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The Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) announces Anthony de Movellan as the 2016 Realtor of the Year.

The Realtor of the Year award is designed to give recognition to Realtors who have served not only their profession, but also their communities. Mr. de Movellan exhibits high principles of integrity, adherence to the Realtor Code of Ethics and furthered the principles of good real estate practice among brokers, agents, and the general public.

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 2,800 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Rowan, Scott, Whitley, and Woodford Counties. Visit www.lbar.com or call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings. For additional information please contact Elaine Hangis, LBAR Chief Executive Officer (859-276-3503 or via e-mail, elaine@lbar.com).



The Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) announces Laura Hayden as the 2016 Good Neighbor award recipient.

The Good Neighbor Award program recognizes Realtors who are improving the lives of others through their volunteer work.

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 2,800 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Rowan, Scott, Whitley, and Woodford Counties. Visit www.lbar.com or call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings. For additional information please contact Elaine Hangis, LBAR Chief Executive Officer (859-276-3503 or via e-mail, elaine@lbar.com).


The Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) announces John Elling as the 2015 Realtor of the Year.

The Realtor of the Year award is designed to give recognition to Realtors who have served not only their profession, but also their communities. Mr. Elling exhibited high principles of integrity, adherence to the Realtor Code of Ethics and furthered the principles of good real estate practice among brokers, agents, and the general public.

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 2,500 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Rowan, Scott, Whitley, and Woodford Counties. Visit www.lbar.com or call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings. For additional information please contact Elaine Hangis, LBAR Chief Executive Officer (859-276-3503 or via e-mail, elaine@lbar.com).

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The Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) announces Rusty Underwood as the 2015 Good Neighbor award recipient.

The Good Neighbor Award program recognizes Realtors who are improving the lives of others through their volunteer work.

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 2,500 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Rowan, Scott, Whitley, and Woodford Counties. Visit www.lbar.com or call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings. For additional information please contact Elaine Hangis, LBAR Chief Executive Officer (859-276-3503 or via e-mail, elaine@lbar.com).

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Carl Tackett is the 2016 president of the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors® (LBAR).  Tackett is associated with Coldwell Banker McMahan in Georgetown.

The 2016 officers are president elect, Ty Brown – WEICHERT Realtors-Towne & Country; treasurer, JohnGroft – RE/MAX Creative Realty; and treasurer-elect, Judy Craft –Milestone Realty Consultants.

The 2016 Board of Directors include: Ben Allen – Bluegrass Sotheby's International Realty; Nancy Allison – DG Schell Real Estate; Greg Buchanan – ERA Select Real Estate; Matt Coomer – Milestone Realty Consultants; Sallie Davidson – Sallie Davidson, REALTORS; Sha Fister – Rector Hayden, Realtors; LarryFreels – RE/MAX Creative Realty; Judy Giannasio – Milestone Realty Consultants/GeorgetownKristyGooch – RE/MAX Elite Realty; Mike Gooch – Gooch Auction Group & Realty Company; Todd Hyatt – Lois Ann Disponett Real Estate; Lura Justice – Rector-Hayden, Realtors; Becky Locknane – Milestone Realty ConsultantsRandy Newsome – Twin Eagles Realty; and Amanda Stepp-Marcum – Berkshire Hathaway Foster Realtors.

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 2,500 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Rowan, Scott, Whitley, and Woodford Counties. Visit www.lbar.com or call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings. For additional information please contact Elaine Hangis, LBAR Chief Executive Officer (859-276-3503 or via e-mail, elaine@lbar.com).

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Deni Hamilton is the 2017 president of the Realtor®-Community Housing Foundation (RCHF). Hamilton is associated with Coldwell Banker McMahan in Georgetown.

The 2017 officers are president elect, Bo Smith – Keller Williams Greater Lexington; vice president, Tim Adams – Guardian Savings Bank; secretary/treasurer, Melinda Earlywine – Century 21 Commonwealth Real Estate; immediate past-president, Pat Borg – Weesner Properties, Inc.

The 2017 RCHF board of directors include: Cheryl Bromagen – City National Bank; Gesela Brown – First Security Bank; Greg Buchanan – ERA Select Real Estate; Ed Moore – Community Volunteer; Becky Murphy – Charlie Murphy Real Estate; Maggie Napier – Napier Realtors; Will Puckett – PNC Mortgage; Jeff Rietze – Rector Hayden Realtors; Amanda Marcum – Berkshire Hathaway H S Foster; Rusty Underwood – Milestone Realty Consultants; and Joan Whitman – Whitman REALTORS.

