The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors has named Dorothy Botsoe of Dorothy Jensen Realty Inc. in White Plains as its “Realtor of the Year,” and Mark Aakjar of Mark’s Inspections in Katonah, as its “Affiliate Member of the Year.”
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 years. 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 and more.
“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 CEO. “We are so pleased to present her with this prestigious award – she is more than deserving of it!”
Aakjar has been actively involved with the Association for the past few years and continues to support almost every HGAR event such as the HGAR Members Day, Installation dinners, Awards events, Commercial & Investment Division breakfasts, Habitat for Humanity fundraisers, Women’s Council of Realtors events, Young Professionals Network events and more. 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,” Haggerty said. “We are proud to have him and his home inspection business as one of our sponsors.”