New Jersey Realtors proudly announces Mary Davis as the 2018 Realtor of the Year and Traci Tarantola as the Realtor-Associate of the Year. Each of these members have showcased outstanding commitment to the Realtor organization, professionalism in their businesses, and expertise in their industry. The award winners were selected from from the pool of local board and association Realtors and Realtor-Associates of the Year.
2018 Realtor® of the Year
Mary Davis – Mary Davis Real Estate
Mary Davis, ABR, GRI, broker of Mary Davis Real Estate in River Edge, has been a Realtor® for more than 40 years, serving her community, local, state, and national associations of Realtors®, respectively. At the RealSource Association of Realtors® Davis held the title as President in 1999 and has consistently served as a director. She is currently a mediator and a member of the professional standards and strategic planning committees. Davis was president of the New Jersey Multiple Listing Service in 1996 and 1997 and currently serves as a director there. On the state level, Davis was President of New Jersey Realtors® in 2005 and has been a member of multiple committees throughout the years. Davis has been on the board of directors for the National Association of Realtors® for many years and currently serves as a member of the Member Policy and Board Jurisdiction Committee and was Regional Vice President in 2008.
In her community, Davis is a River Edge Borough Councilwoman and has been a member of the River Edge Ambulance Corporation since 1974. She is also active in the parish of St. Peter the Apostle and the founder and facilitator of the Bergen County Support Group, Parents of Children who have Died, for the Archdiocese of Newark.
2018 Realtor-Associate® of the Year
Traci Tarantola – RE/MAX At Barnegat Bay
Traci Tarantola exemplifies the meaning of Realtor-Associate® through her high moral character and commitment to her community and family. She uses creative skills, business experience and commitment to the industry to provide unparalleled customer service in the real estate profession. She has been a NAR and NJ Realtors® member since 1999 and achieved the bronze level of the New Jersey Realtors Circle of Excellence Sales Award in 2002-2004, 2006, 2015 and 2017. The majority of her focus and time has been spent serving on our Professional Standards committee for the last ten years, as well as, giving back to her community through charity fundraisers.
Traci has spent over 15 years at Century 21 working to raise funds for Easter Seals; she was instrumental in planning a murder mystery dinner and a dinner gala raising more than $100,000. For the last seven years, Traci has been a regular volunteer for Fighting Children’s Cancer Foundation. With a friend, Traci created a fundraiser for a local family whose daughter was diagnosed with cancer. They raised over $15,000 for the family. While she is enthusiastic and has a great client referral base, Traci never loses sight of her involvement and service to the community.