RCHF is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization incorporated in 1992 established by the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors® (LBAR). RCHF's goals are to empower families and strengthen neighborhoods by assisting homeowners in need to be able to stay in their homes and help make homes more accessible with the installation of ramps and/or other adaptations for low-income persons with disabilities and/or mobility impairments.


Ty Brown is the 2017 president of the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors® (LBAR). Brown is the broker at Weichert, Realtors-Towne & Country in Lexington.

The 2017 officers are president, Ty Brown; president elect, John Groft - RE/MAX Creative Realty and treasurer, Judy Craft –Milestone Realty Consultants.

The 2017 Board of Directors include: Ben Allen – Bluegrass Sotheby's International Realty; Nancy Allison – DG Schell Real Estate; Greg Buchanan – ERA Select Real Estate; Sha Fister – Rector Hayden, Realtors; Kristy Gooch – RE/MAX Elite Realty; Mike Gooch – Gooch Auction Group & Realty Company; Alicia Huff – Bluegrass Partners Trust Realty; Lura Justice – Rector-Hayden, Realtors; Amanda Marcum – Berkshire Hathaway H S Foster; Randy Newsome – Twin Eagles Realty; Kelley Nisbet – Coldwell Banker McMahan; Carl Tackett – Coldwell Banker McMahan; and Rusty Underwood – Milestone Realty Consultants.

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 2,800 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Rowan, Scott, Whitley, and Woodford Counties. Visit www.lbar.com or call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings. For additional information please contact Elaine Hangis, LBAR Chief Executive Officer (859-276-3503 or via e-mail, elaine@lbar.com).


Deni Hamilton is the 2016 president of the Realtor®-Community Housing Foundation (RCHF).  Hamilton is associated with Coldwell Banker McMahan in Georgetown.

The 2016 officers are president elect, Bo Smith – Keller Williams Greater Lexington; vice president, Tim Adams – Guardian Savings Bank; secretary/treasurer, Melinda Earlywine – Century 21 Commonwealth Real Estate; immediate past-president, Pat Borg – Weesner Properties, Inc.

The 2016 RCHF board of directors include: Cheryl Bromagen – City National Bank; Gesela Brown – First Security Bank; Greg Buchanan – ERA Select Real Estate; Emily Grant – Bluegrass Land Title; Ed Moore – Community Volunteer; Becky Murphy – Charlie Murphy Real Estate; Maggie Napier – Napier Realtors; Jeff Rietze  Rector Hayden Realtors; Amanda Stepp-Marcum – Berkshire Hathaway Foster Realtors; Rusty Underwood – Milestone Realty Consultants; Casey Weesner – Weesner Properties, Inc; and Joan Whitman – Whitman REALTORS.

RCHF is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization incorporated in 1992 established by the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors®(LBAR). RCHF's goal is to empower families and strengthen neighborhoods by assisting homeowners in need to be able to stay in their homes and help single-parent graduates of the One Parent Scholar program become first-time home owners.

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The Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) announces Missy Ward as the 2014 Good Neighbor award recipient.

The Good Neighbor Award program recognizes Realtors who are improving the lives of others through their volunteer work.

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 2,400 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Rowan, Scott, Whitley, and Woodford Counties. Visit www.lbar.com or call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings. For additional information please contact Elaine Hangis, LBAR Chief Executive Officer (859-276-3503 or via e-mail, elaine@lbar.com).

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The Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) announces Barb Curtis as the 2014 Realtor of the Year.

The Realtor of the Year award is designed to give recognition to Realtors who have served not only their profession, but also their communities. Curtis has exhibited high principles of integrity, adherence to the Realtor Code of Ethics and furthered the principles of good real estate practice among brokers, agents, and the general public.

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 2,400 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Rowan, Scott, Whitley, and Woodford Counties. Visit www.lbar.com or call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings. For additional information please contact Elaine Hangis, LBAR Chief Executive Officer (859-276-3503 or via e-mail, elaine@lbar.com).

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Larry Freels is the 2015 president of the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors® (LBAR). Freels is associated with RE/MAX Creative Realty in Lexington.

The 2015 officers are president elect, Carl Tackett – Coldwell Banker McMahan; treasurer, Shirley DeBoor – Keller Williams Bluegrass Realty; and treasurer-elect, John Groft – RE/MAX Creative Realty.

