Douglas B. McAffee, owner and broker of Century 21 McAffee Real-tors, was named Realtor of the Year by the Salt Lake Board of Realtors.
The board held its annual awards banquet Friday, honoring McAffee and four others with special recognition awards. Also, 148 top producers qualified as annual members and 98 Realtors were named Lifetime members of the board's Million Dollar Club.McAffee was recognized for his contribution to the industry and community. He is a past vice president of the board and a director from 1969-72 and again in 1978. He has served as chairman and vice chairman of many board committees since becoming a member in 1958.
Dan C. Simons was the recipient of the 1988 President's Award, recognizing individuals who have consistently contributed to the real estate industry in the Salt Lake Valley. He is a former board president and the 1967 Salesperson of the Year. A past president of the Utah Association of Realtors, he was that organization's Realtor of the Year in 1976.
Richard A. Dye, an industrial real estate broker with Coldwell Banker Commercial Real Estate Services, was awarded the board's Salesperson of the Year in commercial and industrial property. He has been a Million Dollar Club member since 1985 and his agency's top producer in Salt Lake City for the past two years.
The 1988 Salesperson of the Year in residential real estate was Meg Averett of Preferred Properties. She is a four-year member of the Million Dollar Club and a past board director and chairman of the Realtor associates committee.
Paula Shaw, sales agent with Wardley Better Homes & Gardens, was named the board's Rookie of the Year for 1988 for achievement's in her first year of selling real estate. Last year she posted more than $1.8 million in gross sales, qualifying her as a Million Dollar Club member.
The Salt Lake board has 2,300 members, who are also part of the National Association of Realtors.