Hamilton, N.J. – November 5, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — New Jersey Realtors is proud to announce Lorraine M. Piro-Colavito with Keller Williams, Elite in Metuchen as the 2015 Realtor of the Year, along with Mary M. Nuziale with Weichert, Realtors in Manalapan as the 2015 Realtor-Associate of the Year. These two members were recognized for their contributions to the real estate industry, commitment to the Realtor organization, and involvement in their local communities. The award winners were selected from among the local board and association Realtor and Realtor-Associate of the Year in New Jersey.
“I commend these two exceptional women for the commitment they have made to the Realtor association, their own businesses and the industry as a whole,” said 2015 President Eugenia “Jean” Bonilla. “Our industry is lucky to have hardworking professionals like Lorraine and Mary. I congratulate them on their well-deserved recognition.”
Piro-Colavito, ABR, CRS, SRS, AHWD, SFR, e-PRO, ILHM, is active in the local, state, and national Realtor associations. She was previously named the Realtor-Associate of the Year for Middlesex County Association of Realtors and New Jersey Realtors in 2011. She is a recipient of the New Jersey Realtors Circle of Excellence Sales Award for 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Piro-Colavito has served on the Middlesex County Association of Realtors and New Jersey Realtors Board of Directors since 2011. She has been a member of multiple committees throughout the years, including chairing the NJ Realtors Cultural Diversity Committee in 2013 and 2014. She is active in the Women’s Council of Realtors Middlesex County Chapter, serving as their president since 2006, as well as the Bylaws Standing Rules and Hospitality committees’ chairperson. In 2010, Piro-Colavito was named as a Keller Williams Tri-State Cultural Ambassador. She earned the Middlesex County Association of Realtors Achievement Award from 2008 to 2013.
Piro-Colavito, a Metuchen resident, is married with five grown children and actively volunteers with Habitat for Humanity community builds.
2015 Realtor-Associate of the Year, Mary Nuziale, CRS, GRI, ABR, has been a licensed real estate agent for over 29 years. Active in her local Realtor association, she holds the position of Associates Representative on the Monmouth County Association of Realtors Board of Directions. She has been a member of the education committee and the associates committee for over 10 years and had previously served on the bylaws, commercial and grievance committees. She also works closely on many charitable fundraising activities of the local board.
On the state level, Nuziale serves on the New Jersey Realtors Board of Directors and communications committee. A notary and short sales specialist, she is also a member of the Women’s Council of Realtors Monmouth County.
She also volunteers with the Allentown High School track and soccer teams, as well as the Cherry Tree Club.
New Jersey Realtors is the voice of real estate for New Jersey. It is a non-profit organization serving the professional needs of approximately 45,000 Realtor and Realtor-Associate members engaged in all facets of the real estate business. In addition to serving the professional needs of its members, NJ Realtors is dedicated to enhancing the ability of its members to conduct their business successfully while maintaining the preservation of private property rights. Realtor is a registered collective membership mark, which may be used only by real estate professionals who subscribe to the Realtor organization’s strict Code of Ethics and are members of the national, state and local Realtor organizations. For more information, visit njrealtor.com.
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