Before I left for my trip to Africa, I was told that I was a finalist for the 2015 Best of the Upstate | Best REALTOR award. I was so humbled to have even been on the ballot for such an honor!
I took my mom, my lovely assistant and biggest encourager to the event. It was at the Hugenot Loft and was a lot of fun. They had everyone from the finalists of Best BBQ, Best Restaurant, Best DJ, Best Hair Salon, to Best Bank, Best Residential Real Estate Company and Best REALTOR. We mingled and ate before the ceremony began. They went through each category and my mom and I had a lot of fun trying to guess the categories --- ex. Best Bagels: Panera Bread or Greenfield's Bagels -- I was rooting for "the people" to have voted local, but Panera for the win! I got a good laugh out of Best Local Sports Team being between Clemson Tigers and Greenville Drive -- I was really hoping for a Clemson victory, but "the people" went local on that one and the Greenville Drive took home the trophy.
When it was finally the real estate section's turn - I could not believe it when my name was announced as the Best of the Upstate, Best REALTOR for 2015. What an honor. There are just no words that do it justice, I am so blessed to love what I do, and I am so thankful for each of my clients putting their trust in me to help them. Berkshire Hathaway C. Dan Joyner REALTORS also brought home the win for Best Residential Company (yeah!) and Best Commercial Company. One of my clients and now friends, Emily Scurry, works for the Greenville News and she and my friend Kinley got a video of the announcement when I won and were so excited to celebrate with me.
Such a fun night! Thank you again to everyone that voted!