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Haynes receives DSA from Lakes Country Realtors

Marvel Haynes

Marvel Haynes, a realtor with Coldwell Banker Clack & Dennis in Park Rapids, received the 2009 Distinguished Service Award from the Lakes Country Association of Realtors.

The award recognizes Haynes' contributions to advancing the real estate profession and its members as well as her personal involvement and contributions to the community.

Haynes is a native daughter of the Hubbard Prairie, born and raised just east of the village of Hubbard on a farm that was homesteaded by her great grandparents. She attended grade school in Nevis and high school and college in California.

With a degree in engineering she worked for the aerospace industry as a program manager on the Trident Missile Guidance Systems and the high-resolution cameras that photograph missile targets. This engineering teamwork experience gave Haynes a great "head-start" when she became a member of Coldwell Banker Clack & Dennis Real Estate Park Rapids in 1993.

Haynes and husband Stuart moved back to Minnesota in 1985 and settled close to the farm she grew up on by the south shore of 3rd Crow Wing Lake.

After Stuart's death, she moved to her new home off the Fish Hook Bay area of Fish Hook Lake.

She is a past president of the Lower Crow Wing Lakes Association and a current member of the Hubbard County Water Quality Task Force, as well as serving as secretary-treasurer of the Lakes Country Board of Realtors.

She also sits on the boards of the Classic Chorale, Northern Light Opera and the Fish Hook Lake Association.

After joining Coldwell Banker Clack & Dennis Real Estate's team in 1993, Haynes lost no time in becoming a real estate sales "Top Producer."

By 1995 she was in the President's Circle and has earned a Coldwell Banker Award each year since. She is a graduate of The Realtor's Institute and a certified residential specialist, as well as an accredited buyer's representative.

In the past couple of years she has also attained both her real estate broker's license and certification as a previews property specialist.

She has been a delegate to the Coldwell Banker International Business Conference for several years. In a fast-paced Minnesota real estate market, Haynes has combined her engineering background and computer technology skills to stay current on new innovations and concepts that apply to her real estate Minnesota career.