Virginia REALTORS® is excited to announce its esteemed 2018 awardees. The association will conduct its annual awards ceremony in conjunction with ACCELERATE 2018: The Virginia REALTORS® Annual Convention on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at the Hilton Norfolk: The Main. The ceremony will celebrate excellence in various areas of real estate, including property management, brokerage, education, and other business achievements, along with notable community contributions.
Virginia REALTOR® Hall of Fame: Honors Virginia REALTORS® who have 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 Virginia REALTORS®’ principal career
- Carol Clarke of the Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS®
- Virginia Rose of the Richmond Association of REALTORS® (*This award was given posthumously.)
- J.P. Vaughan of the Lynchburg Association of REALTORS®
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.
- Kathryn Jones of the Dulles Area Association of REALTORS®
Virginia Manager of the Year, Sponsored by Pearl Insurance: Presented to a broker/manager
recognizing individual achievement over a ten‐year period.
- Jeanne Hockaday of the Chesapeake Bay & Rivers Association of REALTORS®
George Rink Outstanding Real Estate Educator Award: Recognizes the Virginia REALTOR® educator who has made the most significant contributions to and exemplified leadership and service in real estate
education at either the state or local level.
- Libby Gatewood of the Richmond Association of REALTORS®
The Ann Swearingen Property Manager of the Year Award: Presented to the industry’s highest achieving association members engaged in the field of residential property management.
- Steven Stein of the Harrisonburg/Rockingham Association of REALTORS®
Virginia Housing Development Authority Service to Virginia Award: Recognizes the Virginia
REALTOR® who has made the most significant difference in promoting affordable homeownership to
first‐time homebuyers during the year or whose life work merits recognition and celebration of this
- Greg Slater of the Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS®