RISMedia's Real Estate Magazine

DEC 2018

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54 December 2018 RISMedia's REAL ESTATE W hen Carl Carter, Jr.'s mother, Beverly Carter, was kidnapped and murdered by a pair of clients in 2014 while working as a REALTORĀ®, it inspired him to found the Beverly Carter Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to providing real estate agents with information and tools to enable them to return home safe at the end of each day. A passionate safety advo - cate, Carter travels all over the United States speaking to escrow agents, lenders, agents and brokers about how to avoid becoming victims of crime, and how to protect their clients, as well. He also speaks to others whose pro - fessions require them to travel and work alone, such as salespeople and traveling nurses. "My mom was an angel among us; I strive to honor her life and her legacy with everything I do, and I want all real estate professionals to join me," says Carter. "Let's fight on!" The Beverly Carter Foundation provides research-driven information through articles, studies, training videos, consulting and other types of support at little or no cost. Its members hope to create multiple programs on a na - tional scale to address the issue of safety in the real estate industry. Carter hopes that the tragic loss of his mother will serve to unite members of the real estate industry to focus on safety. CARL CARTER, JR. REALTORĀ®, RE/MAX Elite Founder and Executive Director Beverly Carter Foundation CRUSADERS | The champions of a better way D aisy Lopez-Cid is broker/owner of RE/MAX Premier Properties in Orlando, Fla., and is the National As- sociation of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals' (NAHREP) 2018 president. She has served on the Na - tional Board of Directors for NAHREP since 2013 and is a past president of NAHREP Central Florida. Lopez-Cid was a driving force behind the creation and development of the NAHREP coaches program and served as chairman to the coaches in 2016. She has recently focused her efforts on launching new chapters in strategic markets, including Puerto Rico, Boston and Philadelphia. Earlier this year, the Osceola County Association of RE- ALTORSĀ® named Lopez-Cid Humanitarian of the Year for her efforts to help those devastated by Hurricane Maria. She spent two weeks in Puerto Rico going door to door distributing food, water, medication, clothing and other essentials to residents in need. In honor of Women's History Month in March, U.S. House Rep. Darren Soto named Lopez-Cid one of Central Florida's most important female community leaders. Lo - pez-Cid recently received RISMedia's "On the Shoulders of Giants" Award, sponsored by RE/MAX, at RISMedia's 23 rd Annual Power Broker Reception & Dinner. "I do what I do because I want to do it," said Lopez-Cid upon receiving the award. "I didn't have this growing up, and I just want to pay it forward." DAISY LOPEZ-CID Broker/Owner, RE/MAX Premier Properties, NAHREP National 2018 President

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