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41 REALTORS® earn their Gold Keys

41 REALTORS® earn their Gold Keys

Sincere congratulations go out to the 41 real estate professionals who earned their Gold Key – Excellence in Professionalism certifications on September 6. Taking the class in-person at the NEFAR Resource Center, the group represents the 10th NEFAR class to earn the prestigious certification since the program started in 2021.

Taught by Kim Knapp, the eight-hour course instructed participants on the “keys” to being successful in the real estate industry by providing a broad general knowledge of how to build a successful business.

The next time NEFAR will offer the prestigious Gold Key course will be in 2024 on Thursday, March 7 from 8 am to 5 pm at the NEFAR Resource Center. Cynthia DeLuca, a well-known instructor from Orlando, will teach the class.

Since NEFAR began offering the program last year, 438 NEFAR members have earned their Gold Key pins, which is a requirement to qualify for admission into EDGE™, NEFAR’s professional society. Membership in EDGE™ signals that a REALTOR® is a professional who adheres to the highest ethical standards and understands how to do business in a progressive, multicultural environment.

The name, EDGE™, is an acronym standing for Ethics, Diversity, Goals, and Excellence. The society is designed to allow REALTOR® members to reach the pinnacle of professionalism. The society is open to all REALTORS® who complete six specific certifications – Gold Key; C2EX; At Home with Diversity; Implicit Bias Training; Fair Haven, a fair-housing simulation; and Code of Ethics training or Business Ethics, which is also required for Florida real estate license renewal. Several of the certifications are sponsored by the National Association of REALTORS®.

EDGE™ candidates must also obtain a minimum of 30 points by completing several approved courses during each three-year renewal period and not be found to be in violation of the Code of Ethics during the previous five years.

NEFAR’s newest class of Gold Key recipients is as follows:

  • Edmund Akers, Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty
  • Vanessa Allen, Engel & Volkers First Coast
  • Darcy Ammon, United Real Estate Gallery
  • Julio Arango, SVR Realty LLC
  • Sebastiana Ayres, Watson Realty Corp.
  • Joanne Beepot, Residential Movement RE Group
  • Lorrie Braddock, United Real Estate Gallery
  • Jocelyn Brice, United Real Estate Gallery
  • Cornilius Burr, Florida Homes Realty and Mortgage
  • Clark LeTrell, La Rosa Realty Jacksonville LLC
  • Mark Feagle, Watson Realty Corp.
  • Lucia Fernandez, One Sotheby’s International Realty
  • Karen Giddens, Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty
  • Diego Gonzalez, Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty
  • Evelyn Hasty, United Real Estate Gallery
  • Ethel Henry, Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty
  • Jamesha Jackson, La Rosa Realty Jacksonville LLC
  • Bailey Jordan, Navy to Navy Homes LLC
  • Matthew Latiff, Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty
  • Janet Lawler, Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty
  • Cynthia Magnus, Florida Welcome Home Real Estate
  • Luther Morgan, Herron Real Estate LLC
  • Rhiannon Myers, Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty
  • Amy Owens, The Legends of Real Estate
  • Melody Parrales, Century 21 Lighthouse Realty
  • Falguni Patel, La Rosa Realty North Florida
  • Heather Powell, United Real Estate Gallery
  • Deirdra Robinson, DD Home Realty Inc.
  • Donielle Sallas, Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty
  • Jacqueline Solomon, Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty
  • Charlotte Steel, Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty
  • Annette Steele, United Real Estate Gallery
  • Mehak Stevens, Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty
  • Julius Tatum, Watson Realty Corp.
  • Wilbert Thomas, United Real Estate Gallery
  • Marsha Thomas, Keller Williams Jacksonville
  • Erin Torres, Slate Real Estate
  • Martha Walters, Keller Williams Jacksonville
  • Steven Walters, Keller Williams Jacksonville
  • Kiara Washington, Bold City Realty Group, Inc.
  • Linda White, United Real Estate Gallery