Current DSA Recipients

View a list of active Distinguished Service Award recipients.

NAR’s Distinguished Service Award is the ultimate recognition for the dedicated REALTOR® whose exceptional service has set themselves apart as a leader. 

REALTORS® who receive the award have shown exceptionally meritorious service for at least 25 years and have been recognized as local leaders whose performance and involvement in political and community activities have been extraordinary.


The Distinguished Service Award was first established in 1979, based on the recommendation of NAR’s 1970 President, Rich Port of LaGrange, IL. President Port’s goal was to honor those members who served with distinction at ALL levels of organized real estate. In 1979, there were a total of 9 recipients of the DSA, before it was established in 1985 that only two (2) recipients would be selected each year.

Learn more about our 2024 DSA honorees:


Questions regarding the NAR DSA selection process may be directed to Len Tovar, 312-329-8275 or