Submitted by Barb Lally for Mason County Association of REALTORS®
Mason County Realtor Rob Drexler was recently named the “Realtor of the Year” by the Washington Association of Realtors, the highest honor awarded by the trade organization of more than 17,000 members.
Drexler received the award on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at a ceremony during Washington Realtors’ annual Spring Business Conference held in Vancouver, Wash. The event was attended by hundreds of Realtors from around the state, including a delegation from Mason County.
“This award is a great distinction in our industry in Washington,” said Richard Beckman, president of the Mason County Association of Realtors and owner of Richard Beckman Realty Group, LLC in Shelton. “Rob has dedicated himself to working tirelessly for fellow Realtors and property owners and is a sterling example of volunteerism in our communities in Mason County.”
Currently the co-owner of John L. Scott Real Estate – Belfair, an office of 13 brokers serving Allyn, Belfair and Shelton, Drexler has been a real estate broker for 12 years and was selected for the award from among several other candidates from across the state.
“You could have knocked me over with a feather,” says Drexler about his reaction to the announcement. “Like so many Realtors, I don’t volunteer for the recognition but because I care deeply about the quality of life in our community. The award comes from an organization of peers that I highly respect and it left me dumbfounded.”
A retired U.S. Navy Master Chief petty officer, Drexler is an active member of Washington Realtors’ legislative steering committee that determines association positions on real estate issues considered in Olympia.
Drexler is a past president of Mason County Association of Realtors. He has received national recognition for his work to initiate its Quality of Life committee, a program that guides the local association’s work to protect property, property owners and communities.
Locally, Drexler has been a Mason County planning commissioner and is currently the chair of the Mason County Economic Development Council and the vice chair of the Mason County Planning Advisory committee as well as the Mason County Belfair Sewer Advisory committee.
“Rob is well known in our area as someone who goes above and beyond,” adds Beckman. “He is an example to all of us.”
The Mason County Association of Realtors is organized for the benefit of its members to advance the business interests of its membership, to promote and preserve private property rights, and to uphold and enforce the REALTOR® Code of Ethics.