Sue Drumm Named 2015 Realtor of the Year
SPRINGFIELD — Sue Drumm, a real-estate agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Longmeadow, has been named the 2015 Realtor of the Year by the Realtor Assoc. of Pioneer Valley (RAPV). The announcement was made during the association’s annual awards banquet on June 11.
As the highest honor given to a member, the Realtor of the Year award is bestowed upon the one person who has shown outstanding service and devotion to the 1,650-member organization during the past 17 months in the areas of Realtor activity, community service, and business activity.
A Realtor since 2009, Drumm serves on the association’s board of directors, grievance committee, community service committee, and centennial president’s advisory group. She is a co-presenter at the bi-monthly new-member orientation promoting involvement and explaining the benefits of membership. In 2014 she was a member of the strategic planning committee and affiliate of the year committee.
She is a longtime member of the association’s community service committee and an active participant in numerous projects, including a book and blanket drive for Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield, and shopping, wrapping, and delivering gifts to area homeless shelters during the holidays. She is involved in the association’s charitable fund-raising efforts as a member of the Benefit Golf Tournament subcommittee, Comedy Night subcommittee, and Fantasy Auction subcommittee.
Drumm has been a Girl Scout troop leader in Agawam for six years and assists with its annual food drives. In November 2014, the troop held a fill-the-truck event to benefit Open Pantry and collected more than 1,700 pounds of food and $1,000 in cash donations. She also helps the troop with Stockings for Soldiers and various other charitable activities throughout the area.
She was also a driving force behind securing a $2,100 placemaking grant from the National Assoc. of Realtors to help fund the Agawam Dog Owners Group’s new dog park currently under construction. In recognition for her many community service efforts, she was a nominee for the 2014 Massachusetts Assoc. of Realtors Good Neighbor award, and a nominee for the Volunteering Works Award Program sponsored by the National Assoc. of Realtors.
At the state level, Drumm participated along with 400 Massachusetts Realtors in the 2014 and 2015 Realtors Day on Beacon Hill to lobby on behalf of homeownership and private property rights. She attended the 2014 Massachusetts Assoc. of Realtors Convention and Trade Show. She is an annual contributor to the Realtors Political Action Committee.
For achievements in business, Drumm received the Sterling Society Award from Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. She is the recipient of a RAPV Silver President’s Award in 2014 in recognition of outstanding real-estate sales and service.
She now competes for the coveted Massachusetts Realtor of the Year honor, which will be announced later this year.