Pat Vredevoogd Combs

President of the National Association of REALTORS® - 2007

Pat V. Combs, a REALTOR® from Grand Rapids, Mich., was the 2007 President of the National Association of REALTORS®. NAR, The Voice for Real Estate®, is America’s largest professional association, representing more than 1.3 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

Pat was NAR President-elect in 2006.

In 2005, she was NAR First Vice President. She served as NAR Regional Vice President in 1997 of Region VI, composed of Michigan and Ohio.

A REALTOR® since 1971, Pat is the Vice President of Coldwell Banker-AJS-Schmidt, the second largest real estate company in Michigan and manages the Cascade, Mich., office. She holds the professional designations of Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®); Certified Residential Specialist (CRS®); Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI); and Performance Management Network (PMN).

Pat is a member of the NAR Leadership Team. In 2003, she served as National Fundraising Chair for the REALTORS®  Political Action Committee and is an RPAC “Golden R.” She has been chair of three major NAR committees: Education, Equal Opportunity, and Public Policy. Pat also served as committee liaison for three years.

At the state level, Pat was President of the Michigan Association of REALTORS® in 1995, and was chosen by her peers as Michigan “REALTOR® of the Year” in 2002. She was Michigan President of the Women’s Council of REALTORS® in 1986. Active in her community, she served as chairman of the Michigan Real Estate Commission in 2002.

In 1990, Pat served as President of the Grand Rapids Association of REALTORS®.

Pat V. Combs, and her husband, Guy Combs, have a combined family of six children and three grandchildren.