Every year, the Austin Board of REALTORS® celebrates the members who made outstanding accomplishments in the local market through the ABoR Industry Awards. Two Realty Austin agents received finalist spots and three took home the award on June 17 through the virtual watch party.
The ABoR Industry Award focused on recognizing members who excelled and found innovative ways to grow their business through the hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“2020 was very hard in the beginning,” says Advocate Award winner and Realty Austin Agent Albert Allen. “But we’re an amazing city, so we had people coming from all over the place. Buyers heeded our advice on how to compete in a competitive market, so we were able to get some really good wins this year.”
Learn more about the five Realty Austin Realtors and their achievements:
Advocate Award Winner Albert Allen
Albert is a 3rd Generation Austinite. As a native of the City of Austin and a longtime Northwest Hills resident, he has an extensive understanding of the city and its diverse communities. Albert believes in the power of relationships and in leveraging connections to help his clients accomplish their goals.
REALTOR® of the Year Winner Ashley Jackson
Ashley’s passion for Real Estate is fueled by her love of exploring the city’s homes and neighborhoods as well as her commitment to working with people to help them fulfill their dreams. One of her favorite things about Austin is that budget-conscious buyers can still find affordable homes without sacrificing quality or proximity to what makes it such a great place to live.
Iconic Changemaker Winner Jennifer Korba
Houses have always been a great interest of Jennifer’s. When she was young, she would follow her dad and brothers around the house to help with repair jobs. She loved figuring out how things worked. Jennifer went on to study architecture and engineering in college, finally finding the perfect fit for her degree with a blend of the two called “Construction Science.”
Accelerate Award Finalist Kathy Sokolic
A long-time resident of Austin and a Mueller Neighborhood Pioneer, Kathy is always moving. Serving as Chair of her neighborhood association, organizing neighborhood block captains, and planning block parties and fall festivals, Kathy is always bringing people together. She spends her off-hours getting to know her neighbors, keeping in the know of what’s going on in the city, volunteering with area non-profits, and baking delicious treats.
REALTOR of the Year Finalist Jen Berbas
Jen’s background in finance, first as an options trader and then working in the credit markets, laid the groundwork for a career in real estate and informs much of her work. She has an affinity for Excel and an excellent grasp of the real estate market and investments. Don’t be surprised if you’re shopping for an investment property and you receive a spreadsheet!
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