RENO – The Reno/Sparks Association of REALTORS (RSAR) recently announced its 2018 annual award winners at the Association’s dinner.
Winners included John Graham, REALTOR for RE/MAX Premier Properties, who was named REALTOR of the Year for demonstrating high involvement and activity in RSAR, and for his business accomplishments and commitment to local civic affairs.
Graham has represented RSAR members at the state and national level, including serving as a national director and president of the Association. He currently serves on the Board for the Nevada Youth Empowerment Project (NYEP).
Nick Serrano, vice president of Mortgage Lending for Greater Nevada Mortgage, received the Affiliate of the Year Award, recognizing his spirit, activity in the Association, business accomplishments and local civic activity. His insight is sought on industry issues locally and at the State Legislature. He is generous to his community and is always looking for ways to give back including his involvement in the Special Olympics.
The Educator of the Year Award was presented to Dan Rider, REALTOR with Nevada Home Connections, in recognition for his outstanding efforts in consistently demonstrating an exceptionally high standard instructing peers in the real estate industry. Students of Dan’s classes have said he holds some of the best classes they’ve taken.
Jim Forbus, REALTOR with Krch Realty Ventures, LLC, was awarded the Mat Gibbons Good Neighbor Award, recognizing his high ethical and professional caliber, and for his distinguished volunteer service to the community. Forbus has been involved with Honor Flight to accompany veterans to Washington DC.
Kevin Sigstad, president of RE/MAX Premier Properties, was honored with the Abraham Curry Award for his distinguished service to the real estate industry. Abraham Curry was known as the “Father of Carson City.” Sigstad has been called to be the spokesperson for REALTORS at the Legislature on many occasions due to his experience in the business. He was appointed to the committee to develop a solution for funding of capital expenditures for the Washoe County School District. The end result was the voters passed WC1 to provide much needed funding to the local schools. He is so well respected among his peers, that he has been selected to serve as the 2019 Legislative Committee Chair for Nevada REALTORS.
About The Reno/Sparks Association of REALTORS®
The Reno/Sparks Association of REALTORS® is an organization providing services to its members to ensure their success as real estate professionals, as well as protecting and promoting the consumer’s dream of homeownership. For more information visit rsar.net.