Realtors association inducts 2014 leadership team

Members of the Sussex County Association of Realtors (SCAOR) recently announced their new board of directors for the 2014 calendar year. The incoming directors of the association were named during the organization’s annual banquet on Friday, Dec. 6, held at the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel in Rehoboth Beach.

Taking the reins of Sussex County’s real estate trade association for the upcoming year is Brad Riedle, a long-time Realtor with Coldwell Banker Resort Realty in Rehoboth Beach.

“I feel many emotions about becoming president of SCAOR for 2014, a mixture of pride in this achievement, humility that my peers selected and supported me and nervousness about what unknowns lie ahead,” said Riedle in remarks to members on Dec. 6. “But I feel I am prepared to accept this responsibility and I am looking forward to the new year with great anticipation.”

Riedle takes over the leadership position in SCAOR from Bob McVey, a coastal Realtor/broker who saw the organization through a year that featured continued and sustained growth in southern Delaware’s real estate markets.

Sales were up significantly in each of the first three quarters of 2013 from the year prior, just as they were the previous year, and are expected to be up in the fourth quarter, as well, when data is released by SCAOR in the next few weeks.

“It’s been a great year for all of us in Sussex County’s real estate industry, and I feel privileged to have been in a leadership role during the last 12 months,” said McVey, who will continue to serve on the SCAOR board as past president. “It has truly been an honor and a pleasure for me to serve as president of such a great organization during 2013. The future is indeed bright for the Sussex County Association of Realtors!”

Members of SCAOR’s new board of directors will officially begin their duties with the organization on Jan. 1 and will continue in their new roles until the final calendar day of 2014. The complete board of directors includes: President Brad Riedle, Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, Rehoboth Beach; President-Elect, Fred Dean, Remax Associates, Lewes; 1st Vice President, Tim Riale, Riale Realty, Harbeson; 2nd Vice President, Debbie Brittingham, Southern Delaware Realty, Laurel; Treasurer, Susan Giove, Mann & Sons, Rehoboth Beach; Past President, Bob McVey, Mann & Sons, Rehoboth Beach; Directors: Bill Lucks, Sperry Van Ness, Rehoboth Beach; Bill Ferreri, Bay Coast Realty, Rehoboth Beach; Marie Cahill, Connor & Jacobsen Realty Inc., Bethany Beach; Paula Castiglione, Jack Lingo Realty Inc., Rehoboth Beach; Chris Lind, Indian River Land Co., Millsboro; and Nora Martin, Remax Realty, Rehoboth Beach.

The responsibilities and objectives of SCAOR’s board of directors focus on successfully promoting real estate and home ownership in Delaware’s southernmost county. But members of the board are also expected to promote and maintain high standards of conduct in the real estate profession, safeguard and advance the interests of those involved in the real estate profession and unite those engaged in real estate on local, state and national levels, among other duties.

To read more about issues related to Sussex County’s real estate industry, visit SCAOR’s website at www.scaor.com.