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Front Page - Friday, March 10, 2017

CBPR to receive national recognition




Robert Backer was Coldwell Banker Pryor Realty’s top producing Chattanooga agent in 2016. - Photograph by David Laprad

For over 30 years, Coldwell Banker Pryor Realty has worked with many of the top relocation companies in its efforts to serve the real estate needs of its clients worldwide.

This month, Cartus Broker Network will be honoring Pryor Realty with its 2016 ilver Award for Excellence .

To receive the award, a real estate firm must meet strict guidelines in 50 categories, some of which include customer satisfaction, client savings and home marketing. Cartus grades each transaction individually, and even slight errors can disqualify a company.

Pryor announced their selection as a recipient of the award at Pryor Realty’s annual awards luncheon Feb. 21 at SpringHill Suites in downtown Chattanooga.

Peggy Pryor, who owns Pryor Realty with her husband, Bill, said their company strives daily to deliver excellence in service. “Excellence is just a word to some, but to us, it’s everything,” she said.

Pryor credited the award to the hard work of Lauren Glick, the company’s full-time relocation director, and Glick’s team.

“Each of our relocation team sales associates spent many hours in training,” said Pryor. “We’re proud of Lauren and her award-winning team for their dedication to the many people relocating to the Chattanooga, Cleveland, Dayton and North Georgia areas.”

Glick, who has led the company’s relocation department for nine years, earned the Certified Relocation Specialist designation through the Employee Relocation Council in 2016. She is one of only a few real estate professionals in the Chattanooga area who hold the designation.

Glick will travel to Phoenix, Arizona this month to receive the Silver Award for Excellence at the Cartus Broker Network International Conference.

In addition to announcing the Silver Award for Excellence, Pryor Realty recognized its top agents in 2016 with a number of company awards. Here are the winners for the firm’s Chattanooga office (Pryor Realty also operates an office in Dayton, Tennessee):

Outgoing Referral Award of Excellence

Frederico Linares

Relocation Platinum Award

Robert Backer

Circle of Honor for Sales

Tanja Hollowell

Jan Lambert

Robert Backer

Circle of Honor for Listings

Robert Backer

Million Dollar Producer

Judy Piotrowski

Multi-million Dollar Producer

Karen Parris

Wayne Bull

Donna Evans

Jeannie Schmid

Buster Yates

Rolanda Pullen

Jan Lambert

Circle of Excellence Multi-million Dollar Producer

Yun Gravitt

Susan Stout

Leatha Eaves

Natalie Chalverus

Tanja Hollowell

Robert Backer

Rising Star

Leatha Eaves

Eaves earned her license in October 2015. In 2016, she closed 24 transactions and sold nearly $5 million worth of real estate.

Backer was also honored as the company’s top producer after topping the other agents in several categories, incluiding sales dollar volume for buyer controlled sales, units closed for bvuyer controlled sales, sales dollar volume, total units closed and number of units listed.

Pryor Realty is just one of 3,400 Coldwell Banker offices worldwide, yet many of its agents have risen to the top of the global company’s ranks. To honor these agents, Coldwell Banker delivered several trophies to Pryor Realty, which the firm presented during the luncheon.

Six Chattanooga sales associates received the International Diamond Society award, which is given to agents who reach the top 12 percent of all Coldwell Banker sales associates worldwid: Chalverus, Pullen, Lambert, Hollowell, Stout and Eaves.

Backer received the International President’s Elite award, which is given to agents who are among the top two percent of all Coldwell Banker sales associates worldwide.

“We are always excited when our sales associates receive Coldwell Banker International Awards,” Pryor said.

“This is especially note worthy since Coldwell Banker has approximately 84,000 sales associates in 43 countries and territories.”