PAR Director Candidate
Hi, I’m Jim Sexton and I’m a candidate for a Director position for the Phoenix Association of REALTORS®. Yes, I’ve been there before but I feel that 2018 is a pivotal year for the future of the Phoenix Association due to the retirement of the current CEO and the hiring of her replacement. The Directors will be asked to decide the near and mid-term direction of the Association and having a director with experience and vision will be critical in deciding the best path for PAR. I’ve been involved in Strategic and Business planning for most of my real estate career.
Let me share a little about how I got here…
I’m from Cleveland, Ohio and moved to Arizona in 1976. I started in real estate in 1980. I was broker owner/DB for John Hall & Associates for 16 years, and sold the company to Realty ONE Group in 2011. At Realty ONE, I was DB and office manager for 5+ years and recently stepped down from DB responsibilities, although I’m still actively managing the 300+ agents in the Paradise Valley office.
I feel that I have a unique skill set which qualifies me for this Director position. Not only have I served as a PAR director and officer, but I have served at ARMLS and AAR in those positions also. As a long time DB, I’ve been a secondary member of all the other local associations, so I’ve seen what they offer for products, services and leadership development opportunities for members. Also as a current director for ARMLS, AAR and NAR, I’m able to stay current on local, state and national trends that affect the industry and us as members. When I commit to a volunteer position I come to meetings prepared and with an informed voice.
So, I ask for your support and your vote in this election.