Ardea Heinen has been working in the real estate industry for more than 20 years and has extensive experience in all facets of realty from first-time home buyers to seasoned buyers and sellers. She has worked with commercial, land and construction properties and is well versed in short sales. Among other achievements, Heinen is a Platinum Member of RE/MAX and has been inducted into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame.

She has earned a number of professional designations including: Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and Graduate Realtor Institute Designation (GRI)."Ardea has been an integral member of our team and is more than deserving of this very prestigious award," said Amy Lessinger broker and owner of RE/MAX Realty Affiliates.

In addition, Heinen is the Sustainer Chair for the Junior League of Reno, an organization committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.