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Front Page - Friday, April 12, 2019

Close recognized for advocacy efforts


Tennessee Realtors on March 18 awarded Greater Chattanooga Realtors the 2018 President’s Cup and Triple Crown awards during its spring conference in Franklin. GCR was recognized for exceeding its share of Tennessee’s political fundraising goal and surpassing their local participation criteria.

“I’m proud to accept these awards on behalf of Greater Chattanooga Realtors,” said Kim Bass, 2019 President of Greater Chattanooga Realtors. “Under the leadership of Geoff Ramsey, our 2018 president, our association and our members worked hard and continue to tirelessly advocate on behalf of homeowners and private property rights.”

Travis Close, a member of GCR, was recognized as the 2018 Realtor Party Champion.

“While being named a 2018 Realtor Party Champion surprised Close, the honor is well-deserved considering his involvement at the local, state and national levels,” GCR said in a news release.

In addition to serving as GCR’s 2015 president and on numerous local committees, Close has served on Tennessee Realtors’ nominating committee, strategic thinking and development committee and as sergeant-at-arms.

Nationally, Close has served as director, Realtor Party Participation Council state representative and Realtor Party Major Investor Council Tennessee representative. He is also a graduate of the National Association of Realtor’s Leadership Academy.

“I’m humbled by this award and proud to help Realtors locally, statewide and nationally in our advocacy efforts,” Close says.

“Travis’ continued work and education efforts both nationally and statewide has allowed the Greater Chattanooga Realtors to expand efforts in advocating for our members,” Bass adds. “He continues to support our efforts by maintaining his Major Investor status and advocating for property rights through his speaking engagements and volunteer service to the association.

“Through Realtor advocacy, we are able to make sure homeownership is within reach for more people every day – locally and nationally.”

Source: GCR