Rockford Area Realtors new president makes history

ROCKFORD, Ill (WIFR) -- Sixty-three percent of all realtors nationwide are women and now Rockford Area Realtors has its youngest president.

Rose Schlickman, 37, becomes the youngest woman president of Rockford Area Realtors. She is the managing broker of Key Realty and replaces Shane Van Sickle as RAR president. Taking over at a time of historic growth in the Rockford real estate market, the average home price in July was $147,000, the highest monthly total in 13 years.

"I think it's great. There's so many women in real estate. We make up a big part of it anyways. So I think it's really important that there's a lot younger people in the business. And you'll see a lot more people coming in,” Schlickman said.