PGCAR Awards Gala
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

REALTORS® Recognize Excellence in Sales Production

2017 REALTOR Awards of Excellence celebration photo collage

With approximately 450 in attendance on March 28, 2018, the Prince George's County Association of REALTORS® recognized Prince George's REALTORS® for their 2017 sales production.

The REALTOR® Award Gala, held at Martins Crosswinds in Greenbelt, is the Association's premiere recognition of outstanding agent performance for the calendar year 2017. REALTORS® must have attained a minimum of $2.5 million of sales activity to qualify.

This year, WHUR Radio personality, Angela Stribling, hosted the event where over 135 County REALTORS® received awards recognizing their "personal best" in sales production. Close to 450 sales agents, mortgage lenders, settlement company representatives, family, friends and colleagues were in attendance to honor the winners.

Taking home the top prize of the evening, First Place Platinum Individual General Brokerage, was John Lesniewski of RE/MAX United Real Estate, with $30 million in sales activity. Placing first in the Platinum Team Competition was The Bill Franklin Team of Long and Foster Real Estate, with over $41 million in production.

REALTORS® Patricia Dowtin, Sherman Hardy, and Lakeesha Washington were recognized for their first time Sterling "R" $1,000 RPAC contribution.
(Pat Dowtin not pictured.)

PGCAR member Howard Phoebus was awarded the REALTOR® Emeritus Award for his 40 consecutive years as a REALTOR® member of PGCAR and NAR.

Everyone enjoyed mingling during the social hour and dancing followed to the sounds of the Johnny Steele Band. Our many sponsors helped to make the evening a great success.

Top Winners Included:

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

John Lesniewski
$30 Million
Hazel Shakur
$23 Million
Desiree Callender
$16 Million

Team General Brokerage - Platinum (Over $10.5 million):
The Bill Franklin Group, Bill Franklin
$41 Million
The Lancaster Team, Cory Lancaster
$26 Million
The Peace Team, Emerick Peace
$23 Million

The Voice for Real Estate in Prince George's County
PGCAR is the voice for REALTORS® in Prince George's County, Maryland. Representing more than 3,000 real estate professionals in the national capital area, PGCAR provides numerous services vital to its members' daily business needs. It also works with lawmakers to ensure public policy that encourages homeownership, promotes an environment conducive to business growth and works to improve the communities in which its members live and work.