IRVINE, CA (Oct. 25, 2018) – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, congratulated four network sales professionals for being named to the inaugural Top LGBT+ Agent List for production leadership by the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP). The Top LGBT+ Agent List ranks the sales performance of agents and teams who are NAGLREP members.
Included on the list for individual transaction sides were: Avi Dan-Goor of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties in Las Vegas, NV, No. 9; Chris McNelis, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices McNelis Group Properties, Solomons, MD, No. 13; Robert Dawson, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Dawson Ford Garbee & Co., REALTORS®, Lynchburg, VA, No. 15; and Greg Renfrow, Berkshire Hathaway Taliesyn Realty, Cordova, TN, No. 20.
“I am so incredibly proud to be recognized by NAGLREP and by this community,” said Dan-Goor. “Being included on the NAGLREP Top LGBT+ Agent List speaks to the progress we’ve made as a community, locally and nationally, to help all families, especially LGBTQ families, find a place to call home.”
Dan-Goor and McNelis were also recognized for individual sales volume at Nos. 14 and 18, respectively.
In addition, Wayne Woodyard, vice president & regional manager of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, was presented with the NAGLREP Pinnacle Award for his outstanding service to NAGLREP and the LGBT community.
"Being named to the NAGLREP Top LGBT+ Agent List is such an honor because it exemplifies our dedication to providing a service truly to all,” said Dawson, who is also the broker of record at Dawson Ford Garbee & Co., REALTORS®. “Together, we’re making dreams become reality, providing outstanding service to every human being and knowing each has a place to lay their head every night."
Honorees were recently recognized at NAGLREP’s annual convention in Palm Springs, CA. The event hosted more than 700 of the real estate industry’s most influential LGBT and allied leaders for three full days of learning and networking.
“The achievements of these exceptional agents are the result of their unparalleled service, skill and expertise and we are extraordinarily proud of their success,” said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices CEO Gino Blefari. “Their recognition is a testament to their commitment to the LGBT community.”
Added Teresa Palacios Smith, vice president of Diversity & Inclusion for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices: “Our network honorees embody the diverse culture and exceptional care that goes into each client relationship. We are proud to work alongside and support these top professionals.”
All sales professionals ranked on the NAGLREP Top LGBT+ Agent List appeared on the 2018 REAL Trends America's Best Real Estate Professionals ratings and are ranked in the top one-half of 1 percent of the more than 1.3 million REALTORS® nationwide.
REAL Trends identified all NAGLREP members who met 2017 individual agent production minimums of 50 sides or $20 million in sales volume.
Established in 2007, The National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) is a mission driven 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with nearly 2,000 members. NAGLREP advocates on behalf of the rights of the LGBT community on issues related to housing and discrimination laws. It hosts a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) and allied REALTOR referral network which also includes mortgage professionals, title agents, insurance agents, commercial agents, trainers and educators. Visit www.naglrep.com for more information.
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