Dr. Thomas Owings named 2013 David D. Roberts, Sr. Award recipient
Oct 01, 2013
Alabama Association of REALTORS® Announce Dr. Thomas Owings as the 2013 David D. Roberts, Sr. Award Recipient
Montgomery, Ala. - The Alabama Association of REALTORS® (AAR) awarded Dr. Thomas Owings of Brent, Alabama and a member of the Tuscaloosa Association of REALTORS®, the David D. Roberts, Sr. Award at its annual convention held in Nashville, TN.
This award is given in honor of David D. Roberts, Sr., a distinguished Alabama REALTOR® who served as president of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) in 1985. It recognizes the member who has been a REALTOR® over a period of at least 20 years and who has contributed greatly to the member’s local board, AAR and NAR. It is the highest honor given by the association.
During Tom’s years as a REALTOR® he has provided outstanding service to clients and customers, family, friends and his community. Owings has been involved in many diverse committees in all levels of the REALTOR® profession. He became a member of the Association in 1974. He served on over 20 committees or Task Forces with AAR and the Tuscaloosa Association of REALTORS®. He currently serves on the Board of Directors and a member of the Past Presidents Advisory Group for the Alabama Association of REALTORS®. He is a graduate of Leadership AAR Program, class of 2002.
He has represented the Real estate profession with honor and sharing his knowledge with others unselfishly giving both time and resources to help other realtors and the general public. He has a law degree and gives explanations of real estate legal issues that are easy to understand and educational without over complicating issues. He always acts professional in his business dealings as well as his personal dealings. He conducts his business and personal life by the code of ethics and always puts others before himself. Being a real estate instructor, attorney, and professor his instructional and communication skills have helped not only the realtor association but also each realtor with information they need when seeking his guidance.
He has served his community as Mayor, volunteer fireman, council member, Fraternal Order of Police as well other positions; He has served the Alabama League of Municipalities Human Development Committee as Vice Chairman. He is a member of the local, state, and national BAR associations. He is a member of multiple fraternity and society’s. Hold designations as Advanced Certified Municipal Official, Certified Municipal Official as well as the CRM, CRS, GRI. He has had multiple reports published.
Sherry Dinges, the 2012 David D. Roberts, Sr. recipient, presented Owings with the highest honor given by the association.
The Alabama Association of REALTORS® is the voice of real estate in Alabama. AAR is the trade association for real estate professionals in Alabama, who work in the residential, commercial, property management, resort and appraisal markets.