Weichert, Realtors® – Team Metro Announces 2018 Office Award Winners

— Michele Watson

Carolinas Broker Council Names Realtor® Marty Pennell Its Top Agent of the Year

Agents at Weichert, Realtors® – Team Metro were recently recognized for their 2018 sales production at an awards banquet at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel.

HICKORY, N.C. / March 27, 2019 – Weichert, Realtors® – Team Metro, located in Hickory, is proud to announce that Marty Pennell has been named the Top Overall Agent of the Year for 2018 by the Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. Carolinas Broker Council.
Pennell received the prestigious Chairman’s Club award from Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. for his 2018 sales production.
In addition, 15 other agents at the Hickory-based affiliate were honored by the national franchise organization for their 2018 sales productions. All awards are based on achieving specified production requirements per award category in gross commission income earned or real estate transactions closed in 2018.
President’s Club Award Recipients: Debby Bullock-Benfield, Jennifer Clark and Rob Taylor.
Ambassador Club Award Recipients: Crystal Gragg.
Executive Club Award Recipients: Celli Mellert, Frances Wynn, Joshua Ritchie and Victoria Lyford. 
Sales Achievement Award Recipients: Amy Lockee, Jan Hendrix, Klint Kerley, Lora Rousseau, Michelle King, Myra Marshall and Tiffany Kerns.
“Our team of talented agents accomplished so much last year,” said Kim Smith, the broker/owner of Weichert, Realtors® – Team Metro. “We are extremely fortunate to have such a knowledgeable, dedicated and tireless team of real estate professionals. Congratulations to all of our award-winning agents.”
Weichert, Realtors® – Team Metro is an independently owned and operated Weichert affiliate. The office serves the Hickory metro area.
For more information about Weichert, Realtors® – Team Metro, located at 1144 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd. SE in Hickory, contact Kim Smith at 828-304-1000 or visit

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About Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.: Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. has grown steadily since Jim Weichert, president, chairman and CEO of Weichert Companies, launched the company’s franchise division in 2001. The affiliate division was created to offer a business model for franchisee ownership candidates described as “a clearly defined operating system for marketing and managing a real estate business.” Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. announced its first affiliate in 2002, was ranked as one of the top traditional residential real estate franchises in Entrepreneur’s 2018 Franchise 500 and was identified in 2018 by Franchise Business Review as one of the top U.S. franchises for owner satisfaction. Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. has offices serving over 350 markets in 38 states. For more information about Weichert, visit or for information on franchise opportunities visit

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