Mott installed as Realtors board president

Published: Sunday, January 9, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 9, 2005 at 12:00 a.m.
To the unmistakable beat of Elvis Presley - or several of his impersonators - Bonnie Mott was installed as the new president of the Gainesville-Alachua County Association of Realtors on Saturday night.
An avowed Elvis fan, Mott, who founded and is broker-owner of Prudential Preferred Properties of Gainesville, was named the association's 2005 president. In her acceptance speech, she noted how far Gainesville's real estate industry has changed, from her first $50,000 home sale in Forest Ridge 28 years ago to the fact that the national organization has donated $10 million to the Realtors in New York following 9-11 and $1 million from the state association to fellow agents to defray losses in sales following the 2004 hurricanes. To the amusement, and unabashed appreciation, of several hundred associates, Mott was serenaded by diminutive Elvis impersonator Cote Deonoath - all of 7, but totally decked out in spangled white jumpsuit and belting out the classic tunes, including requisite gyrations. Also Saturday, GACAR rewarded some its members.
Ann Doak of Countrywide Home Loans Inc. was named GACAR's 2004 Affiliate of the Year, and Tricia Reilly of Tioga Realty was named 2004 Realtor of the Year. Thomas McIntosh of ERA Trend Realty won the 2004 Tom Dobson Award for continued leadership by a past president.
Pat Polopolus was honored posthumously with the James Parrish Community Service Award.
Installed as board members for 2005 were: Jeff Quigley, past president, Bosshardt Realty Services; Bob Bieniek, Alachua Properties Inc.; Bob MacKay, Kanapaha Realty Gene Anne McKay, Bosshardt Realty Services; J. Parrish, Coldwell Banker/MM Parrish; Brent Riley, Bosshardt Realty Services; Reilly, Tioga Realty; Gene Ritch, Coldwell Banker/MM Parrish; Gary Thomas, RE/MAX Professionals; Rosa Travis, Matchmaker Realty; and Candace Varnes, Prudential Preferred Properties.

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