Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate Announces 2014 Annual Holiday Card Contest Winner


SEATTLE, WA – Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate is delighted to announce that the winning photo for this year’s contest was provided by Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty & Chris Talbot Photography. This idyllic photo will be the cover image on the card that is sent to the entire Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate network, media contacts, partners and other key real estate industry leaders.

The magnificent photo was taken at dusk on the pier at Gar Woods, an iconic lakefront restaurant on the shores of Carnelian Bay on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. The restaurant takes its name from Gar Wood, a type of wooden boat popular on Lake Tahoe.


In its fifth year, the Holiday Card Contest has given members of the network an opportunity to submit a photograph of high-end homes or lifestyle images from their community. Last year, Diane Turton, Realtors provided the winning photo taken at Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey.

This year’s contest received the most photo submissions of any so far, and the participating companies included:

Windsor, The Greenbrier Sporting Club, Luxury Homes by VAPF, Platinum Properties, Rimontgó, Kristin S. Lueken of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group, Debbie Murray of Allie Beth Allman & Associates, Lawrence Realty, Manuella Farnsworth and Elliot Mandelcorn of Macdonald Realty, Martin Bialuski of Fenwick Keats, Michele Somers of West USA Realty, Michelle Lynch of McEnearney Associates, Inc., Pete Kirven of Kentucky Select Properties, Romain Lucas of LUCAS Maitrise d’œuvre, Silverleaf Realty, Ben Pruette of Harry Norman Realtors, Besty Dickinson of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, Bill Cullin of Long & Foster Real Estate, Birgitte Michaelsen of Village Properties, Chinowth & Cohen Realtors, Chris Kavanaugh of Keller Williams Premier Properties, Diane Stelmashuk of Profusion Realty, Joe Ruzzo of Saunders & Associates, Karyn Vagrin Linhardt of Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate, Mark Wilson of Chase International, Maxfield Real Estate, Michele Martin of Teles Properties, Patricia Parziale Lemme of Kinlin Grover Real Estate, Stephanie McDonald of Pacific Union and Wendy McKeever of Telluride Properties.

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LuxuryRealEstate.com, a Webby Award Honoree, has been voted ‘Best of the Web’ by Forbes magazine multiple times, praised by the International Herald TribuneTown & CountryThe Wall Street Journal and has been ranked ‘Best Website’ by consumer surveys. Since its debut in1995, LuxuryRealEstate.com has remained the #1 portal for luxury properties on the internet and has several times more $1,000,000+ content of any near-peer.

Known in the industry since 1986 as the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate network, a global collection of the finest luxury real estate brokers in the world, this group of more than 70,000 professionals in more than 60 countries collectively sells in excess of $190 billion of real estate annually. Members are selected by Chairman/Publisher John Brian Losh, one of REALTOR Magazine's 25 Most Influential People in Real Estate and broker of fine properties and estates through his Seattle-based brokerage firm, Ewing & Clark, Inc. Luxury Real Estate has been recognized by the Webby Awards, has received “Best of the Web” by Forbes Magazine, honored with an ADDY Award for Excellence in Web Design, deemed “Best Website” by consumer surveys, ranked in the Inc. 5000 List, noted as one of the 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies by Puget Sound Business Journal, and recognized by the Maggie Awards.