The first annual Barbara B. Lach Awards sponsored by Real Producers Magazine was held at the Bluestone Event Center on November 15. The first of what they plan to be an annual event celebrates Realtor advocacy. Publisher Bobby Wright says of naming the awards for Barbara Lach of the Arlington Office of Coldwell Banker King Thompson, “We reached out to several members of our readership and asked them to name the most influential Realtor/Mentor in their career and the overwhelming majority named Barbara.”

There are three rounds of voting in the not-so-typical categories, all 100% Realtor nominated. The first round was performed by write ins. They narrowed down to the top 5 based on number of votes for round two, and then on to the top three finalists. The finalists were announced through Real Producer Magazine’s media platforms, and the award recipients were announced at the event.

Congratulations to finalists from Coldwell Banker King Thompson, Sheila Straub and Monica and Gary Cook. Sheila Straub was a finalist in two categories: “Most Involved Outside of Real Estate” and “Most Memorable Features” for her red glasses. Monica and Gary Cook were finalists in the “Best Reputation” category.

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