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REALTORS® earn Gold Key status before year’s end

REALTORS® earn Gold Key status before year’s end

Congratulations go out to the 35 real estate professionals who received their Gold Key – Excellence in Professionalism certifications on December 15. The group represents the fifth class to earn the prestigious certification, which is one of the requirements to qualify for EDGE™, NEFAR’s new professional society.

With the addition of the December 15 class, a total of 214 NEFAR members have earned their Gold Key pins. All Gold Key graduates are on their way to earning a place in the EDGE™ professional society. Membership in EDGE signals that a REALTOR® is a professional who adheres to high 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:

  • Jill Atkins-Sefcik, Pacifico Properties
  • Heather Renee Bartley Stephens, Forever Home Realty LLC
  • Linda Baird Benson, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida
  • Lucille R. Brown, Lucille Rushing Brown Properties, Inc.
  • Neal Patrick Brown, IHeart Realty, Inc.
  • Mary D. Davis, Watson Realty Corp.
  • Victoria L. Dingle, LaRosa Realty Jacksonville, LLC
  • Adam C. Filippelli, Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage LLC
  • Amy Galvan, Watson Realty Corp.
  • Kuwanya C. Garner Nwanegbo, Xcellence Realty Inc.
  • Shuwan Goodman, Building Wealth Real Estate LLC
  • Mindy Hayet Grinnan, Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage LLC
  • Lenore R. Hanapel, The Legends of Real Estate
  • Delmas “DeDee” F. Harper, Harper & Associates Real Estate LLC
  • Suzanne Henry, eXp Realty LLC
  • Vanessa Hernandez, Navy to Navy Homes, LLC
  • Kristina Lynn Hinson, Watson Realty Corp.
  • Cynthia Ann Hudson, Third and Main Realty
  • Alpay Y. Kekec, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida
  • Helen Kelble, Keller Williams Jacksonville
  • Francheska Michelle Kephart, Summer Breeze Realty
  • Melissa Lampugnano, Momentum Realty
  • Lee S. Lee, All Real Estate Pro
  • Gary McManus, Real Broker LLC
  • Gonzalo Miguel Mejia, Watson Realty Corp.
  • Fatima Cristina Mock, Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage LLC
  • Emma Moncure Moseley, Sentry Residential
  • Brenda H. Moss, Watson Realty Corp.
  • Cheryl L. Owens, ProSource Realty Inc.
  • Shannon Renee Smith, Navy to Navy Homes LLC
  • William Vasana, Keller Williams Jacksonville
  • Aliea May Veon, Betros Realty, Inc.
  • Samuel H. Webber, Jr., Farrell International Realty LLC
  • Sandra C. Young, Driftwood Realty Group
  • Shelly D. Zeisel, Watson Realty Group