Lake Norman Realty associates and executives recently gathered at River Run Country Club for the company’s 2015 Awards Breakfast and Annual Report delivered by company president, Abigail Jennings.
Jennings began by presenting the firm’s Annual Report celebrating associate achievements and overall growth statistics within the real estate market. She reported that 2015 was the best year in the firm’s 37-year history, with over 16% growth. Activity also increased within their Relocation, Commercial, and Property Management Divisions, all exceeding goals set forth for 2015.
She went on to highlight new initiatives implemented in 2015 to provide higher service to associates and clients, including advanced training and coaching programs. The company’s efforts as a whole did not go unnoticed in the past year. Lake Norman Realty was honored by Charlotte Business Journal with two awards; “Largest Real Estate Companies” and “Largest Woman-Owned Companies”. Added to the list of accolades in 2015 was the firm’s recognition by RIS Media as a “Top 1000 Power Broker” in the nation, and ranked number 21 in production for real estate firms in North Carolina.
Following her annual report, Jennings was surprised with an unexpected recognition by her colleagues celebrating her 25th anniversary with the firm. General Manager, Shantae Brown, and associates Debbie Monroe and Ann Scott shared their memories of the past 25 years and presented Jennings with a commemorative collage of images throughout the years.
Jennings then presented awards to Lake Norman Realty associates for their outstanding achievements in 2015. The company’s top honors went to Barbara Bulen for the James A. Jennings Community Spirit Award recognizing her community service; Nancy Hucks for Service Provider of the Year, for her record of excellence from surveyed 2015 seller and buyer clients. Bob Crowley received the firm’s Success Award recognizing exemplary sales achievement. Top Listing Associate Awards went to Debbie Monroe for the Cornelius Office, Carol Laney for the Denver Office, Rich Tomasini for the Mooresville Office, Tom Gregory for the Statesville Office, and for the overall Top Listing Associate for the Company as well as the Davidson Office, Nancy Hucks. Top Sales Associate Awards went to Eric Taylor for the Denver Office, Maria Jacobs for the Mooresville Office, Sally Parker for the Statesville Office, Nancy Hucks for the Davidson Office, and for the overall Top Sales Associate for the Company, as well as the Cornelius Office, Debbie Monroe. In addition, Jennings awarded the firm’s top 15 associates a luxury Caribbean cruise in recognition of their superior 2015 sales performance.
After the awards presentation, Jennings shared her forecast and initiatives for 2016. Based on many positive market indicators, the company is anticipating continued steady growth for 2016. In closing, Jennings shared an inspirational message regarding associate’s individual goals and the firm’s philosophy of giving back to the community. Jennings encouraged each associate to make 2016 the year to step out and step up to lend a hand through volunteering. She said, “The ripple is a powerful symbol of the effect individuals can have on the community. It starts with one drop and radiates outward, transforming everything around it. Each person has the potential to make a ripple, to make a difference, and be fulfilled by cultivating purpose.”
Some of Lake Norman Realty’s 2015 Top Achievers at the awards celebration at River Run Country Club. From left to right beginning on the first row, Kay Davis, Gail Huss, Kristi Lauffenburger, Carol Laney, Sheila Massey, Co-owner and Company Mom Jane Getsinger, President Abigail Jennings, Janey Felz, Toleah Poplin, Carla Agnini, Debbie Monroe, Tracy Frazier, Rose Cramer, Jennifer Rolles, Bob Campbell, Summer Robinson, Paul Tyson, Bob Crowley, Eric Taylor, Noel Clark, General Manager Shantae Brown, Sally Parker, Ann Scott, Crystal Fry, Valerie Smithers, Holly Zammiello, and Ryan Kotis.