Bell, Craver, Wagoner Receive New Commission Appointments

George Bell of Winston-Salem, Leonard H. “Tony” Craver, Jr., of Durham, and Anna Gregory Wagoner of Winston-Salem, have been appointed to the Real Estate Commission by Governor Pat McCrory for three-year terms ending July 31, 2016, it was announced by Miriam J. Baer, Executive Director.

The new members succeed Laura B. Bromhal of Raleigh, Jeffery J. Malarney of Wanchese, and Benjamin Cone III of Raleigh.

George Bell

Bell is president of G. Bell Productions, Inc., a real estate education firm serving real estate brokers across North Carolina, and Principal Broker of G. Bell Properties, a real estate brokerage firm. He is also a consultant to North Carolina real estate brokerage and law firms.

Bell entered the real estate business in 1978, following graduation from East Carolina University with a BS in Business Administration, as a broker, trainer and marketing representative. He has since held sales management, broker-in-charge, broker/owner and education positions with several of the state’s largest brokerage firms.

A member of the North Carolina Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Bell also serves on the Legislative and Forms Committees. He is a past president of both the Winston-Salem Regional Association of REALTORS® and the Surry County Board of REALTORS®.

In 2012, he received the Billie J. Mercer Excellence in Education Award from the North Carolina Real Estate Commission and the Educator of the Year Award from the North Carolina Real Estate Educators Association (NCREEA). He is a past president and member of the boards of directors of both the state and international Real Estate Educators Associations.

Bell is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and its Real Estate Brokerage Managers, Residential Specialist, and Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Councils, Real Estate CyberSpace Society, and National Speakers Association.  A licensed auctioneer, he is a member of the Auctioneer Association of North Carolina.

Leonard H. “Tony” Craver, Jr.

Craver is owner and broker-in-charge of Craver Real Estate, LLC, in Durham, and has been active in the real estate business since 1967. He was awarded “REALTOR® Emeritus” by the National Association of REALTORS® in 2008.

Past president in 2005 of the Durham Regional Association of REALTORS®, Craver received the association’s “REALTOR® of the Year” award in 2007. He served on the North Carolina Association of REALTORS® Forms Committee for 12 years and as its Chairman in 2008-2009, was elected NCAR Region Four Vice President in 2011 and 2012, and received NCAR’s Regional Service Award in 2012.

Craver is the author of From the Ground Up – Building and Selling the American Dream, a collection of stories about the building and real estate business. A graduate of Duke University with a BA in Economics and a varsity letter in tennis, he is married with four children and 10 grandchildren.

Anna Gregory Wagoner

Wagoner is an attorney with the law firm of Blanco Tackabery & Matamoros in Winston-Salem and manages the firm’s commercial title practice which includes title searches and recording in all 100 North Carolina counties.

Active in the practice of real estate law for approximately 14 years, Wagoner was formerly associated as an attorney with Investors Title Insurance Company of Chapel Hill, the North Carolina Employment Security Commission, Fidelity National Title Insurance Company of Raleigh, SpectraSite Communications, Inc., of Cary, and Isaacson, Isaacson & Sheridan, L.L.P., of Greensboro.

Wagoner is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, Forsyth County Bar Association, Piedmont Triad Commercial Real Estate Women, and the North Carolina Land Title Association. She is a former advisor to the A.E. Finley YMCA Leaders’ Club, former tutor for the Literacy Council of Wake County, and former member of the Raleigh Jaycees.

She is a graduate of Wake Forest University with a BA in Psychology and holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Wake Forest University School of Law.

This article came from the February 2014-Vol44-3 edition of the bulletin.