Waltham, Mass. – December 22, 2017 – (RealEstateRama) — Kurt Thompson, Templeton resident and Realtor® with Keller Williams Realty – North Central in Leominster, was installed on December 7, 2017 as Treasurer of the 24,000-member Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) for 2018. The event took place at Hotel 1620 in Plymouth, Mass. and included the installation of the MAR Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Thompson’s term officially begins on January 1, 2018.
As Treasurer, Thompson is responsible for determining the Association’s financial needs, investing the Association’s reserved funds, and preparing monthly income and expense statements and an annual operating budget for association activities. He will serve as chairperson of the state Association’s Finance Committee.
Prior to being elected Treasurer, Thompson served as the 2017 MAR Professional Development Vice President. Thompson served as the MAR Legal Affairs/Member Benefits focus area Vice President in 2015 and 2016, the Professional Development focus area Vice President in 2014, and the Communications/Technology focus area Vice President in 2013. Prior to that, he was the Central Region Vice President in 2012. Thompson was the 2016 State Chair Northeast Region of the Council of Residential Specialists (CRS). A member of the MAR Board of Directors since 2010, Thompson has been involved with a number of MAR committees and task forces over the years. He served as a member of the Member Benefits, Finance, Strategic Planning and Leadership Development Committees in 2017. Thompson was the chairperson of the Member Benefits Committee and a member of the Strategic Planning Committees in 2016. In 2012, he was named the Massachusetts Realtor® of the Year. In 2014, Thompson was the CRS of the Year, Massachusetts Chapter CRS.
On the local level, Thompson was the 2011 President of the North Central Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (NCMAR). He served as the Association’s Treasurer from 2007 to 2009, and again in 2012. Thompson served on the NCMAR Board of Directors from 2007 to 2012.
At the national level, Thompson served on the National Association of Realtors® Board of Directors in 2016 and 2017. He was also a member of the Strategic Thinking Advisory Committee and the Local Leadership Idea Exchange Council in 2017. Thompson also served as chair of the Small Boards Forum that year. He was member of the 2014 and 2015 Housing Opportunity Committee, and in 2013 was a member of the Federal Taxation Committee.
A Realtor® since 1997, Kurt has earned his Certified Buyer Representative (CBR), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designations and his Lost Mitigation Certification (LMC).
About the Massachusetts Association of Realtors®:
Organized in 1924, the Massachusetts Association of Realtors® is a professional trade organization with 24,000+ members. The term Realtor® is registered as the exclusive designation of members of the National Association of Realtors® who subscribe to a strict code of ethics and enjoy continuing education programs.