Bob McVey, of Georgetown, was named the 2017 Delaware Realtor of the Year during the Delaware Association of Realtors’ recent annual convention and trade show held at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino.

The award honors the Delaware Realtor whose service has delivered positive impact to realtor organizations on the national, state and local levels.

McVey will represent Delaware at the upcoming National Association of Realtors Annual Conference & Expo in Chicago. He was 2016 president of DAR and serves on two national committees. He has been a realtor in Delaware since 1994 and an associate broker since 2002. McVey served with the U.S. Coast Guard for 21 years, retiring as a master chief petty officer. An active umpire for baseball and softball, he is also on the board of directors of the Sussex County Habitat for Humanity.

Three other realtors were recognized at the DAR convention for volunteer efforts that had a positive impact in their local communities.

Kathy Newcomb, of Sussex County; Brian Hadley, of New Castle County; and Jean Dowding, of Kent County, were named as 2017 Good Neighbors by members of their local Realtor associations. The award honors realtors who work to improve the quality of life for their neighbors and demonstrate a commitment to make their communities a better place to live. A $1,000 donation was made to the charity of choice by each and included the Cape Community Fund, Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition and Hand in Hand Disaster Relief.

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