Michael Labout, a REALTOR® from Colorado Springs, Colo., is the Chair, Commitment to Excellence Committee, and former Vice President and Liaison to Committees (2016).
A REALTOR® for more than 30 years, Michael is a Branch Broker and active REALTOR® at ERA Shields Real Estate, specializing in residential properties. He holds designations from the Council of Residential Specialists (CRS®) and is a Graduate from the REALTOR® Institute (GRI). He is also a certified e-PRO® and International Property Specialist (CIPS®) Candidate.
He has been involved in NAR for over three decades, having served on the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee and having served on multiple PAG’s and committees for Nominating, Political Communications, Policy, RPAC, and Meetings & Conferences. He was the Regional Vice President for Region 11 in 2012 representing the Rocky Mountain Region states of Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, and Wyoming. He is a 2009 graduate of the Leadership Academy.
With the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR), Michael has served on the Leadership Team, the Leadership Council, and is a life member on the Board of Directors. He was CAR’s Treasurer in 2003 and 2004 and President in 2006. Michael chaired or served on dozens of committees including Technology, Finance, and RPAC. He was recognized in 2009 as the Colorado REALTOR® of the Year.
Locally, the Pikes Peak Association of REALTORS® elected him their President in 2001 and has served on the Board of Directors. He chaired committees on Public Relations, Marketing, Political Activity, and the Housing Opportunity Foundation, which promotes safe, decent, and affordable housing in Colorado. He was recognized in 2007 as their REALTOR® of the Year.
Active in his community, Labout gives his time to numerous civic and charitable organizations. With his wife of 30 years, Laurie, both are actively involved in the United States Air Force Academy Cadet Sponsorship Program. Over the years, they have supported many cadets that are serving our country around the globe, and currently sponsor several more cadets. Michael comes from a large family with dozens of nieces and nephews and their children.
The National Association of REALTORS®, The Voice for Real Estate®, is America’s largest trade association, representing more than 1.1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.