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Timeline

1922

Board of Directors charters the Fort Myers Realty Board. President: B. E. Tinstman
16 Active members

1922

1926

Carl C. McClure becomes President of the State Association, Florida Association of Realtors®, in 1926.

1929

The crash of Wall Street lead to the Great Depression, which devastated the real estate market.

1929

1938

Harry J. Wood becomes President of the State Association, Florida Association of Realtors®, in 1938.

1940

The Board of Directors approves a name change from Fort Myers Realty Board to Fort Myers Board of Realtors®.

1940

1949

Present: Lee, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades Counties. To: Current jurisdiction except Charlotte County, which is now jurisdiction of the Punta Gorda Board of Realtors®.

1959

Fort Myers Beach Board of Realtors® is chartered. Estero and San Carlos Island in Lee County, designated as Fort Myers Beach.
President: Robert H. Smith
18 Active members.

1959

1959

The Board of Directors approves a change in Jurisdiction for the Fort Myers Board of Realtors®. Present Jurisdiction except Estero Island and San Carlos Island. The area is released to the Fort Myers Beach Board.

1967

Description change: Lee, Hendry, and Glades Counties except those portions of Lee County allocated to Fort Myers Beach Board (Estero Island and San Carlos Island) and Bonita Springs Board.
The Association has 66 Active members.

1967

1969

The Fort Myers Beach Board of Realtors® added all Section 13 and the South one-half Section 12, Range 23 E, all Section 19, 18, and the South one-half Section 7, Range 24 E, all in township 46 South.

1969

Board of Directors charters the Cape Coral Board of Realtors®.
President: Elwood Keim
20 Active members

1969

1969

NAR New Member Indoctrination 1969. A mandatory Indoctrination course (New Member Orientation today) was implemented.

1973

The Cape Coral Board of Realtors® jurisdiction changed to "The territorial limits of Cape Coral, Florida."

1973

1973

The Fort Myers Board of Realtors® approved Lee, Hendry, and Glades Counties (except those portions of Lee County allocated to the Cape Coral Board); to Fort Myers Beach Board  and Bonita Springs Board.

1974

The Stock Market hit a low, 1974. New Home prices doubled. Home prices continued to grow over the next 20 years.

1974

1985

The Fort Myers Board of Realtors® is releasing jurisdiction of the Sanibel Causeway, Sanibel and Captiva Island.

1987

The Fort Myers Board of Realtors® is changing the name to the Fort Myers Association of Realtors®.

1987

1988

The Multiple Listing Service of Fort Myers Association of Realtors is incorparated in 1988.

1988

The Fort Myers Association of Realtors® held its first annual Trade Show.

1988

1989

The Fort Myers Board of Realtors® established a Crisis Foundation to assist members who have endured a catastrophe or the death of a primary income provider.

1990

A New Crisis Emerged, from 1990 to 1997. housing prices were flat and New Home Construction dropped to its lowest since World War II.

1990

1997

The Fort Myers Association of Realtors® has 1291 active members.

1999

The Fort Myers Association of Realtors® and the Fort Myers Beach Board of Realtors® merged. The name changes to Realtor® Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach, Inc.

1999

2013

Membership approaches the 4,000 mark.

2014

The Florida Gulf Coast Multiple Listing Service switches to Matrix MLS and joined Naples and Bonita Springs on one platform. Members now have access to all Listings of participating MLS's.

2014

2016

The Realtor® Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Cape Coral Association of Realtors® merged.
The name changes to Royal Palm Coast Realtor ® Association.

2018

The Royal Palm Coast Association of Realtors® released the village of Estero to the Bonita Springs Estero Realtors® Boutique Association.

2018

2020

COVID-19 reality: Florida Realtors and all local associations and boards fight to keep Real Estate an essential business during the lockdown and beyond.

2021

Your Association is approaching its 100th Birthday in 2022. Being active for a hundred years ensures your profession is secured and you are the center of the real estate transaction. Help keep it that way and get involved. We are approaching the 8,000 Realtor® member mark.

2021

2022

2022 is our 100th Anniversary, 9500+ members strong. Thank you to all leaders and members from 1922 to 2022!

