This is the second time Linda Kody has won the award
Waltham, Mass.- October 9, 2013– The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) announced today that Linda Kody, a state-certified real estate training instructor and a broker-owner of Kody & Company in North Andover, has been named 2013 Massachusetts Real Estate Educator of the Year. Kody also received the award in 2009. The award was presented at MAR’s Professional Awards Reception, which was held in conjunction with the Association’s 2013 Conference and Tradeshow at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in North Falmouth.
“All a REALTOR®-member has to do is sit through a course with Linda Kody to understand why she was selected as Massachusetts Real Estate Educator of the Year for the second time,” said Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® President Kimberly Allard-Moccia, broker-owner of CENTURY 21 Professionals in Braintree. “Linda is not only a true real estate professional, but also possesses the ability to teach complex concepts in ways that are easy to understand and practical to use in the real estate business.”
Linda Kody has been an instructor for the MAR Loss Mitigation Certification (LMC) course since its inception in 2008. She has taught for the Northeast Association of REALTORS® and instructed at the annual MAR Conference & Tradeshow. In addition to teaching LMC certification, she teaches Expanding Housing Opportunity, GRI, Code of Ethics for Professional Standards panel members, Quadrennial training of the Code of Ethics, New Member Orientation and Designated REALTOR® Orientation.
Kody regularly appears on various expert panels and volunteers with the Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership and Lawrence Community Works. She is frequently quoted in real estate trade publications as an industry expert and has written articles for Bay State REALTOR® Magazine.
At the local level, Kody has been an active member of the Northeast Association of REALTORS® for many years. She has been a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors, and served on a large number of task forces and standing committees, and has been a regular, volunteer instructor in many areas, including affordable housing financing, Professional Standards, R E O property, and much more.
She has also chaired the REALTOR® of the Year and Education Committees, as well as the Diversity Grant Task Force for NEAR. From 2005 to 2008, she chaired the NEAR Professional Standards Committee and continues to actively serve on this Committee. In 2006, she was named the Northeast Association of REALTOR® REALTOR® of the Year. She helped organize and develop the curricula for both NEAR orientation programs -- for new REALTORS® and Designated REALTORS®. She has submitted curriculum to the State Board of Registration for RE Brokers and Salespersons for consideration of new continuing education classes.
At the state level, Kody has been a member of the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors and has served as Chair of the Professional Standards Committee. Kody has also served on the Forms Content Advisory and Professional Standards Committee.
About Massachusetts Real Estate Educator of the Year Award:
Established in 2003 and presented annually, the Massachusetts Real Estate Educator of the Year award recognizes REALTORS® for their voluntary contributions and participation in activities that promote the professional development and career advancement of fellow real estate practitioners. Nominations for the award are accepted from the 16 local REALTOR® associations in Massachusetts, as well as from industry practitioners, and the selection of the award recipient is made by the MAR Educator of the Year Award Committee.
About the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS®:
Organized in 1924, the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® is a professional trade organization with more than 19,000 members. The term REALTOR® is registered as the exclusive designation of members of the National Association of REALTORS® who subscribe to a strict code of ethics and enjoy continuing education programs.
Editors and reporters: Please note that the term Realtor is properly spelled with an initial capital “R”, per the Associated Press Stylebook.