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Awards, announcements and latest happenings from Conference

Here are a few highlights from the 2016 NC REALTORS® Conference at The Greenbrier.  Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #ncrealtorcon for photos, videos and more.

Smart Move contest winners announced
Congratulations to Edie Wilson (The Smart Move™ consumer winner), Phyllis Furr St. Claire (Edie’s REALTOR®), and the Charlotte Regional REALTOR® Association on winning The Smart Move® contest! Edie’s entry was unanimously selected from dozens of creative entries from across the state by a neutral jury panel.

Stephanie Walker wins prestigious NC REALTORS® 2016 REALTOR® of the Year Honors
Stephanie Walker, owner and broker of Stephanie Walker & Associates in Kill Devil Hills, is the recipient of the NC REALTORS® 2016 REALTOR® of the Year award. Stephanie, the 67th honoree of this prestigious award, was honored Sunday during a special ceremony.


William (“Bill) C. Bass was recognized as receiving REALTOR® Emeritus status during Opening Session
This recognition is given to REALTOR® Members who have held membership in the National Association as a REALTOR®, REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®, or both, for a cumulative period of 40 years.

The NC REALTORS® Leadership Academy has been officially renamed to The NC REALTORS® William C. Bass Leadership Academy in honor of Bass’ longstanding commitment to the Academy. The class of 2016 was honored in a special graduation ceremony on Monday afternoon. Congratulations to the following individuals:

Ray Alexander, Greensboro Regional
Bob Bates, Greensboro Regional
Rosie Buerger, Fayetteville Regional
Clif Cheek, Brunswick County
Alton Cooper, Winston-Salem Regional
Crystal Copas, Sanford Area 
Randy Dockery, Mountain Lakes
Anita Emery, Mid Carolina 
Rich Ponzio, Raleigh Regional
Renee Smith, Raleigh Regional 
Johnny Wehmann, Orange Chatham Regional
Michael White, Durham Regional 

Cindy Chandler inducted into Hall of Fame
Cindy Chandler of Charlotte was inducted into NC REALTORS® Hall of Fame on Monday afternoon. The award was established in 1990 to honor outstanding REALTORS® who contributed outstanding services to the real estate profession through development, environment, government and leadership.

Additional service awards announced at Conference:

• Linda Trevor of Raleigh, Ben Ball Community Service Award
• Greg Payne of Durham (Region 4), Regional Service Award
• Stephen Long of Winston-Salem (Region 6), Regional Service Award
• Harriette Doggett of Raleigh (Region 10), Regional Service Award
• Mark Saunders of Winston-Salem, The REALTOR® Innovation & Entrepreneurial Excellence Award
• Tom Barton of New Bern, NC REALTORS® Committee Member of the Year Award