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December 4th, 2014 by Temple City Tribune
Pictured from left to right: Shonee Henry, Kevin Kwan, Lee Lieberg, Suzi Dunkel-Soto, Mel Wong, Tom Berge, Jr., Yin Bihr, Albert Tran, Gigi Lee and Michael Tseng accepting the 2014 Platinum Global Achievement Award in New Orleans, LA on November 8, 2014 – Courtesy photo
On Saturday, November 8, 2014 the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) presented West San Gabriel Valley Association of REALTORS (WSGVAR) with the Platinum Global Achievement Award during the 2014 NAR Annual Conference and Expo in New Orleans, LA.
President Mel Wong of WSGVAR commented, “It is a great honor for the West San Gabriel Valley Association of REALTORS to receive the 2014 Platinum Global Achievement Award from the National Association of REALTORS. We always put our members first by providing them with local and global education courses, as well as trade missions to foreign countries to learn about other cultures and their real estate practices.”
To earn this prestigious award, Associations must meet all criteria from NAR. These criteria are included but not limited to inbound and outbound trade missions with Ambassador Associations. Since 2010, WSGVAR has conducted trade missions with Taiwan and Malaysia. Most recently, WSGVAR hosted the Chinese Association of Real Estate Brokers from Taiwan in New Orleans between November 7, 2014 and November 8, 2014. In addition to trade missions, WSGVAR also offers educational classes to benefit REALTORS and consumers on how to purchase properties in the United States and overseas.
WSGVAR was previously awarded the Platinum Global Achievement Award by NAR in 2011 and 2012. In 2013 WSGVAR was awarded the NAR Outstanding Ambassador Association Award.
West San Gabriel Valley Association of REALTORS is a trade organization with over 2,500 REALTOR members. Its mission is to advocate and enhance the interests of REALTORS; to promote adherence to the REALTOR Code of Ethics and professional competency of members; to safeguard and preserve private property rights, always mindful of cultural backgrounds within our communities.