Schennberg and Scolf recognized for their service to the industry
The Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) presented its highest awards for 2019 at the recent Installation and Member Recognition Luncheon – REALTOR® of the Year, Good Neighbor and Distinguished Service – honoring outstanding REALTORS® within the Association.
Mike Inman was named LBAR’s REALTOR® of the Year for 2019. He is an agent with Coldwell Banker McMahan and member of LBAR for over 13 years. Inman specializes in residential properties and farms primarily in Mercer, Anderson, Boyle, Franklin, Jessamine and Woodford counties. In addition to selling real estate, he has been very active at all levels of the Association and has held a number of leadership roles. He currently serves as a director for Kentucky REALTORS® and is a graduate of the LeadershipKYR program. Inman has been a REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC) major investor for 8 years and was the 2017 and 2018 recipient of a Presidential Award at the state level. He has served on the RPAC Major Investor Council at the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and as an RPAC Trustee at the state level. In 2019, he became the first Platinum R investor in Kentucky and will be inducted into the NAR RPAC Hall of Fame in May. Mike is very active in his community, currently serving as vice chair for the Harrodsburg, Mercer County Tourism Commission, as a director for the Mercer County Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Pioneer Days Festival Committee. Inman is a deacon at Hopewell Baptist Church and is a 25-year veteran of the US Army, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel.
The Good Neighbor Award was presented to Kate Imhoff, an agent with Rector Hayden, REALTORS® and member of LBAR since 2014. Over the past seven years, Imhoff has served as the volunteer coordinator for the Christ Community Cupboard. In her role, she has taken on many responsibilities to assist a wide range of low-income clients, including veterans, refugees, senior adults, single mothers and more. Some of her tasks include strategic planning, ordering and stocking supplies, fundraising and community outreach and recruiting and training more than 40 volunteers. Imhoff uses her strong ties with over 40 other community agencies like the local school system, rescue centers, community action council centers, the Salvation Army and the Nest to cover basic needs of those seeking help. Her outreach and solicitation of supplies from donors throughout the community is unparalleled as the Cupboard provides everything from clothes and shoes to household items, cleaning supplies, grooming products and toiletries. In 2019, it’s reported that Imhoff, through her volunteer role, helped provide assistance to more than 6,000 adults and children in the local community.
In addition, Kae Schennberg, broker/owner of Schennberg Realty, and Jason Scolf, an agent with Milestone Realty Consultants, took home Distinguish Service Awards, given on behalf of the LBAR president to recognize individuals who have gone above and beyond for the Association and industry. Schennberg was instrumental in facilitating the merger between the former Madison County Board of REALTORS® and LBAR, bringing valuable products and services to dozens of agents across four counties: Estill, Lee, Madison and Owsley. Scolf was, and continues to be, a driving force with the Young Professionals Network (YPN) at LBAR, taking the reins to create and volunteer at dozens of community events throughout the year while also taking on a primary role to establish a YPN group at the state level.
As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 3,400 REALTORS® located in 26 counties: Anderson, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Estill, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Lee, Madison, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, Owsley, Powell, Rowan, Scott, Whitley and Woodford Counties. Visit www.lbar.com for up to the minute real estate listings and buying and selling resources.