Rita Coffey Installed as 2018 President of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors®

by Leslie Fowle - leslie@marealtor.com - 781-839-5516 | Dec 21, 2017

Waltham, Mass. – December 21, 2017 – Rita Coffey, Carver resident and associate broker at CENTURY 21 Tullish & Clancy in Weymouth, was installed on December 7, 2017 as president of the 24,000-member Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) for 2018.  The event took place at Hotel 1620 in Plymouth, Mass. and included the installation of the MAR Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Coffey’s term officially begins on January 1, 2018.

As president, Coffey will direct the internal and external activities of the Association; preside at all meetings of the MAR Board of Directors and Executive Committee; represent the Association at important meetings and business functions; and act as the official spokesperson for the Association on issues related to the real estate industry and local housing market.  In addition, she will represent MAR and its members on the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) Board of Directors and the New England Realtors® Committee this year, and also will serve as an ex-officio member of all state association committees and work groups.

Prior to starting her term as president, Coffey served as President-Elect and was the 2016 South Shore Region vice president of MAR. She was the 2015 recipient of the MAR Public Policy and Property Right Advocacy Award. Coffey has been a member of the MAR Board of Directors as either a Director or Alternate Director since 2004 and has been a Realtors® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Trustee for a number of years. In 2015, Coffey was the chair of the MAR RPAC Trustees, and she has been the Chair of the Professional Standards, Communications and Public Relations and Forms Content Advisory Committees. She is a member of the Executive, Finance and Strategic Planning Committees.

Coffey was the 2009 President of the Plymouth and South Shore Association of Realtors®. She served as a director to the association from 2005 to 2010 during which time she was recognized as a Realtor® of Outstanding Service. In 2011 she was also awarded as the PASS Realtor® of the Year. From 2013 to 2015 Coffey was the chair of Government Affairs for Plymouth and South Shore.

At the national level, Coffey was a National Association of Realtors® (NAR) Director in 2011 and she served on the RPAC Participation Council for Massachusetts in 2015. She also served on the NAR RPAC Major Investor Council in 2016. Coffey was the Massachusetts representative on the NAR Insurance Committee in 2015 and 2016. She has been the Federal Political Coordinator to Congressman William Keating since 2011 and the Federal Political Coordinator to the Massachusetts Insurance Commissioner. She also served on the Broker Involvement Council from 2013 to 2014.

A Realtor® since 1983, Coffey has earned her Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB), professional designation as well as the Loss Mitigation Certification (LMC).

About the Massachusetts Association of Realtors®:

Organized in 1924, the Massachusetts Association of Realtors® is a professional trade organization with 24,000+ members.  The term Realtor® is registered as the exclusive designation of members of the National Association of Realtors® who subscribe to a strict code of ethics and enjoy continuing education programs.


Editors and reporters
: Please note that the term Realtor is properly spelled with an initial capital “R”, per the Associated Press Stylebook.