Charlotte Regional Realtor Association 2012 Awards
The Charlotte Regional Realtor Association held their annual awards luncheon and annual meeting Dec. 7.
John Byers Jr. was given the association’s highest award, the 2012 Realtor of the Year award. Though retired, Byers is still an active association member, World War II veteran and was the association president in 1968. He also served on the executive committee; was a member of the hospitality, legislative and professional standards committees; was the president of the Home Builders Association of Charlotte in 1960 and served as president of Charlotte Property Managers Association. He also was a member of the Charlotte Jaycees and associate deacon of Myers Park Baptist Church and president of the Sunday School.
Danny Williamson, Realtor with Keller Williams Ballantyne, was named the 2012 Vane Mingle Rookie of the Year. Nominees must have closed at least 10 transactions during their first 12 months of memberships and been active association volunteers. Williamson closed 14 personal sales, served on the Government Affairs committee, is a community volunteer at Elon School and is an assistant baseball coach.
John Goode, Realtor with Dickens-Mitchener & Associates, received the President’s 2012 Committee Chair Award for serving as chair of the Housing Opportunity Foundation Committee the past two years.
Bob Bishop was named the Housing Opportunity Foundation’s 2012 Humanitarian Award winner for his work with Charlotte’s homeless population. Bishop served as the Men’s Shelter Board of Directors major fundraising chair, and cooks and serves at the shelter several days a week. He’s also worked with McCreesh Place, Lakewood Community Service Alliance, Sheltered Treasures; H3O Charlotte Advisory Board and “Stop the Hunger.” Bishop also raises awareness of homelessness as a volunteer reader to students at Hickory Grove Elementary School.