When the Poway Real Estate Professionals (PREP) was founded back in 1969, the real estate industry was operating out of a listing book. This book was always obsolete by the time agents even got their hands on their copy. This prompted a small group of forward thinking Realtors to come up with an idea where agents could meet on a regular basis to better showcase their new listings and discuss their individual wants and needs. That was back then and still plays a large part of where we are today even though PREP has evolved into so much more.
In order to ensure the highest level of service for the clients, the founders required that all real estate agents also be members of the National Association of Realtors and the California Association of Realtors. Why? Because they “require” their members to subscribe to a National Code of Ethics where they agree to deal fairly and ethically with each other and their clients. You can’t even call yourself a Realtor unless you also become a NAR & CAR member.
The PREP membership has grown to and has maintained a count right around 300 for the past few years. The weekly caravan meetings average between 75 – 100 Realtors and affiliates per week which allows for our clients to receive maximum exposure of their properties. PREP has always encouraged a close working relationship between Realtor and affiliates which would certainly account for why approximately 35% of PREP members are affiliates After all they represent such an intricate part of every real estate transaction.
Unlike most caravans in the county PREP is registered as a not for profit corporation. As a corporation we are governed by a set of bylaws and managed by a Board of Directors which is elected annually by the general membership. The following list represents all of the past presidents dating back to the very beginning in 1969.
|1969||Margaret Jack||1970||Geoffrey Lang||1971||Larry Quate|
|1972||Bud Monroe||1973||Edward Green||1974||Chuck Sellers|
|1975||Bill Kent||1976||Lois Petty-John||1977||Glenn Porterfield|
|1978||Bill Reber||1979||Jim Brown||1980||Carl Senesac & John Windham|
|1981||Mark Burry||1982||Juanita Harmon||1983||Bill Barger|
|1984||Patrick Boyle||1985||Jan Shoemaker||1986||Jim Hunt|
|1987||Mary Mitchell||1988||Ray Bell||1989||Lomita Braziel|
|1990||Dianne Rath||1991-1992||Bill Fisher||1993||Kay Williams|
|1994||J. R. Shippey||1995-1996||George Freelan||1997-1998||Mike Averill|
|1999-2000||Bob Weurding||2001||Mary Mitchell||2002||Liz Hoffman|
|2003||Pat McCarthy||2004-2005||Dennis Baker||2006||Kay Sorenson|
|2007-2008||Eric Matz||2009||Brian Westre||2010||Sean Allen|
|2011-2012||Jeff Hans||2013||Kay Williams||2014-2015||Anne Gold|
|2016||Jeff Hans||2017||Vickie Hoey||2018-2019||Cynthia Elizondo|