Bobbi Decker Is Chosen Realtor of the Year


Popular Television Host, Newspaper Columnist, Educator and Public Speaker honored for Outstanding Real Estate Professionalism

San Mateo, Calif., February 17, 2009 – Bobbi Decker, the host of two San Francisco Bay Area television programs, a newspaper columnist, community activist, and recognized real estate industry leader, was recently named 2008 Realtor® of The Year by the San Mateo County Association of Realtors (SAMCAR). The announcement was made at SAMCAR’s annual Board of Director Installation Dinner held on January 11th at Hyatt Hotel in Burlingame California.

“This is quite a surprise and an honor, given that my peers in the profession selected me from more than 3,000 members of our Association. I thank my associates, clients, and teammates for helping me receive this once-in-a-lifetime honor,” commented Ms. Decker.

Lead-up remarks to the announcement by the evening’s Master of Ceremonies, Steve Titsworth painted a vivid picture of success and professionalism. “What can we say about this person, except that her enthusiasm is infectious? … She boosts the morale of her clients, the service providers she chooses to work with and most importantly her peers. ..  She has a huge heart and extends herself to all those in need.  Many local charities benefit from her generosity.  If there’s a cause you can bet she’ll be behind it!  Her dedication knows no bounds.  Not only does she practice real estate full time and then some, but she also is a teacher at Anthony Schools. Perhaps, her desire to further our education comes from the fact that at one point she helped develop the minds of High School students as their Biology teacher.  She also hosts one of the most watched real estate television programs in our area.  We cannot say enough about this intelligent, tireless, energetic, talented and motivated woman.  She is a consummate professional from the top of her well-groomed head to the tips of her stylish shoes!”

About Bobbi Decker

Ms. Decker currently works with a great team at the San Mateo office of Intero Real Estate Services and has been a recognized member of the Peninsula real estate community for more than 25 years. In addition to helping a loyal client base, she has held management and executive roles in many of the area’s residential real estate firms. Ms. Decker prides herself on professionalism and on putting her clients’ needs first.

For the last five years, one of the two television programs she hosts, Real Estate with Bobbi Decker, and her weekly column in the San Francisco Examiner Weekend Real Estate section, have helped home owners, buyers, and sellers understand what is involved in being an informed consumer. Her Living Longer Forum TV, web, and seminar series provide much-needed information on subjects of importance to older Americans. Ms. Decker also teaches a wide range of subjects at a nationally-known real estate training firm, presents at real estate industry events, trains realtors at Intero Real Estate Services offices, and is a motivational speaker for a variety of public and private organizations. She is a current member of the SAMCAR Board of Directors and has chaired or participated in almost every board committee over the years.

Ms. Decker’s media-based educational activities serve the community as a whole. She also donates a portion of the escrow funds from each home sale to the charity or non-profit selected by her clients. This giving has touched more than 25 organizations, and she has served on the boards of two of them. She guides two political action committees that focus on protecting home owner rights in San Mateo County, the City of San Mateo, and in the State legislature.

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