Awards and Honors
2023 Rookie of the Year
The 2023 Rookie of the Year. The criteria are a REALTOR® who has been in the business for less than 18 months and is based on production, association participation, congeniality and professional development related classes. The candidate must also be nominated by the Designated REALTOR® of their office. This year’s recipient has not only exceeded expectations in their business but has dove in to everything SEBAR by joining the Membership Committee, YPN Committee, volunteering with the YPN Habitat Build and helping with some of the renovations to the SEBAR Monroe office all while selling over 3.1 million in their first 18 months. In addition to their great sales record, and the fact that you will most likely see their face at most SEBAR events, they have also dedicated extra time to their professional development including attending the 2022 Michigan Realtors Convention and investing in RPAC. Congratulations to this year’s Rookie of the Year.
Dan Rowley, Synergy Realty Group
2023 Humanitarian of the Year
This award recognizes a REALTOR® that makes outstanding and dedicated contributions to the betterment of our community. The candidate is nominated by a fellow REALTOR® who recognizes the time and commitment this individual has demonstrated over the past year. This year’s recipient contributes many hours of their time and money to a variety of worthy charitable causes. The recipient donates much of their time to the following organizations; Family Counseling and Shelter Services of Monroe, Kiwanis International of Monroe County, Soroptimist International of Monroe County, Paula’s House, New Beginnings Mercy House, Holiday Camp and the Salvation Army Shelter to name a few. While volunteering much of their time to the community, this person was still able to close over 7.4 million in sales during 2022. Congratulations to this year’s Humanitarian award recipient.
Katie Burroughs, Coldwell Banker Haynes
2023 REALTOR® of the Year
The criteria for this award requires participation in the Association at the local, state and national levels as well as community service involvement. The 2023 REALTOR® of the Year has been a member for nearly 7 years and during that time has served on the Downriver Legislative Committee, Downriver Chapter Board of Regents, SEBAR Board of Directors, volunteered for the YPN Habitat Build and Chaired the YPN Committee. They volunteer for local food kitchens, are very active in their church and have traveled around the world on mission trips. In addition, they have attended numerous MR Conventions, NAR YPN Summits and are currently on the Michigan Realtors YPN Committee. This year’s recipient earned their broker’s license at 21 becoming not only the youngest SEBAR broker but the youngest broker in the state at that time. They have been and continue to be a supporter of SEBAR and RPAC.
Jordan Bobbitt, Synergy Realty Group
2023 Affiliate of the Year
The criteria are an Affiliate who is an active member of SEBAR that has demonstrated high principles and faithfulness to laws and regulations of the Code of Ethics not only to other members but the public as well. This year’s recipient has been a member for just over 4 years and within that time has been very active with SEBAR serving as Affiliate Director on the Monroe Chapter Board of Regents, Membership Committee and the YPN Committee since its establishment. The recipient is an RPAC investor and a strong supporter of the Association, including instructing an occasional lunch & learn. They are a Monroe Community College Alumni Association member serving on their scholarship committee, active with Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life, Godworks volunteer and a member of the Monroe City Church. They are an active BNI member serving on their membership committee, Vice President and Education Coordinator. They are a member of the Mortgage Action Alliance and Mortgage Bankers Association. This year’s recipient is an active contributor for MotorCityBengals.com and Tigers Minor League Report. Congratulations to this year’s Affiliate of the Year.