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Mike McGraw named 2019 REALTOR® of the Year

Published Thursday, February 20, 2020

l-r: Chere Roane, Reese Stewart, Jeffrey M. Fagan, Mike McGraw, Beth McGraw, Michael McGraw, Cliff Long

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Mike McGraw, RE/MAX Central Realty, is the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association’s 2019 REALTOR® of the Year recipient.

The honor is ORRA's highest award and recognizes outstanding volunteer contributions on behalf of the association and the REALTOR® membership. McGraw is a past president of ORRA and currently holds the elected position of Florida Realtors® treasurer.

“ORRA is truly grateful for Mike's past leadership in the REALTORS® Political Action Committee and in the governmental affairs arena,” says Awards Task Force Chairman and 2017 REALTOR® of the Year recipient Chere Roane, Nicole-Hudson Realty Corp. "Now we proudly support Mike as he seeks election for Florida Realtors® Vice President and embarks on an exciting journey of succession to president-elect then president.”

The REALTOR® of the Year honor was just one of many presented during the ORRA Recognition and Annual Awards luncheon at Mango’s Tropical Café. In addition to recognition of the association's 2019 Good Neighbor Awards winners and 2019 Honor Society recipients, additional awards presented during the luncheon included:

  • Association Educator of the Year Award – Cynthia DeLuca, ERA Grizzard Real Estate, for demonstrating excellence in teaching and in commitment of service to the association.

  • Chairman of the Year Award – Dore Baratta, BHHS Florida Realty, for focusing on the association's goals; maintaining accurate committee records; conducting committee meetings in a professional manner; and demonstrating traits of a leader of the association.

  • Grant Clarke Volunteer of the Year Award – Lesley Wilson VanGoethem, Innovative Realty Solutions Group, for demonstrating leadership and commitment to the fulfillment of the association’s strategic plan through volunteer committee work and activities.

  • Pillar of the Community Award – Robert Caldwell, Caldwell Realty Services, for demonstrating exceptional community service and outreach.

  • REALTOR® Rising Star of the Year – Orlando Montero, Alpha R.E. of Central Fl LLC, for offering exemplary contributions of service, time, and commitment to the association.

  • Walter Rose Lifetime Member – Hemendra Thakkar, International Professional Services Corporation, for rendering exceptional and unusual service to the association.

  • Affiliate Member of the Year – Jody Seltzer, Celebration Title Group, for providing outstanding contributions of service, time, and commitment to the association.

  • Affiliate Rising Star of the Year – Keith Bertrand, Fairwinds Credit Union, for providing outstanding contributions of service, time, and commitment to the association.

2019 ORRA REALTOR® Emeritus

The following ORRA members have been awarded the status of REALTOR® Emeritus, which honors long and faithful service to the REALTOR® organization. REALTOR® Emeritus is granted by special vote of NAR directors and recognizes individuals with 40 years of REALTOR® membership.

