Joan Pate, an employee in Cold-well Banker residential real estate's Fort Union office, has been recognized as the No. 1 sales associate for 1988, besting 190 agents. The honor earned her the responsibility of speaking to 3,000 agents from all parts of the country during a national sales meeting.

Pate's sales exceeded $6 million in 1988. She won the same award in 1987.Other Coldwell Banker sales associates finishing 1988 as the top salespersons were Turid Lipman, Sugar House; Linda Geer, Midvalley; Paul Schenk, Park City; Greg Call, South Davis; and Judy Webber, Ogden. Brian Gottfredson of the Fort Union office received the Richard M. Webber Award.

Sales associates earning the national senior sales associate title were Carol Agle and Susie Petrone, Park City; Gottfredson, Gary Larson, Susie Martindale and Trudi Stark of the Fort Union office; and Robert Sumner and Judy Webber, the Ogden office.