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64 NEFAR members earn Gold Key certification

64 NEFAR members earn Gold Key certification

Hearty congratulations go out to the 64 real estate professionals who earned their Gold Key – Excellence in Professionalism certifications on March 2. Taking the class in-person at the NEFAR Resource Center, the group represents the eighth NEFAR class to earn the prestigious certification since the program began in 2021.

The class was taught by Cynthia DeLuca, a popular and well-known instructor from Orlando. The purpose of the eight-hour Gold Key course is to instruct 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 course is advantageous for both new and seasoned REALTORS®, said DeLuca, who notes that less experienced real estate professionals attain a greater level of expertise while more accomplished REALTORS® find the class to be the perfect refresher course.

Since NEFAR began offering the program, 353 NEFAR members have earned their Gold Key pins, which is a requirement to qualify for admission into EDGE™, NEFAR’s new 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 new program 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:

  • Doris A. Arnold – Watson Realty Corp.
  • Andre Barnes – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty
  • Fernando L. Barreto – One Dream RealtyS
  • Shamie Chong Barrett – United Real Estate Gallery
  • Lillia Jordan Barrington – Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty
  • Jayna Marie Belardo – MavRealty
  • Teresa Ann Bennett – Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Partners
  • Wesley Alan Benwick – Slate Real Estate
  • Jeffrey S. Betros – Betros Realty Inc.
  • Toni Bouthillet – Byers Properties, Inc.
  • Bonnie K. Brady – Heth Realty, Inc.
  • Delilah Rigdon Bumbarger – Buck & Buck, Inc.
  • Alisa C. Burton – eXp Realty LLC
  • Beverly A. Carr – Century 21 Integra
  • Vanessa Caruso – Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Partners
  • Jocelyn December Davis – eXp Realty LLC
  • Danique Douglas – United Real Estate Gallery
  • Julie Brown Dukes – Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty
  • Kelly Everill – United Real Estate Gallery
  • Dale Foerman – Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty
  • Deanna Foerman – Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty
  • Paula Jean Gibson – United Real Estate Gallery
  • Nicole LaShaun Gray – Dream Big Realty of Jax LLC
  • Mylina Lynne Griffin – Slate Real Estate
  • Glenn Guiler – Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty
  • Jay Barrett Hampton – Betros Realty Inc.
  • Lara Cutcliffe Hejtmanek – Betros Realty Inc.
  • Andrea Lynn Houck – Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage
  • Alan M. Johnson – Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Partners
  • Dana O. Johnson – Province Realty Group LLC
  • Helen M. Jones – United Real Estate Gallery
  • Cynthia M. Kaneer – Minding Your Assets
  • Marisol Kashmiri – Kashmiri Realty & Property Management
  • Lisa Deyampert Klingensmith – Watson Realty Corp.
  • Robert Michael Mayhugh – Watson Realty Corp.
  • Sharon C. McNeal – Exit 1 Stop Realty
  • Jennifer B. Mezera – Slate Real Estate
  • Martha R. Miller – Watson Realty Corp – Property Management
  • Mariya Nikolaeva Mitryakova – Watson Realty Corp.
  • Rafid Mukhtar – United Real Estate Gallery
  • Amybeth Myron – Re/Max Connects
  • Brent Myron – Re/Max Connects
  • Heather O’Keefe – LaRosa Realty North Florida
  • Frank Oliva – Fair Realty Inc.
  • Jonathan Pagan – IV League Realty LLC
  • Vande Nicole Paliana – Sandbar Realty LLC
  • Nancy Jane Rojas – Century 21 Lighthouse Realty
  • Sarah L. Ross PA – Watson Realty Corp.
  • Fredrick L. Ross – Watson Realty Corp.
  • Norma C. Santos – Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage
  • Jack B. Shanklin, Jr. – Century 21 Lighthouse Realty
  • Kira Sikes – Sandbar Realty LLC
  • Jennifer Leigh Silkou – Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage
  • Dimpreet Smith – Re/Max Connects
  • Jennifer Maria Snead – Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage
  • Jasmine Stewart – Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage
  • Tierra Story – Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty
  • Jean Tanler – Florida Homes Realty and Mortgage
  • Angela Larice Wakefield-Manning – Bold City Realty Group Inc.
  • Mable Washington – Watson Realty Corp.
  • Ann Marie Wiggins – Exit 1 Stop Realty
  • Marc J. Wiggins – United Real Estate Gallery
  • Elaine D. Williams – Watson Realty Corp.
  • Danielle Marie Wolbert – Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty