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2015 Shining Star Award Winners Announced

Bill Bell and Kathy Sperl-BellActive Adults Realty owners Kathy Sperl-Bell, Broker and Bill Bell, Associate Broker presented the 2015 Shining Star Award Winners at an intimate holiday gathering on December 16th at Bethany Blues in Lewes. This, the 3rd Annual Shining Star Award Ceremony, recognizes the exceptional work in real estate and service provided by members of the Active Adults Realty Team. We feel it is very important to award our Agents/REALTORS for their achievements in the local market, says Kathy Sperl-Bell.

We are happy to announce this years Active Adults Realty Shining Star Award recipients:


Al WillisAl Willis joined Active Adults Realty in March of 2013 with no prior residential real estate experience. However, Al had a solid business background and 30 years managing facilities and commercial real estate for Washington-based defense contractors. His broad experience covered all aspects of acquisition, managing workplace resources and disposition of real property. Having relocated several times himself, Al is well attuned to the stress of relocating to a new area, especially at or near retirement age. Al has gone from Rookie of the Year in 2013 to the Top Producer in 2015, closing the Most Transactions and the most buyer sides this year.


Debbie ShearerDebbie came on board with Active Adults Realty in February 2012 when she relocated to Delaware from Maryland, like so many of our clients are doing. In less than 3 years, Debbie Shearer moved from the Rising Star to the Super Star and now she is one of our top performers. In 2014, Debbie doubled her performance over the previous year and this year again she increased her closed transactions by 57% more than last year. Equally important this year, Debbie is our Top Listing Agent and had the Highest Conversion Rate of leads to closed transactions, a critical component of real estate in todays online world.


Linda chickLinda Chick joined Kathy and Bills Team even before they opened Active Adults Realty in late 2011. As our first agent hire, Linda was our Super Star in 2013, doubled her performance in 2014 and continues today as the Top Performer of any agent and any other brokerage doing business at Heritage Shores. Heritage Shores is the largest Active Adult Community in all of Delaware and will continue to grow for many more years to come. We congratulate Linda for her excellent performance at Heritage Shores, her excellent relationships with both builders in that community and her consistently excellent contributions to Active Adults Realty.


Elliot WelanElliots clients love working with him. We consistently receive positive reviews and hand-written notes telling us what a great job he does. Elliot Welan relocated to Delaware just 2 years ago, joining Active Adults Realty in December 2013. Providing excellent customer service is something all of us pride ourselves on and Elliot takes that very seriously. He is patient and thorough with all of his Buyer clients, making sure they have all the information they need to make a good purchase decision. From the Rising Star in 2014, to the Largest Year-Over-Year Increase in 2015, Elliot proves that great customer service is necessary to be a top producer in the Delaware real estate market.

New this year the Freshman Class

No real Rookies in this group of new agents at Active Adults Realty. We are very fortunate to have all of them with us as we look forward to another dynamite year in Delaware real estate in 2016.


Jeannie MackJeannie joined Active Adults Realty in January 2015. She came to Active Adults Realty having worked for years on the builders side in the real estate industry. She is also an experienced REALTOR and Buyers Agent. Well-known for her area and neighborhood knowledge, Jeannie Mack has helped many clients find their Delaware Dream Home. In her first year with Active Adults Realty, Jeannie earned the distinction of being 2015s Most Determined Agent in our growing brokerage. We are so happy to have Jeannie as one of our Agent partners.


Donna Beck_NA_122415Donna Beck joined Active Adults Realty in June 2015 and has already proven to be a great addition to our Team. Donna received this years Most Tenacious Award. She is very patient and enjoys taking the time necessary with her clients to find their next home, believing that a home purchase is the largest purchase most of us ever make. Beck believes, Because I am willing to take that time with my clients (even the ones who take a year or two to make the move), I find that through this home buying process, many of my buyers have also become my friends. Donna spent 13 years in California real estate prior to relocating to Delaware in 2012 to be closer to her family, something she has in common with many of her Buyer Clients.


Bob GreasonRobert "Bob" Greason is the newest member of our brokerage and comes to Active Adults Realty fromWestchester County, New York and a 25 year career in the title insurance industry. Bob has outstanding interprsonal skills and provides our Boomers Buyers very personalized service in the search for a retirement place in Delaware. Bob relocated from White Plains, New York in June 2012, settling in Ocean View where he earned his real estate license. Known in the industry as a learned, "hands-on" professional, Bob chose a Boomer career in real estate and has earned the award for being our Most Enthusiastic Agent.


Judy RobinsonWhat more can we say about Judy Robinson. We have named her the Rock Star in 2013, the Cheerleader in 2014, and she just continues to amaze us more every day. She continues to grow and add value to her role as Office Manager and Transaction Coordinator at Active Adults Realty. Judy is just the BEST OFFICE MANAGER in the business and we are lucky to have her with us as we grow our business at Active Adults Realty.

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