South Carolina Realtor (SCR) member and Columbia Realtor with ERA Wilder, Morris Lyles, has been named the association’s 2022 Realtor of the Year. The announcement was made during the association’s Awards Gala and Installation of Officers event at Junction 800 in Columbia.
The South Carolina Realtor of the Year program is the association’s most prestigious annual award. It was established in 1955 and has been designed to honor and recognize those Realtor members who have contributed most to the advancement of the South Carolina real estate profession and community.
Morris Lyles is a 1996 graduate of Presbyterian College. He began his real estate career that same year as a Realtor with Bollin, Ligon, Walker Realty in Columbia. He worked for Coldwell Banker United Realty before joining ERA Wilder Realty as a broker in 2006. He returned to sales in 2012.
Lyles has served in many roles at SCR including treasurer in 2019, president-elect in 2020, and president in 2021. He also served as SC Realtor Political Action Committee trustee chair in 2017, and member services chair of the executive committee in 2016. He served on the board of the Central Carolina RealtorS Association in Columbia, and was its 2015 president. He was named as the board’s 2016 Realtor of the Year.
In addition to his real estate roles, Lyles is active in his community and has served as a past president of the Columbia Kiwanis Club in 2008, president of the Columbia Museum of Art Contemporaries in 2004, and is a 2001 graduate of Leadership Columbia. He also has served as a chairman of the board at Trinity Cathedral’s Learning Center in Columbia.
“Realtor of the Year is a perfect title for Morris Lyles. He is a dedicated professional whose ethics, efficiency and knowledge make him a trusted resource for both his clients and colleagues,” said SCR President Cindy Creamer.
Pictured left to right: Morris Lyles SCR Realtor of the Year with 2022 SCR Secretary Keon Aldrich