Emeritus Members

REALTOR® Emeritus Status

A REALTOR® Member who has held membership in the National Association and a local Association as a REALTOR®, REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®, or both, for a cumulative period of forty (40) years is eligible for REALTOR® Emeritus status. 

Upon application approval for REALTOR® Emeritus by the Board of Directors of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), no further payment of dues to the National Association is necessary by the member association of which the REALTOR® Emeritus is a member. Please note that the dues waiver does not take effect until the year following your approval. In addition, REALTOR® Emeritus Members are exempt from the biannual NAR Code of Ethics Training requirement.  Florida Realtors, the Pinellas REALTOR® Organization and Stellar MLS have all chosen to also waive dues for REALTOR Emeritus designees. However, the biannual Stellar MLS Compliance Refresh course will still be required and 3 Hours of Business Ethics will still be required for your licensing renewal.

The new REALTOR® Emeritus eligibility criteria shall be implemented as follows:

In addition to the required forty (40) years of REALTOR® membership:

  • Applications submitted in the years 2015 through 2019 will require proof of one (1) year of committee service* at the local, state, or National Association level.
  • Applications submitted in 2020 and beyond will require proof of one (1) year of committee service* at the National Association level.

* “Service” is defined as serving as an officer, director, committee member, federal political coordinator, President’s liaison or regional coordinator to a country with which NAR holds a reciprocal agreement.

Emeritus applications deadlines are accepted by NAR January 15 – April 2 and reopens again June 15 – October 2.  If you apply between these dates your information will be submitted at the appropriate time.


Below is information on NAR committee membership:

Visit this website for information on how to join a committee: https://www.nar.realtor/national-leadership/committee-members-liaisons/committee-appointment-process-faqs

What is the timeline for the committee appointment process?

The committee application website opens on March 1, 2018. For a complete list of deadline dates, see the Committee Appointment Process Timeline

Who makes committee appointments?

The President-Elect makes the appointments for vacancies occurring in the year of his/her presidency. The First Vice President makes the appointments for Vice Chair positions.

To apply for REALTOR® Emeritus status, contact Sandy Yinger syinger@tampabayrealtor.com or fill out the application below:

PRO’s Emeritus Members:

Rose Ademy Coldwell Banker Residential
Barbara Allen Future Home Realty Inc
Philip Anibal Century 21 East Lake Realty
Charles R. Arn Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc
Michael Avey Avey Realty
Robert Balogh Coldwell Banker Residential
John P. Bailey Brokers Group Inc
Inger R. Baird Baird Realty Group
James Beggins Century 21 Beggins Enterprises
Ruth H. Bessmer Keller Williams Realty
Don Bogue MC Homes Realty Inc
Rosemarie J. Bonnington Swisshelm Realty Inc
William A. Bornemann Castle By The Sea Realty
Jackson Bowman Keller Willaims St Pete Realty
Cynthia Brinson Venie Brinson Real Estate Inc
Don A. Brinson Venie Brinson Real Estate Inc
Ross E. Brittain Ross E Brittain & Associates
Roger Broderick Broderick & Associates Inc
Mary Brophy Brophy Real Estate
Richard Butler Richard Butler Lic. R E Bro
Betty Buzzell Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc
Gerald Caravan Caravan Real Estate
Robert Cargo Coastal Properties Group
Lorraine Carver Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc
Ray Cassano Station Square Realty LLC
George A. Chiarenza, PA Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc
Buzz Cole Coldwell Banker Residential
George Cole George R Cole
Leff J. Combs Leff Combs Realty & App
Frank L. Cooke Cooke Inc
Marcy Daniels Coldwell Banker Residential
Evelyn Davis Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc
Michael W. Davis Davis Suncoast Realty
Robert V. DePugh Virtual Realty Inc
Nancy H. Driver Hofacker & Associates Inc
Steven K. Easton Easton Realty
John Ellis Dunedin Realty LLC
Marcia Ellis Coldwell Banker Residential
Edward V. Faasen Redington Realty Inc
Albert J Ferraro Sr Albert Ferraro
Sue Flaig Coldwell Bankers
Paul Fournier Florida Realty
Ben Friedlander Big Ben Realty Inc
Betty Gardner Century 21 Coast to Coast
Robert Gascon BHHS Florida Properties Group
Shirley Gaspard Shirley M Inc
Judith H. Ginger Dorris Realty Inc
Jackson Grayson Seminole Realty
Frank Gregoire Francois K Gregoire
Joy Grubb Coldwell Banker Residential
Gary Guetzlaff Guetzlaff Realty
Frances Healey Aim Realty of Pinellas County
Bob Hendry Hendry Realty
Kathleen Hewitt RE/MAX Metro
William A. Hofacker Hofacker & Associates Inc
Robert Hogue Hogue Properties
April Caldwell Hornsleth Caldwell Realty
Poul Hornsleth Caldwell Realty
Edwin Hotz Hotz Realty
J Warren Hughes Five Towns Action Realty Inc
Robert R. Hupp Realty Executives Suncoast
John K. Hurley Frank T Hurley Assoc Inc
Randall Ierna Century 21 Coast to Coast
Herbert L. James H L James & Associates
William Jardine Century 21 Beggins Enterprises
Leslie M. Jeffery Waterfront Realty Sales
Judith A. Johnson Charlie Earhart Realty
Ken D. Kalunian Clearwater-Largo-Seminole Rlty
William Karner Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc
John E. Keller Jack Keller Inc
Dorothy Kiellach Wingate & Associates Rlty Inc
Eleanor P. Kirby Marker 1 Realty, LLC
Joseph W. Klingel Native Properties Inc
Richard G. Krause Results Real Estate Inc
Carl K. Lambrecht Hendry Realty
M. Annette Lawler Keller Williams Rlty Suncoast
Mark Legg Future Home Realty
Thomas Lennon Thomas J Lennon & Associates
Harvey Levin Belloise Realty
Bess N. Lontakos Spring Bayou Realty
Joyce  Lowe Lowe and Sons Inc.
Florence Lugo Flo Lugo Realty Inc
Newton Lyle Lyle Realty
G Rita Mariani G Rita Mariani
Bryan McGuire Bryan M McGuire
Jill Melkonian Realty Executives Suncoast
Bonnie S. Miller Miller Real Estate
John M. Moldt Tri City Realty
Jacqueline Nagel Charles Rutemberg Realty Inc
Rose N. Needles Very Important Properties I
Laurie Neiman Florida Luxury Realty Inc
Charles Oldanie Weichert Realtors
Jack O’Grady Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc
Mary Ann A. O’Grady-Connors RE/MAX Action First
Donna P. Parker Florida Luxury Realty Inc
Frederick L. Paulsen III Coldwell Banker Residential
Shirley A. Payne Cooke Inc
William E. Picciurro Bonomo Realty LLC
Patricia Plumlee Plumlee Gulf Beach Realty
Richard Popovich Re/Max Preferred
Diane Ralston Ralstons Realty Co
Bobbie Rendel Coastal Properties Group International
J Jerry Rendel Coastal Properties Group International
Carol Renz Beach & Bay Realty LLC
Nancy J. Riley Smith & Associates Real Estate Inc
Philip W. Rogers Realty Executives Suncoast
Elliott Ross Ross Marketing Group LLC
Cecelia A. Rubin Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc
Lewis Rubin Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc
Charli Russell Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc
Lenore Sabala Coastal Properties Group International
Robert H. Sackett Hofacker & Associates Inc
Byron F. Salvin Exchequer LTD Inc
Kit A. Samuels Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Properties Group
Gilman E. Sault Allen Collins Realty, Inc.
Arlene Schimkat Dunedin Realty LLC
Allwood Scott Capital Investment Realty
Dixie G. Scott Capital Enterprises
Elaine T. Scott Capital Investment Realty
Norma Jean Seabolt Norma Jean Seabolt
Sharon Seiden Seiden Solutions Inc
Tom Shelly Sunshine Home Sales
David Skidmore Producers Realty Corp
Heather Smith BHHS Florida Properties
Tom Smith GHD Realty of Pinellas Inc
Vivian Smith Coastal Properties Group
Gary S. Steinhauer PA Century 21 Coast to Coast
Stephen W. Stulz Future Home Realty Inc
James Sweetin Sweetin Realty Inc
L Duke Tieman Bruce Taylor Inc
Christine E. Timmons Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc
Deodoro Tomas Coldwell Banker Residential
Manny Tomas Coldwell Banker Residential
Patricia Torcellini Dunedin Realty LLC
Barbara S. Torrance Compass Real Estate
Richard C. Tourtelot, CRB Coldwell Banker Residential
William C. Tourtelot Coldwell Banker Residential
Daniel R. Trembulak Buy-Sell Realty Inc
John C. Tsacrios Re/Max Elite Realty
Ginny Vail Ginny Vail Realty Inc
Jane Walczewski Luxury & Beach Realty Inc
Lee R. Walters Lee Walters & Associates Inc
Tony Wasilefsky Gulf Coast Luxury Properties
Chuck R. Yeoman Luxury & Beach Realty Inc
Betty Youmans Coldwell Banker Residential
Gerard T. Young Romans Realty Inc