Sharon Backe, Watson Realty Corp., REALTORS
Judy Borgailo, Charles Rutenberg Realty Orlando
Barry Carnes, Premium Properties R.E Service
Scott Caulfield, Caulfield Realty LLC
Charles Chambers, Real Estate Navigators, Inc.
Paula Cox, Premier Sothebys Int’l Realty
Edwin Dantin, Dantin Realty Corporation
Cynthia Egeli, Elite Real Estate Professionals LLC
Judith Fryer, Southern Style Real Estate
Richard Fryer, Southern Style Real Estate
Janis Fuller, Fannie Hillman & Associates
James Gamble, James C. Gamble, REALTOR
Kathryn Gayle, Sand Dollar Realty Group
Michael Ginesin, Panoptic Realty
Cheryl Gray, Rider Realty, LLC
Marcelle Hobbs, HD Realty LLC
Regina Hodgson, Weichert Realtors Hallmark Pro
Ross Hudson, EXP Realty, LLC
Linda King, Fannie Hillman & Associates
Jack Krips, Florida Realty Investments
Elizabeth Larsen, Julie B Realty
Constance Linhares, La Rosa Realty, LLC
Charles Lipford, Home Wise Realty Group Inc
Sheila Mathews, Coldwell Banker Residential RE
Maureen McCabe, Maureen McCabe
Bonnie McNutt, RE/MAX Properties SW
Steven Moreira, Magic Properties & Investment Inc
Jay Morgan, Chamberlain Realty LLC
A. Bart Peterson, St Johns Realty Company
M. Glenda Philpot, Coldwell Banker Residential RE
Steven Pilchick, Weichert Realtors Hallmark Pro
Howard Pomp, First Fl. Realty Group, Inc.
Kathryn Puschmann, Century 21 Professional Group Inc
Bernard Reilly, Reilly Realty & Mgmt.
James Rexroat, Rexroat Realty
Dana Rohe, Isleworth Realty LLC
Judith Sackett, Sackett Investment Company
Cynthia Shelton, Cynthia Shelton Inc
Dusty Sutton, Keller Williams At The Parks
Hemendra Thakkar, International Professional Services Corporation
Jimmie Vaught, Jimmie Vaught Realty Inc
Pamela White, Coldwell Banker Residential RE

2019 ORRA 30-year Tenure

The following ORRA members have been part of the REALTOR® organization for 30 years. In honor of their longtime support of the REALTOR® mission and ideas, ORRA is please to provide each with a discount toward their 2020 local REALTOR® dues.

Hossein Albekord, Albekord, Inc.
Susan Aloisio, Southern Realty Enterprises
Bethanne Baer, Bear Team Real Estate
Rosa Bartling, Skinner Realty, Inc.
Patricia Basy, RE/MAX Central Realty
Tania Beckel, The Hood Group, Inc.
John Bergstrom, Charles Rutenberg Realty Orlando
Pat Bond, Palm Tree Properties, Inc.
Lewis Brooks, Orlando Luxury Homes Inc
Robert Broughton, Broughton Realty Group
Susan Burton, Coldwell Banker Residential RE
Diane Chan, Upside Real Estate Inc
Anthony Consalvo, Florida One Real Estate LLC
William Dowdell, Coldwell Banker Residential RE
Aubrey Hinds, ACHinds, Inc.
Myra Johnson, M.J. Real Estate, Inc.
Martin Kaiser, Greater Orlando Realty USA Inc
Brenda Kelley, Greentree Properties, Inc.
Barbara Kleffel, Southern Realty Enterprises
Ky Lam, Home Invest Realty Inc
Vijay Luthra, Property Investment Brokers
Randolph Martin, Charles Rutenberg Realty Orlando
John McDade, Fannie Hillman & Associates
Caroline Moffitt Lawton, Keller Williams Heritage Realty
John Muccigrosso, RE/MAX 200 Realty
Sumayyah Muhammad, Homevest Realty
Darrell Nunnelley, Vintage Realty Group LLC
Winnie Pang, Cathay Realty, Inc.
Philip Rampy, Olde Town Brokers Inc
Joycelyn Ryan, Keller Williams Legacy Realty
Martha Scearce, Fannie Hillman & Associates
Nicole Seybold, Fannie Hillman & Associates
David Taylor, Taylor Appraisal Company
Roy Thomas, Homeway Realty Corp
Teresa Thomas, Watson Realty Corp
Gayle White, Legacy Brokers, Inc.
Stefanie Wollam, RE/MAX Central Realty
Nancy Zinckgraf, Coldwell Banker Residential RE

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Ver fotos del almuerzo de Reconocimiento y Premios Anuales

Mike McGraw, RE/MAX Central Realty, es el recipiente del premio 2019 REALTOR® del Año de la Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association.

