Juneau Realtor wins national award

The National Association of Realtors has selected Juneau’s PeggyAnn McConnochie for its distinguished service award. The National Association of Realtors selects two winners a year out of over a million Realtors.

The Association of Realtors established the award in 1979 to “honor Realtors who have made outstanding contributions to the real estate industry and are recognized as leaders in their local communities. The award is considered the highest honor an NAR member can receive,” according to an association release.

Realtors are real estate agents who are members or the National Association of Realtors.

Association President Ron Phipps presented McConnochie the award.

“I am honored to present PeggyAnn with the Distinguished Service Award,” said Phipps. “She is not only an outstanding leader in the real estate business, but also is someone who has always put others before herself. Her commitment to educating and training fellow real estate practitioners, as well as her extensive involvement in the industry, is truly commendable,” he said.

McConnochie said she’s proud and humbled by the award.

“I’ve looked up to other awardees since I began going to the national association’s meetings in 1991 because they’re the cream of the crop, people that have done much for the industry and their communities,” McConnochie said.

McConnochie is the 80th person to receive the award, however she is the first Alaskan. The award is a heavy plaque and a statuette that looks like an Oscar, she said. She also received two special pins, which give her special privileges at National Association of Realtors meetings.

Recipients must show a high level of participation in the local, state and national Realtors functions and show a high level of participation in charity outside of the organization, according to an NAR release.

McConnochie has been a Realtor for 29 years and is the owner of ACH Consulting here in Juneau. The company specializes in real estate education and also provides facilitation and mediation, business planning and personal coaching, strategic planning and business services.

“Whether you are interested in getting your real estate license, getting any of your required Alaska real estate education, are looking for an exciting seminar speaker, or are interested in personal coaching,” ACH can help, McConnochie said. McConnochie’s firm has offered consulting and coaching services since 1996.

To learn more about McConnochie and ACH Consulting visit achconsulting.com. Or read one of her two blogs at peggyann.realtownblogs.com and peggyann.featuredblog.com.

• Contact reporter Russell Stigall at 523-2276 or at russell.stigall@juneauempire.com.

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