International REALTOR® Member of the Year

All nominations must be received by Friday, September 15, 2023.

This award is granted to a distinguished member of the International REALTOR® Member community who has helped to promote the REALTOR® organization and brand outside of the United States. Only NAR International REALTOR® Members (IRMs) are eligible for this award.


Nominees must:

  • Be an International REALTOR® Member (IRM) in good standing of the National Association of REALTORS®
  • Be an International REALTOR® Member (IRM) for a minimum of 2 years
  • Promote the National Association of REALTORS® and the REALTOR® brand outside the United States. Examples include:
    • REALTOR® logo/branding on website, business cards, other marketing materials
    • Helped to bring NAR education/resources to home country/association
    • Active in the Ambassador Association Program; hosted or participated in REALTOR® trade missions, etc.
  • Have attended the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in past years
  • Volunteer time/resources to NAR and/or home association
  • Show commitment to the REALTORS® Code of Ethics
  • Hold at least one NAR or NAR affiliate designation or certification

Nomination Process

  • To submit your IRM of the Year award nomination, simply fill out the nomination form and email any additional materials to
  • Self-nominations are accepted and welcome.
  • All nominations must be received by September 15, 2023
  • Winner will be privately notified via email during the first week of October and announced during the International Night Out at NAR NXT, in Anaheim.

Candidates for the IRM of the year Award are first nominated by either a U.S.-based or international member of the REALTOR® community and then selected by an independent panel of real estate industry leaders once a year.


The winner of the 2023 International REALTOR® Member of the Year will receive:

  • Two FREE tickets to NAR's International Night Out event, where the winner will be recognized on stage
  • A customized engraved award
  • Recognition in NAR Global promotional channels as applicable

Questions? Please contact Holly Becker at

Past winners

2019: Dan Negulescu, Romania
2018: Eric Van Hoorde, Panama
2017: Evangeline (Vangie) Yia, Philippines
2016: Fernando Garcia Erviti
2015: Tony Hanna, Mexico
2014: Howard Johnson, Jamaica
2013: Jeff Foo, Singapore
2012: Linda Neil and John Glaab, Mexico