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Doreen Zelma / Sky Realty Receives 2011 Austin Award

U.S. Commerce Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement

NEW YORK, NY, December 14, 2011 — Doreen Zelma / Sky Realty has been selected for the 2011 Austin Award in the Gated Communities category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2011 USCA Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.

About U.S. Commerce Association (USCA)

U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a New York City based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USCA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.

The USCA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.

SOURCE: U.S. Commerce Association


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Austin Business Journal Award Nominee


9 A.M. EDT, March 5, 2010 

Austin, TX, March 5, 2010:  Doreen Zelma, a REALTOR with the Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI) Designation, had been nominated for a Residential Real Award by the Austin Business Journal.  Doreen was selected, along with 90 other candidates for various honors that were presented.  Upon hearing the news of the nomination, Doreen  simply stated, “There are thousands of agents in Austin, so to be nominated is truly an honor.”  


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            AUSTIN – Doreen M. Zelma, REALTOR recently received the nationally recognized Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation.

            The Graduate REALTOR® Institute is a national continuing education program offered by the Texas Association of REALTORS® (TAR). Graduates have completed three 30-hour courses of instruction in specialized subjects, such as legal issues, finance, marketing, real estate investments, professional standards and technology tools. Less than 10 percent of TAR’s 90,000 members have earned their GRI designation.

            The GRI designation is a mark of excellence that signifies the graduate is a cut above other real estate practitioners. It represents the knowledge and professionalism needed to perform successfully in today’s complex real estate field.

            The term REALTOR® is a registered and protected trademark. A REALTOR® is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, his or her state association of REALTORS® and a local board or association of REALTORS®. By joining the REALTOR® organization, a real estate professional pledges to adhere to a strict code of ethics and high standards of professionalism, integrity and competence. Although anyone can take the GRI courses, only REALTORS® who complete all three GRI courses can use the GRI designation.

            The Texas Association of REALTORS®, headquartered in Austin, is the largest professional membership association in Texas with more than 90,000 members statewide. The association is dedicated to increasing professionalism in the real estate industry and is affiliated with the 1.3 million member National Association of REALTORS®.