Carol Boyd Andrews Honored with 2021 Robert Jemison Award
December 14, 2021
Montgomery REALTOR® Carol Boyd Andrews’ service to the Alabama Association of REALTORS® was recognized at AAR’s Annual Conference in October when she was presented the Robert Jemison Award. Named in honor of the first Alabama REALTOR® to serve as president of the National Association of REALTORS® in 1926, the award recognizes the long and valued service of REALTORS® or REALTOR®-ASSOCIATES with a minimum of 15 years to AAR and the honoree’s local board/association. Andrews is a qualifying broker with House & Home Real Estate in Montgomery and is a member of the Montgomery Area Association of REALTORS®.
With the award's focus on local leadership, the recipient of this award must not have served as an AAR executive officer. Andrews’ local leadership roles include serving as local board president in 2017, as well as being named local REALTOR® of the Year in 2009.
Andrews’ nomination also cited her long-standing contributions to ARPAC, where she has been designated a Major Investor contributing $1,000 or more annually. Her contribution levels have reached Sterling R ($1,000 per year) and Crystal R ($2,500 per year) for 12 of the past 13 years.
“Giving back to my profession has been vitally important to me throughout my career,” said Andrews. “My mentor and the person responsible for guiding me to sell real estate encouraged me to get involved at the local level, serve on committees, attend events and get to know other REALTORS®. In 2008, I was honored to be included in the Leadership AAR class and that pivoted my volunteering to the state and national levels. Investing in ARPAC and serving in leadership roles has helped grow my own company and grow personally in so many ways,” she continued. “We are only as professional as we demand of ourselves. And setting an example of leadership and investing in property rights is what is going to keep our profession in high regard.”
Andrews follows this principle: Always do the right thing. “It may not be pleasant and it may not gain you income or personal satisfaction, but treating others with honesty and respect will never be unpopular,” she explained. “My dad always told me to find something that I love to do no matter what the income level is. Just do what you love. I love the people that have helped me along the way. AAR has provided those special people to me.”