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SPRINGFIELD — The Realtor Assoc. of Pioneer Valley (RAPV) announced its annual award winners at the association’s virtual Holiday Celebration meeting on Dec. 9. The Realtor of the Year for 2020 is Kelly Page of Trademark Real Estate. The Affiliate of the Year is Michele Welch of Embrace Home Loans.

The Realtor of the Year award is the highest form of recognition the association can bestow on a Realtor member. It is given to a member based on association activity, community activity outside the association, and business activity.

A Realtor since 1997, Page is the broker/owner of Trademark Real Estate and has served on the RAPV board of directors since 2014. She has also served on the grievance, professional development, professional standards, communications, member engagement, and strategic planning committees. Page has given back to the community by attending in-person and virtual events and assisting with the Shriners Hospitals for Children blanket drive and training in new-member orientations, and also took time to achieve the C2EX and earn her CRB designation.

The Affiliate of the Year award is the highest form of recognition the association can bestow on an affiliate member. It is given based on affiliate membership activities related to the association, community service in activities outside the association, and business activity.

The senior loan officer at Embrace Home Loans, Welch has been a member of RAPV since 2016 and has served on the community service, affiliate-Realtor, and government affairs committees. She has demonstrated a tremendous amount of support to the association and in community outreach and volunteered in RAPV’s community-service efforts through fundraising, shelter support, supporting the Shriners Hospitals for Children blanket project, and being heavily involved with Revitalize CDC.

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SPRINGFIELD — The Realtor Assoc. of Pioneer Valley released September statistics on the sales of single-family homes in the region, painting a picture of a sellers’ market.

Sales are up 6.9% from 553 in September 2019 to 591 in September 2020. Median price is up 15.2% from $230,000 in September 2019 to $265,000 in September 2020.

Inventory of available property is down 55.8% from 1,728 homes for sale in September 2019 to 763 homes for sale in September 2020. Supply is down 54.6% from 3.5 months of supply at the current rate of sale by the end of September 2019 to 1.6 months of supply at the current rate of sale by the end of September 2020. Days on the market fell 31.8% from 56 days on the market, on average, in September 2019 to 38 days in September 2020.

Pending sales (under agreement to sell) are up 28.4% from 542 listings pending sale in September 2019 to 696 listings pending sale in September 2020.

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SPRINGFIELD — Beginning Sept. 9, the Realtor Assoc. of Pioneer Valley will sponsor a 40-hour, 14-class, sales-licensing course to help individuals prepare for the Massachusetts real-estate salesperson license exam. The course will be completed on Oct. 15. Tuition is $400 and includes the book and materials. For an application, call the (413) 785-1328 or visit www.rapv.com.

The Realtors Assoc. has taken all necessary COVID-19 sanitary precautions in accordance with CDC and Massachusetts Department of Public Health guidelines to ensure the safety of its students. Classes are limited to 18 students.

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