Georgia REALTORS® Name Nakia Brooks as 2022 REALTOR® of the Year


                                                           Nakia Brooks Named Georgia REALTOR® of the Year

ATLANTA, August 31, 2022 – The Georgia REALTORS® (GAR) recently announced Nakia Brooks as the 2022 Georgia REALTOR® of the Year (ROTY). The announcement was made on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, during the Georgia REALTORS® Annual Conference & Expo in Nashville, Tennessee.

“We are proud to have Nakia Brooks as our 2022 REALTOR® of the Year”, said Joey Tucker, 2022 President of the Georgia REALTORS®. “Nakia is an exemplary representative of what it means to be a Georgia REALTOR® and has proved that through his dedication to the association, his community, and the real estate industry. He is more than deserving of this honor.”

Nakia was one of thirty-three REALTORS® from across the state who were nominated to receive the ROTY award “It’s an honor and a privilege to be named the Georgia REALTOR®’s 2022 REALTOR of the Year,” he said.  “I have been overwhelmed with an outpouring of congratulations and love. For me, this award is a pinnacle of my real estate career knowing that so few have been able to achieve this prestigious award in the 100+ year history of GAR!” 

Nakia is the Qualifying Broker for BKG Real Estate in Buford. He is a member of ten local REALTOR® boards across Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. He began his path to leadership with the I-85N Board, where he was named Volunteer of the Year in 2011. He is currently serving as President-Elect of the Northeast Atlanta Metro Association of REALTORS® (NAMAR) and received their REALTOR® of the Year award in 2021. 

Additionally, he holds several designations including the Accredited Buyer’s Representative®, the Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource®, the Certified Distressed Property Expert, E-Pro, and the REALTOR® Commitment to Excellence. Nakia also runs a real estate school that is accredited by the Georgia Real Estate Commission (GREC) with 18 approved GREC classes.

Nakia adds, “I am thankful for all the members of the GAR Special Recognition committee who had the hard task of selecting the 2022 winner. I am thankful for all our members at NAMAR who believed in me enough to elevate me, and I can’t wait to serve those members in 2023 as President!”

Along with his REALTOR® association involvement, Nakia is an active member of his community, serving both the Jackson County School System – where he taught robotics and volunteered with the band – and his church. He has assisted with several Barrow County service projects.


The Georgia REALTORS® (also referred to as “Georgia Association of REALTORS®”) is a voluntary professional association of approximately 52,000 licensed real estate brokers and salespersons engaged in all aspects of the real estate business throughout Georgia.  GAR is the leading advocate for the real estate industry in Georgia, committed to protecting private property rights and free enterprise, maintaining ethical and professional standards, and enhancing the public’s awareness and confidence in REALTORS®.

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