Austin Board of REALTORS® Announces 2018 Industry Award Winners
AUSTIN, TX – With a strong year of home sales wrapping up this month, the Central Texas real estate community celebrated REALTORS® for outstanding contributions at the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) 2018 Industry Awards and Installation on Friday, December 7.
“Central Texas REALTORS® are well known for their involvement in their community and commitment to professionalism, but this year’s ABoR Industry Award winners go above and beyond that,” Emily Chenevert, ABoR CEO, said. “The five winners this year exemplify all that we hope for and more with regard to leadership, our unique local market and community service.”
Those recognized were anonymously chosen by a committee of past winners for achievements in business, education, association participation and dedication to the housing community. This year, ABoR partnered with Platinum Top 50 (PT50) on applicants, resulting in a larger pool of nominees. By virtue of applying for PT50, all nominees were eligible for the ABoR Industry Awards as well.
REALTOR® of the Year: Brandy Guthrie, Sky Realty
Guthrie has been an active member of ABoR since 2005, serving on the government affairs, political action, and education committees. As immediate past president of the ABoR board of directors, she has gained an understanding of ABoR’s members and their needs. In addition to her board involvement, Guthrie is devoted to grassroots legislation and often volunteers to support candidates in local, state, and national campaigns. Nationally, Guthrie is the 2019 Multiple Listing Service Forum Chair for the National Association of REALTORS®. At the state level, Guthrie represents ABoR on the Texas Association of REALTORS® Region 15 Political Involvement Council, advocating for issues that directly impact REALTORS®.
Salesperson of the Year: Eric Copper, Austin Portfolio Real Estate – KW International
Since 2012, Copper has been recognized as the top-selling agent in his company of more than 900 agents. For the past six years, he has earned recognition as a PT50 Centurion winner. He continues to be among the Austin Elite 25™— Austin’s top one percent of luxury REALTORS®. Copper has built a reputation for personalized service, professionalism, and integrity. He serves a diverse client base, from professional athletes to first-time homebuyers.
Rookie of the Year: Alice Duffy, Keller Williams Realty – Lake Travis
Born and raised in Austin, Duffy has a deep understanding of the Central Texas housing market. She completed more than 90 hours of comprehensive training to become a GRI (Graduate, REALTOR® Institute) designee and holds RENE (Real Estate Negotiation Expert) certification. During her first two years as a REALTOR®, she assisted in 20 transactions. Her combined sales volume reached over $8.4 million.
Community Service Award: Amanda Dudley, Realty Austin
Dudley enjoys working with and promoting nonprofit organizations through self-produced events. She’s spearheaded numerous community projects for Realty Austin, including the agency’s Austin Habitat for Humanity annual home build and the Touch-a-Truck event benefiting Austin’s SAFE alliance. In her personal time, Dudley delivers hot meals to homebound seniors through Meals on Wheels.
Affiliate of the Year: Elaine Maxey, OneGuard Home Warranty
Maxey has participated in several industry-related organizations and has been a leader in many during her career. In 2015 and 2016, she served on ABoR’s committee for the Texas Real Estate Political Action Committee (TREPAC). Maxey is an engaged ABoR Affiliate member who dedicates a significant amount of her time educating REALTOR® members by sponsoring education courses, new member orientation classes, and attending networking events. Maxey also teaches continuing education classes at brokerages and sponsors informational meetings at title companies and mortgage companies.
The Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) is a nonprofit organization that has been serving the needs of Austin REALTORS® and consumers for more than 90 years. ABoR provides technology, education, and advocacy for more than 13,000 members, as well as monthly housing market reports for Travis, Hays, and Williamson counties. ABoR’s market reports include the most accurate multiple listing service (MLS) findings for the Austin area. For more information, contact the ABoR public relations team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-454-7636. For the latest local housing market listings, visit AustinHomeSearch.com.