Julie Peters Named 2020 Darien REALTOR® of the Year

The members of the Darien Board of REALTORS® have selected Julie Peters as the 2020 REALTOR® of the year. Julie’s passion for real estate, her deep commitment to it’s professionalism and her promotion of the Darien community are some of the reasons her peers chose her for this honor. The COVID pandemic brought a new level of concern to the process of buying and selling homes and Julie’s dedicated leadership as President of the Darien Board of Realtors® in 2019 and 2020 provided critical guidance on protocols to allow members to continue to serve their clients safely.

For more than 15 years, Julie has been a member of the Darien Board of REALTORS® , the Connecticut Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS. She has served as a Director on the Darien Board of REALTORS® and Multiple Listing Service from 2018-2020 and as the VP/President Elect in 2018 before her election to President in 2019 and 2020. She has also served on the Membership, Technology, Marketing and Finance Committees. Her service to the profession extends to the state level where she has served as a Director for CT REALTORS as well as on the Risk Reduction and Nominating Committees. Julie entered the real estate industry as a licensed salesperson and as part of her dedication to the industry she recently obtained her broker’s license. She enjoys sharing her knowledge of the industry and acting as a mentor to those new to the industry.

Julie is a regular on screen contributor to The American Dream TV show. It’s a nationally televised show where she features Connecticut, businesses, lifestyles and real estate in her monthly segment. It’s a way that she shares what she loves about Connecticut with others.

Julie is originally a native of Southern California but has lived in CT for the past 25 years. She and her husband, Chris (a Darien native), have raised their three boys who attended all levels of the Darien Public Schools. Her past involvement in community organizations include: OPUS for Person to Person, Darien High School Parents Association, Norwalk Grass Roots Tennis and First Congregational Church of Darien. She is a dog lover, avid tennis and platform tennis player.


Congratulations to Nancy Dauk, REALTOR® with Halstead CT Darien who has been recently named the Darien Board of REALTORS® first ever “Lifetime Achievement Award” recipient.

The Board of Directors voted unanimously based on the following criteria. Candidates for this award must be members of the Darien Board of REALTORS® for a minimum of 25 years; Must have served on the Board of Directors in a Leadership capacity or on Committees; Must be an active REALTOR® still involved directly in the real estate industry; and must be involved in charitable efforts in their community.

Nancy Dauk has been a REALTOR® with the Darien Board for more than 41 years. Her achievements and accomplishments are many, ranging from President of the Darien Board of REALTORS®, past Director of the Connecticut Association of REALTORS®. Nancy was a principal at Wheeler Real Estate, which affiliated with Halstead Connecticut in 2009.

Earning countless sales awards, Nancy was recognized by Real Trends from 2013-2018 as one of the Top Brokers in Connecticut and was selected to receive her CRS designation, awarded to only the top 4% of active agents. Unique Homes Magazine and "Who's Who in Real Estate in North America" named Nancy as one of the top brokers in the United States. Nancy was also recognized by the National Association of REALTORS® as a REALTOR Emeritus recipient.

Nancy and her husband raised three children in Darien. John Dauk, her son, works with her at Halstead as a Licensed Salesperson and member of her team. A strong commitment to community service has motivated her to serve on many boards in town including a six-year term on the Darien Historical Society.

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