Woods Bros Realtors, affiliate honored by local association

Judy Sasek was inaugurated as president of the Realtors Association of Lincoln (RAL) Oct. 12, Doug Vandervort was named Realtor of the Year, and Londi Rutan of Nebraska Land Title and Abstract (NLTA) was named Affiliate of the Year.

Judy Sasek
Judy Sasek

Sasek is the managing broker of the Woods Bros Realty SouthPointe office. She earned her real estate license in 1990 and her Broker’s license in 2000.

“I look forward to my term as our association’s board president,” Sasek said. “The mission of our Realtors Association of Lincoln is to serve its members by providing programs and services to enhance members’ opportunity and ability to conduct their business successfully, with integrity and competence. The Association advocates and promotes the preservation of the fundamental right to own, transfer, and use real property.”

Sasek is a past president of the local chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors (WCR), and holds her Council of Real Estate Managers and Brokers (CRB) and Graduate, Realtors Institute (GRI) designations. She received the RAL Realtor of the Year award in 2009, the RAL Outstanding Service Award in 2004 and the President’s Achievement Award in 2003. She has served on numerous RAL committees and has volunteered her time with many community projects. She has been on the RAL Board of Directors for nine years. She is also active in the Nebraska Realtors Association serving on the Professional Standards Committee the past six years, the board of governors for GRI, and is now serving as chair for the Grievance Committee.

Doug Vandervort
Doug Vandervort

The Realtor of the Year award is given to a full-time Lincoln Realtor in recognition of his or her professionalism and outstanding service. Selection is based on organized real estate activity; business conduct and experience; and civic and volunteer activity.

Vandervort, a Realtor with the Woods Bros Realty SouthPointe office, is no stranger to Realtor of the Year awards. He was named Woods Bros Realtor of the Year in 2006. He has been serving the Lincoln real estate community since 1994 and is involved in numerous committees at the state and local level, particularly with the Realtors Political Action Committee (RPAC). He also teaches real estate courses on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), Fair Housing and Ethics for RAL, and is very committed to his faith, family and the community.

The Affiliate of the Year award is given to an affiliate member of RAL in recognition of his or her professionalism and outstanding service. Selection is based on organized real estate activity; business conduct and experience; and civic and volunteer activity.

Londi Rutan
Londi Rutan

Rutan has dedicated her career to the real estate industry for more than 35 years, currently as the Closing Department Manager for NLTA (formerly Capitol Title). She is active in RAL and the Women’s Council of Realtors (WCR). She has continuously served on the Social and Community Relations committees for RAL, participating in the Salvation Army Bell Ringing, Paint-A-Thons, Make a Difference Days, Meals on Wheels, RAL golf and bowling events and the RAL booth at the Home and Garden Show.

Woods Bros Realty, an affiliate of HomeServices of America, is a full-service company offering over 120 years of expertise in real estate as well as experience in mortgage, title, closing, and insurance services. Providing an easier way to buy and sell, nearly 300 sales associates work with clients in Lincoln, Seward, Beatrice, York, Grand Island, and southeast and northeast Nebraska. For more information about Woods Bros Realty, visit www.WoodsBros.com.

Nebraska Land Title and Abstract, formerly Capitol Title, has been serving the areas of Lincoln, Beatrice, Seward, Omaha and Wahoo since the 1980s. NLTA is a wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, the largest brokerage-owned settlement services (mortgage, title, escrow and insurance) provider in the United States.

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