Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty Hosts 2020 Awards Gala


February 6, 2020

On February 1, Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty hosted a celebration of its agents and staff at The Henderson Beach Resort and Spa in Destin, Florida. This annual event is to recognize the successes of the brokerage’s team members throughout 2019. VIE is proud to be the media partner for this esteemed event honoring our brand alliance partners at Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty.

During 2019, the company attained a sales volume of nearly $920 million, an 18.4 percent increase over the previous year. With 66 full-time agents, that’s an average agent production of approximately $14 million, more than five times the market standard. Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty secured a 19 percent market share in sales greater than $1 million and had an average home sales price of $1.1 million. One-third of the company’s sales volume for 2019 was sold in-house, a testament to the company’s culture of collaboration.

In attendance at Saturday’s gala were special guests from Sotheby’s International Realty’s corporate offices and affiliates from throughout the network, including:

  • Keynote speaker Bob Corcoran, CEO of Bob Corcoran & Associates, and his wife, Brenda
  • Robbie Briggs, CEO and president of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty (Dallas), and his wife, Nancy
  • Amanda and Travis Howard of Amanda Howard Sotheby’s International Realty (Huntsville)
  • Finley Hair, regional vice president of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates, and his wife, Julie
  • Geoff Hill, vice president of affiliate services for Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates, and his wife, Margie
  • Bill and Cathy Abbott

Also in attendance were representatives from these gala sponsors:

    • George and Stephanie Brannon of SETCO Services
    • Cindy and Jeff Garrard of Hancock Whitney Bank
    • Sam and Joanie Cobb of 360 Blue
    • Grant Blackwell, Kim Shahid, and Jenny Lus of Coastal Insurance
    • Donna and Mike Petrucci of G.G. Bloom

Award winners honored during the gala included:

  • Most Double-Sided Transactions: Spears Group
  • Most In-House Double-Sided Transactions: Spears Group
  • Most Closed Outbound Referrals: Chris Abbott Group
  • Most Closed Inbound Referrals: Warren Group
  • Highest Average Sales Price: Tom Fitzpatrick
  • Highest Sale Award: CJ Adams Team
  • Highest List Price to Sales Price Ratio: Andy & Christina Meinen, Allison Richards (tie)
  • Best Average Days on Market: Allison Richards
  • Top Producing Buyer Agent of  the Year: Leda Broxson
  • Team Admin of the Year: Bailey Hefner
  • Rookie of the Year: Robin Morrow
  • Pat Carlyle Humanitarian Award: Craig Baranowski
  • Spirit Award: Corey Ledbetter, Keen Polakoff (tie)
  • Ridge Nye Award for Most Inspirational Team Member: Tim Snelling
  • Extraordinary Award ($15+ million sales volume): Allison Richards, Ron Hefner, Carrie Shoaf, Richard Jabbour, Gayle Adams, Jonathan Spears, Leda Broxson, Jessica Jones, Craig Baranowski, Robin Morrow, CJ Adams, Mike Vogel, Debbie Webb Watson, Tom Fitzpatrick, Casey Joiner, Peggy Geppert, Caleb Midgett, Andrew Meinen, Christina Meinen, Matt McGuire, Wes Warren
  • Top Producing Agent by Clients Served: Craig Baranowski
  • Top Producing Agent by Volume: Craig Baranowski
  • Top Producing Sales Team by Clients Served: Spears Group
  • Top Producing Sales Team by Volume: Spears Group
  • Most Valuable Player (peer vote): Ginger Lindsey
  • Most Valuable Player (leadership vote): Tina Newell

Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty also recognized a new installation of Leadership Council members for 2020: Nina Horn, Carrie Shoaf, Keen Polakoff, Craig Baranowski, Robin Morrow, Dana Ford, and Blake Jones

They also celebrated with team members who have reached five- and ten-year anniversaries with the company:

  • Five years: Carrie Shoaf, Jonathan Spears, Sara Mallett, Sarah Stone, Debbie Webb Watson
  • Ten years: Casey Joiner, Andrew Meinen, Christina Meinen

VIE’s founders, editor-in-chief Lisa Burwell and publisher Gerald Burwell, were honored to be in attendance for this fantastic event and to get to know the team members and company culture of Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty even better. We look forward to seeing what they have in store for 2020!


Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty 2020 Gala Featured Properties

84 Hutchinson Street, Destin, FL
288 Blue Mountain Road, Blue Mountain Beach, FL
442 Nicole Forest Drive, Santa Rosa Beach, FL
69 Little Redfish Lane, Santa Rosa Beach, FL
142 Geoff Wilder Lane, Seacrest, FL
125 San Roy Road, Seagrove Beach, FL

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