Eloise Eriksson Martin Awarded TAR Distinguished Service Award
The MetroTex Association of REALTORS (MetroTex) is proud to announce that Eloise Eriksson Martin, Coldwell Banker Residential, was awarded the prestigious Texas Association of REALTORS (TAR) Distinguished Service Award for her service to both the real estate industry and the community.
Eloise was nominated by MetroTex for the significant contributions she has made to the industry, the community and the REALTOR Family throughout her career. MetroTex has benefited greatly from Eloise's dedication and commitment over the years.
Dwight Hale, Chairman of The Board,
Prior to becoming an integral part of the REALTOR Family, Eloise began her real estate career with her father in the home building business at E. E. Eriksson Enterprises. Eloise’s father - Eric Eriksson served as president of the Home Builders Association of Greater Dallas in 1975-76, receiving the prestigious Hugh Prather Award in 1976. In 1974 he was named as a commissioner of the Dallas Housing Authority and later served as its chairman.
Her years of experience with her father in the home builder business built the foundation of Eloise’s success. She learned the value of relationship building and the importance of the REALTOR community to the marketing and sales of homes. Through these years Eloise learned the many different facets of real estate sales, development and the construction industry. The time spent working with her father continues to contribute to the positive attitude that Eloise displays every day.
In 2000 the MetroTex Leadership Academy served as the key that motivated Eloise to become an integral part of the MetroTex team. Her development as an Association volunteer began with what she learned during her Leadership year abut her ability to serve as an Association leader was based on her dedication to let those leadership skills shine through!
Immediately after her graduation from Leadership Eloise took it upon herself to raise the bar for local TREPAC investments. In 2003 Eloise initiated the first association TREPAC Golf Tournament that launched MetroTex above the $200,000 level of TREPAC fundraising. Her efforts instilled the enthusiasm that MetroTex members continue to show towards TREPAC and allowed MetroTex to consistently remain above the $400,000 TREPAC contribution level.
2003 was also her first year to serve on the MetroTex Board of Directors where she immediately began climbing the leadership level needing only two years to be selected as a member of the MetroTex Executive Committee, serving as Association President in 2008.
During that time Eloise became more involved on both the state and national level. She has served at the TAR executive level since 2004 and has served as Chair of the TAR Member Benefits Committee. On the national level Eloise served on the National Association of REALTORS Board of Directors from 2006 - 2011. She also served as Chair of the NAR Mega Board Sub forum in 2010.
While her dedication to the REALTOR community occupies an immense amount of her time Eloise displays the same amount of passion to civic organizations in North Texas. She served on the Ursuline Academy Board of Trustees from 2005 - 2011 and has been a key fundraiser for the organization since 2001. Eloise has spent countless hours volunteering for United Cerebral Palsy Guild, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, American Cancer Society, Children’s Cancer Foundation and the Easter Seal Society to name a few.
The TAR DSA award is one of many awards Eloise has received that recognizes her passion for her business, association and her community. She has also received the Omega Tau Rho Recipient -awarded by TAR, the Lois-Hair Bernays Award as Salesperson of the Year - awarded by MetroTex, Posie Willess REALTOR of the Year Award - awarded by the Women’s Council of REALTORS Dallas Chapter.