Husband and Wife Realtor Team Earn Community Service Award


Marietta, GA – March 5, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — Long-time RE/MAX Greater Atlanta husband-wife team Rosalee and Earl Whitley were honored with a community service award from the Cobb Association of Realtors at the organization’s year-end meeting.

The couple has a long history of volunteer involvement in the real estate industry and the community at large. Their participation reads like a who’s who of nonprofit organizations. These include donating time to MUST Ministries in Cobb County, United Way, American Cancer Society, the March of Dimes, the food pantry at their local church, chairing golf tournaments with RE/MAX to raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network, organizing a beauty pageant for residents of a local nursing home, organizing 5K races to raise funds to buy 10 dogs for Canine Assistants of Georgia, and many other activities.

In response to the Cobb Association of Realtors award, Rosalee Whitley said, “It was a great honor and surprise. It’s always nice to be recognized by your peers for doing something that you love to do.”

The Whitleys have been recognized before for their generous, giving nature. They received the first Barry Ellis Humanitarian Award from RE/MAX.
When asked how they find the time for all their volunteer projects, the Whitleys responded by saying, “If you care and have compassion about something, you can find the time to do what you want to do. And we love what we do!”

Earl Whitley has been a licensed Realtor for 36 years and Rosalee for 20. Rosalee is a past Realtor of the Year winner for the Cobb Association of Realtors and spent 10 years volunteering on the board of directors of the Women’s Council of Realtors. Prior to real estate, Rosalee worked in insurance, winning Atlanta Insurance Woman of the Year and Georgia Insurance Woman of the Year. The couple lives in Kennesaw and actively sells real estate in the Cobb County and surrounding region.

For more information on Rosalee or Earl Whitley, visit the RE/MAX Greater Atlanta site at or call 770-973-9700. Photos of the Whitleys with their award can be found on the RE/MAX Greater Atlanta Facebook Page.

RE/MAX Greater Atlanta celebrated 25 years of selling metro Atlanta real estate in 2011. The company is co-owned by Ben Christopher and Denny Jones. Centrally located minutes off I-75 at 2050 Roswell Road in Marietta, RE/MAX is the most recognizable brand in residential real estate today. In metro Atlanta, RE/MAX agents sold more homes in 2010 than any other franchise.

In the 2010 REAL Trends 500 ranking (based on 2009 sales), RE/MAX ranked #1 in the nation for closed transaction sides by agent, total transactions for the company, sales volume, and sales volume per agent. RE/MAX International received the highest overall customer satisfaction rating in this year’s J.D. Power and Associates Home Buyer/Seller Study for both home buyers and home sellers – the first time in the survey’s four-year history the same company has won awards in both categories.

Ben Christopher, 770-973-9700
TC McClenning, 404-819-0643 or 770-60-WRITE
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