Wednesday, December 18, 2013
At the November 2013 annual meeting of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) in San Francisco, Calif., local realtor Timm Gipe was awarded Realtor Emeritus status.
Any person who has held membership in NAR as a realtor, realtor-associate or a combination of both, for a cumulative period of 40 years in one or more associations of realtors is eligible for Realtor Emeritus status.
Upon approval by the board of directors of NAR, no further payment of dues is necessary to the national association by the member association of which the Realtor Emeritus is a member.
Gipe, who works in the Mount Pleasant Coleman Boulevard office of Carolina One Real Estate is a 1969 graduate of The Citadel and has been a successful realtor since 1973. In 2013, Gipe was honored by Carolina One Real Estate as a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. To qualify for this prestigious and exceptional accomplishment, an associate must have closed 500 homes or generated $100 million in closed volume within the Greater Charleston MLS area.
Gipe has served as member of the Mount Pleasant Town Council from 1981 to 1983 and was president of the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors in 1983. Gipe is also past president of both the Charleston Citadel Club and the Metropolitan Exchange Club of Charleston and is a life member of the Hibernian Society.