Tom Evans Named 2011 Realtor of the Year

During his more than 25 years of real estate sales in Teton County, Wyoming, few Realtors have been as prolific as Tom Evans. But that is not why the Teton Board of Realtors and his peers named him their 2011 Realtor of the Year.

“Tom is a quiet leader and does so much more by example than with words,” wrote the person who nominated him for the award. “He has always been very approachable and is willing to guide agents to ensure they abide by the principles, laws and regulations of the board and Code of Ethics.”

Just as impressive as the list of Tom’s professional accomplishments and major sales. In 2007 he was named one of the nation’s top 200 real estate professionals by the Wall Street Journal and his $112 million sale of Bar BC Ranch in 2004 remains the region’s highest-priced transaction – is the immense respect he has earned from his peers. Indeed, it is the same caring, personal approach Tom takes with his clients that endears him to both his contemporaries and the less-experienced agents who are inspired by his professionalism.

In the last year Tom helped form, and is a member of, a new advisory board within Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty. One of his first contributions while on the board was to institute a mentoring program, helping formalize the types of relationships he himself formed with countless Realtors throughout his career.

“[Tom] has a giving heart and wants everyone to succeed as long as it is accomplished the proper way,” wrote his ROTY nominator.

Tom’s award also recognizes his commitment to community. Earlier this year a longtime friend was diagnosed with advanced brain cancer. Tom moved quickly to take the lead in organizing one of the largest fund-raisers ever in Jackson Hole, raising $90,000 and providing tremendous support for his friend and his family.

Over the years Tom also has volunteered countless hours in support of his beloved sport of hockey, Rotary International, church, local school districts and professional organizations including Teton Board of Realtors as a former president.