January Awards Luncheon

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017
by The Cortland County Board of Realtors®- The Voice of Real Estate

On January 25, 2017, the Cortland County Board of REALTORS® held their annual REALTOR® Awards Luncheon at The Sherman House on Main Street in Homer NY. The awards presented were Realtor® of the Year, President’s Award, Community Hero Award and the Community Service Award. In addition, certificates were given to our local REALTOR® members who have achieved a million dollars in sales through our MLS system and Years of Service was recognized for those who have served the Real Estate Industry within our local area.

The REALTOR® of the year award was created to recognize an outstanding active member of the Cortland County Board of Realtors®. This recipient must be a member in good standing with CCBR and meet specified accomplishments in local board activity, state association activity, national activity, community service, business accomplishments and must have Realtor® spirit. This year, the award was presented to Jason Hage.

The purpose of the President’s Award is to recognize a CCBR Realtor® who serves on committees, demonstrates strong professional ethics, has a cooperative spirit and willingness to participate in CCBR events such as education, membership meetings and community service events. This person puts forth strong effort in helping the CCBR President as needed. This year, the award was presented to Marie Ferro.

The CCBR Community Hero Award was developed to honor a non-Realtor who is making significant contributions through their time, actions, talents and dedication to the Cortland Community outside of any volunteer work done for their employer. This individual is admired for courage, outstanding achievements and noble qualities. The person nominated constantly shows, models, and demonstrates qualities of compassion and service. This year, Dianne Higgins was honored as a Cortland Community Hero.

The CCBR Community Service Award is designed to recognize a REALTOR® who has made exceptional contributions to improving the quality of life in their community. This award shows the community the positive difference REALTORS® make and inspire others to do the same. Whether this individual is coaching, sitting on the United Way board of directors or serving another term on the Cortland Regional Medical Center board of trustees, this individual stays involved in his community. This year, the award was presented for the second year in a row to Tim Alger, Associate Broker with Yaman Real Estate.

Four recipients were recognized for reaching Million Dollar Circle for 15 Years and becoming Lifetime Members of the Award: Tim Alger, Yaman Real Estate, Jason Hage, Hage Real Estate, Robert Palmer, United Country Palmer and Sean Mack, Hage Real Estate.

This past year we lost one of our founding members of our board. James Yaman, Yaman Real Estate was here when we began. Jim put in 70 Years of Service in the Real Estate Industry and was a member of our board the whole time. Jamie, Jim’s grandson was given a 70 year service award in his honor.

Congratulations to all of this year’s recipients!



Million Dollar Sales Awards:

1st time

Michael Dunn- NY Land Quest

Girard Kelly- NY Land Quest

2-4 years

Pam Cullip –Yaman Real Estate

Marie Ferro – Hage Real Estate

Kristopher Buchan- Tompkins Cortland Real Estate

Matthew Klink- NY Land Quest

Tracy Koenig- Yaman Real Estate

RJ Calale- Yaman Real Estate

Kathie Wilcox- Yaman Real Estate

Michael Gibbons- Hage Real Estate

Brian Jackson- NY Land Quest

Mindy Meyers- Heritage Realty of CNY

Mark Skodzinsky- Warren Real Estate

Linda Muirhead- Yaman Real Estate

5 years

Joanne Sweeney- Heritage Realty of CNY

Peter Martino- NY Land Quest

6-9 years

Terry Howell- Realty USA

Dana Decker- Heritage Realty of CNY

Carl Snyder- NY Land Quest

10 years

Jamie Yaman- Yaman Real Estate

Shuryl Menapace- Realty USA

11-14 years

Connic Mack- Yaman Real Estate

Corrie Oustad – Heritage Realty of CNY

15 years – Oliver Award- Life Time Members of Million Dollar Circle

Tim Alger – Yaman Real Estate

Jason Hage- Hage Real Estate

Sean Mack- Hage Real Estate

Bob Palmer – United Country Palmer Real Estae

16+ years

Nicki Wynn- Yaman Real Estate

Susan Briggs- Heritage Realty of CNY

Amy Cobb- Realty USA

Sally Kurtz- Heritage Realty of CNY

Diann Potter- Heritage Realty of CNY

Bill White – Yaman Real Estate

Jerry Hartnett- Hage Real Estate

Joan Plew- Yaman Real Estate

Years of Service (years served in the RE industry) are as follows:


5 Years

Matt Smith- Seven Valley Realty

10 years

Helen Ackerman- Hage Real Estate

Terry Howell- Realty USA

Cynthia Lohsen- United County Palmer

Shana Karn- Realty USA

Kathie Wilcox- Yaman Real Estate

15 years

Tim Alger- Yaman Real Estate

Jason Hage- Hage Real Estate

30 years

Jerry Hartnett- Hage Real Estate

Sandy Ludwig- Yaman Real Estate

Joan Plew- Yaman Real Estate

70 years

Jim Yaman- Yaman Real Estate