GAR Announces Bob Espy as REALTOR® of the Year

The Georgia REALTORS® recently announced Bob Espy as the 2019 REALTOR of the Year (ROTY). The announcement was made on Friday, September 6, 2019, during the Georgia REALTORS® Board of Director’s Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

“We are so proud to have Bob Espy as our REALTOR® of the Year”, said Chris Jiles, 2019 President of the Georgia REALTORS®. “Bob is a hard-working man who has committed himself to not only the real estate industry, but to his community as well. He is more than deserving of this honor.”

Bob was one of thirty-six REALTORS® from across the state who were nominated to receive the ROTY award. “Those who know me, know I am very seldom without words.” he said, “I am speechless and humbled.”

Bob is currently a member of the DeKalb Association of REALTORS® where in 2015, he served as the board’s President and in 2019 was named their ROTY. Bob manages Espy Real Estate & Development Center located in Smoke Rise Georgia, a firm that he started in 2016.

A member of Georgia REALTORS® since 2008, Bob has served on and chaired several committees at both the local, state, and national level. In addition to his association participation, he is involved with the Women’s Council of REALTORS®, the Graduate REALTOR® Institute, DeKalb’s Commercial Council, and the Young Professionals Network (YPN).

Bob is also an active community volunteer, holding various positions with the Tucker Civic Association, the Tucker Community Foundation, the Tucker Business Association, and Boy Scouts of America – among others. His additional accomplishments include being presented with the Life Member Pinnacle Award by his local board in early 2019, receiving the YPN Achievement Award in 2015 and graduating from the Georgia REALTORS® Leadership Academy in 2015. Bob has also been a Major REALTORS® Political Action Committee Investor since 2016.

Georgia REALTORS® is a voluntary professional association of approximately 40,000 licensed real estate brokers and salespersons engaged in all aspects of the real estate business throughout Georgia.  GAR is the leading advocate for the real estate industry in Georgia, committed to protecting private property rights and free enterprise, maintaining ethical and professional standards, and enhancing the public’s awareness and confidence in REALTORS®.