Brewster, MA – July 13, 2020 – Kinlin Grover Real Estate’s Annie Blatz, Branch Executive of Kinlin Grover’s Yarmouth Port, Brewster, and South Yarmouth offices, and Martha Knapp, Broker Associate and Luxury Estates Advisor at Kinlin Grover’s Harwich Port office, have been named “Cape Cod Real Estate Specialists” by the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® (CCIAOR). They and three additional Cape-based real estate agents are the first individuals to receive this new designation.
Blatz, who is the President-elect of the 2021 CCIAOR Board of Directors in 2020, serves as the Broker of Record for Kinlin Grover Real Estate, Cape Cod’s largest real estate firm. She served as president of the CCIAOR in 2007, was president of the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) in 2016, and has been recognized nationally for her efforts to protect the real estate industry and home ownership with her induction into the REALTORS® Political Action Committee Hall of Fame. The Brewster resident has served on countless committees, task forces, and work groups at the local, state, and national level over the course of her 35-year career as a REALTOR®.
“It’s an absolute honor to be recognized as one of the premier real estate professionals on the Cape,” said Blatz. “Over the years, I have worked with countless clients, learning invaluable lessons each step of the way. To be held in such high regard by my colleagues at the CCIAOR is incredibly special.”
Knapp, a resident of Harwich, served as President of the CCIAOR Board of Directors in 2018, as well as President of the Cape Cod & Islands Multiple Listing Service (MLS) that same year. She is a trained mediator, Certified Residential Specialist, Accredited Buyer’s Representative, Premier Service Certified Agent and holds a number of additional impressive credentials. She has won numerous awards including the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS®’ 2008 “Good Neighbor” Award and the 2016 CCIAOR REALTOR® of the Year Award, among many others. Additionally, she is the Founder and Executive Director of Angel’s Hope, a non-profit that works closely with Dana Farber Cancer Institute providing assistance to families of children with cancer throughout New England.
“I couldn’t be more appreciative of my peers at the CCIAOR who have bestowed me with this designation,” said Knapp. “Having worked closely with many of the organizations’ members for a number of years, I’m both flattered and grateful for their acknowledgement. I look forward to continuing to maintain the high standard I’ve set for myself and my clients with the support of my colleagues across the Cape.”
The Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® (CCIAOR) is a local organization supporting REALTORS® across Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket by empowering professionalism and advocating for the real estate industry across the region. It is a not-for-profit and membership-based organization governed by a volunteer member Board of Directors and run by a professional staff led by the Chief Executive Officer. CCIAOR exists to provide benefits to members and advocate on behalf of its members, the industry, and their home buying and selling clients.