We are thrilled to announce that Fathom Realty’s Ophélie Montgomery is the Idaho State REALTOR® of the Year! The Idaho REALTORS® annually awards a member who brings forth the true meaning of being a REALTOR® and their impact on the community. Without question, Ophélie has shown that it is more than just a title or a position – it is an attitude, a belief, and a lifestyle.
Taking her role as a REALTOR® seriously, Ophélie inserted herself directly into the state and local associations, actively supporting the real estate industry in schools, public venues and always with the best of attitudes. She is a champion for education and strongly advocates for scholarships to high school students in her local association. With a passion for teaching continuing education to REALTORS® throughout Idaho, she writes and develops classes for her peers. Olphelie’s volunteerism has seen her soliciting donations, commitments to attendance, and having her family participate when shorthanded. She has truly made being a REALTOR® a way of life.
She is currently the incoming president of the Nampa Association of REALTORS® (NAOR) and completed the Idaho REALTOR® Leadership Academy in 2020. Ophélie prefers to work in a team environment because she knows much good can be achieved when working together. She is/has worked collaboratively on the 2021 Convention Committee for Idaho REALTORS®, NAOR Education Committee, NAOR Putts and Pints Committee, Parade of Home Committee, chaired the NAOR Awards Banquet, and organized a free haircut event for the Nampa School District children based on her desire to provide this much-needed service. In addition, she values the relationships she has created throughout the years, which is reflected in her community of friends and colleagues.
Ophelie earned her real estate license in 2005 and immediately received her broker’s license, followed by graduation from the Leadership Academy. In her first year of practice, she received her brokerage’s Agent of the Year award and was a Circle of Excellence award recipient.
Born and raised in Burgundy, France, Ophelie taught foreign languages in Arizona and Idaho public schools and also taught abroad in Germany. She completed two Master of Business Administration degrees in Strausberg, France, and Dresden, Germany, and is trilingual.
In writing in support of her nomination, Cindy Woyak, Idaho State Broker, said, “Wholeheartedly, I believe Ophelie is a fine example for other REALTORS® around the state of the importance of spending time helping others, participating in our associations, whether local, state, or national, and giving back. It all begins at home.”