Watson Associate Gonzalo Mejia has been named Florida Realtors Educator of the Year for 2018.
Mejia is a member of the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) and a passionate proponent of the value of education and professional development. Gonzalo works out of the San Jose Watson office.
“Mejia is always willing to go the extra mile for NEFAR and his fellow members,” says NEFAR Education Director Cindy Foley.
In addition to teaching education classes at his local board, he also serves as an instructor for New Member Orientation, helping novice members learn about antitrust and fair-housing regulations, the REALTOR ® Code of Ethics and the benefits of REALTOR ® membership. Mejia was named as NEFAR's Educator of the Year in 2014 and named NEFAR’s Realtor of the Year for 2016.
Originally from Lima, Peru, Mejia helped produce a Spanish version of the Code of Ethics class for Florida Realtors. Mejia utilizes his 14 years of real estate experience to teach Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) topics such as professional standards, law, finance, brokerage and international business. He is a member of the state association's Professional Development, Diversity and Global Business committees, as well as the YPN (Young Professionals Network) Advisory Group. He graduated from Florida Realtors Leadership Academy in 2012 and currently serves as the 2018 chairman for the program.
Mejia also is an instructor for the National Association of Realtors (NAR), teaching multiple designation/certification courses. Mejia is an international speaker, having spoken for NAR's latest annual convention and taught a social media class for NAR at the Camara Inmobiliaria Uruguaya (CIU) in Montevideo, Uruguay.
“I believe the most important part of any journey is to enjoy the process and have as much fun as you can while doing it,” Mejia said.