PRO presented three awards at the Installation event to recognize members who have gone above and beyond and who excel in our industry. The awards were presented on Wednesday, January 17 at the Birchwood Hotel in St. Petersburg.
REALTOR OF THE YEAR – Mindy Rovillo, IMAPP Realty Group
The highest and most coveted award that can be bestowed by one’s peers. This award is based on the outstanding contributions of a Realtor to the Pinellas Realtor Association, the Florida Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.
The recipient must demonstrate what is called “Realtor Spirit” which is embodied by faithfulness to the principles of the Realtor Organization, professionalism and the Code of Ethics.
- Has been a Realtor for a minimum of 10 years, with current, active leadership involvement at the local, state and national level
- Is recognized as an industry leader whose performance is exemplary
- Has more than 16 years of real estate experience in management, training and sales
- Served as the PRO Board Chair in 2016
- Is 2018 District 6 Vice President
- Serves on the MFRMLS Board of Directors
- Currently a Florida Realtor Director
- Serves on the National Association of Realtors Real Property Valuation Committee
ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – Cyndee Haydon, Future Home Realty
The PRO Achievement Award goes to a member who has proven professional and real estate industry accomplishments, and who participates in networking, professional development courses, charitable activities, and other special events organized by the Pinellas REALTOR Organization.
Cyndee Haydon is extremely involved with the REALTOR® Industry. She has earned seven designations, chaired for several committees, and has been a board member since 2014.
She is a major investor in RPAC, achieving the President Circle for three years, and this year is a Golden R contributor as well. She is a member of the Leadership Institute for Leadership Pinellas, has been their program Chair from 2014 -2017 and is their 2017-2018 President Elect.
She is a member of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Women’s Guild and is active with the Clearwater Jazz Holiday. The last two years she has been awarded the PRO Service Award and the Florida Realtor Honor Society Award. In August, she was awarded District 6 Leadership Institute Hall of Fame Award. She has been featured in two Florida Realtor Magazine articles this year and has just authored her first book for Home Sellers.
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR – Bailey Makris, Keller Williams St. Pete Realty
Each year the Pinellas Realtor Organization recognizes the newest Realtor® member with the highest total sales volume who is not part of a team and has been licensed from January 2015 to present as the Rookie of the Year.
This year’s Rookie of the Year closed over $8 million in sales in her first year. She is a St. Petersburg native and attributes her success to being a part of the community where she sells the majority of her listings. Since launching her career, she has implemented successful business models from Gary Keller’s Millionaire Real Estate Agent.