Long Island Board of REALTORS® Names Michael McHugh as 2012 REALTOR® - Affiliate of the Year

December 5, 2012 - West Babylon, NY - The Long Island Board of REALTORS®, Inc. (LIBOR) is pleased to announce that Michael McHugh of Continental Home Loans (CHL) has been named the recipient of the notable REALTOR®-Affiliate of the Year award.  This recognition was awarded at the recent LIBOR/MLSLI Installation and Awards Dinner held at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.
Although Michael recently became a member of LIBOR, he has been a member of the real estate community for 30 years and is currently a mortgage banker with Continental Home Loans in Melville.

Michael has partnered with Realtors® from the very first day of his mortgage career when he entered the industry as a loan officer in Queens.  He maintains the majority of those relationships today.

It is because of his relationship with the Realtor® community and his belief in their value and the importance of a partnership, that Continental Home Loans is a mortgage banker whose business is 75% purchase loans.  Furthermore, this business is 90% Realtor® referral relationships.  The company has been designed to grow and partner with Realtors®.

In addition to his industry roots and the structure of Continental, Michael focuses on education and training for the Realtor® community.

He has supported the creation and growth of Continental University which is focused only on Realtors® and no other real estate professional.  The topics that are of most concern are covered via a panel of experts, a speaker and/or top colleagues in the business.

Over the past several years, Michael’s relationship with LIBOR is key in that Continental has been the Platinum Sponsor of the Annual Education Conference and Trade Show for four consecutive years, beginning in 2009. CHL has also been a continued sponsor of the MLSLI Tech Fair and been a sponsor for many LIBOR Chapter meetings and events in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

Michael is an unbelievably dedicated professional to the mortgage banking field and his company.  He is equally committed to the Realtor® partnerships his company was built on. He genuinely enjoys the relationships and is always thinking of how we can help each other overcome the hurdles presented to us in the marketplace while at the same time grow our business via sharing perspectives, tools and new ideas.

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Press Release Contact:
Christina DeFalco Romano
Public Relations and Communication Programs Manager
(631) 661-4800 Ext. 358

The Long Island Board of REALTORS®, Inc. (also known as LIBOR) is a 27,000-member, not-for-profit trade association that serves real estate professionals throughout Nassau, Suffolk and Queens counties. Founded over 100 years ago, LIBOR is the fourth-largest local REALTOR® board in the United States.