Ryann Braaten of Saskatoon was recently presented with the Young Professionals Network (YPN) Rising Star Award at the Association of Saskatchewan Realtors (ASR) annual Quality of Life fundraising event.
In its second year, the award recognizes active new members of the ASR who demonstrate outstanding leadership and dedication to the real estate industry. There were three finalists, including Braaten, of Colliers International in Saskatoon, Jennifer Buckingham of Century 21 Dome Realty in Regina and Tracy Voigt of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, The Battlefords. Each of these young Realtors has contributed to their communities and the industry in numerous ways, the association says.
Braaten is a Realtor specializing in commercial real estate. She has served on the Government Relations Committee and the YPN Committee with the ASR, through which she has represented Saskatchewan Realtors and young professionals at various conferences and events.
“Each winter, she sells butter tarts to raise money for a client’s daughter with cystic fibrosis, and through her role as team captain for Canadian Blood Services, she has implemented a monthly donor drive at Colliers,” says ASR in a news release. “In addition, she and a colleague have started interest in a local chapter of CREW – a business networking organization dedicated to advancing the achievements of women in commercial real estate, where Ryann serves as a director of the board and membership chair.”
Braaten is “an inspiration to all young Realtors entering the industry. She’s always ready to step up and contribute for the good of the Realtor community,” says Bill Madder, CEO of ASR. “Although we can only name one award recipient, each of these outstanding Realtors is going above and beyond – it’s really exciting for the future of our industry.”