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Hall of Fame Names a REBAC Who’s Who
Real Estate Buyer Agent Council - 2000
When a professional organization has more than 34,000 members, to sort out a select few for special recognition is no small task. Nor, can it be characterized by accuracy in any sense of chronological significance.
Thus, the initial induction of seven people into the REBAC "Hall of Fame" should be regarded as honoring individuals who are representative of the high caliber of professionalism exhibited by thousands of REBAC members.
To be sure, each of the original honorees are well deserving of recognition and are representative of the standards established by REBAC in instituting the Hall of Fame earlier this year.
Nominated by their peers, these men and women – all Accredited Buyer Representatives – have proven records of outstanding service to their clients, their communities, their profession – and – to the growth and development of buyer representation and the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council.
Serving is His Way of Life
For buyer representative Ronn Huth, service above the self is more than just a saying – it’s a way of life.
Living in the Boston area, Ronn has been a teacher, a youth outreach counselor, a child advocate and an active church volunteer. And for the last 10 years, this ordained minister has brought his dedication to service to the real estate industry, where he says working as a buyer representative was an easy transition.
"I would not be working in real estate if I were not representing buyers," says Huth, president of Buyer’s Choice Realty with multiple offices in the Boston area. "It’s so much more congruent with who I am. Many people who are drawn to buyer representation come from human service backgrounds where service has been the focus. It’s been exceptionally rewarding for me."
REBAC believes Huth was an obvious choice for its Hall of Fame. Currently Huth is an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) instructor for Creative Learning Concepts, a national educational organization. He also teaches real estate as an adjunct faculty at North Shore Community College.
A charter member of REBAC, Huth also teaches a real estate course for attorneys sponsored by the Massachusetts Bar Association. He believes his success as a buyer representative is directly attributable to his love of education and giving back.
Huth says Buyer’s Choice Agency representatives are not paid on commission, but rather a fee negotiated at the beginning of the agent/client relationship. He says this a much more secure way for both parties to negotiate the real estate transaction.
"We take on the responsibility of servicing and protecting the buyer," Huth says. A seller’s agent has no obligation to the client. And most of the time real estate agents provide services that they potentially might not get paid for. They can spend a lot of time and money and six months down the road the seller can become disenchanted and decide not to stay with that Realtor.
"It is really a whole different relationship with a buyer representative," he continues. "It’s a lot more fulfilling and delightful. They feel protected and secure, rather than caveat emptor."
Huth’s educational background includes two Master degrees and he holds numerous Realtor certifications including the CRS and GRI designations. His Buyer Agency certifications include the ABR, ABRM, and MCBA In 1998, Huth was chosen as Realtor of the Year among the 1,400 members of the North Shore Association of Realtors.
Among other awards, he won the 1997 Visionary Award from the Boston Banker and Tradesman. He is past director of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors, current Secretary of the North Shore Board and president elect for 2001. He is past president of the Massachusetts Association of Buyer Agents (MABA). Huth and his wife, Bonnie, have five grown kids and ten grandchildren, all living on Boston’s North Shore.
RISMEDIA-NRRE VOL 16-9 2000