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January 28, 2020

Ron Tucker named 2019 Realtor of the Year

Ron Tucker has been named 2019 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. Mr. Tucker 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.

Ron Tucker has been a Realtor® for 13 years, and has served on many local Association committees. These include the Budget & Finance, MLS, Community Partnerships, and Bylaws. He has served as Governmental Affairs Chair, and an RPAC Major Investor. He participated in the Tennessee Realtors® Spring Conference and Annual Convention as well as the National Association of Realtors® Legislative Conference.

Ron and his wife, Kathy, have been married 32 years, They have three adult children, and two grandchildren. Kathy, also a Realtor, was 2004 Realtor of the Year and 2019 Tennessee Realtors’ President.

Mr. Tucker was named the George Kangles Community Citizenship Award winner for 2017 in recognition for community citizenship with respect to active involvement in governmental and political affairs.

Ron and Kathy have been very active in animal rescue over the years.  They have helped transport animals across the country in efforts to rehome them. They have volunteered in numerous spay and neuter events, and Ron was able to secure grants from Bob Barker Foundation for their efforts. Ron also coached fast pitch softball for many years.

Geoff Ramsey, 2019 Chair of the REALTOR® of the Year Committee said, “Ron is engaged in advocacy at all levels of the REALTOR® association.” “He never has the first thought of receiving any type of recognition,” Ramsey said.

Upon being announced as 2019’s Realtor of the Year, a surprised and grateful Ron stepped away from the podium to hug his family who were an additional surprise to the award. “I’m usually not a man of few words, but I am now,” Mr. Tucker began. “I appreciate all your support, and I’m not done yet.”