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South Carolina REALTORS® conference draws more than 400 Realtors® statewide
COLUMBIA, S.C. (September 14, 2017) — South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) 2017 annual conference and expo, Realtor® Revolution at the Hyatt Regency in Greenville, August 30th-September 1st, drew more than 400 residential and commercial Realtors® from across the state.
Realtor® members enjoyed speakers and topics focusing on drones, home security systems, virtual reality tours, Realtor® safety and more. Attendees also enjoyed a 26-booth tradeshow.
The SCR board of directors met at the conference and approved the association’s new strategic plan. The board also installed new leaders including 2017 Incoming SCR President, Laura Derrick. Derrick is a Realtor® at Coldwell Banker United in Columbia, South Carolina.
Other incoming leaders include:
Vice President, Region 1: Jim Davis, Charleston Trident Association of REALTORS®
Vice President, Region 2: Michael Gonzalez, Hilton Head Area Association of REALTORS®
Vice President, Region 3: Marvin Heyd, Coastal Carolinas Association of REALTORS®
Vice President, Region 4: Deborah Griggs, Greater Pee Dee Association of REALTORS®
Vice President, Region 5: Julie Whitesell, Aiken Board of REALTORS®
Vice President, Region 6: Don Cleveland, Western Upstate Association of REALTORS®
Vice President, Region 7: Colleen Coesens, Piedmont Association of REALTORS®
Parliamentarian: Adair Senn, Greater Greenville Association of REALTORS®
President Elect: Drew Streett, Coastal Carolinas Association of REALTORS®
Treasurer: Owen Tyler, Charleston Trident Association of REALTORS®
Secretary: Morris Lyles, Central Carolina Association of REALTORS®
Immediate Past President: David Phillips, Western Upstate Association of REALTORS®
Special guest speakers at the conference included NAR Region 4 VP, Ann McDonald of Kentucky; Sherri Meadows, NAR Region 5 VP of Florida; NAR REALTOR® Party Fundraising Liaison, Kenny Parcell; and the Honorable Chip Huggins of House District 85 in Lexington County. Representative Huggins installed the 2018 officers and directors, including incoming 2018 SCR President Laura Derrick.
SCR also celebrated the following 2017 award winners at the conference:
2017 SC REALTOR® of the Year – David Kent, The Real Buyer’s Agent, Charleston
Distinguished Service Award – Marvin Heyd, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Myrtle Beach
James R. Peters Association Executive Award of Excellence – Jean Beck, Hilton Head Area Association of REALTORS®
Omega Tau Rho Award – William Sherrod, Lee & Associates, Charleston
SCR’s esteemed leadership program – LeadershipSCR, celebrated graduation during the awards ceremony. Graduation certificates were presented to the following Realtors® by LeadershipSCR Chair Mandy Chapman-Crain of Carolina Moon Realty, and Co-Chair Kim Matthews with Carolina Realty of the Lowcountry.
Keon Aldrich, Coldwell Banker McMillan
Jennifer Bauman, ERA Wilder Realty
Christina Cook, Carolina Realty of the Lowcountry
Michelle Daniels, Pro Realty Services
Logan Farrison, Carolina Realty of the Lowcountry
Wilber Lane, Coldwell Banker
Kimberly Lease, Century 21 Properties Plus
Jay Linginfelter, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Robert Mixon, Lake Life Realty
Traci Richardson, RE/MAX Executive Realty
Denise Wells, First Carolina Real Estate Group
South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR), the largest professional trade association in the state, serves as the voice of real estate for more than 20,000 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®.