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AREA Awards

AREA Awards 2012 Winners, Finalists & Photos

A night full of networking, laughs and recognition, the first annual Arizona Real Estate Achievement, AREA Awards ceremony was held on May 3, 2012 at the Ritz-Carlton in Phoenix.

The Arizona Real Estate Achievement (AREA) Awards are selected by a panel of industry experts and honor the state’s best and brightest real estate companies, real estate agents, real estate brokers, mortgage companies, bankers, home builders, individuals who give back to the community, and those in the real estate business whose careers have left an indelible mark on the community and on the industry.

Comedian Travis Thurman made a special appearance at this year’s AREA Awards as our opening introduction. And the keynote speaker, Paul Blue, Chief of Staff for the Office of the Mayor informed the attendees of the importance of the real estate industry, neighborhood safety, education and much more.

Congratulations to all of the finalists, honorable mentions and winners!


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AREA 2012 Snapshots

Photos: Cory Bergquist

Congratulations to all of our winners:

RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE AGENT OF THE YEAR

Winner: Russell Shaw, Realty One Group
Honorable Mention:
Curtis Johnson, Curtis Johnson Realty

REAL ESTATE BROKER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Deems Dickenson, Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International
Honorable Mention:
Dale Hillard, West USA Realty

REAL ESTATE COMPANY OF THE YEAR—SMALL

Winner: TEAM Investments
Honorable Mention:
Kirans & Associates

REAL ESTATE COMPANY OF THE YEAR—LARGE

Winner: Keller Williams Legacy One Realty
Honorable Mention:
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

MORTGAGE BANKER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Bill Rogers, Homeowners Financial Group
Honorable Mention:
NOVA

MORTGAGE COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Winner: AmeriFirst Financial
Honorable Mention:
CNN Mortgage

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Winner: Tiffany & Bosco
Honorable Mention:
Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner

HOME BUILDER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Lennar

CUSTOM HOME BUILDER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Cullum Homes

PHILANTHROPIC CONTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR

Winner: Erica Curtin, HomeSmart Realty
Honorable Mention: Kent Rini, CrimeBusters AZ

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Winner: Walt Danley, Walt Danley Realty

COMPANY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Winner: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage


Finalists:

  • Erica Curtin, HomeSmart Realty
  • Walt Danley, Walt Danley Realty
  • Don Dickinson, Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty
  • Dale Hillard, West USA Realty
  • Curtis Johnson, Curtis Johnson Realty
  • Tanya Marchiol, TEAM Investments
  • Kent Rini, Crimebusters of AZ
  • Russell Shaw, Realty ONE Group
  • Kiran Vedantam, Kirans & Associates
  • Keller Williams Legacy One Realty
  • AmeriFirst Financial Inc.
  • Coldwell Banker
  • CNN Mortgage
  • Cullum Homes
  • Homeowners Financial Group
  • Lennar Arizona, Inc.
  • NOVA Home Loans
  • Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner, P.Cc
  • Tiffany & Bosco

Presenting Sponsor:

Great American Title Agency

 

Event Partner:

Phoenix Association of RealtorsWEMAR

AREA Awards

AREA Awards 2012: Residential Real Estate Agent Of The Year

The Arizona Real Estate Achievement (AREA) Awards — selected by a panel of industry experts — honor the state’s best and brightest real estate companies, real estate agents, real estate brokers, mortgage companies, bankers, home builders, individuals who give back to the community, and those in the real estate business whose careers have left an indelible mark on the community and on the industry.

AREA AWARDS: RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE AGENT OF THE YEAR

Winner: Russell Shaw, Realty One Group

AREA Awards: Russell ShawHe’s most recognizable for his television commercials in which he proclaims: “I’m not bragging. I’m applying for a job. I want to be your Realtor. And if you’re not happy, fire me!” Russell Shaw, a native of Phoenix, backs up those words as he has been selling real estate since 1978. As Associate Broker of the 16-member Russell Shaw Group in Phoenix, Shaw is a GRI, a CRS, past President of the Arizona Certified Residential Specialists and a Lifetime Member of the President’s Roundtable. In 2011, Realty One Group had 331 sales totaling $48.886 million and collected $629,418 in fees. “Many agents think their most important job is satisfying the customer,” he says. “I don’t think that’s true. I believe that satisfying the customer is simply the minimum requirement for staying in business … Our objectives are to get you the most money in the least time, and with the fewest hassles.”


Honorable Mention: Curtis Johnson, Curtis Johnson Realty

AREA Awards: Curtis JohnsonConstantly analyzing current market conditions and trends, Curtis Johnson likes to stay one step ahead of his competitors. Combined with his extensive knowledge of the local real estate market and his proprietary “89 Step System” he and his team use to market their clients’ homes, Johnson and his team were ranked No. 57 of 1.2 million realtors by the Wall Street Journal for their production in 2008, selling 300 homes. One of the most in-demand real estate brokers in the state, Johnson provides “proven, practical, and usable marketing strategies” for his clients. A designated broker, Johnson holds advanced professional designations including GRI, ABR and CRS.


Arizona Business Magazine May/June 2012