The 2015 Board of Directors include: Ben Allen – Bluegrass Sotheby's International Realty; Nancy Allison – DG Schell Real Estate; Ty Brown– Weichert, Realtors Bluegrass;Matt Coomer – Coomer Realty; Sallie Davidson – Sallie Davidson, REALTORS; Donna Ensminger – Berkshire Hathaway de Movellan Properties; Judy Giannasio – Milestone Realty Consultants/Georgetown; Kristy Gooch– RE/MAX Elite Realty; Mike Gooch– Gooch Auction Group;Todd Hyatt– Lois Ann Disponett Real Estate;Lura Justice– Rector-Hayden Realtors;Becky Locknane – Milestone Realty Consultants; Amanda Stepp-Marcum – Berkshire Hathaway Foster Realtors; Randy Newsome – Twin Eagles Realty; and Linda Wiley – Keller Williams Bluegrass Realty.

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 2,400 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Rowan, Scott, Whitley, and Woodford Counties. Visit www.lbar.com or call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings. For additional information please contact Elaine Hangis, LBAR Chief Executive Officer (859-276-3503 or via e-mail, elaine@lbar.com).

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Pat Borg is the 2015 president of the Realtor®-Community Housing Foundation (RCHF). Borg is associated with Weesner Properties in Lexington.

The 2015 officers are president elect, Deni Hamilton – Coldwell Banker McMahan; vice president, ChrisEvans – Thoroughbred Lending; secretary/treasurer, Bo Smith – Keller Williams Greater Lexington; immediate past-president, Laura Hayden – Rector-Hayden Realtors.

The 2015 RCHF board of directors include: Tim Adams– Guardian Savings Bank;Gesela Brown– Fifth Third Bank;Cheryl Bromagen – Mortgage Movement; Greg Buchanan– ERA Select Real Estate;Melinda Earlywine– Century 21 Commonwealth Real Estate;Emily Grant – Bluegrass Land Title; Trey McCallie– T/D & Associates Real Estate;Ed Moore– Community Volunteer;Becky Murphy– Charlie Murphy Real Estate;Maggie Napier – Napier Realtors; Jeff Rietze  Rector-Hayden Realtors; Amanda Stepp-Marcum – Berkshire Hathaway Foster Realtors; Rusty Underwood – Milestone Realty Consultants;Casey Weesner– Weesner Properties; andJoan Whitman – Whitman, REALTORS.

RCHF is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization incorporated in 1992 established by the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors®(LBAR). RCHF's goal is to empower families and strengthen neighborhoods by assisting homeowners in need to be able to stay in their homes and help single-parent graduates of the One Parent Scholar program become first-time home owners.

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The Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS (LBAR) is proud to announce that Carolyn Stone Edwards was presented with the 2014 KAR Distinguished Service Award. This award is given to someone who has provided outstanding contributions and service to the real estate industry and his/her local community. Edwards was president of KAR in 2006, treasurer in 2004, served as a regional vice president for six years and was named REALTOR® of the Year in 2007. Through her involvement over the last 28 years, she has served on many committees, work groups and task forces at the state level. Edwards served as president of LBAR in 1993 and was twice awarded REALTOR® of the Year (1994 & 2007). She served two terms as president for the REALTOR®-Community Housing Foundation and is still serving on the Board. With the National Association of REALTORS®, Edwards chaired the Credentials Committee and has served on other committees over the past several years.

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 2,200 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bath, Bourbon, Clark, Elliott, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jessamine, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Rowan, Scott and Woodford Counties. Visit www.lbar.comor call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings. For additional information please contact Elaine Hangis, LBAR executive vice president (859-276-3503 or via e-mail, Elaine@lbar.com).

The 2014 Dwan Helton Volunteer Award was given to Tim Adams for his outstanding contributions in Fundraising for RCHF.  

Tim has been affiliated with RCHF for the past two years and serves as Chair for the fundraising committee.  His tireless effort to support the projects of the Realtor Community Housing Foundation has been instrumental in the continued success of Repair Affair and Ramps built in Fayette and surrounding counties.

If you know of a homeowner who needs a ramp, call 276-2639 for more information.

 

The Realtor-Community Housing Foundation is celebrating 20 years of assisting low-income senior citizens in Anderson, Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Jessamine, Montgomery, Scott and Woodford counties with housing repairs and ramps.

