The Illinois Association of REALTORS® held the 35th Annual REALTOR® of the Year Banquet on June 21, 2016 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield, Ilinois. The event honored the accomplishments of the 2016 Illinois REALTOR® of the Year and 25 local ROTYs from across Illinois.

The REALTOR® of the Year award is the highest honor bestowed by the Board, given to one agent who is a model example for other professions to follow. Allyson Hoffman of RE/MAX Villager in Glenview was this year’s representative member for the North Shore-Barrington Association of REALTORS® receiving the award at the annual banquet. Allyson has served on state committees and the local board of directors, as well as numerous committees. She is active with the local MLS, WCR, CRS and Cyberstars. She is a past recipient of the RE/MAX International Lifetime Achievement Award.

Allyson’s dedication to her profession readily apparent in both her past and present service to the North Shore-Barrington Association of REALTORS®, as a speaker and mentor to her peers, as an advocate for clients, and as a community leader. Allyson’s previous vocation as a teacher of reading and language arts has served her well in her present profession, which has furthered her opportunity to assist in the development of fellow real estate professionals. She has bestowed in them her personal and professional values in addition to her expertise as an exceptional real estate leader and team member.

A New York native, Allyson received her B.A. in 1972 from the State University of NY at Albany and her M.A. in 1974 from the University of Illinois Champaign. From 1974 until 1983 she taught language arts. Early in her real estate career in 1985, she joined RE/MAX North as a Broker Associate. Currently she is a Broker Associate at RE/MAX Villager, 1245 Waukegan Road in Glenview, Illinois. Her affiliations include the National Association of REALTORS®, Illinois Association of REALTORS®, North Shore-Barrington Association of REALTORS®, Midwest Real Estate Data LLC (MLS), Residential Sales Council, Women’s Council of REALTORS®, Cyberstars and Cyberprofessionals.

The list of her qualifications, achievements and honors are as follows:   

• Relocation Specialist
• 1987 Speaker. Top Ten Relocation Brainstorm
• 1988 Speaker. RE/MAX Midwest Convention
• 1990 Speaker. Top Ten Relocation Brainstorm
• 1991 Certified Relocation Professional
• 1992 RE/MAX Hall of Fame
• 1993 Graduate of the Realtors Institute
• 1994 Speaker.  North Shore Board Membership
• 1994 Speaker.  RE/MAX of Northern Illinois
• 1994 Certified Residential Specialist
• 1999-2002 Director.  North Shore-Barrington Association of Realtors
• 2000 Speaker.  Illinois Association of Realtors Convention
• 2000 e-PRO Certified Internet Professional
• 2001 RE/MAX International Lifetime Achievement Award
• 2003 Associate of the Year. North Shore-Barrington Assn. of Realtors
• 2004-2005 Illinois Association of Realtors.  Board of Directors
• 2004 Accredited Buyer’s Representative
• 2005 Vice Chairman - Technology Committee, IAR
• 2006 Chairman - Technology Committee, IAR
• 2007 Seniors Real Estate Specialist
• 2007 Accredited Consultant in Real Estate
• 2008 Speaker RE/MAX International Convention Las Vegas, Nevada
• 2009 SFR – Short Sale Foreclosure Resource
• 2012 CDPE – Certified Distressed Property Expert
• 2015 Realtor of the Year. North Shore-Barrington Assn. of Realtors

Allyson has been serving the residents of Chicago's North Shore, North and Northwest suburbs for over 33 years as a consistent top-producing professional. Her mission and top priority commits her to providing quality service, results and total client satisfaction.