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For Immediate Release                    

Jan. 31, 2011
Staff Contact
Melanie Green, Communications Director
Voice (904) 394-9494, ext. 1204
Fax (904) 398-8025

NEFAR President
Dane Leslie
Voice (904) 288-6205

Northeast Florida Association of Realtors Presents Awards For 2010

Annual award winners announced at Jan. 14 Installation of Officers and Awards Gala. Key awards: Selby Kaiser named Realtor of the Year and Bonnie Siecker is Presidential Lifetime Service Award recipient. 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) presented awards for 2010 during the Jan. 14, 2011 Installation of Officers and Awards Gala at the Jacksonville Marriott. The NEFAR Award recipients are:

~ Realtor of the Year - Selby Kaiser of The Legends of Real Estate, Jacksonville

~ Affiliate/Business Partner of the Year - Franchesca Swierz of Homes and Land of Northeast Florida, Ponte Vedra Beach

~ Circle of Honor -  Paul Gruenther of Watson Realty Corp., Jacksonville Beach

~ Educator of the Year - Patricia Sherman of Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty, Orange Park

~ Elected Official of the Year - Jacksonville City Councilman John Crescimbeni 

~ Humanitarian (four winners) - Paul Wilson of RE/MAX Unlimited, Ponte Vedra Beach; Richard "Rick" Macdonald of The Legends of Real Estate, Jacksonville; Mary L. Walker of ERA Davis and Linn, Jacksonville; Don Mullinax of Commission Express of North Florida, Jacksonville

~ Property Manager of the Year - Roger Perkins of Perkins Realty, Fleming Island          

~ Special Recognition (two winners) - Carol Hill of Prudential Network Realty, Jacksonville; Holly McMurry of The Legends of Real Estate, Jacksonville

Along with the NEFAR Annual Award Winners, 2010 President Carol Hill also personally selected and presented two awards:

~ Presidential Lifetime Service Award - Bonnie Siecker of Dames Point Realty, Jacksonville

~ Presidential Service Recognition - Amanda Dandy of Prudential Network Realty, Jacksonville

Detailed information regarding awards and winners is available on the attached 2010 Award Winner Info document.

Editor: Photos of Realtor of the Year Selby Kaiser and Presidential Lifetime Service Award recipient Bonnie Siecker are attached. High resolution photos of all award recipients available upon request.

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. In addition, the Northeast Florida Multiple Listing Service is a wholly owned subsidiary of NEFAR. 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 5,000 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.

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