John Powell, managing broker at Long & Foster Real Estate’s Shore Drive-Coastal office, has been appointed to serve on Real Estate Information Network’s 2017 board of directors for a two-year term.
“I am honored to be a part of the REIN board of directors,” Powell said. “I look forward to working with a great group of leaders.”
Powell began participating in the numerous Realtor associations and multiple listing service organizations when he started his real estate career in Richmond, Virginia, in 1986. As a member of the Richmond and Southside MLS, Powell was involved in the merger to form the Central Virginia Regional MLS in 2000. Powell then served on the Central Virginia Regional MLS board of directors and was elected president of the Central Virginia Regional MLS in 2004. He also served seven years on the National Association of Realtors MLS Committee.
A real estate professional for 31 years, Powell has served buyers and sellers in Central and Eastern Virginia, which includes Virginia Beach, the Virginia Eastern Shore, Williamsburg and Richmond metro areas. He became a member of the REIN MLS when he was appointed as managing broker of Long & Foster’s Shore Drive-Coastal office in Virginia Beach and the Virginia Eastern Shore offices in 2014.
Powell has received various awards in the real estate industry on the local, state and national level, along with many other distinguished honors from the Virginia Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors. He served on the board of directors for both of the organizations and was later was elected president of the Virginia Association of Realtors in 2009. To date, Powell continues his involvement in Realtor associations at the local, state and national levels. He has received the Realtor of the Year award four times from the Richmond, Southside and Virginia associations of Realtors. In 2012, he was inducted into the Virginia Association of Realtors Hall of Fame.
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