I’m here in Fort Worth celebrating the installation of Leslie Rouda Smith, voted in as the Chairman of the Board of the Texas Association of Realtors for 2016.
Last night was the installation dinner and celebration, and let me tell you, it was a gala dinner. The Fort Worth Omni Convention Center and Hotel was loaded with politicos from Austin and D.C., from the National Association of Realtors and a slew of past presidents and officers, including Dallas’ Mary Frances Burleson of Ebby Halliday, and Mike Brodie of Keller Williams. Charles McMillan was the charming emcee who kept the mic alive, and Channel 4’s Richard Ray gave the invocation.
Not only did the wine and food flow, the Collin County Association of Realtors brought out the bubbly for a champagne toast. Since no party is ever a party without Realtors (or bloggers) dancing on tables, we moved to the music of Hudson & Saleeby, a piano duo from Memphis, who were kind enough to give us music groupies sounds till the wee hours.
Here’s a little bit about Leslie Rouda Smith who is with Dave Perry-Miller & Associates: (more…)