Lodi, CA — On January 6th, PMZ’s own Rose Marie Mendonca and Pam Harmon were honored for their contributions to the real estate community during a luncheon at the Woodbridge Country Club. The Lodi Association of Realtors is an organization serving the Realtor community, with over 2,200 members.
Harmon was honored as the 2009 “Realtor of the Year”, an award given to an agent who exemplifies ethics, principals and good real estate practices among her fellow Realtors and clients.
Serving the Central Valley for the past two decades, Pam has worked tirelessly to help her clients realize their dream of home ownership. And has given herself to many charitable organizations, including working on the Modesto Gospel Mission Board of Directors, the LAR’s “Master’s Club”, in addition to various other local service clubs.
Pam was surprised and honored to receive this distinction. “It’s very humbling to be recognized by your peers for such an honor. Having the respect of my colleagues, and being recognized for my passion for real estate means a great deal.”
Surrounded by family, friends and her real estate team, Pam’s recognition for years of tireless service to her clients, community and agents was an honor that came as a pleasant surprise. “I was so excited to have my friends and family be a part of this with me. I love what I do, and it means so much to be honored for doing what I love.”
Rose Marie Mendonca was inducted into the LAR’s Hall of Fame during the event. A longtime Realtor, Mendonca was honored for her decades of service to her profession, and one of the true trailblazers in Central Valley real estate.
Mendonca has been serving San Joaquin County real estate for just shy of 35 years. During that time, she has been honored with many distinctions. But this honor means a little extra.
“I am grateful my accomplishment have been acknowledged” Mendonca stated. “I’m also glad I’m still around to enjoy it! Mike (Zagaris) wrote a wonderful letter congratulating me. Having him and my fellow agents in attendance was a great feeling.”
The Hall of Fame Award has been given traditionally to retired or semi-retired agents. Rose Marie is neither of those, which she felt made the honor that much more special.
“I was so glad to have been given an honor like this as an active agent. I guess that means my peers feel that I deserve this honor. It feels great!”