Prudential RealtyCenter.com honored the company’s agents and staff members at the 22nd Annual Awards Day held Feb. 13 at the Chattanooga Convention Center.
Prudential RealtyCenter.com President Brian Kelly thanked those present for their dedication and professional service to the community and real estate industry. “We are here today to celebrate the successes of each one of you,” he said.
A crowd of nearly 300 enjoyed breakfast and a guest speaker, George Handley, Vice President of Sales, Southern Region, for Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services, before awards were presented.
The event concluded with the announcement of Linda Brock as the 2006 Agent of the Year. Ushered to the stage by a standing ovation from her peers, this marked the 8th consecutive year Linda, a real estate professional in the Prudential RealtyCenter.com East Brainerd office, earned the award. Agent of the Year is awarded to the real estate professional with the highest gross commissions.
Paula McDaniel, a real estate professional also in the East Brainerd office was named the #2 Agent of the Year, with Cherie Welsh, a real estate professional in the Prudential RealtyCenter.com Cleveland office receiving #3 Agent of the Year.
The Fessler Group, real estate professionals from the Prudential RealtyCenter.com East Brainerd office, was honored with the 2006 Real Estate Team of the Year. This team consisting of Sue Fessler, Elaine Erwin and Susan Gentry earned the highest gross commissions in 2006. Greg & Sue Shaw and Associates, also from the Prudential RealtyCenter.com East Brainerd office earned the #2 Team of the Year Award, while the team of Bobby Colvin, Phyllis James and Jacque Lyons took the #3 Team of the Year Award.
RealtyCenter Mortgage, RealtyCenter Insurance and RealtyCenter Title participated in the awards celebration. Berry Carroll was named Originator of the Year for RealtyCenter Mortgage, while Rhonda Atkins was honored with the QSC Award. Michelle Tennyson received the Mortgage Rising Star Award.
Listing and Sales Awards were given to those real estate professionals in each office as well as in the Commercial and Communities divisions. From the Cleveland office, Cherie Welsh was named Top Agent. The Dalton office honored Barbara Crowe as Top Listing Agent and Ricardo Valdez as Top Sales Agent. Linda Brock took home Top Agent in the East Brainerd office and Ft. Oglethorpe named Sandy Bowman Top Listing Agent and George McDowell Top Sales Agent. The Hixson office winners were Rose Stutz, Top Listing Agent, and Karen Stinson, Top Sales Agent. Pam Maples earned Top Agent in the LaFayette office. Ned Weigel received the Top Listing Agent in the Riverfront office, while Sally Vogelmeier received the Top Sales Agent. Steve Cooper was named Shallowford’s Top Listing Agent, while Vickie Henderson was named Top Sales Agent for the Shallowford office. Signal Mountain’s Top Listing Agent was Sue Gee and Top Sales Agent was Burke Norton. The Trenton office honored Nina Carter with Top Listing Agent and Carol Potts with Top Sales Agent.
RealtyCenter Communities honored Ronda Massengale with Top Sales Agent, while RealtyCenter Commercial honored GK Madan with Top Sales Agent.
Each office announced Team Spirit and Most Professional awards. These two categories are somewhat unique as the agent’s peers at each office chose them. The Team Spirit Award honors the Realtor deemed the most encouraging, enthusiastic and positive, while the Most Professional Award recognizes the Realtor voted as representing and upholding the highest standards of character and integrity of professional conduct in business and life.
The Team Spirit award for the Cleveland office went to Charles Shirley and Judy Johnson. The Dalton office honored Barbara Crowe with the Team Spirit award, while Sherri Vandergriff took Team Spirit for the East Brainerd office. Ft. Oglethorpe’s Team Spirit award went to Brenda Harden, while the Hixson office presented Linda Moore with the Team Spirit Award. Teresa Hogg was honored with the Team Spirit award for the LaFayette office and Jo Craighead was named as the Shallowford office’s Team Spirit award winner. Hunter Swink was honored by his peers at the Signal Mountain office with the Team Spirit award, while Steve Wickizer was named the Trenton office Team Spirit award winner. RealtyCenter Communities voted Ronda Massengale as their Team Spirit award winner, while Jason Armour was honored with the Team Spirit award for RealtyCenter Commercial. The Team Spirit award for the Riverfront office was given to Al Massey.
Most Professional awards were also presented to an individual in each office location. Cherie Welsh was named Most Professional for the Cleveland office, while Sue Shaw was honored with Most Professional for the East Brainerd office. Ft. Oglethorpe named George McDowell the Most Professional and Hixson honored Pam Gilbertson as Most Professional. Joanna Jackson was presented with the Most Professional award for the LaFayette office, while Dan Griess was honored for the Shallowford office. Cissy Wallace was named Signal Mountain’s Most Professional, while Barbara Blevins was honored from the Trenton office. Ronda Massengale was named RealtyCenter Communities’ Most Professional and GK Madan was named RealtyCenter Commercial’s Most Professional. The Most Professional award for the Riverfront office went to Beth Harrell.
