(Boston, MA) Laura Palumbo-Hanson, a top-producing real estate associate with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been appointed the 2021 Vice Chair of the Greater Boston Association of REALTORS (GBAR) Professional Standards Committee.
As a GBAR committee leader, Palumbo-Hanson is responsible for ensuring that the committee meets its programming goals and business initiatives as set forth in the associations strategic plan. Specifically, she will help administer the activities of the Professional Standards Committee, facilitate discussion at committee meetings, and provide regular reports and present committee action items to the GBAR Board of Directors. Responsibilities of the Professional Standards Committee includeimpaneling ethics and arbitration hearings to provide fair, ethical, and consistent decisions in transactional matters and implementing and assessing performance of the mediation and ombudsman programs to promote timely processing of cases.
"It is an honor to be recognized as a prominent leader within the REALTOR association, real estate industry, and my local community," says Palumbo-Hanson.
A REALTOR since 1985, Palumbo-Hansoncurrently serves on the GBAR Professional Standards Committee and the Board of Mediators.In 2020, she achieved Emeritus status with the National Association of REALTORS and Life Member status with the Greater Boston Associations of REALTORS. To achieve Emeritus status, one must have held membership in the REALTOR organization for a minimum of 30 years, including continuous membership in good standing with the Greater Boston Association of REALTORS (GBAR) for no less than 10 years, and have achieved at least 10 years of volunteer service to GBAR.
Previously, Palumbo-Hanson was appointed the 2018 Chairperson of the GBAR Grievance and Ethics Committee. She has earned and maintained numerous real estate designations including Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) and Credited Buyer Representative (CBR).
The Greater Boston Association of REALTORS is one of five real estate specialty divisions of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board. The GBAR membership currently totals more than 10,000 residential real estate agents and brokers working in over 950 offices throughout Metropolitan Boston and Eastern Massachusetts. A local chapter of the Massachusetts and National Associations of REALTOR , GBAR is the largest local REALTOR association in New England.
Palumbo-Hanson can be reached at 617.413.5537 or Laura.PalumboHanson@GibsonSIR.com.