Becky Cope English has been named 2017 Realtor® of the Year by fellow real estate professionals with Greater Chattanooga Realtors®. The award was presented at the Association’s recent Installment & Awards Reception.
The Realtor of the Year award is given to a Realtor in recognition of his or her contributions to the real estate industry, the community, and the local and state Associations. Mrs. English has not only been an active member of the Association, but continuously and consistently participates in civic activities to better causes in Greater Chattanooga while encouraging and inspiring others to do the same.
Mrs. English has served on many local Association committees including Budget & Finance, Community Partnerships, and Governmental Affairs. She has served as MLS Director, Association Director, and an RPAC Trustee. She participated in the Tennessee Realtors® Spring Conference and Annual Convention as well as the National Association of Realtors® Legislative Conference.
Mrs. English is a board member for Skyukah Hall, a school for 1st-10th grade students that provides individualized teaching and learning experiences for those that may have struggled in a typical learning environment. In addition, she is Trustee to the Advisory Board for the Charles H. Coolidge Medal of Honor Heritage Center. The Center memorializes the valorous actions of the recipients of our nation’s highest military award and promotes the history and character associated with their gallantry, from the First Medals forward. Becky was the event chair for a luncheon that kicked off a campaign which has raised more than $1.3 million for the Center.
Mrs. English and her husband (and fellow Realtor), Derek English, adopted two teenagers while continuing to fulfill the commitments that accompany being a full-time agent – all this, while being a top producing agent in Greater Chattanooga.
Fellow Realtors describe her as “a dynamo of energy that exemplifies service to others and leadership,” “She does what is best for the community, not for personal gain,” “Becky puts herself last without ever even realizing it,” “She is a shining example of what we want our members to be in the community and our profession.”
Upon being announced as 2017’s Realtor of the Year, an overwhelmed and grateful Becky stepped away from the podium to first hug her parents who were an additional surprise to the award. “I don’t know what to say,” Mrs. English began. “Service is who I am and I’m happy to be a part of so many wonderful organizations including the Realtor Association. Thank you very much.”