Date: 09/21/09

Koval Recognized By REALTOR® Association

(Albany, NY) The Greater Capital Association of REALTORS®, Inc. (GCAR), at its September 18th REALTOR® Day Education & Trade Show recognized Joel Koval, associate broker with Realty USA, Clifton Park, as its 2009 REALTOR®-of-the-Year.

Mr. Koval, who, lives in Rexford, NY, was presented the award during a luncheon attended by over three hundred (300) of his real estate peers during REALTOR® Day, a one-day Education & Trade Show of the Greater Capital Association of REALTORS®, Inc. held at The Desmond in Colonie. The annual event is a combination of educational programs and an exhibit floor where forty vendors and partners of the real estate industry meet with the local real estate professionals.

In making the presentation 2008 REALTOR®-of-the-Year Jeffrey Christiana, Prudential Manor Homes, noted that Mr. Koval has been a contributing force within the local real estate market for many years, and that during the last two years, under Mr. Koval’s leadership as its president, the Capital Region Multiple Listing Service has made great strides in bringing local REALTORS® and the clients they serve breakthrough service technologies.

Mr. Koval will represent GCAR as its honoree for the next year at local and state REALTOR® events.

GCAR is a professional trade association representing 3,000 real estate professionals in the Capital Region. GCAR is the “Voice For Real Estate In The Capital Region.”