I am proud as a husband can be that on May 19th, 2015, my wife (and business partner), Barb Trousdale, was awarded “REALTOR of the Year” at the 2015 REALTORS of Distinction Awards Gala. The most revered award presented at this annual event, Barb was recognized for her exemplary contributions to our community, her professional career, and the Vermont Realtors association. Her nomination and selection is indicative to the respect that other members of the Northwestern Vermont Board of Realtors have for Barb.
Prior to receiving her award, a short video was played for all in attendance, and the folks on camera who were interviewed all repeated the same word when talking about Barb: integrity. Barb sincerely values integrity; she strives to maintain it in all areas of her life. Loyal to her family, friends, colleagues, clients, customers, and God, Barb also upholds the National Association of REALTORS Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice to a “T.”
Up on stage, Barb looked lovely in her black and white dress (and the corsage I bought her) as she accepted her award. Her speech was unscripted, genuine and short; she credited her success not only on her desire to have integrity in all she does, but also due to the support from family, friends, and God’s immense grace.
I’m so proud that Barb’s peers recognize her hard work and commitment, and I am honored to have witnessed this milestone in her career along with 25 members of our family, and more than half of our staff at Preferred Properties.
If you are contemplating buying or selling a home, or know someone who is, you can be confident in your decision to call Barb.
Please feel free to congratulate Barb if you have the opportunity!