Recognizing those who go beyond the community, the Good neighbor price recognizes local real estate agents for their charitable impact on the community. The latest recipient of this award is Jenn Cody Martin. She received the award for her contribution to the Domestic Violence Resource Center and dedicated hundreds of hours to helping victims break the cycle of domestic violence. Jenn Cody Martin talks about her job and everything she does for the community.
The incidence of domestic violence tends to be 10% higher in New Mexico than the national average. And 30 to 40% of this violence is observed by the children of the family. The Domestic Violence Resource Center provides support in many ways; from assigning lawyers to help with legal paperwork like restraining orders to educating victims on how to be financially independent from their abuser to parenting training and support groups. In addition, they provide training to other professionals and schools to help them identify warning signs.
In 2021, the Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS® (GAAR) celebrates its 100th anniversary. On July 11, 1921, the National Association of REALTORS® approved the Albuquerque Real Estate Board with a list of only 20 members. Over the years, the Association has undergone several name changes as its geographic boundaries have widened to include areas of Bernalillo, Valencia, Sandoval, Santa Fe, and Torrance County.
Today, GAAR is the largest local professional trade association in central New Mexico with more than 4,300 members who are committed to a rigorous code of ethics and standards of practice. Founded in 1921, GAAR is the real estate voice for the Greater Albuquerque region and the trusted source for accurate data and trends in the real estate market.