By Naomi Bludworth
As we say goodbye to a fantastic 2016, it’s time again to welcome new leaders in Austin’s real estate community and show appreciation for outgoing team and board members. This month we support Austin Board of REALTORS (ABoR), Williamson County Association of REALTORS (WCREALTORS) and the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Greater Austin in recognizing REALTORS of the year, affiliates of the year, rookies of the year, and much more.
Austin Board of REALTORS (ABoR)
The 2016 ABoR Industry Award winners will be recognized at the 2017 Installation and Awards Ceremony, on Saturday, Jan. 21 at the JW Marriott. The awards are: REALTOR of the Year, Affiliate of the Year, REALTOR Community Service Award, Salesperson of the Year, and Rookie of the Year.
2017 ABoR Leadership Team
The 2017 ABoR President is Brandie Guthrie of Sky Realty and President-Elect is Steve Crorey of Sierra Homes Realty Project & Design. Aaron Farmer of Texas Discount Realty will serve as immediate past president. Serving as Treasurer/Secretary is Jason Peebles of J Stafford Group.
Aiding the officers are Directors of the Board are Stacy Bass, River & Oaks Realty, LLC; Kevin Scanlan, All City Real Estate; Teresa Scott-Tibbs, Keller Williams Realty; Susie Kang, Joa Realty; Romeo Manzanilla, Realty Austin; Lisa Messana, Keller Williams Realty-RR; Bill Morris, RE/MAX Capital City; Cord Shiflet, Moreland Properties; and Jonathan Stilley, Private Label Realty.
New members of the board for 2017 are Susan Horton, John Horton Realty; Bob McKenna, Austin Reps, LLC; and Brian Talley, Regent Property Group.
Williamson County Association of REALTORS (WCREALTORS)
The 2017 WCRealtors Leadership Team includes President Suzanne Gantner, Sky Realty; President-Elect Victoria Reviel, 98th Meridian Boutique Real Estate; Treasurer Darian Rausch, Keller Williams Realty Cedar Park/Leander, Secretary CJ Pfau, Pfau and Company REALTORS; and Past President Shavonne Martin, Keller Williams Realty Round Rock.
Supporting the Executive Leadership on the Board of Directors for 2017 will be Cyndi Bell, Keller Williams Realty Round Rock; Anne Cano, RE/MAX Round Rock; Heather Smith, Keller Williams Realty Round Rock; King Bravo, Nextage Lone Star Realty; Kriston Wood, Keller Willians Realty Round Rock; Joseph Aubin, J Paul Aubin Real Estate and Debbie Kovar, RE/MAX Associates Group.
WCREALTORS is once again recognizing the winners of its REALTOR of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Affiliate of the Year, and Affiliate Company of the Year awards. The winners of the Industry Awards were announced at the Annual Installation & Awards Banquet earlier this month:
Home Builders Association of Greater Austin (HBA)
The HBA of Greater Austin welcomes its new 2017 Board of Directors while also recognizing outstanding “Members of the Year”.
Newly elected HBA officers for 2017 are President Steve Krasoff, Scott Felder Homes, LLC; President-Elect Lee Whitaker, Pacesetter Homes; and First Vice President, Rob McDonald, Westin Homes.
Awards and recognitions, as well as Board of Directors swearing in, took place at the Presidential Awards Dinner December 8th.
HBA’s appointed, non-elective Executive Committee includes Immediate Past President, Wes Wigginton, Foursquare Builders, LLC; Government Relations VP, Gerry Poe, KB Home; Special Projects VP; Drew Rice, Red Pants Studio; Education VP, Julie Hatfield, Texas Gas Service; Finance & Operations VP, Chris Peterson, Rivendale Homes; Membership VP, Tyson Neal, Legend Lighting; and Communications VP, Kandis Rushing, Crescent Communities.
Builder/developer members of the board supporting the HBA’s Executive Leadership include: Mitch Schwartz, Schwartz Custom Homes, NAHB/TAB Director; Becky Collins, Walton Development Chapter President: Hays County; Jody Jones, Eppright Homes, Chapter President: Lakeway/Bee Cave; John Bohnen, CalAtlantic Homes, Chapter President: Williamson County; Eric Olson, Olson Defendorf Custom Homes, Council President: Custom Builder Council; Shawn Stolle, DR Horton, Council President: Volume Builder Council; Keith Gold, Lennar Homes; Rob McDonald, Westin Homes; Sue Ann Pinger, Pinger & Company, LLC; Chris Townsend, Buffington Homes; Clint Small, Clint Small Homes; and Joe Fowler, Joseph Fowler Homes.
Associate members of the board supporting the HBA’s Executive Leadership include: Ross Britton, U.S. Ecologic; Mark Graham, Stock Building Supply; Karen Matuszewski, By Design Custom Home Consulting; Eldon Rude, 360º Real Estate Analytics; Ron Van Winkle, McCoy’s Building Supply; Glenn Barton, Meyers Research; and Tiffany Stillwell, Patten Law Firm.
The HBA also recognized top members with awards:
Developer of the Year:
Greg Rich, Caliterra/Allegiant Realty Partners
Custom Builder of the Year:
Eric Olson, Olson Defendorf Custom Homes
Volume Builder of the Year:
Danielle Lipari-Mareth, Robin Kroencke & Chelsea Timmons, Pacesetter Homes
Associate of the Year:
Eldon Rude, 360º Real Estate Analytics
• Cindy Dietz, Linfield Design
• Gerry Poe, KB Home
• Leon Yoder, Leon Yoder Custom Builder
• Nancy Stroder, Taylor Morrison Homes
Realty Line congratulates everyone on their success in 2016 and can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2017! RL