SPRINGFIELD, IL – January 31, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — Lynn Madison of Lake Zurich was named the 2011 Illinois REALTOR® of the Year. Madison is a real estate broker and is owner of Lynn Madison Seminars, Inc. A REALTOR® of the Year banquet will be held honoring Madison on April 6th at the Hilton Hotel in Springfield.
The REALTOR® of the Year award is presented to the one member of the Illinois Association of REALTORS® who best exemplifies the professional qualities of a REALTOR®. The award recognizes leadership in the REALTOR® Association as well as service to civic, community and charitable causes.
“Lynn Madison has worked relentlessly throughout her career to advance the professional standards within the real estate industry not only through her volunteer efforts on various REALTOR® Association committees but through her dedicated career as a licensed continuing education instructor. She continues to train thousands of REALTORS® not only in the state of Illinois but nationwide garnering her accolades for her work as a leading real estate educator,” said REALTOR® Sheryl Grider Whitehurst, ABR, CRB, GRI, president of the Illinois Association of REALTORS®.
Madison is a member of the Board of Directors of the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® and is a past recipient of the Association’s REALTOR® of the Year award and Distinguished Service Award.
She is a former Dean of the Illinois REALTOR® Institute. She has been active in developing and delivering Illinois’ continuing education programs since 1992, and she is a certified continuing education instructor in over 40 states.
She has been a speaker for the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) convention for over a decade and a senior instructor for the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) and the Accredited Buyer’s Representative program. She was inducted into the REBAC Hall of Fame in 2004.
For the state association Madison has served on numerous committees including past chair of the IAR Professional Standards Committee, Convention Committee, Education Coordinating Committee and Political Fundraising Committee. She also has served on the Illinois License Law Rewrite Task Force, License Law Scope and Structure Working Group and Equal Opportunity Working Group and Strategic Planning Committee.
For 2011 she is a member of the Business Issues/License Working Group, Education Working Group, Equal Opportunity/Cultural Diversity Working Group, Professional Development Member Involvement Group and Professional Standards Committee.
Active with the National Association of REALTORS®, she has served as a member of the Risk Reduction Committee, Professional Standards Committee, Equal Opportunity and Cultural Diversity Committee and for 2011 serves on the Professional Development Committee.
She is Instructor Training Institute (ITI) certified and a member of the Real Estate Educators Association. She has been honored as the National Association of REALTORS® Educator of the Year and has received similar honors from the Illinois Educators Association. She is also a member of the NAR REALTORS® Political Action Committee Hall of Fame.
The Illinois Association of REALTORS® is a voluntary trade association whose 46,000 members are engaged in all facets of the real estate industry. In addition to serving the professional needs of its members, the Illinois Association of REALTORS® works to protect the rights of private property owners in the state by recommending and promoting legislation that safeguards and advances the interest of real property ownership.