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COLUMBIA, S.C. (December 9, 2022) — South Carolina REALTOR® (SCR) member and Columbia Realtor® with ERA Wilder, Morris Lyles, has been named the association’s 2022 REALTOR® of the Year. The announcement was made during the association’s Awards Gala and Installation of Officers event at Junction 800 in Columbia.

The South Carolina REALTOR® of the Year program is the association’s most prestigious annual award. It was established in 1955 and has been designed to honor and recognize those Realtor® members who have contributed most to the advancement of the South Carolina real estate profession and community.

Morris Lyles is a 1996 graduate of Presbyterian College. He began his real estate career that same year as a Realtor® with Bollin, Ligon, Walker Realty in Columbia. He worked for Coldwell Banker United Realty before joining ERA Wilder Realty as a broker in 2006. He then returned to sales in 2012.

Lyles has served in many roles at SCR including treasurer in 2019, president-elect in 2020, and president in 2021. He also served as SC REALTOR® Political Action Committee trustee chair in 2017, and member services chair of the executive committee in 2016. He served on the board of the Central Carolina REALTORS® Association in Columbia, and was its 2015 president. He was named as the board’s 2016 REALTOR® of the Year.

In addition to his real estate roles, Lyles is active in his community and has served as a past president of the Columbia Kiwanis Club in 2008, president of the Columbia Museum of Art Contemporaries in 2004, and is a 2001 graduate of Leadership Columbia. He also has served as a chairman of the board at Trinity Cathedral’s Learning Center in Columbia.

"Realtor® of the Year” is a perfect title for Morris Lyles. He is a dedicated professional whose ethics, efficiency and knowledge make him a trusted resource for both his clients and colleagues," said SCR President Cindy Creamer.

Pictured Left to Right: Morris Lyles SCR REALTOR® of the Year with 2023 SCR Treasurer Keon Aldrich

A video tribute to the REALTOR® of the Year is available here.


South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR), the largest professional trade association in the state, serves as the voice of real estate for more than 29,000 members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. REALTOR® is a registered trademark that identifies a professional in real estate who subscribes to a strict code of ethics as a member of SCR and the National Association of REALTORS®.