The National Association's DSA Selection Council invites your state's submission of a qualified candidate for the NAR Distinguished Service Award.

The NAR DSA is the ultimate recognition for the dedicated REALTOR® who has always set themselves apart as a leader.

Learn more about our 2020 DSA winners:

Nomination forms and applications will open for 2021 soon.

DSA Candidate Nomination Form & Application

Current DSA Recipients

View a list of active Distinguished Service Award recipients.

All REALTORS® being considered for the NAR DSA must complete, sign and submit the following:

Qualifications & Guidelines for NAR DSA Applicants

When completing the nomination form and application, keep the following in mind:

  • Be sure to thoroughly review the Selection Guidelines and Candidate Criteria prior to submission.
  • The appearance of the nomination form in a neat and consistent format is important. Incomplete documentation may affect the Council's final decision.
  • When completing the application, in each category, be sure to list all awards, recognitions and leadership positions first in descending order (most recent first); followed by your remaining accomplishments, also in descending order.
  • The DSA Nomination Form must include the signatures of the President or AE of both the Location Association AND the State Association.
  • Both the DSA Nomination Form AND the DSA Application must be signed by the DSA Candidate. ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES ARE ACCEPTED.
  • The accuracy and completeness of the application being submitted must be reviewed and signed by the REALTOR® who is being nominated. Any Application that has not been approved and signed by the REALTOR® being nominated will not be accepted.
  • An outline of the applicant's NAR Expertise Profile and committee history can be accessed here.

Electronic Photo

A professional headshot of the nominee is require din the form of a high resolution electronic file. To ensure clarity, the photo should have a minimum resolution of 1200x1600 pixels. You may e-mail your photo to Prints will not be accepted in lieu of an electronic file.


All completed nominations must be received by COB Thursday, April 30, 2020. You may submit the application and form by one of the following ways:

Len Tovar
430 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

**Photos must be sent electronically


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