The Rising Star Award recognizes the new agent who achieved the largest gross commission income during 2006. Rising Star recipients were named from each office location, including RealtyCenter Communities and RealtyCenter Commercial.
The Rising Star was awarded to Cindy Shaw in the Cleveland office. The Rising Star in Dalton was Paula Roberts. The agent who earned the Rising Star in the East Brainerd office was Brandon Waters. Caron Williams was awarded the Rising Star for the Ft. Oglethorpe office. The Hixson office awarded two Rising Star awards to Pam Conway and Arlene DeVita. Isaac Morris was named the LaFayette office Rising Star, while Shakir Rashed was honored with the Rising Star for the Shallowford office. Signal Mountain’s Rising Star was Angela Southerland-Bales, while Ronda Massengale was the Rising Star for RealtyCenter Communities.
The overall Rising Star of the Year Award went to Riverfront agent Ned Weigel.
This year’s recipient of The Orchids For Service Award was Harlis Dyer. The Orchids For Service Award is given to a team member who exhibits exceptional service that goes above and beyond expectations.
“Harlis is a fantastic member of the Prudential RealtyCenter.com family,” said Mr. Kelly. “Harlis shows his commitment to the RealtyCenter.com family with his daily dedication to helping our agents and staff.”
Each year, during the Annual Awards Day, one Prudential RealtyCenter.com family team member is honored with the President’s Award. The President’s Award is given to the team member who provides great leadership and service to the family team.
Larry Nickloy was honored with this year’s President’s Award. Mr. Nickloy has been a valued member of the Prudential RealtyCenter.com family for thirteen years.
“Larry has been a tremendous asset to our company over the years. It is my pleasure to announce Larry as this year’s recipient of the President’s Award,” said Mr. Kelly. “Larry continues to show wonderful leadership and service to the family members and our community.”
The announcement of this year’s Circle of Excellence, those real estate professionals who represent the real estate industry’s most successful and professional Realtors, was a highlight of the Awards Day celebration. Those named as Circle of Excellence provide leadership within the community and the real estate industry. “The Prudential RealtyCenter.com family applauds the more than ninety members of our Circle of Excellence,” said Brian Kelly, president of Prudential RealtyCenter.com. “These individuals have achieved the highest level of success and professionalism in the real estate industry.”
The Realtors who were named as this year’s Circle of Excellence are: Mark Blazek, Barbara Blevins, Danny Blevins, Eddie Botts, Sandy Bowman, Faye Boyle, Linda Brock, Diane Burke, Sally Bush, Nina Carter, Valerie Casey, Ruby Coffee, Bobby Colvin, Steve Cooper, Becky Crawford, Lester Crisp, Shaleigh Cronan, Anne Davis, Jim Davis, Jack Deaton, Ann Dendy, Selina Denham, Jim Downey, Randy Durham, Doug Edrington, George Edrington, Grace Edrington, Judy Ekiss, Chip Ellis, Elaine Erwin, Sue Fessler, LaRay Gardner, Janine Garland, Sue Gee, Susan Gentry, Pam Gilbertson, Mike Givens, Gary Green, Dan Griess, Brenda Harden, Derryl Harkleroad, Agnes Hellmann, Vickie Henderson, Betty Hickerson, Ray Hickerson, Mark Hite, Helen Jackson, Joanna Jackson, John Jackson, Phyllis James, Susan Jensen, Ramona Jordan, Ryan King, Wendy Lawhorn, Doug Lawrence, Sherry Lawrence, Jacque Lyons, GK Madan, Pam Maples, Cindy McCashin, Teresa McCurdy, Paula McDaniel, Shelia McDaniel, George McDowell, Tim Metcalf, Shirley Moore, Phyllis Murphy, Burke Norton, Kim O’Leary, Blair Patterson, Gil Patton, Philomena Paul-Davis, Marty Quinn, Barry Rankin, Susan Rearden, Rhonda Reynolds, Sue Roberts-Parks, Ava Rowan, Mary Sanders, Kara Scott, Greg Shaw, Sue Shaw, Charles Shirley, Jan Shirley, Ward Sibold, Elgin Smith, Jan Spencer, Karen Stinson, Rose Stutz, Vicki Trapp, Rhonda Tribble, Ricardo Valdez, Sally Vogelmeier, Cissy Wallace, Helen Clair Wallace, Ned Weigel, Cherie Welsh and Patrice Wishmyer.
Prudential RealtyCenter.com dominated the market area for 2006 in sales volume of $649,509,804 or 23.69% market share. The closest competitor trailed by more than one hundred million.
Prudential RealtyCenter.com is the largest locally owned real estate company in the Tennessee Valley/North Georgia area. As the Tennessee Valley’s hometown real estate leader, Prudential RealtyCenter.com has more than 400 agents and staff, and 12 offices throughout Chattanooga, North Georgia and Cleveland. Prudential RealtyCenter.com has been the number one real estate company in the Tennessee Valley and North Georgia in sales volume since 1985.