Each year, the Professional Excellence Award recognizes one of our members for distinction and excellence in the real estate profession.

To receive such an award is an extraordinary achievement and honour. For a REALTOR®, it represents the peak of professionalism, knowledge, civic-mindedness, and life-long learning.

It is an award to be treasured for a lifetime.

 

REALTOR® Harvey Exner honoured for professionalism, excellence

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Harvey Exner became the third recipient of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver’s (REBGV) Professional Excellence Award, March 25, during the association’s annual President’s Recognition Dinner.

The award is presented to a REALTOR® who exemplifies the highest level of professional knowledge, ethics, peer and client relationships, and community involvement. Exner was one of eight REALTORS® nominated by his peers for the award, and was chosen by a distinguished panel of four judges.

Harvey Exner
2010 Professional Excellence Award recipient
 Exner has made considerable contributions to organized real estate in British Columbia since the start of his career in 1979. He served on the Board's Agency Task Force in 1992, which was responsible for developing a system that represents buyers’ rights in real estate transactions that continues to be used today.

He was manager of member services at the Board between 1996 and 2005, where he authored a popular series of articles for REALTORS® on professional ethics called the eXner Files. He also assisted with the development of the current system that provides REALTOR® access to the MLS® and served on the British Columbia Real Estate Association’s Standard Forms Committee.

He has been an instructor for many REALTOR® education programs and is widely considered a role model and mentor to numerous REALTORS®. Exner is currently the manager of two Macdonald Realty offices, in Coquitlam and Maple Ridge.

“Harvey has dedicated himself to promoting the highest level of professionalism amongst his peers and within the real estate profession,” said Rosario Setticasi, REBGV president. “This award recognizes Harvey’s significant contributions to real estate and the high standards he has set.”