Tom Salomone, a REALTOR® from Coral Springs, Fla., was the 2016 President of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). NAR, The Voice for Real Estate®, is America’s largest trade association, representing 1 million REALTORS® involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
Tom has been a licensed real estate agent for more than 40 years. He is a second generation REALTOR® and Broker/Owner of Real Estate II, Inc., a firm specializing in residential real estate.
He is has served as President of NAR’s Board of Directors and Leadership Team, and Chair of the Executive Committee. He is also a proud member of the Women’s Council of REALTORS® North Broward Chapter.
Tom was NAR’s 2015 President-Elect and 2014 First Vice President. In 2012, he served as Director of REALTOR® Party Activities for NAR. He also served as the committee liaison for the Issues Mobilization, Political Involvement, and REALTOR® Political Action Committees. In 2011, he was the committee liaison to the REALTOR® Party Coordinating Committee, the RPAC Fundraising Forum, and the RPAC Trustees Committee. He chaired the 2009 Economic Issues & Residential REALTOR® Business Trends Forum and the 2008 Meeting and Conference Committee.
In 2007, Tom was NAR’s Region 5 Vice President, serving Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
The Florida REALTORS® elected Tom their president in 2003 and treasurer in 2001. He was named Florida’s REALTOR® of the Year in 2005.
Tom served as President of North Broward Association of REALTORS® from 1991 to 1992. Between 1980 and 1994, he served on and chaired every committee of the North Broward Association of REALTORS®, which merged with the REALTOR® Association of Greater Ft. Lauderdale in 1995. He was named 1992 REALTOR® of the Year for the North Broward Association. In 2003, the REALTOR® Association of Greater Ft. Lauderdale honored him with their Life Membership Award, recognizing him for outstanding performance in service to the REALTOR® Association.
Tom uses his experience in business and sports to serve the community through a number of different organizations, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. He has been a member of the Chamber of Commerce, a Coral Springs Charter School Business Sponsor, and a Water Control District Supervisor. He has coached over 46 sports teams in local city leagues and been a member of the Amateur Athletic Union and the United States Specialty Sports Association. He volunteers with organizations to prevent heart disease and cancer and attends St. Andrew’s Church. He is the proud father of two sons, TJ and Bryce, and husband to his lovely wife, Diana.