Past Presidents

 
Royal Palm Coast Realtor® Association®
2016 - 2022
2023   2022 Bill Steinke 
2021 Robin McKeever  2020 Robin McKeever
2019 Josh Burdine 2018 Donna Guido
2017 Bill Steinke 2016 Jeff Miloff 
Cape Coral Association of Realtors®
1969 -2015
2015 Paula Hellenbrand 2014 Donna Stout
2013 Michelle Deal 2012 Michelle Deal
2011 Barbara Cleaver 2010 Mel King
2009 Paula Hellenbrand 2008 Tommy Lee
2007 Jeff Miloff 2006 Don Heisler
2005 Scott Whitlock 2004 Jo Hardwick
2003 Tommy Lee 2002 Jim Redecker
2001 Bill Ellison 2000 Bernie Braden
1999 Cathy Sorenson 1998 Bill Ellison
1997 Gloria Letendre 1996 Cynthia McEwan
1995 Ilamarie Pierce 1994 Kevin Farrell
1993 Teri Lodge 1992 Virgil Dwinwll
1991 Kendall Turner 1990 Cathy Sorenson
1989 Harley Cole 1988 Steven Kreig
1987 Donna Prasser 1986 Bernie Braden
1985 Farrell Jordan 1984 Mertin Hoagland
1983 Madeline Mitchell 1982 Jerome Ladner
1981 Bernie Braden 1980 John Thomas
1979 Don Grey 1978 Robert Aloia
1977 Lili Hinote 1976 Walter Horn
1975 Harmon Cole 1974 Rhonda Beyer
1973 Donald McLaughlin 1972 Gary Hinote
1971 Frank Schieber 1969/70 Elwood Keim
REALTOR® Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach, Inc.
1999 to 2015
2015 Jason Jakus 2014 Karen Swanbeck
2013 Doreen Falcone 2012 Marion Briggs
2011 Gary Verwilt 2010 Christie Knight
2009 Suzanne Sherer 2008 Ron Carpenter
2007 J.J. Jones 2006 Angie Parker
2005 Gary Atkinson 2004 Jim Woodard
2003 Tom Pierce 2002 Tom Pierce
2001 Dolores Stevenson 2000 Denise Loomis
1999 David Cole    
Fort Myers Beach Board of Realtors®
1959 to 1998
1998 Cynthia Shafer 1997 Deborah Hussey
1996 Judy Haataja 1995 Katherine Nesbit
1994 Janet Frost 1993 Jessica Titus
1992 Charles Laishley 1991 Antonia Rigby
1990 Carolyn Gillis 1989 Pamela Stutzman
1988 Dennis Cochrane 1987 Thomas Myers
1986 Katherine Nesbit 1985 Marilyn Jorgensen
1984 Ann Alsop 1983 Don Hussey
1982 Betty D Simpson 1981 Vernon Erikson
1980 Tracey Smart 1979 James Dopp
1978 Frank Porter 1977 Hal Geary
1976 Gately Daniel 1975 George Arehart
1974 Bernard Morache 1973 Betty D. Simpson
1972 Betty D. Simpson 1971 Robert Ball
1970 Willie Kline 1969 Katherine Eberhardt
1968 Martha Bowen 1967 James Newton
1966 Ethelreda W.Harby 1965 Robert Smith
1964 Roy Houser 1963 Connie Brigham
1962 John Conzelman 1961 Nancy McCleod
1960 Robert Smith 1959 Robert Smith
Fort Myers Association of Realtors®
1922 to 1998
1998 Liz Paul 1997 Randall Beaver
1996 Bari Fischer 1995 Marsha Asp
1994 Brad Cohan 1993 Neil O’Sullivan
1992 Maggie Morris 1991 Dana Johnson
1990 Albert Bebout 1989 Greg Jeffcott
1988 Daniel Gateley 1987 James Evans
1986 John H. Mueller 1985 Janet Morando
1984 Nancy Huntsman 1983 William Taylor
1982 Faye L. Roberts 1981 Michael Weaver
1980 Donald Gessling 1979 Edith Kingsley
1978 R. Daniel Royal 1977 Earl Rinehart
1976 Ronald Hufner 1975 Ronald Hufner
1974 Thomas R. Baker 1973 Daniel F. Adams
1972 Charles Bundschu 1971 C. M. Symonds
1970 Carl P. Aud 1969 Larry Zehner
1968 Larry Zehner 1967 Hamilton Hunter
1966 Houston Pewett 1965 David Land
1964 George Adams 1963 Carter Sandin
1962 Nina Hines 1961 George B. Cobb
1960 James Fortiner 1959 Victoria Rutledge
1958 Victoria Rutledge 1957 William Smith
1956 Charles Moore 1955 Charles Moore
1954 Gordon Colcord 1953 D. K. O’Mahony
1952 D. K. O’Mahony 1951 George Guthrie
1950 Frank Nash 1949 Frank Nash
1948 Harry Wood 1947 Harry Wood
1946 Edna Grady 1945 Edna Grady
1944 Harry McWhorter 1943 Harry J. Wood
1942 Harry J. Wood 1941 Harry McWhorter
1940 Harry McWhorter 1939 J. Ragsdale
1938 J. Ragsdale 1937 Harry J. Wood
1936 Harry J. Wood 1935 Sarah Douglass
1934 Sarah Douglass 1933 Sarah Douglass
1932 Harry J. Wood 1931 Harry J. Wood
1930 Kate Jeffcott 1929 Kate Jeffcott
1928 Clinton Bolick 1927 Clinton Bolick
1926 Harry Wood 1925 Harry Wood
1924 Carl McClure 1922/23 B. E. Tinstman
 
 

 

 

 

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