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2016 VAR Real Estate Award Winners

2016 VAR Real Estate Award Winners

The Virginia Association of REALTORS® celebrates its 2016 Award recipients. VAR conducted its annual Awards ceremony in conjunction with the 2016 VAR Annual Convention on Wednesday, September Tuesday, September 20, 2016. The ceremony celebrates excellence in various areas of real estate including property management, brokerage, and other business achievements along with notable community contribution.

Virginia REALTOR® of the Year: Recognizes a REALTOR® who has made proven contributions to the real estate industry through both personal and professional achievement and outstanding volunteerism.
  • Photo: From the left – Trish Szego, 2015 Virginia REALTOR®of the year and 2014 VAR President, Brad Boland, 2016 Virginia REALTOR of the Year and 2014 VAR President, and Bill White, 2016 VAR President

Virginia REALTOR® Hall of Fame: The Virginia REALTOR® Hall of Fame honors a Virginia REALTOR® who has made extraordinary and distinguished contributions to the real estate profession and markets in Virginia over a period of twenty five years or more. Induction to the Hall of Fame is considered VAR’s principal career honor.
  • Photo: from the left – 2016 VAR President, Bill White and Robert Barton, 2016 VAR Hall of Fame inductee

Virginia REALTOR® Hall of Fame: The Virginia REALTOR® Hall of Fame honors a Virginia REALTOR® who has made extraordinary and distinguished contributions to the real estate profession and markets in Virginia over a period of twenty five years or more. Induction to the Hall of Fame is considered VAR’s principal career honor.
  • Photo: from the left – 2016 VAR President, Bill White and Dewey Reynolds, 2016 VAR Hall of Fame inductee

    Code of Ethics Leadership Award: Honors a REALTOR® who exhibits knowledge of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics, arbitration and/or professional standards, and who shares such expertise unequivocally.

    • Photo: from the left – 2016 VAR President, Bill White and Clyde Cooper, 2016 VAR Code of Ethics Leadership Award winner

    Ann Swearingen Property Manager of the Year Award: Presented to the industry’s highest achieving association member engaged in the field of residential property management, with attention to professional development, business accomplishments and community service, and service to the REALTOR® organization.
    • Photo: from the left – 2016 VAR President, Bill White and Rebecca Straley, 2016 VAR George Rink Outstanding Real Estate Educator Award winner

    Virginia Manager of the Year, Sponsored by Pearl Insurance: Presented to a broker/manager recognizing individual achievement over a ten year period of time.
    • Photo: from the left – 2016 VAR President, Bill White and Tanya Monroe, 2016 Virginia Manager of the Year Award winner

    Virginia CRS of the Year: Recognizes the Virginia Certified Residential Specialist chapter member who has made significant achievements to his local board, state association, community activities, and CRS chapter activities as a member over a five year period.

    • Photo: from the left – 2016 VAR President, Bill White and Dare Tulloch, 2016 Virginia CRS of the Year Award winner

    Women’s Council of REALTORS® State Member of the Year: Presented to a woman REALTOR® who exemplifies leadership within her local and state associations, and also contributes to her broader community.

    • Photo: from the left – 2016 VAR President, Bill White and Sandy Pearce, the 2014 Past President of the Fredericksburg Women’s Council of REALTORS chapter accepting the award on behalf of Michael Straley, 2016 Women’s Council of REALTORS State Member of the Year winner