Reading-Berks Association of Realtors
Shurr said she started this job in February 2020, “just a few weeks before the COVID-19 shutdown.”
She advises the volunteer leadership team and works to achieve the objectives in the association’s strategic plan, including education and dissemination of information, member engagement, growth, and advocacy initiatives.
Shurr said she’s “very proud” of the way the association was able to adapt and innovate during the pandemic. She also recently completed a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace certification program through the University of South Florida. “I hope it will serve as a resource in helping guide future development of the association and community outreach initiatives.”
She shared two pieces of advice. “First and foremost – don’t try to dabble in buying/selling real estate on your own. … Use a Realtor! Second – you’ll never be done learning. Be open to new points of view and concepts. The best solutions come from a willingness to first listen and observe. Changing your opinion is not a sign of weakness. It’s a sign of growth.”
In September, Shurr and her husband and welcomed their second daughter. “Right now, ‘fun’ for me consists of uninterrupted hours of sleep,” she said. “Ordinarily, you’d find me at local food and arts festivals throughout the year, exploring the ‘treasures’ of my own community, or traveling.”
This profile is part of Lehigh Valley Business' Construction & Real Estate Power 30 list for 2021. Information used in this profile was sourced from the honoree. See the full list at lvb.com or in our digital edition.