Awards and Honors

2021 Rookie of the Year. 

The 2021 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 been practicing real estate for a very short time and during this time period, they have exceeded the normal limitations of people getting in the business selling over 4.7 million.  In addition to their great sales record, they have dedicated extra time to professional development including attending the 2020 Michigan Realtors Convention and investing in RPAC. 


Shannon Bagdonas of MI Real Estate Source LLC

2021 Humanitarian award.

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.  They have served on and chaired the Community Outreach Committee for many years and participates with ALZ Walk to End Alzheimer’s, National Kidney Foundation, Forgotten Harvest, Mimi’s Mission, Backpacks for Veterans and Katrina’s Mission just to name a few.  While volunteering much of their time to the community and our Association, this person was still able to close nearly 4 million in sales during 2020 and also was an RPAC Major Contributor.   


Deanna Coleman of Real Estate One, Southgate


2021 REALTOR® of the Year

The criteria for this award require participation in the Association at the local, state and national levels as well as community service involvement.  The 2021 REALTOR® of the Year has been instrumental in the continued success of the merge between both Associations.  They have served on the Budget & Finance Committee, Bylaws Committee, Nominating Committee, Professional Standards Committee, Community Outreach Committee, Legislative Committee, Membership Committee, Professional Development Committee, RPAC Committee, Board of Regents and SEBAR President.  They have been and continue to be a big supporter of RPAC as a major investor and is the current manager of their office. 

Robin Heath with Key Realty One

2021 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 over 40 years.  Has served on the Board of Directors, Fair Housing Committee, Legislative Committee, Professional Development Committee, Nominating Committee, Strategic Planning Committee and Building Task Force to name a few.  The recipient has been a strong supporter of RPAC as a Major Contributor for many years as well as a strong supporter of the Association prior to and has remained a strong supporter after the merger. 

Rick "Smitty" Smith with Michigan Title

 Past Award Winners