LEMOYNE, Pa., Jan. 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ron Croushore, owner and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty in Pittsburgh, was installed as the 2015 president of the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors® during a ceremony in Harrisburg yesterday.

"Consumers should ask Pennsylvania's Realtors® to learn more about the real estate market in their communities. Realtors® are trusted resources in the home buying and selling process and they have the necessary expertise needed to help consumers realize the American dream of homeownership," Croushore said.

Croushore has been active in the state association, chairing numerous committees including the Strategic Planning Committee and the Realtors® Political Action Committee (RPAC). He served as the state association's treasurer and first vice president.

At the National Association of Realtors®, he is a member of the board of directors and serves on several committees.

Croushore has served as president of the West Penn Multi-List, Inc., president of the Realtors® Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh (RAMP), and was named RAMP's Realtor® of the Year.

In 2014, Croushore led his company through a successful brand transition from Prudential Preferred Realty to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty, one of southwestern Pennsylvania's largest real estate companies.

His industry accomplishments were recognized by RISMedia in 2011 when Croushore became the first recipient of the Real Estate Leadership Award, an award given to a member of the national real estate community who pursues innovation and exercises resilience. That same year, his national real estate franchisor network of 65,000 members named him Broker of the Year.

Since 2011, Croushore has served as the first-ever Realtor® to be appointed, by the Pennsylvania Legislature, onto the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) Board of Directors.

In addition, Croushore spearheads his company's fundraising efforts for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, raising more than $1.1 million for the organization.
He is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and a lifetime resident of the Pittsburgh area, where he is an active member of the community.

The Pennsylvania Association of Realtors® is a trade/professional association that serves more than 30,000 members in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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CONTACT: Kim Shindle Media Relations Manager Pennsylvania Association of Realtors 800-555-3390 kshindle@parealtor.orgSource:Pennsylvania Association of Realtors