Greater McAllen Association of REALTORS® was awarded the 2019 Innovative Education Program of the Year at the 2020 Texas Realtors Winter Meeting
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CONTACT: Humberto Ramos, Greater McAllen Association of REALTORS®, 956-682-4119
McAllen, Texas – February 10th, 2020 – Greater McAllen Association of REALTORS® was
awarded the 2019 Innovative Education Program of the Year, for GMAR University, at the 2020
Texas REALTORS® Winter Meeting hosted in Austin, Texas. Monica Solis Pena, RCE - Chief
Executive Officer accepted the award on behalf of the Association.
The program was launched in 2019 and it was designed to facilitate access to education
courses to members of Greater McAllen Association of REALTORS®. The program offers
members the ability to pay a flat fee and be afforded access to an unlimited amount of classes
throughout the year depending on the package chosen. Although members are still allowed to
pay for individual classes a la carte the savings to them is much greater through the packages
that are offered. The Greater McAllen Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors supported
the program for the year of 2019 and its return in 2020.
Cancelled classes due to low registrations was decreased by 21%, and the program increased
total REALTOR® attendance for classes by 65% within the same year cycle.
“Over the last several years I have witnessed tremendous growth,” said Jonathan Lindley, 2020
President of Greater McAllen Association of REALTORS®. “Receiving the Innovative Education
Program of 2019 by Texas Realtors® for GMAR University is one of the highlights of this year
and we are just getting started.”
“This award shows the leadership direction, care for the members and more importantly care for
the public the Greater McAllen Association of REALTORS has. The more educated our
members are the better they can serve the public,” stated Henry “Mac” McFarland, Texas
REALTORS® Instructor & Member of Greater McAllen Association of REALTORS®.
Since 1949: The oldest and largest REALTOR® Association in the RGV
The Greater McAllen Association of REALTORS® is committed to the higher standards
proclaimed in the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics. Our members feel the
commitment made by joining the REALTOR® Association sets a standard for all involved in the
real estate industry. As members of the community, we are dedicated to improving the way of
life for all citizens. We take our commitment seriously. Members of the REALTOR® association,
licensee and affiliate alike, believe there is a better way to do business, a way that benefits our
clients, customers, and fellow licensees. We feel that investing in Real Estate is an investment
in America. Our association supports and helps to protect a basic constitutional right: The right
to own property.
About Texas REALTORS®
With more than 125,000 members, Texas REALTORS® is a professional membership
organization that represents all aspects of real estate in Texas. We are the advocate for
REALTORS® and private property rights in Texas. Visit texasrealestate.com to learn more.
From left to right:
Henry “Mac” McFarland, 2020 Greater McAllen Association of REALTORS® President-elect Lee Jinks, Greater McAllen Association of REALTORS® CEO Monica Solis Pena, RCE, 2020 Greater McAllen Association of REALTORS® President, Jonathan R. Lindley, 2020 Greater McAllen Association of REALTORS® President Ex-oficio Adrian Abel Arriaga.
Media Contact : Humberto Ramos
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