PEOPLE IN BUSINESSGilbert honored
The Hopkinsville Christian and Todd Counties Association of Realtors member Dustin Gilbert of Hopkinsville completed the curriculum required to achieve the highly-acclaimed Graduate, Realtor Institute designation. He joins other top producers in the residential real estate industry who hold the designation across the nation.
Gilbert earned the "Graduate, Realtor Institute" designation by attending a minimum of 60 hours of classroom instruction, covering a variety of subjects including contract law, professional standards, sales and marketing, finance and risk reduction.
In addition, he has learned the fundamentals of brokerage and other areas of real estate specialization. With this designation and through increased awareness of current topics important to the real estate professional, such as legal issues, these REALTORS® can better serve prospective clients and customers.
The GRI designation sets the individuals who have attained it, apart from other practitioners because it indicates to the public that the individual has obtained a professional educational foundation on which to base the services he provides and that he is a member of the National Association of Realtors.
Two Hopkinsville EXIT One Real Estate MetroNet agents were recently honored by EXIT Realty Corp. International.
Vulenzo Blount, sales representative, was honored with the Bronze Award by EXIT Realty Corp. International. The award was given in recognition of closing 25+ real estate transaction sides during the production year July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.
• Rita Chapman, sales representative, was honored with the Silver Award by EXIT Realty Corp. International. The award was given in recognition of closing 50+ real estate transaction sides during the production year July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.
"EXIT Realty sets high standards for our award winners; in fact, some of the toughest in the real estate industry," said Tami Bonnell, CEO, EXIT Realty Corp. International. "It is because of the dedication and hard work of our team of real estate professionals that we are thriving as a company throughout the U.S. and Canada. We are proud of their service to the community and of their well-earned accomplishments and extend our warmest congratulations."
Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana -- Haley Powell of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Powell was initiated at University of Kentucky.
Powell is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10% of seniors and 7.5% of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10% of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.