Realty Center Names Brock Top Agent, Shaws Top Team

Kelly Says 2003 'Most Successful Year Ever'

Saturday, May 29, 2004
Linda Brock is congratulated by Realty Center President Brian Kelly as the company's Agent of the Year.
Click on photo to enlarge.
Linda Brock is congratulated by Realty Center President Brian Kelly as the company's Agent of the Year. Click on photo to enlarge.

RealtyCenter/GMAC gave top honors for 2003 to its sales professionals for their achievements and professionalism at the 19th Annual Awards Day at the Chattanooga Marriott with Linda Brock named as the 2003 Agent of the Year.

Ushered to the podium by a standing ovation from her colleagues, this marks the 5th consecutive year Ms. Brock, a real estate professional at the East Brainerd office, earned the award that is given to the real estate professional with the highest gross commissions.

Cherie Welsh, RealtyCenter/GMAC Cleveland, was named #2 Agent of the Year and Pam Gilbertson, from the Hixson branch, earned the #3 Agent of the Year.

Greg & Sue Shaw & Associates, East Brainerd, received the 2003 #1 Real Estate Team Award for the second consecutive year. This mother-son real estate team earned the highest gross commissions in 2003. The Paula McDaniel team, also from East Brainerd, won the #2 Team of the Year Award and the Jim Downey Team, of the Shallowford branch,was named #3 Team of the Year.

"The RealtyCenter family is celebrating 2003 as our most successful year ever and our many achievements are a direct result of your hard work and professionalism and your dedication to your customers and the real estate community," RealtyCenter/GMAC President Brian Kelly told the sales professionals honored at the Awards Day event. "We are here today to honor and celebrate you and your success," he said.

In 2003, said Mr. Kelly, RealtyCenter/GMAC led all area Real Estate companies with $456 million in sales volume and a nearly 27 percent market share in the
Chattanooga/North Georgia area - a 4 percent margin above any other area
real estate company, according to statistics from the Chattanooga Association
of Realtors (CAR).

Sales and Listing leaders from each of the company offices were honored, including those from New Homes and Commercial offices. Receiving top listing and sales awards were Bobby Colvin from the Central office, Cherie Welsh from the Cleveland office, Linda Brock from the East Brainerd office, Sandy Bowman from the Fort Oglethorpe office, Pam Gilbertson from the Hixson office, Chris Davis from the LaFayette office,
and Andy Hodes from the Shallowford office. Signal Mountain split its top awards with top listing agent going to Shelley Forehand and top sales to Sharon Smith. Sharon Clark, from the New Homes office, captured top honors for New Homes and Jason Armour received top honors for RealtyCenter Commercial.

The Rising Star Award recognizes new professionals who celebrated their first anniversary during 2003 and achieved the largest gross commission incomes during 2003. Evelyn Williams, of the Shallowford office, was named Rising Star of the Year
for the company as well as her Shallowford office.

The naming of the Circle of Excellence, those real estate professionals who represent the real estate industry's most professional and successful Realtors, was an important highlight of the Awards Day. The members of the Circle of Excellence provide leadership in the community as well as being sales leaders. More that 60 real estate professionals achieved this honor.

"The RealtyCenter family honors the members of our Circle of Excellence," said. Mr. Kelly. "These sales professionals have attained the highest levels of professionalism and success in the real estate industry and we celebrate their many achievements."

The 2003 Circle of Excellence included: Jason Armour, Mark Blazek, Sandy Bowman, Elaine Boyd, Linda Brock, Darlene Brown, Sharon Clark, Judy Clark, Heather Cockerham, Ruby Coffee, Bart Cole, Bobby Colvin, Anne Davis, Linda Davis, Demarland Dean, Ann Dendy, Judy Digennaro, Christy Dodson, Jim Downey, Randy Durham, Judy Ekiss, Chip Ellis, Nancy Ellis, Jason Farmer, Susan Fessler, Shelley Forehand, Cheryl Fuqua, LaRay Gardner, Sue Gee, and Pam Gilbertson.

Other members of this elite group are: Olivia Harvey, Shelia Higgins, Ray Hickerson, Andy Hodes, Helen Jackson, John Jackson, Lisa Jaworski, Susan Jensen, Wendy Lawhorn, Paula McDaniel, Lanny McNabb, Gil Patton, Philomena Paul-Davis, Tiffany Ramey, Karen Rhodes, Sue Roberts-Parks, Gina Sakich, Sue Shaw, Greg Shaw, Sharon Smith, Rose Stutz, Robert Terry, Vicki Trapp, Diane Voss, Beverly Walden, Cissy Wallace, Helen Clair Wallace, Cherie Welsh, Daryl Williams, Evelyn Williams and Belinda Winslett.

A crowd of 300 filled the ballroom to capacity as RealtyCenter President Kelly thanked those at the event for their professionalism and dedication to their valued clients, their profession and their company.

"You are RealtyCenter/GMAC," Mr. Kelly told the real estate, mortgage, and insurance professionals honored at the Awards Day event. "We are here today to honor and celebrate you and your success," Kelly said.

RealtyCenter Mortgage (formerly Homes Services Financial) and RealtyCenter Insurance, part of RealtyCenter's one stop home shop, participated in the awards celebration both receiving and giving honors.

"RealtyCenter experienced a remarkable, record-breaking year in 2003," Mr. Kelly said. "With our mortgage and insurance teams, our real estate professionals continue to lead the real estate community in the Tennessee Valley and North Georgia and we attribute our growth and successes to the trust and faith the people of our community have in us."

RealtyCenter/GMAC is the largest locally owned real estate company in the Tennessee Valley and North Georgia area, said Mr. Kelly. With 350 agents and staff and 10 offices throughout Cleveland, Chattanooga, and North Georgia, RealtyCenter/GMAC has been the #1 real estate company in Chattanooga and North Georgia in sales volume since 1985, the company president added.

Greg Shaw, left, and Sue Shaw chat with Realty Center President Brian Kelly after being named the Team of the Year for the company. Click on photo to enlarge.
Greg Shaw, left, and Sue Shaw chat with Realty Center President Brian Kelly after being named the Team of the Year for the company. Click on photo to enlarge.

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