Richard Dempsey, ALC, Awarded Realtor® of the Year By the Lakeland Association of Realtors®

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (January 4, 2012)Richard Dempsey, ALC, Realtor®, and sales associate at Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate (CBCSRE) in Lakeland, FL, has been awarded the Realtor® of the Year by the Lakeland Association of Realtors® (LAR).

Realtor® of the Year is the highest honor bestowed upon a LAR member and honors those members who are active in the association, provide outstanding service to the profession and the community, and exhibit high principals. They must be faithful to laws and regulations, and the Realtor® Code of Ethics.

At the 2011 LAR annual Installation & Awards Banquet held in December 2011, the award was bestowed upon two outstanding  Realtor® members, Richard Dempsey and Matt Ruthven.

Richard Dempsey has given years of service to the association and is the Immediate Past President of LAR and the current chairman of the RPAC Committee. He is also the incoming Florida Realtors® District 10 Vice President. Richard serves as the Federal Political Coordinator for U.S. Congressman Dennis Ross.

Dempsey has been associated with Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate  since 2000 and specializes in large acreage tracts, citrus groves, and development properties. His real estate career began in 1984 as an appraiser for the Polk County Property Appraiser’s Office and thirteen years as a state certified general appraiser with an agricultural lender appraising a wide variety of properties. His experience includes small residential tracts up to 25,000-acre groves, along with various types of commercial properties all over the state. Having sales and appraisal experience throughout Florida, Dempsey is knowledgeable about the diverse aspects of today’s real estate market.

He has received numerous industry awards for outstanding sales in real estate, including twice in the top 25 worldwide sales associates in the entire global Coldwell Banker Commercial (CBC) affiliate network and top #2 rank in the region for sales performance by FGCAR (Florida Gulfcoast Commercial Association of REALTORS®), among others.

Dempsey is a Lakeland native. In addition to his service to the Lakeland Association of Realtors®, he has served on the corporate Coldwell Banker Commercial technology council.


About Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate (CBCSRE) is regarded as an authority on all types of Florida land, transacting nearly $1 Billion in sales from 1996 to 2011 and $800 Million in sales from 2004 to 2011. Located in Lakeland, Florida, CBCSRE is one only of two brokerages in Polk County with a local presence that offers national and global branding. The other, a sister company CBC Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty, is a commercial real estate brokerage.

CBC Saunders Real Estate offers a broad range of services to meet the real estate needs of landowners through long-held relationships with key government and industry decision makers. The firm also provides consulting on government issues both locally and on state and national levels. For more information, please visit http://localhost/saunders/.