Friday, May 1, 2009

Ron Barnes Named Realtor of the Year by Pickens Board of Realtors

Pickens County resident Ron Barnes, a Realtor with Prudential Georgia Realty in Canton, was recently honored as the 2008 Realtor of the Year for the Pickens County Board of Realtors.

Ron has long been involved in the community and giving back to his profession. A long-time member of the Pickens County Board of Realtors, he served as the organization’s president in 2008 and is now on its Board of Directors as well as its Professional Standards Committee. Ron also belongs to the Masonic Lodge and the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce, where he serves as an Ambassador and graduated from its 2008 Leadership Pickens class.

Ron holds his real estate license, an associate broker’s license, the Accredited Seller Representative (ASR) designation, is an eCertified Realtor (signifying he is proficient in the latest technology to assist his clients), and is a Prudential Fine Homes Specialist.

To contact Ron Barnes, please call Prudential Georgia Realty’s Cherokee office in Canton, 770-720-1400, or visit to learn more about the local real estate market or to conduct a search of nearly 100,000 available properties in metro Atlanta.

Prudential Georgia Realty ( is an independently owned and operated member of Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, a full-service residential and commercial real estate network with offices throughout the U.S. and Canada and 2008 winner of the J.D. Power Award, #1 for Highest Satisfaction for Home Sellers Among National Full Service Real Estate Firms. Ranked by Real Estate Magazine as one of the top 100 real estate companies in the U.S., Prudential Georgia Realty placed 41st for most 2007 sales in the real estate trade magazine’s 2008 Power Broker Report. It is the 10th largest Prudential real estate affiliate in North America.

Prudential Georgia Realty recently became the first large brokerage company in the nation to win the Online Marketing Award of Excellence. For the last five consecutive years, the firm has been honored with a Consumers’ Choice Award as Best in Class for Executive Home Sales in metro Atlanta. Prudential Georgia Realty annually has real estate sales well in excess of $1.5 billion, has 23 metro Atlanta locations and 1,200 Realtors, and just completed its 45th year serving metro Atlanta. To learn more about the state of the metro Atlanta real estate market, visit to view a quarterly-updated video by Prudential Georgia Realty President and CEO Dan Forsman, filled with the latest statistics, information and the local housing market outlook.

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