Business Times of Edmond, Oklahoma January 2020 - Page 3

ED M O N D, O K L AHO MA JANUARY 2020 VOL. 12 | NO. 1 GENERAL MANAGER Lance Moler EDITOR Mark Codner SALES TEAM Terri Bohanan Nancy Sade INSIDE 2020 6 GARDNER IS REALTOR OF YEAR FOR EDMOND BOARD OF REALTORS Area realtors and real estate professionals in the Edmond area recently gathered at their annual banquet to recognize top associates and honor the work done in the previous year. “At our annual Edmond Board of Realtors Banquet, we install our incoming president, elect officers, and give away several awards from throughout the year,” said Stephanie Carter, association executive, Edmond Board of Realtors. PAYNE AMONG TOP 10 IN GOOD NEIGHBOR AWARDS CONTRIBUTING WRITERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS Lance Moler Mike Crandall Jim Denton Nick Massey Patty Miller Van Mitchell Tim Priebe Karen Moore Tom Fink 10 VETERAN REALTOR REFLECTS ON HOUSING MARKET TRENDS IN EDMOND AREA Miss your Business Times? Call 341-2121 to get on our mailing list. Thanks! The Business Times is a monthly publication of The Edmond Sun devoted to business in the Edmond area. All rights reserved. Copyright © January 2020 16 ON THE COVER Park 17 is a new mixed use development at 5th and Littler in Edmond. Related story on page 18. Kristy Payne and her husband started Fostering Sweet Dreams, a non-profit that provides tangible needs such as beds, car seats, high chairs, and strollers to kinship foster-care placements along with unexpected traditional foster-care placements. That dedication to serving others garnered Payne, an Edmond Realtor with Keller-Williams, an Honorable Mention, and Top 10 finish in The National Association of REALTORS ®  Good Neighbor Awards. 20 As a tenured real estate professional and the outgoing president of the Edmond Board of Realtors, Patrick D. Arie has long had his finger on the proverbial pulse of housing sales. With years of practical experience, in recent years, Arie has observed a “steady increase” in the housing market in the Edmond area, with little indication of it changing in the near future. ABSTRACTING COMPANY’S HISTORY PREDATES OKLAHOMA’S STATEHOOD For Amber Dixon, real estate has been part of her family business going back even before statehood. Founded in 1907, just before Oklahoma became a state, Oklahoma City Abstract and Title Co. has grown along with the state as a licensed and bonded abstract firm, while also providing title insurance, closing services, and all types of real property services to the public. January 2020 | The Business Times 3