement. AAR congratulates John Williams on this remarkable milestone.
AAR member John Williams is congratulated by President Nancy Griffin on his recently-earned Emeritus status. Williams is the first AAR member to hold the certification, which honors those who have been a member of the National Association for a cumulative 40 years. Williams received the Emeritus pin at AAR's RPAC Kick Off Breakfast in July.