August 29, 2017 – Salem, OR
Members of the Oregon Association of REALTORS® (OAR) have honored local REALTOR® and community leader, Beth Caster, with the 2017 Distinguished Service Award. The award, one of the highest granted by the Association, will be bestowed in Portland on October 4 at the Distinguished Service Award Luncheon held during the 2017 OAR Fall Convention & Governance Meetings.
The OAR Distinguished Service Award was established in 1993 to recognize outstanding service and contributions to the Association over a period of at least 10 years. Criteria for the award includes service in areas such as committee membership, committee leadership, and service as a state director, officer or NAR director. Since the Award's inception, 28 Oregon REALTORS® have been selected to receive this industry driven recognition.
Beth Caster, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services NW Properties, is a member of the Yamhill County Association of REALTORS®. Caster has been in real estate since 2002, becoming a REALTOR® in 2003 and gaining her Principal Broker License in 2016. An avid knitter, cook, and local wine/beer advocate, Caster maintains an incredible level of dedication and involvement in her industry. She is committed to bringing the highest caliber of service to the public and is a strong proponent of the Code of Ethics.
Caster believes in the benefits of continuing education and holds multiple REALTOR® and real estate family designations – Graduate REALTORS® Institute, Accredited Buyer Representative, Certified International Property Specialist, Certified Residential Specialist, and Master Certified Negotiation Expert.
Serving on innumerable committees, groups, and tasks forces for the Yamhill County Association of REALTORS®, Oregon Association of REALTORS®, and the National Association of REALTORS® over the years, Caster was also awarded the Yamhill County Association of REALTORS® REALTOR® of the Year award in 2008. Caster has long been a REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC) investor and supporter and believes in the power of the REALTOR® Party. Caster has been involved with the Oregon REALTOR® charity, the HOME Foundation, since 2009 at both the local and state levels; she is chair of the 2017 HOME Foundation Board of Directors.
In addition to her monumental REALTOR® volunteer service, Caster is also heavily active in her local community. Sher serves on several local boards, committees, and fundraisers. She is a sponsor of the McMinnville Farmer’s Market and serves on their Board of Directors.
Beth Caster was selected as the recipient of the 2017 OAR Distinguished Service Award by a committee of her peers based on her outstanding legacy of work in her local, state, and national REALTOR® communities and civic engagement. Her service, at every level, is to be commended.