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Feb 2, 2018 7:05:56 AM

Harcourts Northwest Office Receives COBA Realtor of the Year Award

Topics: Agent Life, Awards, Charity, Community, Harcourts Northwest 0

Harcourts The Garner Group was recently recognized for Central Oregon Builders Association’s (COBA) excellence award, REALTOR® of the Year. Erica Davis, Shelley Griffin, and Sara LaFaver, partners and co-owners of Harcourts The Garner Group, deservingly received their fourth COBA Excellence Award after continually providing support and sponsorship to the Association and the community around them.


“We support the builders and all that they do, and it is an honor to be recognized by COBA,” comments Erica Davis.

“They do a lot of good work in the community and we are happy to help however we can.”

This respected recognition requires its recipients to go above and beyond just their support of COBA, but also requires other charitable actions, participation in special programs, and professional certifications. COBA award winners are nominated by fellow membership holders, and are then voted upon to receive the honor, allowing all COBA affiliates to be a part of the final decision.

As longtime COBA members, Harcourts The Garner Group has repeatedly provided the main sponsorship to annual COBA events: Tour of Homes and Chef’s on Tour. They deliver financial contributions and their time in support of each of these programs. On top of these events, they also provide services to other associations in their community; Relay for Life of Bend, Bethlehem Inn, Bend North Little League, FAN, 100 Women Who Care Central Oregon & The LOFT.

Exemplifying their efforts, is a competition they assisted in facilitating between COBA and the Central Oregon Association of REALTORS®. The contest raised over $20,000 in addition to added contributions from agents in their office, to help rebuild a local homeless shelter, the Bethlehem Inn. Funding went towards costs related to constructing a new facility and transitioning individuals in need of shelter, making sure everyone has a home. Their contribution adds to a total of over $625,000 raised for the Bethlehem Inn capital campaign.

“Harcourts Northwest is incredibly proud of Harcourts The Garner Group, being acknowledged as REALTOR® of the Year,” mentions Regional Director of Harcourts Northwest, Rick Deluca.

“To have corporate values of “Doing the Right Thing” and “People First” is one thing, but to have The Garner Group practice those values and be recognized for their contribution to our community is very gratifying.”

The “Harcourts Experience” is recognized as real estate’s finest experience, and their core values illustrate how the franchise achieves this acknowledgment; People First, Doing the Right Thing, Being Courageous, and Fun and Laughter. Harcourts The Garner Group continually represent these characteristics, and the COBA REALTOR® of the Year award is a recognition they are proud to receive.


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About Harcourts USA:

With over 840 offices in 10 countries, Harcourts International is one of the fastest growing real estate groups in the world.

Harcourts offers a full range of real estate services, specializing in residential, commercial and rural property sales as well as property management services. Harcourts works closely with affiliate, Luxury Property Selection to offer clients a comprehensive real estate solution.

In 2008, Harcourts launched its charitable arm, the Harcourts Foundation to provide support that helps, grows and enriches our communities. In 2013, Harcourts celebrated its 125 year anniversary.

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