The Virginia REALTORS® association announces award recipients annually at the Annual Convention. The special ceremony celebrates excellence in various areas of real estate including property management, brokerage, and other business achievements along with notable community contribution. Find details here on each award and the most recent recipient.

Click here to see a list of all previous award recipients.


Virginia REALTOR® of the Year

Recognizes a REALTOR® who has made proven contributions to the real estate industry through both personal and professional achievement and outstanding volunteerism.

Photo: Photo: From the left – Deborah Baisden, 2018 Virginia REALTOR® of the Year, Katrina Smith, 2019 Virginia REALTOR® of the Year, and Beckwith Kilgore, 2019 Virginia REALTOR® President


Virginia REALTOR® Hall of Fame

The Virginia REALTOR® Hall of Fame honors a Virginia REALTOR® who has made extraordinary and distinguished contributions to the real estate profession and markets in Virginia over a period of twenty five years or more. Induction to the Hall of Fame is considered the highest career honor.

First Photo: from the left: Kit Hale, Hall of Fame Award Winner, and Beckwith Kilgore, 2019 Virginia REALTOR® President

 


Code of Ethics Leadership Award

Honors a REALTOR® who exhibits knowledge of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics, arbitration and/or professional standards, and who shares such expertise unequivocally.

Photo: from the left: allye Trobaugh, 2019 Code of Ethics Leadership Award winner, Beckwith Kilgore, 2019 Virginia REALTORS® President.

 


George Rink Outstanding Real Estate Educator

The George Rink Outstanding Real Estate Educator Award is presented to the Virginia REALTOR® educator who has made the most significant contributions to and exemplified leadership and service in real estate education at either the local or state level.

Photo: from the left: Linda Martin, 2019 George Rink Outstanding Real Estate Educator, Beckwith Kilgore, 2019 Virginia REALTORS® President.

 

 


Ann Swearingen Property Manager of the Year Award

The Ann Swearingen Property Manager Award is presented to the industry’s highest achieving Virginia REALTOR® engaged in the field of residential property management who has exemplified leadership and service in their field.

Photo: Al Patel, 2019 Ann Swearingen Property Manager of the Year, Beckwith Kilgore, 2019 Virginia REALTORS® President.

 


Virginia Manager of the Year, Sponsored by Pearl Insurance

Presented to a Virginia broker/manager recognizing individual achievement as a broker/manager.

Photo: from the left – Debbie Bindamin, Pearl Insurance, Pat Widhalm, 2019 Virginia Manager of the Year Award winner, Beckwith Kilgore, 2019 Virginia REALTORS® President

 

 


Virginia CRS of the Year

Recognizes the Virginia Certified Residential Specialist chapter member who has made significant achievements to his local board, state association, community activities, and CRS chapter activities as a member over a five year period.

Photo: from the left: Pat Sury, 2019 Virginia CRS of the Year, Beckwith Kilgore, 2019 Virginia REALTORS® President.

 


Women’s Council of REALTORS® State Member of the Year

Presented to a woman REALTOR® who exemplifies leadership within her local and state associations, and also contributes to her broader community.

Photo: from the left: Teunsha “Sha” Williams-Hinnant, 2019 Women’s Council of REALTORS® State Member of the Year and Beckwith Kilgore, 2019 Virginia REALTORS® President.

 


VHDA Service to Virginia Award

This award recognizes the Virginia REALTOR® individual who has made a significant difference in promoting affordable homeownership to first time homebuyers during the year or whose life work merits recognition and celebration of this issue.

Photo: from the left: Susan Dewey, Executive Director of VHDA, John O’Reilly,, 2019 VHDA Service to Virginia, Beckwith Kilgore, 2019 Virginia REALTORS® President.