Doyle Yates, Executive Vice President of Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney and Faucette in Fayetteville, Arkansas, was appointed by Governor Hutchinson as Commissioner to the Arkansas Real Estate Commission. Commissioner Yates obtained his real estate license in 1975 and his broker’s license in 1977 and is the current President of the Northwest Arkansas Board of REALTORS®. Over the 40 years Commissioner Yates has worked in the real estate industry, he has served on many local board committees and task forces and has been chosen twice as his local board’s REALTOR® of the Year. This distinguished award recognizes those who have served not only the real estate profession but also their communities.
Commissioner Yates has been a member of the Arkansas REALTORS® Association’s Board of Directors for 16 years and has served on most of their committees, many as the Chairman. He is currently serving as the Chairman of the Arkansas REALTORS® Political Action Committee. In 1999, he was chosen as Arkansas REALTORS® of the Year and served as the President of the Arkansas REALTORS® Association in 2002. Commissioner Yates was the 2014 recipient of the L. Wayne Camp Award, an award for outstanding fundraising efforts for Special Olympics Arkansas.
On a National level, Commissioner Yates has also been very active during his career as a REALTOR®. He holds the National Association of REALTORS® designations of Certified Residential Brokerage Manager, Certified Residential Specialist, Graduate REALTOR® Institute, all of which took time and dedication to achieve. For the past 6 years he has served on the National Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors, and is NAR’s Federal Political Coordinator for Senator John Boozman’s office.
Commissioner Yates is quick to say, in addition to his volunteer REALTOR® involvement, he also has a full time job, which he takes very seriously. As Executive Vice President of Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette, he has helped lead his company for the past 22 years. During that time, he has been recognized by Coldwell Banker for the Most Improved Office in the Southeast Region, #1 Coldwell Banker Office in Arkansas for 12 consecutive years, and #1 Coldwell Banker Company in Arkansas for all of his 22 years with his company.
He and his wife Dawn, who is also a REALTOR®, reside in Northwest Arkansas. When not working, they enjoy motorcycling, traveling, and spending time with their children and grandchildren.
The Arkansas REALTORS® Association is proud to have Doyle Yates serving as an Arkansas Real Estate Commissioner. We are confident the public interest, as well as that of Arkansas real estate licensees will be well represented by Doyle while he serves to uphold the Arkansas Real Estate Commission’s mission, purpose, and values.