Sarasota Real Estate Agent Wins $5,000 in Credit Union Drawing

REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a division of Northwest Federal Credit Union, awards prize at national convention

Herndon, VA – Who couldn’t use an extra $5,000, thought Venice resident and Sarasota real estate agent Laura Benson.

While attending the National Association of Realtors® Conference and Expo last fall, Benson won a $5,000 drawing sponsored by her credit union, REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a division of Northwest Federal Credit Union.

“It was a welcome addition to my ‘stash’ money I’ve been saving to buy a birthday present for myself – a car that I have wanted for 22 years – a Mazda Miata,” said Benson.

The $5,000 drawing was open to all attendees at the conference; Benson’s name was drawn from more than 2,000 entries.

Benson, the immediate past-president of the 3,500-member Sarasota Association of Realtors®, is also a member of the Credit Union, which was exhibiting at the convention to spread the word about its enhanced services and member benefits following a recent merger with Northwest Federal Credit Union.

Sarasota Real Estate Agent wins $5,000 in Credit Union Drawing

REALTORS® Federal Credit Union was founded as a virtual credit union – a first of its kind in the nation – to serve NAR members coast-to-coast. “REALTORS® Federal Credit Union understands the unique financial needs of real estate agents, who can find it difficult to get services due to being self-employed and having non-traditional income streams,” said Jesse Boyer, Senior Vice President and Division Executive.

This past summer, the Credit Union merged with Northwest Federal to strengthen its back-office infrastructure and competitive advantage in meeting consumers’ changing financial needs. Operating as a division of Northwest Federal, REALTORS® Federal Credit Union now provides its members one of the most comprehensive menu of banking services possible.

Benson says she values the relationship she has with the Credit Union, which she primarily uses as a savings vehicle.

“But should I need a loan for any part of my Miata purchase,” she said, “I’ll be calling REALTORS® Federal Credit Union!”

About REALTORS® Federal Credit Union
Founded in 2008 by the National Association of REALTORS®, REALTORS® Federal Credit Union is the first-ever virtual credit union. REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a Division of Northwest Federal Credit Union, is also a proud partner in NAR’s REALTOR® Benefits Program. Its field of membership includes REALTORS® and immediate family members, NAR member boards, institutes, societies and councils, REALTOR®-owned businesses, state and local associations, and local boards. For more information, visit


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