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Cooley Realtor of the year

Gives credit to employers, clients


August 8, 2018

Photo courtesy Mary Martin

Marcy Cooley is this year's Carbon County Realtor of the Year.

In the world of real estate, some people come and go while others stick around for the long haul. Marcy Cooley is the one of the latter. Having obtained her real estate license on June 1, 1994 she has been in the real estate business for 24 years now. For the majority of that time, she has been alongside fellow Realtor Laurie Forster, owner of Town and Country Realty.

"I started with (Bill) Saulcy and then he closed this office down here, so Laurie started Town and Country," said Cooley.

After over two decades of service as a Realtor, Cooley is being recognized for her work. It was announced at a meeting of the Carbon County Realtors in late July that Cooley was the recipient of the 2018 Carbon County Realtor of the Year award.

"We don't have the awards banquet until November, but because the state convention is in September, we let the business person of the year and Realtor of the year know so they can go to state convention and get recognized," Cooley said. "It's a great honor, it really is, to be nominated and voted on by your peers."

Over the last 24 years of being a Realtor, Cooley admits that due to the amazing buyers and sellers she's had she can't pick a favorite experience.

"I've had, honestly, some of the best buyers and sellers ever. I would not even be able to choose who was my favorite. I mean, even for this year, picking a favorite would be tough because I worked with some really good ones," said Cooley.

If there is one thing, however, that rubs Cooley the wrong way about real estate licensees and being a Realtor, it's the fact that people often combine the two despite their differences.

"You can be a real estate licensee, it does not mean you're a Realtor. A Realtor is a trade organization and we are one of the only trade organizations that actually have a code of ethics," Cooley said. "We have the state real estate law, but we also have the Realtor's Code of Ethics. We have to police each other, because if we don't who's going to?"

Cooley attributes her success and her winning this year's Carbon County Realtor of the Year to both Saulcy and Forester.

"I've worked with a lot of great people over the years," said Cooley.


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