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Feb. 1, 2018

Melanie Green, Communications Director
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NEFAR Announces 2017 Award Winners
Kim Knapp of Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty named 2017 Realtor of the Year.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) presented awards for 2017 during its recent 2018 Installation of Officers and Awards Gala. The award recipients are:

Realtor of the Year – Kim Knapp, Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty

Special Recognition Award – Don Mullinax, Commission Express of North Florida

Affiliate / Business Partner of the Year – Franchesca Swierz, Homes and Land of Northeast Florida

Circle of Honor – Carol Zingone, Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Florida Network Realty

Educator of the Year – Patricia Sherman, Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty

Golden R – Dane Leslie, Watson Realty Corp.

Golden R - Andre' Boutte’, Watson Realty Corp.

Golden R - Audrey Lackie, The Legends of Real Estate East Coast

Golden R - Joyce Roberts, Salus Realty

Humanitarian - Cole Slate, Exit Real Estate Gallery

Humanitarian - Tiffany Mayer, AmeriSpec of Northeast Florida

Newcomer of the Year - Joshua Rosenberg, Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Partners Southside

Professional Development Award – Wanda McReynolds, Exit Real Estate Gallery

Property Manager of the Year – Michael Collins, Collins Property Managers

The award winners above are selected by a panel of NEFAR members from among nominations submitted by members.

In addition to the above, a Presidential Lifetime Service Award was presented by 2017 president Marc Jernigan to Delilah (Dee) Bumbarger, of Buck and Buck. This prestigious award is reserved for NEFAR past presidents only, and is awarded at any time at the sole discretion of the current president.

The Northeast Florida Association of Realtors provides professional development, political advocacy, professional standards administration, media relations, and promotional activities and exchange of information among its members. NEFAR serves as the voice for real estate in northeast Florida, serving the public through efforts to protect private property rights and community affairs programs. NEFAR is Northeast Florida's largest professional association, comprising more than 8,000 members working in all facets of the real estate industry, including residential and commercial sales as well as property management. NEFAR is headquartered in Jacksonville, with satellite Service Centers in Orange Park, Jacksonville Beach, Palatka and World Golf Village. NEFAR also has a multiple listing service; the wholly owned subsidiary Northeast Florida Multiple Listing Service (NEFMLS).

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