Maureen Francis

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In September, you will be voting for your representative on the Michigan Realtors® board of directors for the District 9 seat. I am respectfully requesting that you re-elect me to a second term.

13 years ago I married a new immigrant from Ukraine who chose to become a Realtor® as he invented his life in America. He could not drive, so I took him to the classes and decided I may as well get my license too. Neither of us had ever owned a home and I hadn’t lived in the Metro Detroit (or the US) for 20 years -- the odds were against us. But we worked hard and built a successful business. I know our success was made possible by other Realtors® who volunteered to form our local, state and national associations, and I have always felt compelled to give back to our industry.

I am proud to be a Realtor®. Not just because of the life it has helped my family to create, but because of the dreams we help our clients fulfill and the work Realtors® do to protect home ownership. Our advocacy efforts make the American Dream possible. Our Code of Ethics shows the strong commitment we’ve made to professionalism.

I’ve grown as a leader with MCAR, GMAR, Michigan Realtors®, NAR and WCR and was honored by GMAR as Realtor® of the Year in 2015. I am a proud graduate of NAR’s Leadership Academy. My commitment to our advocacy efforts is strong and I have been a major RPAC investor for many years.

I’ve been honored to be a miRealSource/Hour Magazine Real Estate All Star; Top Innovator, Women’s Council of Realtors®; Trulia Mayor; speaker at Inman Connect; featured as a Woman in Leadership by WCR; and a Featured Attendee for NAR Annual and NAR Realtor® Party Convention and Expo.

I have served as:

Director, National Association of Realtors®, 2014-present;

Director, Michigan Realtors®, 2015-present;

Co-Chair, Michigan Realtors® Leadership Academy, 2015;

Member, Michigan Realtors® Public Policy Committee, 2015;

Delegate, Michigan Realtors®, 2013-2014;  

Director, GMAR 2009-2015;

President 2014, President Elect  2013, Secretary/Treasurer  2012;

Chair, GMAR Leadership Evaluation Committee, 2014;

Member, GMAR Executive Search Committee, 2013;  

Member, NAR Communications Committee, 2014-present;

Member, Realcomp Shareholders Committee, 2014-present;

Alternate Governor, Realcomp, 2013;

Co-Chair, Grievance Committee, 2011;

Vice Chair, Grievance Committee, 2010;

Member, Grievance Committee, 2006-2011;

Steering Committee, Habitat for Humanity Women Build, 2015-present;

President Elect, Birmingham Bloomfield Women’s Council of Realtors®;

Member, Zoning Board, Beverly Hills

Volunteer, US Peace Corps Ukraine

I ask for your vote for the position of District 9 Director, because as someone who helps people buy and sell real estate every day, I know what is important to you and all Michigan Realtors®.


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