MIBOR REALTORS® Receive Top Honors

MIBOR REALTORS® Receive Top Honors

Kathy Hall named Indiana REALTOR® of the Year; Kaye Hirt recognized for Distinguished Service

Published Monday, September 25, 2017

MIBOR REALTOR® Association (MIBOR) is proud to announce two local recipients of top industry awards for 2017 by the Indiana Association of REALTORS® (IAR).

Kathy Hall of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in Greenfield has been named 2017 Indiana REALTOR® of the Year.

This annual award is IAR’s highest honor and recognizes one member for their civic, business, and real estate industry-related achievements and activities. Hall’s peers selected her as this year’s winner out of 27 nominees from Indiana’s local REALTOR® associations and boards.

Hall has served in several local leadership positions beginning with President of The REALTOR® Foundation, MIBOR’s philanthropic arm, and chair of the Broker Listing Cooperative (BLC®) Policy Committee, The Foundation’s Brighten Up Indy, and other task forces. Hall is a past president of the MIBOR Board of Directors (2016), The REALTOR® Foundation Board of Directors (2009), won Women’s Council of Realtors® Member of the Year in 2016, won MIBOR REALTOR® of the Year in 2016, and represented Central Indiana as MIBOR Director for the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).

 Kaye Hirt-Eggleston of Carpenter, Realtors® was honored with the esteemed Distinguished Service Award. Since IAR’s founding over 100 years ago, Kaye is only the 15th Indiana REALTOR® to receive this prestigious award.

The Distinguished Service Award was established to provide recognition to those REALTORS® who have provided many years of leadership and distinguished service to the REALTOR® organization as well as in their local community.

Hirt-Eggleston has been a MIBOR member for 37 years, serving as MIBOR Board of Directors president in 1993 and The REALTOR® Foundation board president in 2009. She received the MIBOR REALTOR® of the Year award in 1994 and the MIBOR Distinguished Service Award in 2010.

“There is no question that REALTORS® work hard to better the communities in which they live and work,” said Shelley Specchio, CEO of MIBOR REALTOR® Association. “We are extremely proud of Kathy and Kaye for being honored with these prestigious awards. They have both made their mark on this industry and exemplify true servant leadership.”


This information has been provided by MIBOR REALTOR® Association, the professional association representing central Indiana's REALTORS®. MIBOR serves the needs of nearly 8,000 members in Boone, Brown, Decatur, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Montgomery, Morgan and Shelby counties. MIBOR also supplies the BLC® service to REALTORS® in Bartholomew, Jennings and Putnam counties. MIBOR’s archive of housing data can be found at

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