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Congratulations to our award winners

Each year, VAR and some of its partners recognize those members who have gone above and beyond the call of their real estate duties.

These are the Realtors, brokers, and property managers who set the standard for all of us, and who exceed that standard themselves. Click here to see photos from the VAR Annual Real Estate Awards reception.

Here are our 2011 winners.

Virginia Realtor® Hall of Fame 2011 Inductees

The Virginia REALTOR® Hall of Fame honors Virginia Realtors® who have made extraordinary and distinguished contributions to the real estate profession and markets in Virginia over a period of at least 25 years. Hall of Fame induction would be considered VAR's highest career honor.

Martha Anders
Coldwell Banker Professional, Hampton

Tom Innes
RE/MAX Commonwealth, Richmond

Jack Torza
Long and Foster, Mechanicsville


Virginia Real Estate Awards

2011 George Rink Educator of the Year recognizes the Realtor® educator who has exemplified leadership and service in real estate education.
Florence Daniels
Governmental Employees Realty, Alexandria

2011 Ann Swearingen Property Manager of the Year recognizes the industry's highest achievers in the field of property management, civic activity, and community involvement.
Schaefer Oglesby
Oglesby Management Group, Lynchburg

Pearl Insurance Virginia Manager of the Year is presented to a broker/manager recognizing individual achievement over a 10-year period of time.
Claire Forcier-Rowe
Coldwell Banker Elite, Fredericksburg

VHDA Service to Virginia Award recognizes the Virginia Realtor® who has made a significant difference in the cause of minority homeownership.
Danita Jackson
Long and Foster, Richmond

Women’s Council of Realtors 2011 State Member of the Year
Phyllis Schrader Robinson
RE/MAX Olympic Realty, Haymarket

Certified Residential Specialist of the Year recognizes the Virginia Certified Residential Specialist chapter member who has made significant achivements to their local board, state association, community activities, and CRS chapter activities as a member over a five year period.
Jody Korman
RE/MAX Commonwealth, Richmond


2011 Omega Tau Rho Inductees

Admission to the Omega Tau Rho fraternity is awarded by state and local Realtor associations to members and others who have given exemplary dedication and service to the Realtor organization. And once an Omega Tau Rho medallion is awarded, the recipient is a member for life.

  • Matha Allen, Northern Virginia Association of Realtors®
  • Paige Audet, NVAR
  • Walter Babic, NVAR
  • Pete Bratic, NVAR
  • Renee Brown, NVAR
  • Walter Burns, NVAR
  • Erick Campos , NVAR
  • Constance Crigler, NVAR
  • Leslie Dickemann, NVAR
  • John Dickinson, Roanoke Valley Association of Realtors®
  • Elaine Fortune-Moat, NVAR
  • Karen Gaskins, Hampton Roads Realtor® Association
  • Joseph Giovannelli, NVAR
  • Hella Grayson, NVAR
  • Grace Harris, NVAR
  • Suzie Hatcher, HRRA
  • Joseph Jones, HRRA
  • Merelyn Kaye, NVAR
  • Sue Mandel, NVAR
  • Louis Panizza, NVAR
  • Robert Pannier, NVAR
  • Sunnie Poloskey, NVAR
  • William Rhodes Jr., HRRA
  • Andrea Riggs, NVAR
  • Evelyn Rivenbark, HRRA
  • Elizabeth Ross, NVAR
  • Mary Satre, NVAR
  • Steven Sherman, NVAR
  • Robert Simmons, NVAR
  • Tim Taylor, NVAR
  • Patricia Toenniessen, NVAR
  • Jan Trach, NVAR
  • Wendell White, HRRA
  • Jon Wolford, NVAR
  • John Wood Jr., HRRA
  • Benjamin Zurun, NVAR