The Georgia REALTORS(R) Announce 2014 Award Recipients

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ATLANTA, Feb. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Linda Carol Porterfield, 2014 President of the Georgia REALTORS® (GAR), has announced the 2014 GAR Awards to individuals for outstanding service. These awards were presented during GAR's 2014 Inaugural & Legislative Conference in Atlanta in early February.

Betty B. Jones of Braselton received the Good Neighbor Award for her extraordinary community service efforts. Betty founded Real Estate Agents in Need, known as RAIN, to help fellow REALTORS® that have suffered a catastrophic illness, death of immediate family or other loss, and have exhausted all other sources of aid. Betty received a plaque of recognition and a $1,000 donation from GAR to RAIN.

Jana Waycaster of Braselton received the President's Award from 2013 GAR President Robin Lance. The GAR President's Award is given to the individual to whom the outgoing President feels provided the most guidance and/or support during his or her term as GAR President.

Rett Harmon of Carrollton received the Dick McCrudden Award, which recognizes his efforts in ensuring the success of the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) in a given year. Rett was selected by 2013 RPAC Chair Linda Durrance for this honor.

Jenea Kennedy of Conyers received the YPN Young Achiever Award. This award recognizes young REALTORS® who represent the best agents under age 40. The YPN Young Achiever Award is determined by the recipient's participation in the REALTOR® association, community volunteering and business accomplishments.

The Georgia Association of REALTORS® (also referred to as "Georgia REALTORS®") is a voluntary professional association of approximately 27,000 licensed real estate brokers and salespersons engaged in all aspects of the real estate business throughout Georgia. GAR is the leading advocate for the real estate industry in Georgia, committed to protecting private property rights and free enterprise, maintaining ethical and professional standards, and enhancing the public's awareness and confidence in REALTORS®.

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