Spotlight: George Bell, Commissioner

George Bell of Winston-Salem has served on the NC Real Estate Commission since 2014 and was its Chair in 2016-17.

Bell is the Managing Broker and Broker-In-Charge of Forsyth Realty Group, a residential brokerage firm, as well as Bell First Group, a commercial brokerage firm, and president of George Bell Productions, Ltd., a real estate education firm serving real estate brokers across North Carolina.

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 brokerage firms.

Bell was inducted into the North Carolina Association of REALTORS® Hall-of-Fame in 2014, and served as the 2010 president of the Winston-Salem Regional Association of REALTORS® and its 2009 REALTOR®-of-the-Year.

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 of the 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.  A licensed auctioneer, he is a member of the Auctioneer Association of North Carolina.