Peggy Gainey, broker and owner of RE/MAX Advantage Group, has been named 2012 Realtor of the Year by the Central Carolina Realtors Association. She was nominated and selected by her peers in recognition of her outstanding service to the association, community and real estate industry. Gainey became a real estate professional in 1978 and opened her own brokerage in 1985. She has served as director for the South Carolina and national Realtors’ associations. In addition, she served as president of the Central Carolina board of directors in 2005 and is currently fulfilling a two-year term as a director.