Three Nothnagle Agents Win Industry Awards


 Three Nothnagle Agents Win Industry Awards


DSC02070(Rochester, NY) – Nothnagle REALTORS® is pleased to announce that three of its agents won awards at this year’s Greater Rochester Association of REALTORS® Leadership and Awards Luncheon.

Ron Matter of our Fairport office received the GRAR Honor Society Award.  Fellow Fairport colleague, Maria McGill presented and gave a very warm introduction.  Ron began real estate in the 1970s and served as a mentor to countless new agents.  He is a member of the Perinton Chamber of Commerce and as Maria stated, “always kind, always humble.”  And in that fashion he kindly gave a humble acceptance speech noting his surprise to be honored, stating “I just try to be there for as many people as I can.  I am fortunate to volunteer as I have the time to do so.”

The 2014 Women’s Council of REALTORS®’ Member of the Year Award went to Webster agent, Katherine Dexter. Born and raised in Rochester, Katherine became an agent in 2006 and joined WCR in 2007.  Her passion, apart from real estate, is volunteering in her community for countless organizations, like the Southwest Neighborhood Center and Rochester Rotary to name a couple.  She has served various positions on the WCR Board and, notably, was WCR President in 2012.

Val Morgan of our Webster office is the winner of the 2014 WCR Entrepreneur of the Year Award.  Former 2012 WCR President, Val is a seasoned agent who has been in the industry for 26 years and has won several sales awards as well as the GRAR REALTOR®-Associate of the Year in 2005.  She is active in her church and actively volunteers for numerous organizations.  Val’s success can be attributed to her personal mantra that hard work yields results.  In her speech she praised her branch manager, Lou DiMartino, and her fellow Webster colleagues: “You are the best colleagues in the world.”  She further commended the Council which presented her with the award, saying, “I have friends for life because of WCR.”

Additionally, at the luncheon Lanie Bittner from the Nothnagle Pittsford branch was installed to the GRAR Board of Directors.  Toni Connors from the Nothnagle Pittsford branch was installed as GRAR President-Elect.  Linda Wilson from the Nothnagle Brighton Branch was installed as GRAR Secretary/Treasurer.  Danielle Riley was installed as Secretary of the Women’s Council of REALTORS®.

“It is a wonderful accomplishment for our agents to be recognized by such prestigious organizations within the real estate industry,” stated Armand D’Alfonso, President and CEO of Nothnagle.  “I would like to extend my congratulations to our award winners, Ron Matter, Katherine Dexter, and Val Morgan, as well as to the newly installed officers and directors: Danielle Riley, Lanie Bittner, Toni Connors and Linda Wilson.  Your commitment to the real estate profession and our community is admirable and your recognition is well deserved.”


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About Nothnagle Realtors®

Established in 1948, Nothnagle Realtors is a full-service real estate company offering 33 convenient locations in upstate New York.  In 2013, Nothnagle agents facilitated nearly 10,000 transaction sides valued at over $1.4 billion.  As a result, Nothnagle Realtors is ranked 37th in the nation on the 2013 REALTrends 500 survey (based on brokerage transaction sides).  In addition to traditional brokerage services, Nothnagle offers a full range of services including insurance, home warranty, mortgage, property management and home maintenance and repair.  For more information, visit

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