PGCAR Awards Celebration
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

John Lesniewski, Mike Patrick, Melanie Gamble, Chuck Ottley
Melanie Gamble & Chuck Ottley
Mike Patrick & Chuck Ottley
Yolanda Muckle
Chuck Ottley & Yolanda Muckle
Mike Graziano, PGCAR Executive Vice President
Rose Marie Jung, Christopher Majerle, Don Frederick - REALTOR® Emeritus Awardees
REALTOR® Emeritus Placque - Don Frederick
Awards Table
Desiree Callender - Platinum Award
Desiree Callender & Chuck Ottley
Jill Crofcheck - Platinum Award
The Franklin Group - Bill Franklin
The Lancaster Team - Corey Lancaster
Janet Jackson - Silver Award
Rookie of The Year 2015 - Demetrius Crawford of TriStar Realty
Anthony Mason, Jeff Bridegum, Sam Barbieri, Chuck Ottley
Chuck Ottley, 2016 PGCAR President
Desiree Callender, Awards Chair
Keller Williams Preferred Properties Group

REALTORS® Recognize Excellence in Sales Production

At a gala event on March 30, 2016, the Prince George's County Association of REALTORS® recognized area REALTORS® for their 2015 sales production.

The REALTOR® Award Celebration, held at Martins Crosswinds in Greenbelt, is the Association's premiere recognition of outstanding agent performance for the calendar year 2015. REALTORS® must have attained a minimum of $2.5 million of sales activity to qualify.

Almost 100 County REALTORS® received awards recognizing their "personal best" in sales production. In all, over 240 sales agents, mortgage lenders, settlement company representatives,family, friends and colleagues were in attendance to celebrate the winners. "We've endured some troubling conditions, but now, after a six-year absence, the market is strong and the time is right to again recognize agent achievement," stated Association Executive Vice President, Mike Graziano.

Taking home the top honor of the evening, First Place Platinum Individual General Brokerage, was John Lesniewski of RE/MAX United Real Estate, with $35 million in sales activity. Placing first in the Platinum Team Competition was The Bill Franklin Team of Long and Foster Real Estate, with over $43 million in production.

Additional Awards were presented to the Rookie of the Year, Demetrius Crawford of TriStar Realty, who achieved a remarkable $4.2 million in sales volume for his first 12 months in the real estate industry. Industry stalwarts, Donald Frederick, Rose Marie Jung and Chris Majerle were awarded the REALTOR® Emeritus Award for over 40 years of consecutive service to the National Association of REALTORS® and the Prince George's County Association of REALTORS®.

Awards Chair, Desiree Callender was relentless in her effort to bring the awards back after a six-year sabbatical. "I am pleased to have such a prominent showing of qualified agents for the return of our awards recognition ceremony." One hundred qualified entries indicate that real estate in the County is doing well. Agents are busy again and like being recognized for their performance.

Top Winners Included:

Individual General Brokerage - Platinum Winners (Over $10.5 million):

John Lesniewski
$35 Million
Melanie Gamble
$15 Million
Anthony Mason
$13 Million
Young Kang
$13 Million
Jeff Bridgegum
$13 Million
Sam Barbieri
$13 Million
George Patterson
$12 Million
Gilbert Poudrier
$12 Million
Yolanda Muckle
$12 Million
Jill Crofcheck
$11 Million
Desiree Callender
$10.5 Million

Team General Brokerage - Platinum (Over $10.5 million):
The Bill Franklin Group, Bill Franklin
$43 Million
The Pirovic Team, Jean Bourne-Pirovic
$22 Million
The Lancaster Team, Cory Lancaster
$21 Million

Rookie of the Year 2015:
Demetrius Crawford
$4.2 Million