Higgins Installed as 2013 ECAR President



REALTORS® from all over eastern Connecticut met on December 5 to install newly elected officers and directors for 2013.  The Spa at Norwich Inn in Norwich hosted REALTORS® and friends as 2013 President Paul Higgins of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage took the oath of office. 
ECAR member Robert Kimball, 2012 President of the Connecticut Association of REALTORS® was the installing officer. Robert Kennedy, Executive Vice President of the Connecticut Association of REALTORS® was the Master of Ceremonies.
In her outgoing remarks, 2012 President Cathy Duprey said “Despite the hardships, our Realtors stepped up to many challenges and showed true dedication to our industry, our clients and our colleagues.  I am so proud to be a part of this profession. In my travels and involvement with CAR and NAR, I have been amazed at the numbers of involved Realtors that continue to fight for the rights of homeowners and the dream of homeownership.”
In his incoming remarks 2013 President Paul Higgins said “Being a REALTOR means more than selling real estate. It means being a part of a community, both of the professionals we work with, and the people we serve. REALTORS® provide unparalleled local market knowledge; we are skilled negotiators, and transaction troubleshooters. It is our responsibility to provide our clients with the best possible service, and to work on their behalf to insure that the goal of homeownership remains within reach of the average American. We need to stay engaged, and encourage our colleagues to become involved. We need to continually pursue additional education and certifications, learn the latest technologies, and increase our professionalism. Take advantage of the resources that ECAR provides you – ECAR is Your Access to Success.”


 Paul Higgins

Other Officers installed included:
President Elect, Alvin Kinsall (Randall, REALTORS®)
Secretary, Quincy Clayton (RE/MAX Property Consultants)
Treasurer, Merry Cassabria (RE/MAX Home Team)
Imm. Past Pres., Cathy Duprey (Duprey Real Estate, LLC)

New elected Directors include :
Mary Poola (Heritage Properties SPC)
Lea Borgne (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Marvin Elbaum (William Raveis Real Estate)
Donna Sormanti-Saglio (RE/MAX Coast and Country)
Susan Robotham (Randall, REALTORS®)
Douglas Taber (Taber Realty, Inc.)
Christian Driscoll (William Pitt Sotheby’s Int.)
Connecticut Association of REALTORS® 2013 Directors include :
Paul Higgins (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Alvin Kinsall (Randall, REALTORS®)
Quincy Clayton (RE/MAX Property Consultants)
Merry Cassabria (RE/MAX Home Team)
Cathy Duprey (Duprey Real Estate, LLC)
Marilyn Lusher (RE/MAX Home Team)
Joanne Pendleton (Crystal Real Estate Co.)
Videos of the event are posted on YouTube and can be accessed using the following links:
Paul Higgins’ incoming remarks: http://youtu.be/JfrrZv5lANo
Cathy Duprey’s  outgoing remarks: http://youtu.be/cNmGayyTDmU
Installation of Officers & Directors by Robert Kimball, 2012 CAR President: http://youtu.be/nT-GZz__8cA