Fort Walton Beach Realtor® Wins 2014 Realtor Achievement Award

Fort Walton Beach Realtor<sup>®</sup> Wins 2014 Realtor Achievement Award

The 2014 Realtor Achievement award winner, Bob Hudgens, accepts the award from President Sherri Meadows during the Keynote Awards luncheon at the recent Florida Realtors conference.

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 26, 2014 — Florida Realtors® recognized Bob Hudgens, a member of the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors® (ECAR), as the winner of its 2014 Realtor Achievement Award. The award was presented during the state association’s recent 98th annual Conference & Trade Expo at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla. Hudgens is the broker of record for Coastal Realty Services in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

The Realtor Achievement Award honors one Realtor serving in the capacity of manager, broker of record or officer of their company. This award covers the previous three years’ contributions to the community, local, state and national Realtor associations. This is the second time that Hudgens has been so honored: He was also the 2009 Realtor Achievement Award winner for Florida Realtors.

Hudgens has long been active with his local board and served on numerous committees including elections, budget and finance, insurance, bylaws, board of directors and, in 2013, the MLS search committee that helped usher in a new MLS for a new era. He is often consulted, not only for his knowledge of the association’s history but also for his ease with new technology.

On the state level, Hudgens has served Florida Realtors in many capacities over the years. Mostly recently, he was chair of the public policy committee in 2012, been a member of the finance committee and has served as the District 9 Florida Realtors PAC (Political Action Committee) since 2013. A longtime investor in his profession, he is a Crystal R member for Florida Realtors PAC and gives tirelessly to the causes and issues important to real estate, property owners and fellow citizens.

Hudgens has served as a director to the National Association of Realtors for years. He has been a member of NAR’s federal technology policy subcommittee and its state and local issues committee in recent years.

In the community, Hudgens makes an impact on the lives of hundreds of children through his work on the board of directors of the local Boys and Girls Club. He helped found the Beachside Community Church, which will be moving into a new permanent building in 2014, thanks in part to his support.

Florida Realtors®, formerly known as the Florida Association of Realtors®, serves as the voice for real estate in Florida. It provides programs, services, continuing education, research and legislative representation to its 127,000 members in 61 boards/associations.


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