2019 DAAR REALTOR® Awards Winners & Nominees

The Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® recognized several REALTORS® who reached exceptional levels in the real estate industry in 2019. They were honored and celebrated at the DAAR REALTOR® Virtual Awards Reception on Tuesday, June 30th.

The awards include the annual REALTOR® of the Year, Jeanette Newton Community Leadership Award, and members in the Circle of Excellence. DAAR also announced recipients of the Rookie of the Year, Affiliate of the Year, and Production, Anniversary, and Special Recognition Awards.

2019 DAAR Award Winners

2019 REALTOR® of the Year
Realtor of the Year
Phyllis Stakem
RE/MAX Select Properties
Jeanette Newton Community
Leadership Award
Sandy Loftis Photo
Sandy Loftis
Weichert REALTORS®
2019 Affiliate of the Year2019 Rookie of the Year2019 Educator of the Year
Brendan Bowie Presentation photoAbby Hitt PhotoKaren Daily Photo
Brendan Bowie
My Guys Moving
Abby Hitt
Hunt County Sotheby’s Int.
Karen Daily
Ekko Title
2019 DAAR Top Producers
Jeddie Busch PhotoJaneen MarconiCharles Witt Photo
2nd Place: Jeddie Busch
Coldwell Banker Residential
1st Place: Janeen Marconi
Hunt County Sotheby’s Int.
3rd Place: Charles Witt
NOVA Home Hunters
2019 DAAR Top Producer
Team Photo of the Garrel Group.
The Garrell Group
Keller Williams Realty


This year’s REALTOR® of the Year, Phyllis Stakem has been a DAAR member for twenty five years. She is a previous Circle of Excellence award winner, is committed to professional development and education excellence, dedicated to leadership and industry involvement. Phyllis strives for the highest ethical standards while demonstrating that true success comes from excellent relationships with fellow agents, clients and customers.

Phyllis has given countless hours of volunteer work on behalf of the association. Her priority is to continually better the environment in which we work with the belief that everyone has a voice and should be heard. Her amazing ability to communicate and advocate on our behalf with local government, MLS leadership and our regional association partners played a key role in advancing the interests of the industry.

Jeanette Newton Community Leadership Award
The Jeanette Newton Community Leadership Award recognizes REALTORS® and Affiliates who have made an extraordinary commitment to improving the quality of life in their communities through their volunteer work. The recipient portrays a dedication to leadership, community and public service, humanitarianism and courage. A contribution to a charity or organization of the winner’s choice will be made in the winner’s name.

The Jeanette Newton Community Leadership Award was established in honor of Jeanette Newton, who served as the Chief Executive Officer of DAAR from 1991-2016. Newton initiated several community service programs for the Association including the Habitat/RPAC Golf Tournament, Rebuilding Together/Christmas in April, Charity Auction and DAAR member participation in the Babe Ruth World Series. She served on various board and commissions including Loudoun Habitat for Humanity, Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Loudoun Board of Equalization.


Sandy Loftis, Weichert REALTORS®

Rookie of the Year
Abby Hitt, Hunt County Sotheby’s International

Top Producers – Individual
1st Place: Janeen Marconi, Hunt County Sotheby’s International
2nd Place: Jeddie Busch, Coldwell Banker Residential
3rd Place: Charles Witt, NOVA Home Hunters Realty

Top Producer Team of the Year
The Garrell Group, Keller Williams Realty, Leesburg
Jean Garrell, Mark Garrell, Debbie Buckley, Ronda Hardison, Lisa Krnich, Ruth-Anne Hrebenach, and Marie Curtis.

Educator of the Year
Karen Daily, Ekko Title

Affiliate of the Year
Brendan Bowie, My Guys Moving

Award Nominees:

Circle of Excellence
The DAAR Circle of Excellence recognizes REALTORS® who achieve the highest level of professionalism in terms of community service, education and industry involvement, and business accomplishments.

