Verona, NY The New York State Association of Realtors has honored Liz English as the 2019 Realtor of the Year during the association’s recent Fall Business Meetings at Turning Stone Resort & Casino.
She is the 62nd recipient of the Realtor of the Year award, which recognizes outstanding service to the Realtor organization at the local, state and national levels, a strict adherence to the high principles of the National Association of Realtors Code of Ethics, a commitment to civic activity and business accomplishments.
English has been a Realtor for more than 30 years – primarily in southwest Suffolk County on Long Island. She joined the Long Island Board of Realtor (LIBOR) 33 years ago and is a past president of the organization. English also helped establish the New York East chapter of the Asian Real Estate Association of America and LIBOR’s Young Professionals Network.
English’s involvement doesn’t stop at the local and state level, she also serves as a federal political coordinator to congressman Pete King and on the board of directors for the National Association of Realtor. She was also inducted into the Realtor Political Action Committee (RPAC) Hall of Fame in 2018, which recognizes members who have invested at least $25,000 to protect the political future of the real estate industry. RPAC promotes the election of political candidates across the country who understand and support the interests of Realtors.
English, who works for Netter Real Estate in West Islip, isn’t the first one in her family to lobby for real estate issues.
“My mom lobbied for fair housing in the 1950s in D.C. and now I’m doing it in D.C. and Albany,” she said. “It’s wonderful that we can work to effect change for the consumers. Most homeowners have no idea what we do on their behalf, but that’s how we make a difference.”