Ocala/Marion County


Board of Directors

Dear Members of the Women's Council of REALTORS® Ocala/Marion County,

As we reflect on the accomplishments of 2023, I am thrilled to be part of an incredible leadership team that is dedicated to the growth, development, and success of our members. The upcoming year holds immense promise, and I am honored to share our vision for 2024.

Our goals are straightforward yet impactful: focus on Leadership, Growth, and Education by Building on the Basics. Drawing from my experience as 2023 president-elect for the Women's Council of REALTORS®, I am committed to providing training that resonates with our members. Active contributions to the Ocala Metro Chamber & Economic Partnership and involvement with the REALTORS® Political Action Committee underscore our commitment to staying attuned to the needs of our community and advocating for real estate professionals.

As we embark on this new year, I've realized that our focus, while significant, is not new or groundbreaking. The Women’s Council organization, with its 85-year history, has provided a strong foundation with a clear mission, vision, values, and the necessary tools for success. Our task is to keep these core values at the forefront and build upon them.

Our strategic plan aims to increase leadership development, industry engagement, membership, and advocacy participation. By following the well-established guidelines set out by the Council, we can achieve these goals. Growing leaders from within is central to our mission of Leaders Made Here. It starts with the exceptional team of leaders on the state level, and I am proud to serve alongside them.

Ocala Marion County members elected local officers, knowledgeable and experienced, lead with their hearts, evident not only in their interactions with members but also in their business and personal lives. I am excited about the collaborative work we will undertake in Ocala/Marion County this year.

My hope and desire are that our achievements will inspire others in the industry, both members and affiliate partners, to join our organization and contribute to the continued success of the Women’s Council of REALTORS® Ocala Florida.

Here's to a year of growth, collaboration, and success!

Warm regards,

Maddy Franco-Sofield

2024 Local President- Women's Council of REALTORS® Ocala/Marion County Florida






As a proud affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®, Women's Council has been integral in developing local, state and national leaders who serve on various prestigious positions contributing to the real estate industry, their communities and beyond. The REALTOR® organization taps Women’s Council members for leadership positions, where they are represented in record numbers. In community and business, over 65% of members report being leaders. Opportunities exist to volunteer and develop leadership skills at all levels of the organization, enhancing your professional reputation and further honing skills that make involvement an integral part of developing personal and professional leadership. Over 10% of our members hold some type of leadership position in the organization, and getting involved maximizes your Women's Council experience and opens up doors in your business and real estate. 

Performance Management Network: A Suite of Classes to Train Business Leaders

As Women's Council's official REALTOR® designation, the Performance Management Network provides the real-world skills that you need to face an evolving market. Designed by some of real estate's best and brightest minds, our courses dig deep into the hot topics that are driving the market and shaping your business, including topics such as running a business, public speaking, negotiation, and business leadership. The network deepens skill sets even more, and the education experience and affiliation provides further networking, credibility and business leadership designed to foster and enhance your personal and professional growth.

Women's Council Savings Center

Women’s Council is pleased to offer you exclusive discounts on products, programs and services that can offer a return on dues investment several times over.  Current offers include exclusive savings for top quality products and services which includes some of the world’s most recognized brands. 

Exclusive “members only” discounts have been negotiated on your behalf, with suppliers recognizing the leadership, success, and purchasing power of Women’s Council members.  

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