REALTOR® of the Year

The REALTOR® of the Year award is given to a REALTOR® who has made a commitment to contribution to their community, clients and the local and state REALTOR® Associations.

   

Tonya Ireland - 2017
Real Estate One

 

 

Tonya Ireland, this year’s REALTOR® of the Year, has been in the real estate business for over 25 years and has been an active member of the Board throughout. She earned her Associate Brokers license, and has also obtained her GRI, SRS, Reliance Relocation Network, Senior Housing Specialist and Quality Service Certified designations. 

She has served on the Finance Committee for a number of years and served as Board Treasurer from 2009-2011. She also actively serves on the Professional Standards Committee. She also actively supports the real estate industry by supporting RPAC, attending RPAC fundraisers, participating in silent auctions for RPAC and answering the proposed calls to actions presented by NAR.

Her support efforts also extend to her community. She participates in the Adopt-a-Road program, supports Alpha House, volunteers for Relay for Life, and is on the Board of Directors of the non-profit Trap, Neuter and Release Program.

She has been recognized for excellence and professionalism by her clients for her service to them and provides a personalized high-quality real estate magazine to her business contacts six times a year. She also arranges discounts for clients for temporary housing and moving, and always maintains a professional and positive attitude.  

 

 

 

 

Who's Who of Past REALTORS® of the Year

Ann Arbor Area Board of REALTORS®
1986 - 2015

YearNameYearNameYearName

1986

Jean Willing

1996

David Lutton

2006

Pat Williams

1987

William Cornish

1997

Dawn Foerg

2007

Sandi Smith

1988

Bev Sikorski

1998

Michelle Derr

2008

Laura Dykstra

1989

William Kinley

1999

LaTanya Keith

2009

Mary Helen Gilbert (in memoriam)

1990

Edward Surovell

2000

William Miliken

2010

Vance Shutes

1991

Jeff Stabnau

2001

Susan Snyder

2011

Joe Peoples

1992

Rick Jarzembowski

2002

Dennis Pearsall

2012

 Alex Milshteyn

1993

Eunice Burns

2003

Paul Frisinger

2013

 None

1994

Robert Andrus

2004

Peter M. Cornell

2014

 Linda Lombardini

1995

James Anderson

2005

Helen Corey

2015

 Kay Merx

2016 Jodie Franklin  



 

Ann Arbor Board of REALTORS®
1967 - 1985

YearNameYearNameYearName

1967

Robert Davis

1974

John Swisher, Jr.

1980

David Gillies

1968

Charles Reinhart

1975

Richard Caldwell

1981

Carl Brauer, Jr.

1969

Ruth Hobbs

1976

Robert Thornton, Jr.

1982

Bart Hamilton

1970

Fred Eibler

1976

George Fahmie
(REALTOR® Associate of the Year)

1983

Peter Cornell

1972

Lawrence Larson

1977

Carolyn Lewis

1984

Randolph White

1973

Warren McLean

1978

Jerry Klein

1985

Robert Thornton, Jr.

1979

Janice Caldwell

Ypsilanti Board of REALTORS®
1967 - 1985

YearNameYearNameYearName

1967

Maurice Obermeyer

1974

Wendell Barnes

1980

David Hamilton

1969

Ruth Murray

1975

1981

William Cornish

1970

Harold Lawson

1976

John Simpkins

1982

Allen Elmer

1971

Norman Abercrombie

1977

Gerard Elmer

1983

Larry Collins

1972

Keith Metty

1978

David Simpkins

1984

Franklin McVeigh

1973

Lucille Compton

1979

Marion Starwas

1985

Patricia Ballard