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October 22, 2014

Ethics Columnist Wins NAR's Highest Honor

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Ethics Columnist Wins NAR's Highest Honor

Bruce Aydt, a REALTOR® from the St. Louis, Mo., area, has received the National Association of REALTORS® 2012 Distinguished Service Award. Out of 1 million REALTORS®, no more than two are recognized with this award each year. The recipients were announced in Orlando today during NAR’s annual REALTORS® Conference & Expo. 

NAR established the award in 1979 to honor REALTORS® who have made outstanding contributions to the real estate industry and are recognized as leaders in their local communities. The award is considered the highest honor an NAR member can receive; recipients must be active at the local, state and national association levels, but must not have served as NAR president.

NAR President Moe Veissi presented the award to Aydt.

“Bruce’s leadership and hard work has greatly impacted NAR and the real estate industry,” said Veissi, broker-owner of Veissi & Associates Inc., in Miami. “He is truly deserving of this award. Bruce’s commitment to helping counsel, educate and train real estate professionals is a noteworthy endeavor that demonstrates the principle of service above self.”

Aydt, vice president and general counsel for Prudential Alliance Realtors®, is a second-generation REALTOR® and has been in the management of real estate companies for 35 years. In addition, Aydt has a vibrant teaching and training business for a variety of real estate classes nationally, and writes a column on ethics for REALTOR® Magazine.

“I am tremendously grateful and honored to accept the Distinguished Service Award,” said Aydt. “My father, who was a REALTOR®, instilled in me a sense of duty and obligation to give back to the industry that has been so generous to me during my lifetime. I’ve carried that belief with me throughout my REALTOR® career and I’m proud to be a part of an organization that helps build strong communities and works toward improving people’s quality of life through homeownership.”

Aydt was joined by Paula Savard, a REALTOR® from Sterling, Mass., who recieved the award for her involvement in numerous volunteer positions at the local, state and national levels. Savard has been a REALTOR® for 43 years and is currently the CEO of an independent Realty Guild firm, Paula K. Aberman Associates, Inc., located in North Central, Mass. 

Source: "NAR Presents Realtor® Bruce Aydt with Distinguished Service Award," National Association of REALTORS®