Westchester County Realtors Honored

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(Left to right) Leah Caro, VP, HGMLS; Dorothy Botsoe, Realtor of the Year; and Richard Haggerty, CEO, HGAR. Photo Credit: Contributed
(Left to right) Richard Haggerty, CEO, HGAR; Mark Aakjar, Affiliate of the Year; and Jim Newhouse, of Newhouse Financial, the 2011 Affiliate of the Year. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Dorothy Botsoe of Dorothy Jensen Realty Inc. in White Plains has been named Realtor of the Year by the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors (HGAR).

Mark Aakjar of Mark’s Inspections in Katonah, has been named Affiliate Member of the Year by the organization.

Botsoe has been in the real estate industry for more than 20 years and has been a successful broker/owner of her own agency for the past 10.  She is a member of the HGAR Board of Directors and has served on more than 15 committees throughout the years with the former Westchester Putnam Association of Realtors and the Westchester County Board of Realtors.

Botsoe is the former chair of the HGAR Education Council and has served on the Legislative Committee, Professional Standards Council, Finance Committee, Fair Housing & Cultural Diversity Committee, Executive Committee, Long Range Planning Committee, Leadership Committee, as well as others.

“Dorothy has been part of our realtor family for many years, and is always one of the first to volunteer her time to help or to attend any fundraising event,” said Richard Haggerty, HGAR’s chief operating officer. 

Aakjar has been actively involved with the Association for the past few years He also serves on HGAR’s Education Council.

“While Mark is young in age, he is very mature in his business ethic and his priorities to HGAR,” said Haggerty.  “We are proud to have him and his home inspection business as one of our sponsors.”


 

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