ARKANSAS REALTORS® ASSOCIATION
11224 Executive Center Drive, Little Rock, AR 72211
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Juli Gates, Arkansas REALTORS® Association 501-225-2020
ARKANSAS REALTORS® ASSOCIATION INSTALLS VELDA LUEDERS AS 2018 PRESIDENT
Velda Lueders, Conway, was installed as the 2018 President of the Arkansas Realtors® Association (ARA) during the Inaugural Banquet held on Wednesday September 20, 2017 at the Marriott Hotel in Little Rock, Arkansas. The banquet also installed incoming 2018 ARA Officers and Directors. Andy Schaus, 1988 ARA President and past CEO of ARA, carried out the induction.
Velda has been in the real estate industry since March of 1996 starting her career with Pam McDowell and has been with Coldwell Banker from June of 2016 to present. A Conway native, Velda is a member of the Faulkner County Board of REALTORS® where she has served two terms as President; once in 2005 and again in 2011. She is currently serving as the Secretary/Treasurer for the Faulkner County Board of REALTORS®. She is very active within her community, serving on the Board of Directors for the Haven House; a group home for adolescent females to provide safety from abuse and/or neglect.
Always making education a top priority, she holds several designations including Accredited Buyer’s Representative, Certified REALTOR® Specialist, Graduate REALTOR® Institute, Seniors Real Estate Specialist, Seller Representative Specialist, Military Relocation Professional, and is a graduate of the Graduate REALTOR® Leadership Academy. She serves on her local board Professional Development Committee where she conducts new member orientation classes for new REALTOR® members.
On the state level, Velda has been a very active member, chairing or serving on many of the ARA committees including Professional Development, Legislative, Professional Standards, Public Relations, and Finance committees. She is currently serving on ARA’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors.
When asked about her goals for the upcoming year, Velda responded “My main goal is getting more members involved in their local and state activities. Whether it is volunteering for an event, serving on a committee, or chairing a committee. If you become involved at these levels, you will want to move on to national activities. I want members to go to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) website and take advantage of all that NAR has to offer. Finally, I want us to continue as an Association to be proactive in looking for more ways to serve the needs of our members”.
“You must make the choice, to take the chance, if you want the change” is Velda’s theme and vision as President for the 2018 year of the Arkansas REALTORS® Association. The Arkansas REALTORS® Association is proud and honored to have Velda Lueders serving as our 2018 President.