Rachele Maczuk

New Haven RE/MAX Today realtor Rachele Maczuk has been selected as one of REALTOR Magazine’s 30 Under 30 for 2013.

According to a statement from REALTOR Magazine, 30 realtors from across the country are selected each year for possessing outstanding qualities in their profession.

The qualities are based on their ability to demonstrate business success, professional leadership, community involvement, compelling content and geographic and ethnic diversity.

Maczuk, 28, unofficially started in real estate when she was 19.

“I bought and sold some houses,” she said.

RE/MAX Today broker Elisha Hoerstkamp met Maczuk back then and urged her to get her realtor’s license. Maczuk said she has been working for Hoerstkamp since she passed the realtor exam in 2005.

“Hoerstkamp has been a big mentor of mine since the beginning,” Maczuk said.

REALTOR Magazine staff combed through nearly 400 applications, narrowing it down to 50 finalists.

Readers got a chance to vote for their favorite in our Web Choice competition in late March.

Maczuk said she thinks her small-town values set her apart from other agents. Working in a smaller community helps her to get to know people on a more personal level.