DeKALB – Jayne Menne of Signature Real Estate was named Realtor of the Year by the DeKalb Area Association of Realtors and received special recognition at a state banquet in April.
The awards banquet, sponsored by the Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation, was held in conjunction with the business meetings of the 41,000 member Illinois Association of Realtors.
Menne, a managing broker at Signature Real Estate in DeKalb, received a special award from the state association.
The banquet is sponsored annually by the foundation to honor local award recipients and the Illinois Realtor of the Year. The 2013 Illinois State recipient is John P. Vranas of Lincolnwood.
The Realtor of the Year award is given annually to one member of the association who best exemplifies the professional qualities of a Realtor. It is based on a person’s service and leadership in the community and civic affairs as well as activities in the association. Proceeds from the banquet benefit the work of the foundation, a not-for-profit organization which promotes research and academic advancement in real estate subjects through a series of grants and scholarships.