BOSTON (November 5, 2018) — Peyton Norville, a Realtor® from Birmingham, Alabama, has received the National Association of Realtors® 2018 Distinguished Service Award. The honor is presented yearly to no more than two of NAR's 1.3 million members. Winners were recognized at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Boston.
NAR established the award in 1979 to honor Realtors® who have made outstanding contributions to the real estate industry and who serve as leaders in their local communities. It is considered the highest honor an NAR member can receive; recipients must be active at the local, state and national association levels but must not have served as NAR president.
“Peyton’s hard work and service have made him truly deserving of the Distinguished Service Award,” said NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall, a sixth-generation Realtor® from Columbia, Missouri and CEO of RE/MAX Boone Realty. “Peyton’s dedication and passion to his profession have not only greatly benefited NAR and the real estate industry, but also everyone he has worked with over his long career. Peyton’s remarkable achievements and service prove that Realtors® build and strengthen communities.”
Norville has been a Realtor® for over 40 years. He founded Norville-Randolph, Realtors® and merged the firm with Lawrence Arendall Humphries in 1996, serving as its Executive Vice-President for eight years.
“It is a tremendous honor to be awarded the Distinguished Service Award, and I am grateful for the support I’ve received from the Realtor® family,” Norville said. “Realtors® are fortunate that we get to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. I have had great mentors in my career and that has guided my desire to assist and become a resource for others.”
Norville has held a number of leadership positions within the Realtor® organization during his career. Positions include Realtor® Emeritus in 2013, the Federal Political Coordinator for Senator Richard Shelby since 2000, State President of the Board of Directors in 1998, and chair of the Business Issues Committee in 2005. Norville served as State Allocated Director of the Board of Directors in 1999 and from 2002 to 2017.
Closer to home, Norville proudly served as the president of the Birmingham Association of Realtors® in 1990, and on its Board of Directors from 1981-1999 and from 2002-2004. He also served as chair for the Contract Clauses Taskforce, Legal Issues Committee, Nomination Committee, Building and Grounds Committee, Public Relations Advisory Board, and the Strategic Planning Committee. In 1986, Norville was honored as Realtor® of the Year.
On the state association level, Norville served as the president of the Alabama Association of Realtors®. He was awarded the Tom Rast Cup, the David D. Roberts Award, the Robert Jemison Jr. Award and the Above and Beyond Award by the Alabama Association, honoring Norville for his efforts and devotion on behalf of the Alabama Association. Norville was the state president of the Board of Directors in 1998, served as chair of the Past Presidents Advisory Group in 2000 and served as chair of the Nominating Committee in 1999.
Norville serves as a Commissioner of the Jefferson County Probate Court and has served seven years as a member and chairman of the Mountain Brook Planning Commission. He was president of Jefferson Title Corporation from 2004 to 2007.
Norville served in the United States Army Reserve from 1959-1965. Norville’s charitable involvement includes: member and chair of the Charitable Real Estate Foundation of Greater Birmingham and member of the United Way of Central Alabama, Visiting Allocation Team.
After 40 years in the real estate business Norville stated, “real estate is the most fascinating and rewarding career I have found. My gratification lies in helping my clients achieve their individual real estate goals. I am very fortunate to be in a position to apply my experience, skills and knowledge to this end.”
The National Association of Realtors® is America’s largest trade association, representing 1.3 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
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