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NEFAR to welcome 12 REALTORS into EDGE™

NEFAR to welcome 12 REALTORS into EDGE™

The Northeast Florida Association of REALTORS® will welcome a new cohort of REALTORS® into its new professional society, EDGE™, during its annual meeting Wednesday, October 26 at Marriott Jacksonville in Southpoint.

Since NEFAR held its Fair Housing Luncheon in May, a dozen additional REALTORS® have qualified to join EDGE™, the acronym of which stands for Ethics, Diversity, Goals and Excellence. The addition of the new members will bring EDGE’s™ total membership to 25 REALTORS®.

Receiving certificates and pins in October will be Scott Nyman of eXp Realty; Christian Oliva of Watson Realty Corp.; DeDee Harper of Harper & Associates Real Estate; Clark LaBlond of the Legends of Real Estate; Marc Jernigan of Slate Real Estate; Diane Cook of Slate Real Estate; Laura Slate of Slate Real Estate; Cliff Baker of Slate Real Estate; Ant Stroud of Navy to Navy Homes; Amanda Feagle of Watson Realty Corp.; Renee Zink of Watson Realty Corp.; and Carray Young of Watson Realty Corp.

To become a successful REALTOR® in Northeast Florida, it is important for real estate professionals to adhere to high ethical standards and understand how to do business in a progressive, multicultural environment. Becoming qualified to join EDGE™ demonstrates to your clients and peers that you have reached this pinnacle of professionalism.

The EDGE™ professional society is designed to educate REALTOR® members in a way that will enhance their professionalism. The new society is open to all NEFAR REALTOR® members who complete six specific qualifications – At Home with Diversity, C2EX, Implicit Bias Training, Fair Haven, Gold Key certification, and Code of Ethics training or Business Ethics. Several of these designations and certifications are sponsored by the National Association of REALTORS®. REALTORS® must also obtain a minimum of 30 points by completing several approved courses during each three-year renewal period. Also, it is imperative that EDGE™ members are not found to be in violation of the Code of Ethics during the previous five years.

The new cohort of EDGE™ members will join the five EDGE™ charter members who qualified in 2021 and were welcomed at the NEFAR Installation and Rewards Gala in January, as well as the eight members who joined at the beginning of 2022 and were welcomed into the society during NEFAR’s Fair Housing Luncheon.

The charter members include Rory Dubin of EXIT Real Estate Gallery; Neil Bridgers of Watson Realty Corp.; Fresa Alejo-Jones of Florida Homes Realty and Mortgage; Missi Howell of The Legends of Real Estate; and William Glenn East, CEO of the Northeast Florida Association of REALTORS®.

Joining earlier this year were Cole Slate of Slate Real Estate; R. Michael Morris, Jr., of RE/MAX Specialists; Carmen R. Llontop of Florida Homes Realty and Mortgage; Mark Rosener of Watson Realty Corp.; Melissa Kehres of The Legends of Real Estate; Laila Iarossi of Florida Homes Realty and Mortgage; Julie Bentley of Watson Realty Corp.; and Eric Cavanagh of Keller Williams Atlantic Partners.