Emerald Coast dominates regional KW awards

Special to The Sun
Winning top honors in the Platinum category were Dean Ladick and Megan Hall. [SPECIAL TO THE SUN]

Keller Williams recently held a regional awards gathering in Mandeville, Louisiana, covering their Gulf States Region that includes Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Northwest Florida. The event represented 24 KW Market Centers with the local Keller Williams Realty Emerald Coast (KWEC) franchise operation winning 12 out of 19 categories for 2016 transactions. This was, by far, more than any other KW franchise in this region.

With an agent count of more than 300, KWEC serves five communities in Northwest Florida with seven offices throughout Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, South Walton 30A and Navarre. KWEC took the regional first place award for Market Center Growth and second place for both Market Center Profit and Top Profit Share.

But it was the KWEC agents and their successes that stole the show. More than 70 local agents took home honors with varying levels of total transactions and gross commission incomes that went as high as just over $1 million.

John Moran’s At The Beach Team earned the highest level with a Double Platinum win. Among approximately 4,000 agents in the KW Gulf States region, Cindy Cole of Cindy Cole Fine Homes was named the No. 1 top individual producing agent. Also, taking home top honors in the Platinum category were Tosha Corrigan, Dean Ladick, Dawn Burt and Megan Hall.

The highest humanitarian Red Shoe honor in the KW Gulf States Region went to KWEC’s managing broker, Jeff Adamson. This award was for the one person who most exemplified KW core values, leadership, integrity, commitment, teamwork and trust.

Adamson, whose motivational inspiration is best-selling author Darren Hardy, recalled Hardy’s favorite saying of “don’t miss the point in life.” Adamson further added his personal philosophy, “Strive to live a life of high success, no regrets, and take care of the people around you.”