The Virginia REALTORS® association announces award recipients annually at the Annual Convention. The special ceremony celebrates excellence in various areas of real estate including property management, brokerage, and other business achievements along with notable community contribution. Find details here on each award and the most recent recipient.

Click here to see a list of all previous award recipients.


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: Photo: From the left – Deborah Baisden, 2018 Virginia REALTOR® of the Year, Pat Sury, 2017 Virginia REALTOR® of the Year, and Jay Mitchell, 2018 Virginia REALTOR® 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 the highest career honor.

First Photo: from the left: Carol Clarke, 2018 Hall of Fame inductee, Dorcas Helfant-Browning, 1984 State President, and Landon Browning.

Second Photo: from the left: Jay Rose accepting 2018 Hall of Fame inductee award posthumously for Virginia Rose, Jay Mitchell, 2018 Virginia REALTOR® President.

Third Photo: from the left: J.P. Vaughan and Jay Mitchell, 2018 Virginia REALTORS® President.


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: Kathy Jones, 2018 Code of Ethics Leadership Award winner, Jay Mitchell, 2018 Virginia REALTORS® President.

 


George Rink Outstanding Real Estate Educator

The George Rink Outstanding Real Estate Educator Award is presented to the Virginia REALTOR® educator who has made the most significant contributions to and exemplified leadership and service in real estate education at either the local or state level.

Photo: from the left: Libby Gatewood, 2018 George Rink Outstanding Real Estate Educator, Jay Mitchell, 2018 Virginia REALTORS® President.

 


Ann Swearingen Property Manager of the Year Award

The Ann Swearingen Property Manager Award is presented to the industry’s highest achieving Virginia REALTOR® engaged in the field of residential property management who has exemplified leadership and service in their field.

Photo: Steve Stein, 2018 Ann Swearingen Property Manager of the Year, Jay Mitchell, 2018 Virginia REALTORS® President.


Virginia Manager of the Year, Sponsored by Pearl Insurance

Presented to a Virginia broker/manager recognizing individual achievement as a broker/manager.

Photo: from the left – Dawn Bradley, 2017 Virginia Manager of the Year Award winner, 2017 State President, Claire Forcier-Rowe

 


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: Sandra Hood, 2018 Virginia CRS of the Year, Jay Mitchell, 2018 Virginia REALTORS® President.


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: Kimberly Armstrong, 2018 Women’s Council of REALTORS® State Member of the Year and Jay Mitchell, 2018 Virginia REALTORS® President.

 

 

 


VHDA Service to Virginia Award

This award recognizes the Virginia REALTOR® individual who has made a significant difference in promoting affordable homeownership to first time homebuyers during the year or whose life work merits recognition and celebration of this issue.

Photo: from the left: Susan Dewey, Executive Director of VHDA, Greg Slater, 2018 VHDA Service to Virginia, Jay Mitchell, 2018 Virginia REALTORS® President.