We may be a little biased, but we hold our agents and brokers in very high regard. We see the excellent work they do and amazing customer service they provide and believe it is the very best in the region, if not the country. But again, maybe we are a little biased because of how close we are to the situation.
Fortunately, our feelings on the matter were recently confirmed and thus our fears of excellence tunnel vision were put to rest.
On Wednesday, December 6, the Kansas City Regional Association of the REALTORS® held their Holiday Party, Awards & Installation event where they recognized the very best among Kansas City area REALTORS® for the year of 2017. As the official association for real estate professionals in the Kansas City area, KCRAR exists to protect the rights and privileges of home ownership, to maintain continuing avenues of education and to improve the standards of the real estate profession and to serve our members and the real estate community.
Potential winners are nominated for the awards and then a committee of previous award winners makes the selection based on the criteria for the awards, which include volunteerism, association involvement, and selling volume, among others. This way, people who already know what it takes to be the best, can recognize in others and award them for it.
The ceremony was held at the Courtyard Marriott in at Briarcliff and was attended by more than 400 real estate pros from the area, including two of our own from BHGRE Kansas City Homes who would soon be honored for helping to build and maintain a strong real estate community throughout the Kansas City metro and surrounding areas.
In other words, it’s kind of a big deal.
The first award presented to a member of the BHGRE Kansas City Homes family was Alex Goering from our Blue Valley office. Alex was chosen to receive the prestigious award 2017 Salesperson of the Year. Alex is still relatively new to real estate, so for him to be recognized with this kind of honor so early in his career is a real testament to his work ethic, attitude, professionalism, and passion.
Also recognized that night, and also a member of the BHGRE Kansas City Homes family was Kristi Ferrara, broker of our Northland office. Kristi was named REALTOR® of the Year for her overall work in the many facets of the real estate professional. Kristi is celebrating her 17th year in real estate and this honor was well-deserved.
She was overjoyed to be recognized for the hard work and sacrifices she makes to be the best at what she does. “It really makes you feel good about taking the time away from things in your life to give back, and it encourages you to keep doing what you love,” Kristi shared.
We could not be more proud of Alex and Kristi. They represent the very best of what makes BHGRE Kansas City Homes the very best real estate firm in Kansas City. Not only do we attract and hire the best to work here, we also affiliate and work the best outside of our company. This was confirmed by the announcement of another award winner that night, Kenna Arnold who won the Affiliate of the Year award. Kenna works for Security 1st Title LLC, a Wichita-based company that provides title insurance and closing services, and partner title partner of BHGRE Kansas City Homes.
We’ve always believed that we surround ourselves with the finest agents, brokers, staff, and affiliates of any real estate company in the area. Seeing members of our company and extended family honored with these awards goes a long way to reaffirm that we have been right all along. Congratulations to Alex, Kristi, and Kenna!