Congratulations Hampton Wilkins, REALTOR® Emeritus!

Association Executive, Erica Sturkie, and REALTOR® Emeritus award winner, Hampton Wilkins.

Congratulations to DRRAR’s first REALTOR® Emeritus, Hampton Wilkins of Wilkins & Co. REALTORS®!

The REALTOR® Emeritus status is a prestigious recognition awarded by the National Association of REALTORS® to a REALTOR® Member who has held membership in the National Association as a REALTOR®, REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®, or both, for a cumulative period of forty (40) years.  In addition to the tenure requirement, applicants must also complete at least one  year of volunteer service on either the local, state, or national levels.  Applications for REALTOR® Emeritus status are reviewed and decided upon every year during the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Expo in the spring and REALTORS® Conference & Expo in the fall.

Hampton has been a REALTOR® in the Danville area since 1978 and has served on multiple local and state association committees.  He has also served on DRRAR’s Board of Directors as a Director, Executive, and eventually President.  Congratulations and thank you for your service and contributions to the real estate profession as a REALTOR®, Hampton!

For more information about the National Association of REALTORS®’ REALTOR® Emeritus status, visit

2018 NAR Leadership Summit

AE, Erica Sturkie, and President-Elect, Diron Clements.

NAR hosts a Leadership Summit every year in Chicago to prepare the upcoming year’s President of local and state associations to lead. This conference also sets aside time for them to plan the year ahead with their Association Executive. In addition to conference activities, attendees are also encouraged to take the opportunity to explore all that Chicago has to offer. This year’s event was August 5th-7th.

This year, DRRAR was represented by 2018 President-Elect, Diron Clements, and Association Executive, Erica Sturkie. During their time in Chicago, they enjoyed the conference, went to a Chicago Cubs game, and attended a dinner hosted by Virginia REALTORS® where all attendees (AEs and President-Elects) from Virginia enjoyed dinner together.

Diron will be the 2019 DRRAR President; his induction will take place at our yearly awards banquet in January.

2018 President-Elects from Virginia.