Michael Fischer and Kelly Guin Thrash Installed as President, President-Elect of the Atlanta REALTORS® Association

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2023 Officers Announced at ARA’s Annual Business Meeting

ATLANTA, GA – RealEstateRama – Michael Fischer, Associate Broker at Ansley Real Estate, was installed as the 98th President of the Atlanta REALTORS® Association (ARA) on December 15th at ARA’s Annual Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony held at the Cherokee Town Club of Buckhead. Kelly Guin Thrash, REALTOR® with Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, was named President-Elect.

Recognized as the 2019 REALTOR® of the Year by the Atlanta REALTORS® Association, Michael’s people-centric approach to real estate has built a respected presence in the metro-Atlanta real estate market. Michael has been recognized as a Top Producer for nine consecutive years, appearing in the top 5% of metro-Atlanta REALTORS® on an annual basis. Among other industry activities, Michael is also an advocate for real estate on the State and National levels, regularly meeting with elected leaders to ensure Homeownership is a policy priority. At Ansley Real Estate, he is able to provide his clients with top quality service and industry knowledge, while maintaining a strong pulse on rising real estate and economic trends both locally and nationally.

Michael has been recognized by the Atlanta REALTORS® Association several times, receiving the 2021 Atlanta REALTORS® Captain of Industry and 2019 REALTOR® of the Year awards. Additionally, he received the 2021 Georgia REALTORS® Young Achiever award. He is a 2014 Atlanta REALTORS® Association Leadership Development graduate and a graduate of the 2020 Georgia REALTORS® Leadership Academy.

Additional members installed as 2023 ARA Officers include: Quinn Arnau, Ansley Real Estate, Vice President of Member Services; Angel Crayton, Village Premier Collection, Vice President of Community & Public Affairs; Carolyn Garrett, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties, Vice President of Professional Excellence; and Christopher Matos-Rogers, Coldwell Banker Realty, Vice President of Advocacy.

For more information and a complete list of officers, directors, and honorees, please visit the ARA website.
For award descriptions, please visit: www.atlantarealtors.com/awards.


About the ATLANTA REALTORS® Association:
The Atlanta REALTORS® is the voice of residential real estate in Metro Atlanta and has been an instrumental factor in the growth of real estate in the state of Georgia for more than a century. As the largest REALTOR® association in Georgia, ARA serves as a central source of information for its members by focusing on real estate education, the promotion of professionalism in the industry and representing members with legislative initiatives to create positive change for the real estate community.  While less than 60% of active real estate licensees in Georgia meet the requirements to become REALTORS®, they constitute 80% of the top producing agents. Membership in ARA is the hallmark of quality, professionalism, and production.


Geilia Taylor, Community Engagement & Diversity Director

Mary Pope, Executive Vice President

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