Richard Dempsey, ALC of SVN Saunders Real Estate Inducted into the Florida Realtors® Honor Society

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (LAKELAND, Florida – May 9, 2013) Richard Dempsey, ALC, sales associate at Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate (CBCSRE) in Lakeland, FL, has been inducted into the statewide Florida Realtors® Honor Society. Dempsey received the Honor Society pin at the 90th anniversary celebration of the Lakeland Association of Realtors® (LAR) at the Eaglebrooke event in Lakeland, Florida.

Florida Realtors® established an Honor Society to recognize active members in their state association for participation at the local and national levels of the Realtor® organization; for activity in the National Association of Realtors’ Institutes, Societies and Councils; for designations earned, educational activities, and political involvement.

Dempsey was voted Realtor® of the Year in 2011 by the Lakeland Area Association of Realtors® (LAR). He was the 2012 Florida Realtors® District 10 Vice President and serves as the Federal Political Coordinator for U.S. Congressman Dennis Ross.  He was the 2010 president of LAR and a past chairman of the RPAC Committee.

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 background includes former state certified general appraiser appraising a wide variety of properties.

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

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