Meet the 2024 Alaska REALTORS® Nominees
The Alaska REALTORS® is pleased to announce the following candidates for the 2024 President-Elect and Secretary/Treasurer Officer positions. The election will be conducted electronically between August 31 – September 13, 2023 at 5:00 pm.
The following candidates have been fully reviewed by the Alaska REALTORS® Credentials Committee:
2024 President-Elect Candidates
Associate Broker, REALTOR®, CRS, GRI, C2EX, Instructor
We have many great leaders in the Alaska REALTORS®. I believe it only takes one person to see the greatness in others and to raise the standards of our industry, with positivity and commitment to serve. REALTORS® are hungry for positive change, energy, and a fresh sense of purpose. With an unexpected source of inspiration, we not only grow, but thrive.
We must add more educators to our roster because knowledge is the key to our reputation and to maintaining accountability. The future is great, if we continue to work together to improve our connection by open communication. As one we are weak, together we thrive.
A few facts about me:
- REALTOR® for 8 Years
- RPAC Major investor for the past 8 years
- Love being a REALTOR®, love my peers, my customers, and clients
- Volunteer Instructor for NAR Code of Ethics to help others fulfill requirements (4 hr/month)
- Commitment to serve
- Commitment to grow and strengthen our association
- Wife, Mother of 5, Grandmother of 14
- Served as Director, President-Elect, President, Past-President and voted as REALTOR® of the year by my peers of the Valley Board of REALTORS®
- Served on many state association committees and on the Board of Directors
We have strong and passionate members and should always hold one another to the high standards and excellence in our calling. REALTOR® members make this association great and I am honored to be a part of the real estate profession.
Leadership is not what you can do, but how you can inspire. Let me be that unexpected source of inspiration. Look for an email from Alaska REALTORS® on August 31st and Vote for Elise Buchholz.
Thank you for your time in this Matter,
I am here to ask for your vote for President Elect of Alaska REALTORS®️. I am the Broker / Owner of Somers Sotheby’s International Realty and have 23 years of experience in Real Estate.
I am a mother of three daughters and live in beautiful Fairbanks. I believe in involvement and supporting your industry. I am where and who I am today because of a journey I started in 2000, that shaped and molded me professionally. I want to continue the work and legacy of those who have come before me to shape and elevate Alaska REALTORS®️ within our state and nationally.
I started my leadership journey in 2010 with local association committees, 2013 GFBR President, 2015 Alaska REALTORS®️ President, 2017 Alaska REALTORS®️ Treasurer and 2020 NAR Regional Vice President. Why do it again?? I’ve asked myself what would I do differently if I knew then what I know now, and I am in that unique position to bring that back to the table. Strong leadership, knowledge of where we have been and a vision to keep us going in the right direction for all the REALTOR®️ Members in Alaska.
I ask for your consideration and vote for 2024 Alaska REALTORS®️ President Elect.
I am excited to put my name forward to serve the Alaska REALTORS® as the Secretary/Treasurer. The next few years will bring many changes to the real estate industry, and I want to be part of securing a sustainable future for the association.
The Alaska REALTORS® has made key changes this past year, we have successfully transitioned to a new bookkeeping company, as well as implemented systems to provide the Board of Directors with budget to actual numbers for our programs. These systems continue to improve and allow for a clear financial picture, allowing Board members to exercise sound financial decisions on behalf of its membership.
I remain committed to the association and my passion to advocate for homeownership for all.
Your consideration is greatly appreciated, I am eager to serve, and I look forward to next year taking my strengths to the next level to serve as your 2024 Secretary/Treasurer. Thank you for your vote.