Albany – October 6, 2020 – The New York State Association of REALTORS® honored Dorothy Botsoe as the 2020 REALTOR® of the Year during the association’s recent NYSAR Virtual Fall Business Meetings.
Botsoe is the 63rd recipient of the REALTOR® of the Year award, which recognizes outstanding service to the REALTOR® organization at the local, state and national levels, a strict adherence to the high principles of the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics, a commitment to civic activity and business accomplishments.
A REALTOR® for more than 30 years, Botsoe joined the Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS® (HGAR) 32 years ago. In 2017, she became the association’s first African American president.
Botsoe’s involvement with NYSAR began over 20 years ago and since then she’s served more than 150 times on various committees, such as the Housing Opportunities Foundation, Legislative Policy Forum and Education Management Committee.
In addition to her involvement at a local and state level, Botsoe is an avid supporter of the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC), which is dedicated to supporting federal, state and local lawmakers who share the REALTOR® commitment to promoting homeownership and private property rights. Botsoe donates more than $10,000 to RPAC annually and as a result, has been named to NYSAR’s RPAC Hall of Fame as well.
Botsoe, broker/owner of Dorothy Jensen Realty, Inc. in White Plains, said being named the 2020 NYSAR REALTOR® of the Year is an “overwhelming honor.”
“It’s amazing that my peers think I’m so deserving of such consideration,” she said. “I never think about an award – it’s always about service and advocating for consumers and other REALTORS®. I do it selflessly, because at the end of the day, it’s about what’s in the best interest of the consumer and the real estate industry.”
The New York State Association of REALTORS® is a not-for-profit trade organization representing more than 60,000 of New York State’s real estate professionals. The term REALTOR® is a registered trademark, which identifies real estate professionals who subscribe to a strict code of ethics as members of the National Association of REALTORS®. These REALTORS® are also members of the New York State Association of REALTORS® as well as their local board or association of REALTORS®.