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Jeffrey Barkstall Named CCAR 2017 REALTOR of the Year

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 anniversary.

The award is based on involvement to the REALTOR® association, real estate industry and contributions to the community.

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 SIU-C.

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.

            “This year 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 committees.”

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 Association committees.

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.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017/Categories: News Releases