At the annual Greater Gateway Association of Realtors Awards Banquet, two realtors from Real Living Vandalia Real Estate were recognized for their performance in 2010.
The Illinois Association of Realtors Presidents Club Awards are based on units or dollar volume. Loy Staff and Pat Buscher received the bronze award, which is based on of 15 units or $1,000,000 or more in sales.
“It was so exciting to win these awards in the economy we had last year," said Sandy Michel, broker/owner of Real Living Vandalia Real Estate. "The agents all put forth a great effort to receive these awards.
"Loy constantly strives to stay abreast to what is happening in land sales, and his knowledge helps both his buyers and sellers. He is always looking to better himself, and this year he received the Green Designation, and also has his SSR for short sales.
"Pat has achieved her award for numerous years and strives very hard to provide a great experience for both her buyers and sellers. She also received her SSR for short sales.
“All of the agents in our office worked very hard this past year, although not all received these awards," Michel said. "This is quite an achievement, considering the market. Our agents all strive to provide their buyers and sellers with the best possible service, all are Premier Service certified and have great customer service satisfaction ratings."
Additionally Staff received the prestigious Premier Service Award – Diamond Elite through Real Living Real Estate. That award was given as a result of his 100-percent customer satisfaction rating.
"We work hard at keeping current on the housing market trends by either taking classes or by having speakers come to our monthly office meetings," Michel said. "Real estate is not a field in which you can just rest on your laurels. You have to keep working and changing to better serve your customers and clients. And we strive to do that better than anyone.”
Real Living Vandalia Real Estate is located at 310 W. Gallatin St. in Vandalia. The telephone number is 283-4436, and the company's website is: vandaliagmacrealestate.com.