The REALTOR® Association of the Fox Valley (RAFV) is proud to announce that Joy Baez, a broker at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Starck Real Estate in St. Charles has been named the 2018 REALTOR® of the Year. Baez was presented with the award at RAFV’s 2018 Annual Meeting and Installation of Officers Ceremony.
“The REALTOR® of the Year award is the highest honor that our Association can bestow upon a member,” Mark Coleman, RAFV’s newly installed President said to a room of over 100 REALTOR® and Business Partner members. “It is presented to an individual whose dedication to excellence has most profoundly enhanced the professional image of REALTORS® in our Association.”
Joy will be given the opportunity to travel to our state capital in Springfield and be presented her award at the REALTOR® of the Year Banquet in the Spring.
When asked about being named the 2018 REALTOR® of the YEAR last week at the RAFV event, Joy exclaimed “I was shocked by the announcement!” Baez continued, “I joined the real estate profession in 1990 and have not looked back since,” said Baez. “Over the years, I have come to believe in hard work and face-to-face relationships based on trust. But my ultimate ‘joy’ is from helping people.”
A 27-year veteran of the real estate industry, Baez has a long list of accomplishments in the Association, the community and the real estate business. Joy served on the Board of Directors for the REALTOR® Association of the Fox Valley for 3 years and has been a member of the Professional Standards Committee for RAFV for 10 years and served on the REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC) for 7 years. Her unwavering enthusiasm and passion for the protection of the rights of homeowners and REALTORS® moved her to become a Major Investor for RPAC. She has represented RAFV at several conferences and meetings at the state level in Springfield and at the national level in Washington D.C.
In 2014, Prudential Starck REALTORS® recognized Baez with membership in its Honor Society for 2013 sales; and was honored again in 2016 by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Starck Real Estate. She became part of the elite Director’s Circle for BHHS, in 2015 and she was awarded a President’s Award from the REALTOR® Association of the Fox Valley in that same year.
Joy also strives to bring “joy” to others in the community in need. Joy is a long-time supporter of Tri-City Family Services and is involved with the Association for Individual Development, a school that cares for children with autism.
“Passion,” “Enthusiasm,” “Hard Work,” “Generosity,” are words often used by fellow REALTORS® to describe their interactions with Joy. The REALTOR® Association of the Fox Valley is extremely proud to have Joy Baez as its 2018 REALTOR® of the Year. Congratulations Joy!