Thursday, December 16, 2010

RRAR Inducts Three Into Hall Of Fame

The Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® inducted three of its members into the Hall of Fame on Dec. 2 at the RRAR Awards Ceremony. Lanse Houston, Diana Lambeth and Mary Edna Williams received the honor for their contribution and consistent outstanding service to the real estate profession as well as their community activities, professional accomplishments, and involvement in RRAR activities.

Houston is a broker at Prudential York Simpson Underwood Realty. A veteran of the residential real estate business for more than three decades, his designations include CRB, CRS, GRI and SRES. He is a third generation Raleigh native and graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Houston is a past president of the Triangle Regional Board of REALTORS® and a past Wake County REALTOR® of the Year. Married with four children, Houston’s interests include golfing, skiing, fishing, cooking and boating. His website is

Lambeth is a branch sales manager at Prudential York Simpson Underwood Realty’s Cary – Kildaire office. She has been in the real estate business since 1979 with this company (then known as Bacon and Company REALTORS®). She worked as a sales associate for 10 years before becoming the Cary office’s branch sales manager. Lambeth enjoys recruiting, training and coaching sales associates in her position, where she oversees 50 sales associates. Her honors include being president of RRAR in 1993 and REALTOR® of the Year for RRAR in 1998. A graduate of Barton College, Lambeth spent one year as a teacher at Washington Elementary School in southeast Raleigh. Her website is

Williams is president of the N.C. Association of REALTORS® as well as broker/owner of RE/MAX Capital Realty, which she established in March 2001. A Triangle area real estate veteran since Jan. 21, 1986, she opened her first agency as Wilson and Williams in 1995. Williams is a native North Carolinian who has resided in the Triangle since 1974 when she came to attend N.C. State University. She has served as past director of the National Association of REALTORS® and past president and director for RRAR. Williams was named the 2004 REALTOR® of the Year for RRAR. Her charitable activities include the MS Society, the Autism Foundation, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and the Salvation Army, where she has sponsored a tee ball team. Her website is

We at RRAR congratulate these most deserving new inductees to our Hall of Fame. Their names will be engraved on the Hall of Fame plaque that is placed in the boardroom. We look forward to adding more Hall of Fame inductees in 2011.

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