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Front Page - Friday, January 25, 2019

Backer named Realtor of the Year

Robert Backer was surprised to learn his fellow Realtors have named him their 2018 Realtor of the Year. - Photo by David Laprad

Robert Backer of Coldwell Banker Pryor Realty is the 2018 Realtor of the Year. Greater Chattanooga Realtors presented the award during its recent leadership installment and awards reception at the Edwin Hotel.

The Realtor of the Year award is a peer-based honor given to an agent in recognition of his or her contributions to the real estate industry, the Chattanooga community, and the local and state Realtor associations.

Backer, an active member of GCR, also volunteers with Habitat for Humanity, Snack Packs, Toys For Tots and Ronald McDonald House.

In addition, Backer has increased his real estate expertise by earning several designations, including the Accredited Buyer’s Representative, Certified Residential Relocation Specialist, New Homes Sales and e-Pro designations.

Backer has also served on many GCR committees, including Professional Standards, Grievance and Leadership Development. He is an active member of Tennessee Realtors and the National Association of Realtors as well.

“Robert is a quiet leader who’s always working hard for our association and profession,” says Kim Bass, 2019 Greater Chattanooga Realtors President. “I’m proud of our Realtor of the Year; this honor is well-deserved.”

Upon hearing his name announced, an overwhelmed and grateful Backer stepped up to the podium and said, “I’m shocked. I never expected this honor, but I’ll do my best to live up to it. Thank you.”

Backer then stepped away from the podium to hug his family, including wife Jennifer Backer, son Jake Backer and others.

Source: GCR