ALTON ─ Sharon Pratt, managing broker/co-owner of RE/MAX River Bend, was named 2017 Realtor of the Year by the Greater Gateway Association of Realtors.
The honor came March 18 at the annual Awards Banquet. Pratt will receive special recognition during the Illinois Realtors state banquet June 6 in Springfield at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum.
Pratt has been a Realtor for more than 40 years. She serves on the GGAR board and says a career in real estate has given her the opportunity to help people realize the dream of homeownership. She also received the 2016 YWCA Woman of Distinction Award.
She is a member of Hearts Harvest Church in Bethalto and is a lifelong resident of the area, currently living in Godfrey with her husband Larry.
The award is presented annually to one member of the association who best exemplifies the professional qualities of a Realtor, namely service and leadership in community and civic affairs as well as activities within the association. Proceeds from the banquet benefit the work of the Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that promotes research and academic advancement in real estate subjects through a series of grants and scholarships.
The Greater Gateway Association of Realtors serves nearly 1,000 Realtor and affiliate members in the Southwestern Illinois region including the counties of Bond, Calhoun, Fayette, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe, and Montgomery.
— From the Illinois Business Journal