Rich Blessing, Weichert, REALTORS®Mark Laing BHHS / PenFed Realty
Beckwith Bolle, Carter Braxton PropertiesSian Pugh, BHHS / PenFed Realty
Bob Butcher, BHHS / PenFed RealtySue Puleo, BHHS / PenFed Realty
Dyana Clarke, BHHS / PenFed RealtyScotti Sellers, Atoka Properties
Kelly Gaitten, BHHS / PenFed RealtyPhyllis Stakem, RE/MAX Select Properties
Tania Gonda, Weichert, REALTORS®Ned Stock, BHHS / PenFed Realty
Chrissie Goodrum, Hunt County Sotheby’s InternationalHolly Weatherwax, Momentum Realty
Kathy Jones, Long & Foster Inc.


Top Producers of the Year

Top Producers – Individuals – $6,000,000 +

Rafael Antuna, Century 21 RedwoodJudy McHenry, Century 21 Redwood
Marcia Babashanian, Coldwell Banker – LeesburgDebbie Meighan, Washington Fine Properties
Beckwith Bolle, Carter Braxton Preferred PropertiesKarin Mercendetti, Keller Williams
Matt Boyer, Keller Williams Loudoun GatewayBill Milletary, Century 21 Redwood
Angela Bresnahan, Keller Williams Loudoun GatewayLauren Milner, Carter Braxton Preferred Properties
Sharon Buchanan, RE/MAX PremierMarcelo Mori, Keller Williams Realty – Dulles
Jeddie Busch, Coldwell Banker Residential – RestonAlanna Nichols, Atoka Properties
Katie Cawood, Keller Williams Capital PropertiesDiane Northern, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Gina Chatham, Century 21 RedwoodSean O’Brien, Century 21 Redwood
Dyana Clarke, BHHS Pen Fed RealtyTamara Palmer Harrison, Washington Fine Properties
Jaime Craddock, Century 21 RedwoodMichelle Palomo, RE/MAX Select Properties
Kelly Davis, Century 21 RedwoodSian Pugh, BHHS Pen Fed Realty
Bobbi Desai, Century 21 RedwoodRamona Rember, Keller Williams Realty
Kristen Develli, Keller Williams – Loudoun GatewayMary Roberge, McEnearney Associates, Inc.
Kay Dillon, Keller Williams – Loudoun GatewayKristin Roberts, Keller Williams – Loudoun Gateway
Adrianna Duggan, Coldwell Banker – LeesburgMcKay Sailer, Century 21 Redwood
Michael Elias, Century 21 RedwoodScotti Sellers, Atoka Properties
Kelly Elson, Century 21 RedwoodMichael Severin, RE/MAX Select Properties
Justin Folds, Century 21 RedwoodMaureen Sheridan, Century 21 Redwood
Colleen Fox, Century 21 RedwoodAmy Sikora, Weirchert REALTORS®
Michelle Frank, Pearson Smith RealtyOrna Simpson, Keller Williams – Loudoun Gateway
Kelly Gaitten, BHHS Pen Fed RealtyRebecca Sims, Century 21 Redwood
Ariana Gillette, Pearson Smith RealtyDavid Snyder, Keller Williams Leesburg
Tania Gonda, Weirchert, REALTORS®Tanya Spotts, Long & Foster Leesburg
Windy Harris, Hunt Country Sotheby’s Int. RealtyGlenn Stakem, Keller Williams – Loudoun Gateway
Julie Hertel, Century 21 RedwoodNed Stock, BHHS Pen Fed Realty
Abby Hitt, Hunt Country Sotheby’s Int. RealtyChristy Stuart, Keller Williams – Loudoun Gateway
Carla Houchens, Pearson Smith RealtyLisa Thompson, Hunt Country Sotheby’s Int. Realty
Lisa Jalufka, Century 21 New MillenniumDawn Tollus, Century 21 Redwood
Joshua Jenkins, Sampson PropertiesRoxanna Urban, Pearson Smith Realty
Kathy Jones, Long & Foster – One LoudounDawn Tollis, Century 21 Redwood
Gayle King, Century 21 RedwoodRebecca Vittitow, Century 21 Redwood
Brent Kohr, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – RestonLynn Walloga, Real Living Reserve Realtors
Mark Laing, BHHS Pen Fed RealtyCharisma Ware, Long & Foster – One Loudoun
Kevin LaRue, Century 21 RedwoodJennifer Warner, Pearson Smith Realty
Jackie Lawlor, Jack Lawlor Realty Co.Amanda White, NoVA Home Hunters Realty
Laura Lawlor, Jack Lawlor Realty Co.Michael Wilson, eXp Realty LLC
Christine LeTourneau, Long & Foster – One LoudounMary Wisker, Long & Foster – Leesburg
Cynthia LoPresti, Century 21 RedwoodCharles Witt, NoVA Home Hunters Realty
Janeen Marconi, Hunt County Sotheby’s Int. RealtyMay Witt, NoVA Home Hunters Realty
Lynne, McCabe, Keller WilliamsHannan Won, Pearson Smith Realty
Colleen McGovern Gustavson, Hunt Country Sotheby’s Int. Realty


Top Producers – Individuals – $3,000,000-$5,999,999

Eryn Appell, Hunt Country Sotheby’s Int. RealtyNoel Igot, Keller Williams – Loudoun Gateway
Sarah Baker, Summit REALTORS®Carol Kearney, Momentum Realty, LLC
Tammy Belote, RE/MAX Select PropertiesLisa Kowalewski, Century 21 Redwood
Rich Blessing, Weichert, REALTORS®Espe Labate, Weichert, REALTORS®
Sharon Brown, Century 21 RedwoodCelia Lainez, Pearson Smith Realty
Brian Burkhart, Century 21 RedwoodPeter Leonard-Morgan, Hunt Country Sotheby’s Int. Realty
Ian Bush, Keller Williams Loudoun GatewayJohanna Lillard, Keller Williams – Loudoun Gateway
Bob Butcher, BHHS PenFed RealtyStacy Mallonee, Century 21 Redwood
Ron Cawthorne, Century 21 RedwoodDavid Massey, Century 21 Redwood
RoseMarie Chabaneix, Long & FosterBrenda Miller, NoVA Home Hunters
Dyana Clarke, BHHS PenFed RealtyPat Patino, Long & Foster – One Loudoun
Marcia Coss, Weichert, REALTORS®Nancy Pav, Century 21 Redwood
Linda Culbert, Long & Foster, Inc. – PurcelvilleRegina Petruzzi Neumann, Hunt Country Sotheby’s Int. Realty
Lauren de Lima, Patriot PropertiesSirkanth Reddy Dubbudu, Samson Properties
Leonardo de Lima, Patriot PropertiesLara Rhoades Ewing, Century 21 Redwood
Ida Dennis, Long & Foster – One LoudounLauren Riner, Century 21 Redwood
Coral Dickinson, Century 21 RedwoodPJ Riner, Century 21 Redwood
Chris Gabriella, Century 21 RedwoodFarida Saafi, Century 21 Redwood
Chelsea Gabriella, Century 21 RedwoodTracey Savage, Century 21 Redwood
Kona Gallagher, Century 21 RedwoodJim Shebest, Coldwell Banker
Carol Gallagher Fochtman, Coldwell BankerJennifer Solomon, Pearson Smith Realty
Meredith Gurdak, Atoka PropertiesBalinda Sphar, Century 21 Redwood
Debra Hall, Century 21 RedwoodKathleen Stakem, RE/MAX Select Properties
Richard Hampton, Patriot PropertiesNed Stock, BHHS Pen Fed Realty
Francine Harmon, Century 21 RedwoodRoxanna Urban, Pearson Smith Realty
Talley Hess, Pearson Smith RealtyHolly Weatherwax, Momentum Realty
Jennifer Hoskins, Keller Williams – Loudoun GatewaySarah Williams, Century 21 Redwood


Top Producer Team Nominees

Top Producer Teams Nominees
The Ashburn Team, RE/MAX Select Properties Inc.
Michelle Palomo, Mike Severin

The Carolyn Young Real Estate Team
Mona Botwick, Traci Brunner, Melissa Donnelly, Hans Schenk, Heather Stauffer, Carolyn Young

Clegg and Company, Atokda Properties
Ryan Clegg, Megan Clegg, Jimmy Mullen, Amy Mullen

Extraordinary Transitions Team, Long & Foster Real Estate
Pamela Jones, Dave Jones

The Garrell Group, Keller Williams Realty Leesburg
Debbie Buckley, Marie Curtis, Jean Garrell, Mark Garrell, Ronda Hardison, Ruth-Anne Hrebenach, Lisa Krnich

The Greg Wells Team, Keller Williams Realty Loudoun Gateway
Alex Ackermann, Lori Conroy, Jacque Duffner, Kris Reed, Rob Rocheford, Greg Wells

Hannan-Moody Team, Century 21 Redwood
Meredith Hannan, Kristin Moody

Kathy Colville and Associates, Century 21 Redwood
Kathy Colville, Lori Coyne, Justin Ferrante, Charlotte Ferrigno, Maggie Gessner, Lisa Glikbarg, Bob Little, Brandon Patrick

Kim Barber Group, eXp Realty
Christine Adkins, Kim Barber, Kelly Krogmann, Patrick Levy

Lena & Rich
Lena Perales, Rich Benenati

The Lutkins Group, Keller Williams Realty Dulles
Judy Haynes, Donna Lutkins, Nick Lutkins, Sharon Rukes, Marcia Stewart

Marlene Baugh Team, Long & Foster Real Estate
Marlene Baugh, Mary Anne Carbone, Patricia Sellers

NoVA Home Hunters, NOVA Home Hunters Realty
Brenda Miller, Scott White, Amanda White, Charles Witt, May Lee Witt

On the Market…with Sam & Ray
Ray Rees, Samantha Rees, Curt Schraber

Summit Realtors
Kathy Schofield, Frank Schofield

Tanya & Co.
Tanya Johnson, Brooke Kane

VA Homes for You
Sandy Brill, Emily Miller, Mike Gardner

Anniversary Awards

Anniversary – 30 Years as a DAAR Member
Kathy Jones, Long & Foster – One Loudoung
Sandy Loftis, Weichert REALTORS®
Gwen Pangle, Pangle & Associates
Mary Sleeter, RE/MAX Select Properties
Phyllis Stakem, RE/MAX Select Properties
Jim Stakem, RE/MAX Select Properties

Anniversary – 25 Years as a DAAR Member
Lou Casciano II, Pearson Smith Realty
Jeannene Marconi, Hunt Country Sotheby’s
David Snyder, Keller Williams – Leesburg

Anniversary – 20 Years as a DAAR Member
Margie Barnes, Long & Foster Real Estate
Candice Bower, McEnearney & Associates
Meg Burke, RE/MAX Premier
Julie Hope Krone, BHHS Pen Fed Realty
Pamela Jones, Long & Foster Real Estate
Diane Northern, Coldwell Banker Residential
Nancy Pav, Century 21 Redwood
Samantha Rees, Keller Williams Realty
Ned Stock, BHHS Pen Fed Realty
Brenda MacEoin, ERA Teachers Inc.

Anniversary – 15 Years as a DAAR Member
Nancy Bakatsias, Keller Williams – Loudoun Gateway
Beckwith Bolle, Carter Braxton Properties
Linda Culbert, Long & Foster Real Estate
Sheri Gershen, Hunt Country Sotheby’s International
Ariana Gillette, Pearson Smith Realty
Judy Haynes, Keller Williams – Dulles
Kimberly Hurst, Atoka Properties
Katie Nelson, Hunt Country Sotheby’s International
Donna Sammarco, Century 21 New Millenium
Tanya Spotts, Long & Foster Real Estate
Jodie Vaughn, BHHS Pen Fed Realty
Greg Wells, Keller Williams – Loudoun Gateway
Mary Winkler, Weichert REALTORS®

Anniversary – 10 Years as a DAAR Member
Carla Houchens, Pearson Smith Realty
Dave Jones, Long & Foster Realty
Donna Lutkins, Keller Williams – Dulles
Christy Stuart, Keller Williams – Loudoun Gateway
Linda Thornell, McEnearney & Associates
Charisma Ware, Long & Foster Realty

The Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® (DAAR) is Your Resource for Success™ in the Northern Virginia area. Founded in 1962, DAAR works to safe guard and advance the mutual interests of the public, property owners, and real estate professionals for real estate-related matters.