El honor es el premio más alto de ORRA y reconoce contribuciones voluntarias sobresalientes en nombre de la asociación y la membresía de REALTOR®. McGraw es ex presidente de ORRA y actualmente ocupa el cargo electo de tesorero de Florida Realtors®.

"ORRA está realmente agradecida por el liderazgo anterior de Mike en el Comité de Acción Política de REALTORS® y en el ámbito de los asuntos gubernamentales", dijo Chere Roane, Presidenta de la Fuerza de Tarea de Premios y ganadora del REALTOR® del año 2017, Nicole-Hudson Realty Corp. "Ahora estamos orgullosos de apoyar a Mike mientras busca las elecciones para el Vicepresidente de Florida Realtors® y se embarca en un emocionante viaje de sucesión a presidente electo y luego presidente ".

El honor del REALTOR® del año fue solo uno de los muchos presentados durante el almuerzo de Reconocimiento ORRA y Premios Anuales en Mango's Tropical Cafe. Además del reconocimiento de los ganadores de los premios  2019 Good Neighbor Awards de la asociación y los ganadores de la Sociedad de Honor 2019, los premios adicionales presentados durante el almuerzo incluyeron:

  • Premio de la Asociación al Educador(a) del Año - Cynthia DeLuca, ERA Grizzard Real Estate, por demostrar excelencia en la enseñanza y en el compromiso de servicio a la asociación.

  • Premio al Presidente del Año – Dore Baratta, BHHS Florida Realty, por centrarse en los objetivos de la asociación; mantener registros precisos del comité; realización de reuniones de comité de manera profesional; y demostrando rasgos de un líder de la asociación.

  • Premio al Voluntario del Año Grant Clarke – Lesley Wilson VanGoethem, Innovative Realty Solutions Group, por demostrar liderazgo y compromiso con el cumplimiento del plan estratégico de la asociación a través del trabajo y las actividades del comité voluntario.

  • Premio Pilar de la Comunidad – Robert Caldwell, Caldwell Realty Services, por demostrar un excepcional servicio comunitario y alcance.

  • REALTOR® Estrella en Ascenso del Año – Orlando Montero, Alpha R.E. of Central Fl LLC, por ofrecer contribuciones ejemplares de servicio, tiempo y compromiso con la asociación.

  • Miembro de Por Vida Walter Rose  – Hemendra Thakkar, International Professional Services Corporation, por prestar un servicio excepcional e inusual a la asociación.

  • Miembro Afiliado del Año – Jody Seltzer, Celebration Title Group, por proporcionar contribuciones sobresalientes de servicio, tiempo y compromiso con la asociación.

  • Afiliado Estrella en Ascenso del Año – Keith Bertrand, Fairwinds Credit Union, por proporcionar contribuciones sobresalientes de servicio, tiempo y compromiso con la asociación.

2019 ORRA REALTOR® Emeritus

A los siguientes miembros de ORRA se les ha otorgado el estatus de REALTOR® Emeritus, que honra el servicio largo y fiel a la organización REALTOR®. REALTOR® Emeritus se otorga por voto especial de los directores de NAR y reconoce a las personas con 40 años de membresía en REALTOR®.

