NEW ORLEANS (November 10, 2014) – Realtor® Mike Brodie of Plano, Texas has received the National Association of Realtors® 2014 Distinguished Service Award, an honor presented to no more than two of NAR’s 1 million members each year. Recipients were announced in New Orleans during the 2014 Realtors® Conference & Expo.
NAR established the DSA in 1979 to honor Realtors® who have made outstanding contributions to the real estate industry and are recognized as leaders in their local communities. The award is considered the highest honor an NAR member can receive; recipients must be active at the local, state and national association levels, but must not have served as NAR president. NAR President Steve Brown presented the award to Brodie.
“I am thrilled to present this award to Mike Brodie, a strong and tireless advocate for consumers and the real estate profession,” said Brown, co-owner of Irongate Inc. in Dayton, Ohio. “Throughout his illustrious four-decade career as a member of the real estate community, Mike has devoted his time and efforts to support his local, state and national associations, including teaching and mentoring Realtors® just starting out in the field. He is a great asset to the industry, and I am proud to be among his Realtor® colleagues.”
Brodie has been a Realtor® for 41 years and is currently broker and operating principal of the Plano, Texas office of Keller Williams Realty. He is also currently operating principal of Keller Williams Realty offices in Carmel, Calif., and in the Maryland/D.C. region.
“It is a tremendous honor to be awarded the Distinguished Service Award, and I am grateful for the support I’ve received from the Realtor® family,” Brodie said. “Realtors® are lucky in that we get to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. I have had great mentors in my career and that has guided my desire to assist and become a resource for others.”
Brodie has held a number of leadership positions within the Realtor® organization during his career. He served as NAR treasurer in 2005 and 2006 and has been on the association’s board of directors for the last 18 years. Brodie has led several of NAR’s committees, serving as chair of the Finance Committee, Realtors® Community Service Committee, Internet Tax Working Group, Strategic Investments Reserve Advisory Board, Credit Union Task Force and Reserve Investment Subcommittee. Brodie is co-founder of the Realtors® Political Action Committee’s President’s Circle and is a 2006 inductee to the RPAC Hall of Fame.
In addition to his national involvement, Brodie has been active in his local and state Realtor® associations. Brodie was appointed to the Texas Real Estate Commission by then Governor George W. Bush for seven years, serving as chair for a portion of that period. With the Texas Association of Realtors®, Brodie served in a variety of roles, including as a member of the board of directors since 1993. He also served as the association’s president, chaired several committees and was named REALTOR® of the Year in 1997. On the local level, Brodie is a lifetime director of the Collin County Association of Realtors® and was the 2014 recipient of the association’s Lifetime Achievement award. He has been active with the local association for decades, serving as president in 1980 and working on several committees, including the Association Image Task Force, Membership Committee, Strategic Planning Committee and the Broker/Manager Committee. Additionally, Brodie is a past national president of the Council of Residential Specialists.
Brodie and his partners opened the Plano office of Keller Williams Realty in 1997. He serves as ambassador of Keller Williams International, a post which allowed Brodie to oversee the launch of KW Luxury Homes, a brand for marketing luxury homes worldwide. He considers teaching and mentoring new agents an important part of his job and speaks to a variety of groups across the country.
Outside of real estate, Brodie spends time and resources on a variety of charitable causes. He currently is an executive committee member of the Lone Star Chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters, has received a leadership award from the Greater Dallas United Way, and is an active supporter of Emily’s Place, a housing ministry for women escaping domestic violence. Additionally, Brodie serves on the board of directors at the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University, is a past president of the Plano Chamber of Commerce and is the founding chairman of the Realtors® Federal Credit Union. While busy with his professional and community activities, Brodie most enjoys spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.
The National Association of Realtors®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing 1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.