John McAtee is Greenwich's 2021 REALTOR® of the Year
The Greenwich Association of REALTORS® (GAR) Announced that John McAtee of New England Land Company is GAR’s REALTOR® of the Year for 2021.
The REALTOR® of the Year Award is the highest honor presented to a member and is based upon leadership and contributions made to the Greenwich Association of REALTORS®, Connecticut Association of REALTORS®, National Association of REALTORS®, and the Greenwich community.
John has been a REALTOR® since 1989, and has been actively involved as a member of the Greenwich Association of REALTORS® Executive, Finance, MLS, Professional Standards Committees. He participated on the GAR & GMLS Board of Directors from 2008-2021, serving as President from 2019-2021. McAtee has also served as a Director for the Connecticut Association of REALTORS® since 2019. John began his career in Real Estate at at Merritt Associates and as of 1998, he co-owns and manages New England Land Company with his wife, Hillary.
In addition to his professional commitments, John's volunteer undertakings include preparing lunches for children at the Carver Center, coaching local youth ice hockey, spearheading meals for area police, firefighters and hospital emergency room workers during this past year Covid turmoil, as well as generously contributing to various local clubs and organizations. A gifted athlete, John enjoys skating and ice hockey, playing goalie, hiking, skiing, golf and all racquet sports. He is a squash national champion, and has won various competitive tennis championships.
John was presented with the award by Alice Duff, Chair of the Awards Committee. “You all heard this gentleman speak this morning, so I don’t really need to go into detail about his professionalism and give him any more kudos to the way he has lead this association for the past 3 very, very difficult years. He’s always been positive, always been upbeat. This person is open to new ideas and suggestions. He does analyze them, which is great, and then puts it to a vote, or comes up with a good decision," stated Duff. "He has run a very effective, successful real estate firm along with his wife for many years, and I’m very excited to make this Award to John McAtee."
The award was announced to members at the GAR Annual Meeting on Friday, January 14th, which was hosted virtually for the second time in 98 years due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
The Greenwich Association of REALTORS® is the professional board of choice for the real estate industry in Greenwich. Established in 1924, the association provides professional development and services for REALTORS® and represents the concerns and interests of private property and home ownership rights. The association has over 800 members and is headquartered in Greenwich, CT.