Sharon Backe, Watson Realty Corp., REALTORS
Judy Borgailo, Charles Rutenberg Realty Orlando
Barry Carnes, Premium Properties R.E Service
Scott Caulfield, Caulfield Realty LLC
Charles Chambers, Real Estate Navigators, Inc.
Paula Cox, Premier Sothebys Int’l Realty
Edwin Dantin, Dantin Realty Corporation
Cynthia Egeli, Elite Real Estate Professionals LLC
Judith Fryer, Southern Style Real Estate
Richard Fryer, Southern Style Real Estate
Janis Fuller, Fannie Hillman & Associates
James Gamble, James C. Gamble, REALTOR
Kathryn Gayle, Sand Dollar Realty Group
Michael Ginesin, Panoptic Realty
Cheryl Gray, Rider Realty, LLC
Marcelle Hobbs, HD Realty LLC
Regina Hodgson, Weichert Realtors Hallmark Pro
Ross Hudson, EXP Realty, LLC
Linda King, Fannie Hillman & Associates
Jack Krips, Florida Realty Investments
Elizabeth Larsen, Julie B Realty
Constance Linhares, La Rosa Realty, LLC
Charles Lipford, Home Wise Realty Group Inc
Sheila Mathews, Coldwell Banker Residential RE
Maureen McCabe, Maureen McCabe
Bonnie McNutt, RE/MAX Properties SW
Steven Moreira, Magic Properties & Investment Inc
Jay Morgan, Chamberlain Realty LLC
A. Bart Peterson, St Johns Realty Company
M. Glenda Philpot, Coldwell Banker Residential RE
Steven Pilchick, Weichert Realtors Hallmark Pro
Howard Pomp, First Fl. Realty Group, Inc.
Kathryn Puschmann, Century 21 Professional Group Inc
Bernard Reilly, Reilly Realty & Mgmt.
James Rexroat, Rexroat Realty
Dana Rohe, Isleworth Realty LLC
Judith Sackett, Sackett Investment Company
Cynthia Shelton, Cynthia Shelton Inc
Dusty Sutton, Keller Williams At The Parks
Hemendra Thakkar, International Professional Services Corporation
Jimmie Vaught, Jimmie Vaught Realty Inc
Pamela White, Coldwell Banker Residential RE

2019 ORRA Tenencia de 30 años

Los siguientes miembros de ORRA han formado parte de la organización REALTOR® durante 30 años. En honor a su apoyo desde hace mucho tiempo a la misión e ideas de REALTOR®, ORRA está dispuesta a proporcionar a cada uno un descuento para sus cuotas locales de REALTOR® para 2020.

Hossein Albekord, Albekord, Inc.
Susan Aloisio, Southern Realty Enterprises
Bethanne Baer, Bear Team Real Estate
Rosa Bartling, Skinner Realty, Inc.
Patricia Basy, RE/MAX Central Realty
Tania Beckel, The Hood Group, Inc.
John Bergstrom, Charles Rutenberg Realty Orlando
Pat Bond, Palm Tree Properties, Inc.
Lewis Brooks, Orlando Luxury Homes Inc
Robert Broughton, Broughton Realty Group
Susan Burton, Coldwell Banker Residential RE
Diane Chan, Upside Real Estate Inc
Anthony Consalvo, Florida One Real Estate LLC
William Dowdell, Coldwell Banker Residential RE
Aubrey Hinds, ACHinds, Inc.
Myra Johnson, M.J. Real Estate, Inc.
Martin Kaiser, Greater Orlando Realty USA Inc
Brenda Kelley, Greentree Properties, Inc.
Barbara Kleffel, Southern Realty Enterprises
Ky Lam, Home Invest Realty Inc
Vijay Luthra, Property Investment Brokers
Randolph Martin, Charles Rutenberg Realty Orlando
John McDade, Fannie Hillman & Associates
Caroline Moffitt Lawton, Keller Williams Heritage Realty
John Muccigrosso, RE/MAX 200 Realty
Sumayyah Muhammad, Homevest Realty
Darrell Nunnelley, Vintage Realty Group LLC
Winnie Pang, Cathay Realty, Inc.
Philip Rampy, Olde Town Brokers Inc
Joycelyn Ryan, Keller Williams Legacy Realty
Martha Scearce, Fannie Hillman & Associates
Nicole Seybold, Fannie Hillman & Associates
David Taylor, Taylor Appraisal Company
Roy Thomas, Homeway Realty Corp
Teresa Thomas, Watson Realty Corp
Gayle White, Legacy Brokers, Inc.
Stefanie Wollam, RE/MAX Central Realty
Nancy Zinckgraf, Coldwell Banker Residential RE

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