RCHF is a non-profit arm of the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors


Pat Borg is the 2014 president of the REALTOR - Community Housing Foundation (RCHF). Borg is associated with Weesner Properties in Lexington. 


The 2014 officers are president-elect, Deni Hamilton - Coldwell Banker McMahan; Vice-President, Chris Evans - Thoroughbred Lending; Treasurer, Bo Smith - Keller Williams Bluegrass Realty. Laura Hayden with Rector-Hayden, Realtors is the immediate past president. 

The 2014 RCHF board of directors include; Tim Adams - Guardian Savings Bank; Gesela Brown - Fifth Third Bank; Greg Buchanan - ERA Select Real Estate; Philip Conrad - Remodelers Council; Shirley DeBoor - Keller Williams Bluegrass Realty; Melinda Earlywine - Century 21 Commonwealth Real Estate; Carolyn Edwards - RE/MAX Creative Realty; Noreen Jeremiah - BB&T; Todd Johnson - Home Builders Association of Lexington; Amy Lunsford - One Parent Scholar Program; Trey McCallie - T/D & Associates Real Estate; Ed Moore - Community Volunteer; Becky Murphy - Charlie Murphy Real Estate; Laura Ratliff - Keller Williams Bluegrass Realty; Jeff Rietze - Rector-Hayden Realtors; Casey Weesner - Weesner Properties; and Joan Whitman - Whitman Real Estate. 

RCHF is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization incorporated in 1992 established by the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors r (LBAR). RCHF's goal is to empower families and strengthen neighborhoods by assisting homeowners in need to be able tos tay in their homes and help single-parent graduates of the One Parent Scholar program become first-time home owners. 

The Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) announced Don Ball as the 2013 Good Neighbor award recipient.

 

The Good Neighbor Award program recognizes REALTORS® who are improving the lives of others through their volunteer work.

 

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 1,900 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Jessamine, Madison, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Scott and Woodford Counties. Visit http://www.lbar.com/www.lbar.com or call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings.

The Lexington-Bluegrass Association ofREALTORS® (LBAR) announced Jonah Mitchell as the 2013 REALTOR® ofthe Year.

 

TheREALTOR®of the Year awardis designed to give recognition to REALTORS® who have served not only their profession, but also their communities. Mitchell has exhibited high principles of integrity, adherence to the REALTOR® Code of Ethics and furthered the principles of good real estate practice among brokers, agents and the general public.

 

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 1,900 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Jessamine, Madison, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Scott and Woodford Counties. Visitwww.lbar.comor call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings.

Linda Wiley is the 2014 president of the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS. Wiley is associated with Keller Williams Bluegrass Realty.


The 2014 officers are president-elect, Larry Freels – RE/MAX Creative Realty; treasurer, Chip Diehl – Prudential A. S. de Movellan Real Estate; and treasurer-elect, Shirley DeBoor – Keller Williams Bluegrass Realty.

The 2014 LBAR board of directors include; Al Blevins – Caswell Prewitt Realty: Ty Brown – WEICHERT, Realtors-Bluegrass Living; Matt Coomer – Coomer Realty; Donna Ensminger - Prudential A.S. de Movellan Real Estate; Mila Ensor – Ensor Real Estate; Judy Giannasio – Milestone Realty Consultants; Kristy Gooch – RE/MAX Elite Realty; Todd Hyatt - Lois Ann Disponett Real Estate; Lura Justice – Rector-Hayden Realtors; Becky Locknane – Milestone Realty Consultants; Carl Tackett - Coldwell Banker McMahan; and Kay Wright – Keller Williams Bluegrass Realty.


As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 2,000 Realtors located in Anderson, Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Jessamine, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Scott and Woodford Counties. Visit www.lbar.com or call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings.

The Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) announced Jim Broadwater as the 2012 REALTOR® of the Year.

The REALTOR®of the Year award is designed to give recognition to REALTORS® who have served not only their profession, but also their communities. Broadwater has exhibited high principles of integrity, adherence to the REALTOR® Code of Ethics and furthered the principles of good real estate practice among brokers, agents and the general public.

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 1,900 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Jessamine, Madison, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Scott and Woodford Counties. Visitwww.lbar.comor call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings.

The Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) announced Kristy Gooch as the 2012 Good Neighbor award recipient.

The Good Neighbor Award program recognizes REALTORS® who are improving the lives of others through volunteer work.

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 1,900 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Jessamine, Madison, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Scott and Woodford Counties. Visitwww.lbar.comor call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings.