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Insight, Volume 97, Issue 4 President Amy Hedgecock, CPM, GRI President-Elect Asa Fleming, SFR, AHWD Treasurer Kelly Marks, ABR, CRS, GRI Immediate Past President Treasure A. Faircloth, GRI, E-PRO, CRS REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENTS Region 1: Sandy Hurst, Jacksonville; Region 2: Jim Goodman, Oak Island; Region 3: Lisa York, Sanford; Region 4: Wade Corbett, Raleigh; Region 5: Laurie Edwards, High Point; Region 6: Stephen Long, Winston-Salem; Region 7: Marsha Jordan, Lincolnton; Region 8: Maren Brisson-Kuester, Steven Bryant, Charlotte; Region 9: Randall Blankenship, Asheville; Region 10: Harriette Doggett, Mollie Owen, Raleigh. Chief Executive Officer Andrea Bushnell, Esq., CIPS, RCE Vice President of Communications & Marketing Mckenzie Allen Graphic Design Coordinator Raquel Stubblefield Contributors Koty Arnold, Noah Corbett, Tracey Gould, Mike Landes, Stephanie Schorow For advertising information, visit ncrealtors.org/advertising or contact Keri Epps-Rashad at 336-217-1049. INSIGHT (ISSN 24714127) (USPS 17170) is published four times a year in February, May, August and November by NC REALTORS®, 4511 Weybridge Lane, Greensboro, NC 27407. Periodicals Postage Prices paid at Greensboro, N.C. and additional mailing offices.

2018 is finally coming to a close and what a year it has been! Our members have suffered personal losses and weathered storms. For the first time in NC REALTORS® history, we had to cancel a state convention because of a hurricane. And still, that didn't stop us. We worked in unison to collect supplies, money and blood and distribute to our very own members in hard hit areas. It has truly been my pleasure to serve such a selfless group of people. I had a few hiccups in my personal life—a flipped van in January, a shattered wrist in April and a family member’s death in June—and through it all, I had nothing but love and support from you. Others on our board had similar stories this year. Yet, month after month, you continued to prove that we are family. Yes, we bicker and we squabble, as families sometimes do, but we also respect and defend each other. I am proud of every member of the executive committee, the board of directors and everyone who served on a committee this year. You gave your time and talents selflessly. You are what keeps this association moving forward. Thank you! I cannot write a final “goodbye” letter without addressing NC REALTORS® staff. Our staff is absolutely amazing. There are a lot of moving parts in this organization, and our staff keeps it moving like a well-oiled machine. I have never seen a group that is able to come together, brainstorm and collaborate like this one. Kudos to each and every one of you as well. I’ve enjoyed working with Asa Fleming this year. I am proud to pass him the gavel in January. He will make an exceptional president. Thank you everyone for putting your trust in me this year. Because of you, we have risen together to become a better association.

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