This year has been fantastic for many, many reasons. My wife Betsy and I are expecting a little boy, due on New Years Eve of 2012. It’s hard to top that with anything else, but I can tell you that I am very proud of my wonderful wife,Betsy SpikerHolcomb, for being nominated for the State of Maryland’s Realtor of the Year award.
Betsy has learned a lot growing up with a Mom that has had her hands deeply submerged in the real estate business for over 35 years. That being said, Betsy has developed her own vast understanding of every specific part of this complex business, like a horologist who masterfully puts together thousands on tiny pieces to make something that runs with surgical precision. I can tell you, having been in this business less than five years, that it will take me many more years to become as knowledgeable about the intricate details that need to be understood to make clients feel secure spending large amounts of money on an investment here at Deep Creek Lake.
Betsy has served the Garrett County Board of REALTORS® (GCBR) in various capacities over the years, including secretary and director of their Board. “Her dedication and commitment in serving on the committee of Public Relations, Task Force, and Builder Liaisons have been instrumental in others becoming involved,” said a spokesperson of GCBR. Holcomb just finished a second term as the chair of the Realtors Action Committee and as a 3-year Director.
Real Estate is only a piece to a puzzle that led her to be dearly respected by her peers. She leads the county in her volunteer work and continually works selflessly as a leader in fund raising to acquire more modern equipment with the Garrett County Memorial Hospital Foundation board. She is also dedicated to the Hospital’s Board of Governors, the GCMH Life Savers Club, as a volunteer for Partners of Animal Welfare and Safety, and as a Garrett Lakes Arts Festival & Dancing Classrooms sponsor.
She is an 11th generation resident ofGarrettCounty, which is something you do not hear as much in the country anymore. She has “deep roots” here in the county and community and is respected by friends, family, colleagues, peers, and mostly by her husband. I am a bit partial to this wonderful woman, who’s a fantastic wife and soon to be the mother of our first child, but she posses a quality of well rounded perfection that makes this entire community proud of her nomination for Realtor of the Year!