Fonville Morisey’s Talvia Peterson Honored with Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award

January 31, 2023

Long & Foster Real Estate, parent company of Fonville Morisey is proud to announce that Dr. Talvia Peterson, vice president of agent development, award-winning sales agent and co-broker of Fonville Morisey’s Lochmere office in Cary, North Carolina has received the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award.

December 2022 was a noteworthy month for Peterson. In addition to being honored by President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris at the awards ceremony in Las Vegas, she earned her Ph.D in Entrepreneurship & Business Administration. 

The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) recognizes citizens who have achieved a certain number of community service hours over the course of a lifetime. Established in 2003, the PVSA honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities and inspires those around them to take action.

Peterson earned the award for providing over 10,000 hours of public service to her community over the past 23 years.

“The biggest honor goes to the lives that were empowered in the communities that I helped serve,” said Peterson. “I will continue to make meaningful efforts in the community as a Realtor.”

A real estate veteran for seven years, Peterson began her career with Long & Foster as an agent, earned her broker’s license, then expanded into coaching and training both new and seasoned agents. A licensed real estate instructor, her teachings empower agents to provide the best-in-class customer service to their clients and achieve success. She has created several agent training programs including “The Golden Hour”, which are one-on-one training sessions providing an opportunity for agents to learn the latest technology tools and ask questions.

As an accomplished and energetic sales and marketing leader, Peterson is a sought-after speaker and trainer in other Fonville Morisey offices throughout the region. “I am the ‘go-to’ for all ‘how-to’ questions,” said Peterson.

A few of the many ways Peterson has impacted her community include providing educational workshops for minority women aspiring to be entrepreneurs, organizing camps centered around building confidence in young women and initiating ‘No Senior Without Christmas’, a gift-giving campaign serving senior facilities. She has also initiated training and development for female entrepreneurs in Brazil and Columbia, South America.

“We congratulate Talvia for this prestigious Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award,” said Larry “Boomer” Foster, president of Long & Foster Real Estate. “Talvia’s boundless energy and passion to help others is a great asset to Fonville Morisey and her community.”

Married for 23 years, Peterson has a daughter attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She attributes her success to a very positive and protective circle of friends and family who energize her to give back to others.

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