High Praise for our own Donna Parker!

As we enter the month of December, I wanted to recognize one of our biggest champions from the recent election season. Every two years, the election provides REALTORS® an opportunity to make a personal impact on the state legislature. The hard work of our most active volunteer helped us mobilize REALTORS and voters, and the Alliance would like to officially thank her for her incredible work. That volunteer was Donna P. Parker, member of the Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS®.

Donna wins the title of Most Active Volunteer by making the most phone calls to her fellow REALTORS on behalf of the Homeowners Alliance and REALTOR issues. Donna attended both of our scheduled phone banks in Raleigh during the lead up to Election Day, reminding REALTORS to vote and to remember the real estate industry when heading to the voting booth. “It was a great experience,” Donna said. “This is a time of year where we get to make a unique impact on the General Assembly.” For her efforts, we’re excited to award Donna with our Grand Prize of $500.

We’d also like to give an Honorable Mention to Mark Parker (Member, Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS®) for his work at the phone bank – Mark appeared at both of Raleigh’s phone banks as well, and devoted plenty of time and energy to supporting the Alliance.

As we approach the new year, we’ll let you know about opportunities for homeowners to engage in outreach and advocacy. Thank you for all you do – we can’t succeed without you!

All the best,

Mike Landes

http://www.nchomeownersalliance.org/

Lynn Gardiner 2013 WCR Member of the Year

For Immediate Release
Contact: Teresa Mansell
(919) 264-3929

(Cary, NC – February 2014) Lynn Gardiner, with Amana Properties, has been awarded the 2013 Member of the Year Award by the Women’s Council of REALTORS® (WCR) Raleigh Regional Chapter. This award recognizes a REALTOR® member for their continued efforts and support within the organization and throughout the REALTOR® profession. http://www.LynnGardinerRealEstate.com

Lynn has been a REALTOR® since 2005 and involved with WCR since 2008, serving on a number of committees including Education, Ways & Means, and Regional Chapter President. Lynn has also been an active member of the Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors (RRAR) since 2005 receiving the Distinguished Service Award in 2012

Amana Properties Broker/Owner, Mike Ghazy, says “Each client is unique to Lynn, and she is able to discern what their individual needs and desires are. This shows in excellent client referrals as well as repeat business. Lynn always goes the extra mile for her client.”

Lynn Gardiner2013 WCR Member of the Year

Lynn Gardiner and Dianne Goode

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Dianne Goode Installed as Women’s Council of REALTORS® President

Dianne Goode

Dianne Goode

For Immediate Release
Contact: Teresa Mansell (919) 264-3929

(Raleigh, NC – February 2014) Dianne Goode, Realtor, of Raleigh Cary Realty has been installed as the 2014 President of the Women’s Council of REALTORS® (WCR) Raleigh Regional Chapter. This is a local chapter of the National Women’s Council of REALTORS®, a professional development organization with more than 19,000 members.

She will serve one-year term as President and will be responsible for leading the chapter, facilitating meetings and events, and coordinating the activities and involvement of a 13 person governing board. Goode has been active in the Raleigh Regional Chapter for 7 years and has held positions of VP of Membership 2009 and President Elect 2013.

Raleigh Cary Realty Broker/Owner, George Wilson, says “Dianne has proven to be a great value to Raleigh Cary Realty from day one and we are very lucky to have her with the firm. Her professionalism and dedication to doing things right and with dignity makes her a great example for both our profession and women everywhere. Dianne will prove to be a very valuable asset as President of the Women’s Council of REALTORS® as she continues to be an example of what is right in our industry.”

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Award Winning Agents

Savage and Skumpija

Sandy Savage and Lisa Skumpija

For Immediate Release
Contact: Teresa Mansell
(919) 264-3929

Women’s Council of REALTORS®Raleigh Regional Chapter Recognizes Members, Sandy Savage and Lisa Skumpija, for Receiving Awards as Top Producing Chatham County Agents

(Chatham County and Greater Triangle, NC – March 2013) Women’s Council of REALTORS® Raleigh Regional Chapter would like to recognize two of its members, Lisa Skumpija and Sandy Savage, for their outstanding awards as REALTORS® with Realty World Carolina Properties (RWCP) out of 240 Agents. Savage was awarded “Top Commissions in Commercial/Land Sales” and “Rising Star”. Skumpija was awarded 3rd place in “Residential Commissions”, 1st Place in “Total Commissions Earned” for the 2nd year running, and she also received their “Technology Award”. Both are qualified to be in Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors® “Top Producers” for 2013. These awards were presented during RWCPs Annual Regional Conference, held at Pinehurst Resort on February 23rd.

These awards are a reflection of the outstanding customer service Savage and Skumpija provide to their customers and the dedication they have to their profession. “We are excited and honored by the awards, and welcome buyers and sellers to contact us and allow us to put our expertise to work for them”, they said. Chatham County and the Greater Triangle Area are fortunate to have the success of these two REALTORS® in our markets.

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