Realtor’s service merits national awards
Published 10:04 am Wednesday, June 1, 2016
“Taking it easy,” whatever that means, is not immediately in the cards for Durwood V. Scott, GRI, CRS, CRB, ALC. His involvement in civic affairs, as well as work, remain personally enriching.
That industriousness in his career — namely Principal Broker and owner of Scott & Associates Inc., located in Windsor, has earned him the National Association of Realtors Realtor Emeritus award, which recognizes his 40 years of membership and contributions to the Real Estate profession.
Furthermore, Scott has also been presented the Omega Tau Rho Medallion of Service, another prestigious national award that’s bestowed for his contributions to the association and service to the Realtor profession.
As he explained, induction into the fraternity is granted by state and local associations to members and others who have shown exemplary dedication and service to the Realtor organization.
Membership in this honorary fraternity is represented by the Medallion of Service, which symbolizes the recognition and appreciation accorded inductees for their contributions to the National Association of Realtors, its affiliated institutes, societies and councils.
“I don’t know if I’ll ever retire,” said broker, councilman and Realtor Scott. “I enjoy what I’m doing.”
He added that whenever there’s an opportunity to help people, he’s willing.
Licensed since 1971, he became a broker four years later and was managing an office in Franklin from 1974 to 1976, then joined Manry Rawls Realty as co-owner broker and president.
By 1981, Scott bought the remaining stock from Manry Rawls, and in 1982 changed the name to Scott & Associates Inc., Realtors.
Since joining the Realtors Association in 1979, he’s has been a member of the Circle of Excellence, formally the Million Dollar Sales Club, for Outstanding Achievement in Real Estate Sales. Also, he has been Realtor of the Year twice — 1982 and 1987 — and Salesperson of the Year in 1983. Scott was picked as the Virginia State Land Realtor of the Year from Realtors Land Institute, and received the prestigious designation as Accredited Land Consultant after serving as state president.
These recognitions are made in certificates, plaques and other tangible awards, most found on the walls in his office, plus others waiting for their turn to be displayed.
Eight years ago, Scott turned the management over to his two sons, Dale and Dane, who are vice presidents/managing brokers.
The company has 176 years of combined real estate experience with extensive knowledge in residential, land, foreclosure sales, commercial, property management and development.
According to REIN MLS, the family-owned business averaged a ranking in the top 20 percent in production for the Hampton Roads area in 2015.
His community involvements include 44 consecutive years of perfect attendance with the local Ruritan Club, and has served on the zone and district levels and attended several national conventions in official capacities.
Scott, who is running for Town Council for his third term, is serving on other town and county committees as well. he has also been active at Windsor Christian Church serving as chairman and vice chairman on the Board of Deacons, superintendent of Sunday school and other committees.