Margo Wheeler, NAR vice-president of association affairs, has passed away
Margo Wheeler, a Tacoma-based Realtor and vice president of association affairs at National Association of Realtors (NAR), was killed on Saturday. Her family has not released an official statement regarding the cause of her death.
NAR President Kenny Parcell stated that Margo was a treasured member the NAR family for almost 30 years. She has served in many volunteer roles at the national, state, and local levels. “She served with gracious devotion and helped advance NAR’s mission, while being a mentor and source for guidance and strength for many others.”
Wheeler was also a managing broker at John L. Scott Real Estate at the time of her passing. Wheeler was with the company since 2016. She specialized in working with military homebuyers, families going through divorce or loss, and first-time buyers. Her expertise was in government mortgage programs such as FHA loans and VA loans.
Wheeler was also president of the Washington Realtors in 2017.
“She was a wonderful person. She was a wonderful mentor, a wonderful advocate of REALTORS(r), a true professional. In a statement, the organization released in tribute to its former president.
Wheeler, a Philadelphia native, grew up in Tacoma. He was a veteran of U.S. Army and served for nearly two decades before retiring from the rank of First Sergeant.
Wheeler also held many other positions during her career, including the presidency of the Tacoma Pierce County Association. The Women’s Council of Realtors awarded her the title of Realtor of the Year 2012, after she had been a member for over 28 years. Wheeler was also a member of the executive committee of Western Washington Realtist Chapter.
Parcell says Wheeler leaves behind a legacy that demonstrates leadership.
He said that Margo was in a position to fulfill her vice president role with the same passion, dedication, and enthusiasm she had shown for many years.”
Wheeler also held other roles during her nearly three-decade-long career, including broker at Red Moon Realty and associate broker, Realtor/managing broker at Crescent Realty, and national financial secretary at Women’s Council of Realtors.
Wheeler was also a diversity trainer and served on several committees, including the Housing Opportunity Committee (2015-2017), the Diversity Committee (2014), the Fair Housing Discriminatory Effects Committee (2013), and the Equal Opportunity-Cultural Diversity Committee (2000-2003).