State Association REALTORS® of the Year


Starman Honored as 2019 REALTOR® of the Year

Darlene A. Starman, GRI, REALTOR® with Woods Bros Realty in Lincoln, Nebraska, was honored as the 2019 Nebraska REALTOR® of the Year during the Nebraska REALTORS® Association Convention and Exhibition, April 15-17. The Nebraska REALTOR® of the Year is the highest honor awarded by the Nebraska REALTORS® Association and is given to a member who exemplifies service not only to the association, but to the community and the real estate industry at large.

Starman currently serves on several committees for the Nebraska REALTORS® Association including serving as a Trustee on the REALTORS® Political Action Committee and member of the Governmental Affair and License Law Committees.  For the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, Starman serves as the Political Coordinator for Senator Deb Fisher and is a member of the REALTOR® Party Member Involvement Committee.  Starman is a past president of the REALTORS® Association of Lincoln. She is serving a six-year term as Commissioner for the first district on the Nebraska Real Estate Commission and serves as a public member on the Nebraska Judicial Resources Commission.

Starman is one of nine children and a Nebraska native who was born in Tilden and grew up near Raeville.  After moving to Lincoln, Darlene joined the Nebraska Young Republicans and has been very active in the Republican Party through the years.  Starman has been a REALTOR® in Lincoln for over 30 years.

Since 1917, the Nebraska REALTORS® Association has served as The Voice for Real Estate in Nebraska™. Our 4,000 plus members subscribe to the REALTOR® Code of Ethics and take pride in the communities in which we work, serve and live. Visit us online at

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The purpose of this award is to select the REALTOR® who has contributed the most to the advancement of the real estate profession and to his/her community; to recognize that REALTOR® for effort and work expended in the interest of his/her Board; to demonstrate to the public the place of the REALTOR® in the community; and to call attention to the qualifications of these REALTORS® for positions of leadership in business and organizations.
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