Awards and Recognition

Michelle Haggstrom is REALTOR of the Year

The 2021 REALTOR® of the Year is Michelle Haggstrom of Keller Williams Realty North Central.

Michelle attends NCMAR events like the NCMAR Nights Out, Lunch and Learns, Member-ship Meetings, Legislative Breakfast and Business Partner Expo. She is a member of the Professional Standards Committee, our REALTOR of the Year currently serves as our om-budsman and mediator, Finance Committee member, Community Involvement Committee member and chair of the Government Affairs Committee.

She also served as the emcee of the recent Real Estate Summit in collaboration with the North Central MA Chamber of Commerce.

At the state level Michelle’s participation includes being a member of the MAR Board of Di-rectors, MAR Audit Committee, Leadership Academy and Mediator Training Program. 

Nicholas Thalheimer Business Partner of the Year

This year’s award recipient has been an active Business Partner of the Association for several years. Our award recipient has been a generous sponsor of events, serves on committees, attends NCMAR Nights Out and member-ship meetings.

This Business Partner served on the Scholarship Commit-tee and teaches numerous continuing education classes and Lunch and Learns for NCMAR. He participates in the Adopt a Family program and Business Partner Expo.

Thomas Blake named Rookie of the Year

Our 2021 Rookie of the Year joined NCMAR in February of 2020. He has attended the New Member Orientation, MAR Installation and NCMAR Top Producer Awards Banquet.

Since joining the association, he has focused on education-al accomplishments by attending 8 continuing education classes and has earned the ePro designation, Pricing Strat-egies (PSA) Designation, Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designation, and At Home With Diversity (AHWD) designation.

Good Neighbor Award Winners 

Brieanna Kelley of Total Mortgage is recognized for her service on the Habitat for Humanity board of directors, her work to assist potential homeowners with applications, her fundraising and organization of Habitat build days.

Denise Wortman of EXIT New Options Real Estate is recognized for her fourteen years of service to Habitat for Humanity serving on their Board of Directors, as chairperson of the Development Committee, fundraising and build day participation.


2021 Sales Associates of the Year 

Our Sales Associates of the Year Awards are voted by their peers to recognize those members that are enthusiastic, accessible, ethical and exhibit best business practices.


In addition, she attends REALTOR Day on the Hill, Central Region Caucuses, and serves as MAR RIEPAC Trustee for the Central Region and MAR State Political Coordinator for Senator John Cronin.

At the National level she attended the NAR Conferences, Legislative Meetings and served on the NAR Membership Pol-icy and Board Jurisdiction Committee.

In her spare time, Michelle serves on the Board of Directors of United Way, is an ambassador for the North Central MA Chamber of Commerce, is a Senior Center volunteer and KW cares contributor.

She is a NCMAR Top Producer, has the CRS designation and is a certified public accountant.

Michelle, on behalf of the members of the North Central Massachusetts Association of REALTORS®, congratulations and thank you for such outstanding service throughout the past year and your continued dedication in the future.



In the community, he was past president of the Lunenburg BNI and Leominster BNI chapters. He also served as for-mer chairman of the Townsend Board of Selectman and member of the Townsend Planning Board. He is an instructor for New Vue First Time Homebuyer Classes and lector at St Anthony’s Church in Shirley.

The 2021 Business Part-ner of the Year is a helpful, compassionate and knowledgeable member willing to assist everyone he meets. Congratulations, Nik!


He has completed the Fairhaven and Implicit Bias Trainings and will shortly complete the Accredited Buy-er Representative (ABR) designation.

In addition to his extensive educational accomplishments, he is a very active Listing Agent on his team. He is a mem-ber of the Homes Just For You Team at Keller Williams Realty North Central. 




Michelle Haggstrom of Keller Williams Realty North Central is being recognized for her countless hours and contributions to the United Way of North Central Massachusetts and the North Central Mass Chamber of Commerce.

Linda Lee of Hometown REALTORS is recognized for her volunteerism at the North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce, Athol Women’s Club, Athol Royalston Education Foundation, Athol Rotary Club, and Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce


Our 2021 Sales Associates of the Year are from left to right

Lana Kopsala of Coldwell Banker Realty

Linda Lee of Hometown, REALTORS

Kurt Thompson of Keller Williams Realty North Central 

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