L-R: PWAR CEO April Thomas, 2018 VR President Jay Mitchell, 2017 REALTOR of the Year Merlyn Banks and Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax

WOODBRIDGE, VA. April 23, 2018—This month, 400 members and guests of REALTOR® Association of Prince William (PWAR) gathered at Gala Cuisine at Foxchase Manor in Manassas on Friday, April 13 for the Annual REALTOR® Awards Gala. The event recognized and honored nearly 300 REALTOR® members who reached exceptional production levels in 2017 as well as unveiled the recipients of the following 2017 Special Awards: Affiliate of the Year, Code of Ethics, Educator of the Year, Manager of the Year, REALTOR® of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Sales Associate of the Year and Volunteer of the Year. Guest speakers included Virginia REALTORS® 2018 President Jay Mitchell and Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax.

To view the full list of PWAR’s 2017 Special Award Winners and Top Producing Agents, visit PWAR’s website at www.pwar.com/awards-recognition. These top agents have reached a high level of achievement set forth by criteria and guidelines, through professionalism, due diligence, customer care and attention, and a strong knowledge of the real estate industry. In order to be eligible for the Million Dollar Club, a REALTOR® must be a current member of PWAR, be affiliated with an Association member firm in good standing, and attain certain designated goals of salesmanship. Sales were calculated from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 of any given award year. Each year, hundreds of REALTORS® apply for these awards, which symbolize their hard work and dedication to the real estate industry.“Our members have the vision, the knowledge and the experience to help us pave our way into the future,” remarked 2018 PWAR President David Bridges. “We applaud and recognize those agents who have excelled this past year and are changing lives for the better through homeownership.”

Event sponsors were Atlantic Coast Mortgage, Capitol Staging Services, Champion Title & Settlements, Ekko Title, Freedom Title, George Mason Mortgage, Integrity Home Mortgage Corporation, Kensington Vanguard National Land Services, MBH Settlement Group, McCarthy & Akers PLC, Movement Mortgage of Fairfax, Movement Mortgage of Manassas, Old Republic Home Protection, RGS Title, The Chef’s Table Caterers and Event Planners, The Federal Savings Bank, The Settlement Group, Toll Brothers,  United Title & Escrow and Women’s Council of REALTORS® Northern Virginia Metro.

REALTOR® Association of Prince William (PWAR) is the largest professional trade association in the Prince William County, representing approximately 2,000 REALTORS® engaged in the residential and commercial real estate business.  PWAR serves as an advocate for homeownership and homeowners and represents the interests of property owners in Prince William County and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Note: The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.