Good Neighbor winners are outstanding volunteers by any measure. On average, they have led a nonprofit for more than a decade and have either founded a charitable organization to respond to a need or have made an exceptional impact as the leader of an existing nonprofit. Good Neighbor stories often capture national attention, appearing in such prominent media as CNN Heroes, 60 Minutes, NBC Making a Difference, People magazine, The Washington Post, and Fortune.
“We are more than Realtors® who simply sell houses and then go home. We invest in our communities, and because we work with all kinds of people we are at an advantage to see where the needs are,” says 2018 Good Neighbor Necia Freeman, Old Colony Realtors®, Huntington, West Virginia, who founded Backpacks & Brown Bags to reduce the pains of poverty and opioid addiction. “The Good Neighbor Award encourages us to continue to make a difference where we live and work.”
The 2019 Good Neighbor Award Call for Entries is open now. Ten finalists will be announced in August and the public is invited to vote for their Web Choice Favorite, the winners of which will receive bonus grant money. In 2019, the five Good Neighbor Award winners will be honored in San Francisco, California, during NAR's annual Realtors® Conference & Expo. The entry deadline is May 10. Go to nar.realtor/gna and click "Nominate" for more information and the entry form.
The Good Neighbor Awards is funded by primary sponsor realtor.com® and Wells Fargo Home Lending.
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Wells Fargo Home Lending is one of the nation’s leading originators and the leading servicer of residential mortgages, offering home loans to consumers through the country’s largest network of mortgage locations and bank branches, online, and via phone. With more than 4,400 Home Mortgage Consultants across the country, expanded digital capabilities, and products and programs for today’s market, Wells Fargo is committed to meeting Realtor® expectations and homebuyer needs. Focused on a culture of caring for communities, Wells Fargo is a proud sponsor of both the Good Neighbor Awards and Volunteering Works, both of which recognize the extraordinary contributions made by Realtors® in the communities where we, together, live and serve.
The National Association of Realtors® is America’s largest trade association, representing more than 1.3 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.