Virginia REALTORS® is excited to announce its esteemed 2018 awardees.  The Awards and Installation Banquet celebrates excellence in various areas of real estate, including property management, brokerage, education, and other business achievements, along with notable community contributions.

Virginia REALTOR® of the Year: Recognizes a REALTOR® who has made proven contributions to the real estate industry through both personal and professional achievement and outstanding volunteerism.

Deborah Baisden of the Hampton Roads REALTORS® Association, 2018 Virginia REALTOR® of the Year

(pictured left to right: Pat Sury, 2017 Virginia REALTOR® of the Year, Deborah Baisden, 2018 Virginia REALTOR® of the Year, Jay Mitchell, 2018 Virginia REALTORS® President)

Virginia REALTOR® Hall of Fame: Honors Virginia REALTORS® who have made extraordinary and

distinguished contributions to the real estate profession and markets in Virginia over a period of twenty

five years or more. Induction to the Hall of Fame is considered Virginia REALTORS®’ principal career


  • Carol Clarke of the Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS®
  • Virginia Rose of the Richmond Association of REALTORS® (*This award was given posthumously.)
  • J.P. Vaughan of the Lynchburg Association of REALTORS®


Code of Ethics Leadership Award: Honors a REALTOR® who exhibits knowledge of the REALTOR® Code

of Ethics, arbitration and/or professional standards, and who shares such expertise unequivocally.

  • Kathryn Jones of the Dulles Area Association of REALTORS®


Virginia Manager of the Year, Sponsored by Pearl Insurance: Presented to a broker/manager

recognizing individual achievement over a ten‐year period.

  • Jeanne Hockaday of the Chesapeake Bay & Rivers Association of REALTORS®


George Rink Outstanding Real Estate Educator Award: Recognizes the Virginia REALTOR® educator who has made the most significant contributions to and exemplified leadership and service in real estate

education at either the state or local level.

  • Libby Gatewood of the Richmond Association of REALTORS®


The Ann Swearingen Property Manager of the Year Award: Presented to the industry’s highest achieving association members engaged in the field of residential property management.

  • Steven Stein of the Harrisonburg/Rockingham Association of REALTORS®


Virginia Housing Development Authority Service to Virginia Award: Recognizes the Virginia

REALTOR® who has made the most significant difference in promoting affordable homeownership to

first‐time homebuyers during the year or whose life work merits recognition and celebration of this


  • Greg Slater of the Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS®