Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty Awards: Excellence in Real Estate Service and Community Engagement

Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty Awards: Excellence in Real Estate Service and Community Engagement
March 14, 2024

In the world of real estate, where deals are sealed and the industry celebrates agent "production," it's often easy to lose sight of the human element amidst the numbers and transactions. Nestled within this fast-paced industry lies a heartwarming tradition at Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty – an event where realtors are celebrated not just for their production but for their contributions to their communities, their integrity in crafting contracts, their resilience in the face of challenges, and their commitment to helping others.

Celebrating Professionalism and Community Service

At this year's prestigious Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty Awards Brunch, held lakeside at the Kelowna Yacht Club, the atmosphere was charged with anticipation and excitement. Not only did the organization focus on unit sales, but the spotlight also shone brightly on individuals who embodied the essence of what it truly means to be a real estate professional.

The Essence of Real Estate Professionalism: Beyond Sales and Transactions

One of the most noteworthy moments of the event came when Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty was announced as the recipient of the coveted national award from Coldwell Banker Canada as a top Ultimate Service® office. This accolade holds special significance as it is bestowed upon the company based on the feedback of its clients. Unlike many awards that are determined by industry insiders or metrics, this award is a testament to the unparalleled satisfaction experienced by those who have entrusted Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty with their real estate needs. It's a recognition that goes beyond mere sales achievements, emphasizing the company's commitment to providing exceptional service and fostering genuine connections with its clients.

Ultimate Service® Award: Recognizing Client Satisfaction and Commitment

As the applause subsided, individual realtors took to the stage to receive their awards, each accompanied by heartfelt anecdotes and testimonials. Among them were stories of going above and beyond at the time of the Kelowna firestorm last summer, as well as accolades for precision in contract writing.

Real Estate Awards: A Testament to Compassion, Integrity, and Resilience

One standout moment was when Stephanie Gilchrist, a seasoned realtor known for her compassion and dedication, and Judith Gregson, an experienced Strata Manager, were honored as recipients of The Gary August Memorial Award. Gary, a founding Broker and Owner at Horizon Realty, was known for his service to his colleagues. Both Stephanie and Judith received multiple nominations from colleagues who identified them as mentors and inspirations.

Stephanie & Judith

Another touching moment came when Justin Gaspari, a resilient realtor who had overcome personal struggles and setbacks, was recognized for his unwavering determination and positive attitude, which included taking a scooter to work when he gave his vehicle to a family member who was evacuating a fire, supporting aging parents, and all the while providing outstanding service to his clients. His journey served as a powerful reminder that success in real estate is not solely measured by numbers but by the strength of character and resilience in the face of adversity.

Tanis & Justin

The Human Spirit in Real Estate: Stories of Determination and Kindness

Throughout the event, it became evident that this awards ceremony was more than just a celebration of achievements – it was a celebration of the human spirit, of kindness, and of the profound impact that real estate professionals can have on the lives of others. As the event drew to a close, there was a genuine sense of camaraderie and inspiration in the air.

Jennifer & Cosette

Community Impact: How Real Estate Professionals Make a Difference

In a world often driven by profit margins and bottom lines, it's refreshing to see a community come together to honor those who exemplify the values of compassion, integrity, and service. The real estate awards ceremony served as a poignant reminder that in an industry built on bricks and mortar, it's the people who truly make a difference.