The purpose of the REALTOR® of the Year award is to recognize each year one active Tri-County Alliance member who has provided outstanding service to their profession and community during the year. 

The person you nominate for the 2023 Realtor of the Year award must be a Tri-County Alliance primary member and should embody the following qualities: Commitment, Leadership, Support, Dedication, Service, and Volunteerism.

Tri-County Alliance would like to take a moment to acknowledge and appreciate the exceptional contributions of all of our esteemed members of the Tri-County Alliance who were nominated. These individuals have shown unwavering dedication and commitment to their profession, their communities, and the values we hold dear. Please join me in recognizing their outstanding efforts.

Meet our nominees for the Tri-County Alliance 2023 Realtor of the Year

Kristen Bilotta

-Broker owner Titanium Real Estate
-2023 Tri-County Alliance President
-Founder of “Coventry CT Cares”

Here is what Kristen’s colleagues had to say: “Kristen serves on various boards in Coventry, as well as with the Tri-County Realtors. She exudes enthusiasm and consistently generates fresh ideas to create more opportunities for the less fortunate. Kristen willingly takes charge of different committees and fearlessly expresses her opinions, even when they challenge conventional thinking. She can always be relied upon to provide professional and personal assistance. Kristen firmly believes that Realtors can make a difference and tirelessly works to make housing accessible and affordable for all.”

Suzy Couture

-Agent with Executive Real Estate 

Here is what Suzy’s colleagues had to say: “Suzy joined the Tri-County Alliance in 2023 and made a memorable appearance as a guest speaker at the first Breakfast meeting of the year. She firmly believes that we are all working together towards a common goal. Suzy is often sought after by agents within and outside her brokerage for guidance and support. With 11 years of experience in Real Estate, she has amassed an impressive 95 5-star reviews on Google and 250 5-star reviews on Zillow. Suzy actively participates in community initiatives such as REbuilding Together (2016-present), MARC Golf Tournament (2019-present), UNICO Golf Tournament (2022-present), Manchester’s Bicentennial Volunteer, and MACC Pantry (2019-2020).”

Maura Ryan

-Agent with ERA Blanchard & Rossetto
-2023 Tri-County Alliance Vice President
-2023 Tri-County Alliance Membership & Community Engagement committee chair

Here is what Maura’s colleagues had to say: “Maura assumes her role with great enthusiasm and inspires others to participate in her excellent initiatives. She readily offers her assistance wherever needed, displaying unwavering dedication. Maura serves her community with grace and a constant smile, volunteering for numerous engagements. Despite being a single mom with two jobs, she attends as many association events as possible, demonstrating her commitment.”

Lisa Barstow

-Owner, Simply Sold Real Estate
-2023 Tri-County Alliance Director
-2023 Tri-County Alliance Membership & Community Engagement committee co-chair

“Lisa stands out as one of the most devoted REALTORS I have ever encountered. She ardently advocates for her clients while adhering to the highest standards of integrity, morals, and respect for others. Lisa readily supports and encourages young and emerging talent in the REALTOR world, freely sharing her knowledge for the benefit of others and the industry. Her generous nature shines through, as she is always quick to support worthy causes. Lisa willingly assumed a leadership role on the Board of Directors, despite already having numerous responsibilities. She constantly engages others in exploring new ideas and unites people for common goals.”

Peter Leeds

-Agent with Century21 AllPoints
-2023 Tri-County Alliance Director
-2023 Tri-County Alliance Membership & Community Engagement committee co-chair

Here is what Peter’s colleagues had to say: “Peter boasts a successful career as a Realtor, marked by an outstanding record and rave reviews. He actively participates in TCAR Board of Directors and various committees. Peter is always available to collaborate and assist new agents. Additionally, he is involved with Habitat for Humanity and spearheads the annual Fill the Freezer Walk for MACC Charities.”

Lynsie White

-Agent with Keller Williams

Here is what Lynsie’s colleagues had to say: “Lynsie demonstrates an exceptional understanding of her clients’ needs and works tirelessly to meet them, prioritizing their interests above all else. As a lender who has worked closely with Lynsie, I can testify to her commitment to every transaction, collaborating closely with both the lender and homebuyer. Lynsie epitomizes a “full-time Realtor,” consistently going above and beyond for her clients.”

Each Tri-County Alliance Realtor and Affiliate member may cast one (1) vote

Voting will close on June 30, 2023

The award recipient will be announced within 30 days of voting close. The winner will then be submitted to CT Realtors for the 2023 CT Realtor of the Year award.