Furhad Waquad, a REALTOR® from Bloomfield Hills, Mich., is the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS® Regional Vice President for Region VI, comprised of Michigan and Ohio.
A REALTOR® for over 26 years, Waquad is a sales executive with Max Broock Realtors, specializing in residential sales. He holds a designation from the Council of Residential Specialists (CRS®). He is also an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®), a Graduate from the REALTOR® Institute (GRI), a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) and has completed the Short Sale and Foreclosure Certification Program (SFR.)
On the national level, Waquad served as the NAR President's Liaison for the International, Resort and Second Homes Real Estate Group in 2009. From 2008-2009, he served as the President’s Liaison to India. In 2006, he served as the Federal Political Coordinator for U.S. Rep. Sandy Levin of Michigan in addition to being the Federal Political Coordinator to Senator Debbie Stabenow from 2004 - 2010. He has served on numerous committees like the Strategic Planning, Communications, Issues and Mobilization and Public Policy Coordinating.
The Michigan Association of REALTORS® elected him President in 2007. He has chaired the Finance, RPAC Trustees, Public Policy and Equal Opportunity and Fair Housing Committees. He has also served on the Professional Standards Committee.
In 2003, the Michigan Association named Waquad “REALTOR® of the Year.” In 2002, he received the “REALTOR® Active in Politics” award from the association.
In 2014 Michigan Council of Residential Specialists award Waquad the REALTOR Member of The Year.
For the Metropolitan Consolidated Association of REALTORS®, Waquad served as President in 2008. In 2010, the Council of Residential Specialists named him the REALTOR® of the Year from Michigan.
Active in his community and in politics, Waquad served as President of the Pakistan Association of America in 2003 - 2004. From 2007 – 2010, he served as Senior Vice President for the Pakistani American Congress. He volunteered with the Bush-Cheney Presidential Campaign in 2000 and 2004. He has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and has been a member of Inter-Faith Partners since 2002. He is the founding President of the South East Michigan Coalition for Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity, a 501(c)(3) Corporation, established in 2004.