About the Awards

Local Awards

The Georgia Mountains & Lakes REALTORS® Association is proud to have so many wonderful volunteers donating their time, energy and talent to making the association a successful organization. Each year, our Association takes the opportunity to recognize a few of these individuals with the following awards: REALTOR® of the Year, Affiliate of the Year, and the Good Neighbor Award. These awards will be presented at the Holiday Membership Luncheon.


Nomination descriptions and links to the online forms are listed below and are greatly appreciated. All nominations will be presented to the Awards Committee and must be in the Association office by October 20th by 5:00 pm.

REALTOR® of the Year Award

Nominate a Member

Candidate must hold REALTOR® membership in an Association of REALTORS® from October 1st of the previous year to September 30th of the current year (the qualifying period) and be a member of the Georgia Mountains & Lakes REALTORS® Association at the time of nomination. Factors taken into consideration include REALTOR® spirit, civic activity, and business accomplishments.

Affiliate of the Year Award

Nominate a Member

The Affiliate of the Year award is given to the Affiliate member of the Georgia Mountain & Lakes REALTORS® Association who has made the greatest contribution of time, energy and resource to the Georgia Mountain & Lakes REALTORS® Association in the calendar year.

Good Neighbor Award

Nominate a Member

The Good Neighbor Award has been established by the Awards Committee of the Georgia Mountain & Lakes REALTORS® Association to recognize the ongoing efforts of individual REALTORS® who are making exceptional contributions to improve the quality of life in their community. Among the activities that qualify for consideration are involvement in improving the quality of education in an area, supporting initiatives aimed at a community's youth, and work on any other community-based program(s).

This award was created to reward our local REALTORS® for contributing to their communities, something so many of them do without any recognition.

» Recognition in the Georgia Mountain & Lakes Association emails and the Georgia Mountains & Lakes Association website - www.gmlrealtors.com.
» A beautiful award which will indicate the name and the description of the award will be presented at the final membership luncheon of the year.

2019 Award Winners

REALTOR® of the Year & Outgoing President's Award

Alan Baker

Headwaters Realty

Affiliate of the Year

Corey Cantrell

Homestar Financial Corporation

Good Neighbor Award

Debra Butler

Real Living Craig Realty

Emeritus REALTOR®

To qualify for REALTOR® Emeritus status, one must hold REALTOR® membership for 40 years and served for either the local, state or national association as an officer or director, or by serving on a local, state or national committee for at least one year.

Ed West

Ed West Realty

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