REALTOR® Jeffrey Barkstall, GRI,
broker with Century 21 Heartland Real Estate--Champaign is the 2017 REALTOR of
the Year for the Champaign County Association of REALTORS®. Barkstall received
the award at the CCAR annual awards banquet on October 27th at the Pear Tree
Estate in Champaign in celebration of the Association’s 100th
The award is based on involvement to
the REALTOR® association, real estate industry and contributions to the
Throughout his real estate career,
Barkstall has been an active volunteer with the REALTOR® Association. In 2014-15, he served as president of the
Champaign County Association of REALTORS®.
Barkstall is a graduate of Parkland
College receiving an Associate’s degree in Banking and also received a Bachelor
of Science degree in Finance from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Barkstall received his real estate license in 1984 while a still a student at
He also has served on numerous
committees for CCAR including the Governmental Affairs Involvement Group,
Strategic Planning Committee, Multiple Listing Committee and as chairman of the
Member Services Involvement Group and the Public Relations Working Group.
Barkstall recently was elected to serve a three-year term on the Illinois
REALTORS® Board of Directors. In 2018, he will serve as a vice chairman of the
Illinois REALTORS® Housing Opportunity Working Group and as a member of the
Illinois Bi-Centennial Task Force, Nominating Committee and Professional
Development Member Involvement Group. He also has served as a member of the IR
State Legislative Contacts Working Group.
we recognize Jeffrey Barkstall for his steadfast contributions to the real
estate industry and to the Champaign County Association of REALTORS®,” said
CCAR President Max McComb. “Jeffrey is a leader who can be counted on for his
involvement in the industry and has truly stepped forward in many ways to make
a difference in the REALTOR® association. Not only is Jeffrey spending many
volunteer hours at the local level but will serve in the upcoming year as a member of the Board of Directors of the Illinois REALTORS® Association and on many statewide
Barkstall will be recognized at the
Illinois REALTORS® REALTOR® of the Year banquet at the Abraham Lincoln
Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield on April 9, 2018.
Other Individuals recognized at the
CCAR Awards banquet include:
REALTOR® Curtis Royse, Associate
Broker with RE/MAX Realty Associates in Champaign, received the R.O.O.K.I.E. of
the Year award. The award is presented annually to a new REALTOR® who has been
in the industry no more than two years but who has actively served on
REALTOR® Eddie Mullins, a broker with
RE/MAX Realty Associates in Champaign received the Affiliate Choice Award. The
award is recognized annually to a REALTOR® selected by affiliate members in recognition
of his/her outstanding contributions to the real estate industry.
Tom Roth with Prime Lending of
Champaign received the Affiliate of the Year award. The award is bestowed on a
CCAR affiliate member each year in recognition for their contribution to
furthering the local real estate professional through participation in
Association activities and committees and assisting REALTOR® members.
The Champaign County Association of
REALTORS® is a voluntary organization serving Champaign County and surrounding
areas and is the leading resource for REALTORS® members and an advocate for
homeownership and private property rights.
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