WASHINGTON (January 23, 2019) – Many Realtors®, members of the National Association of Realtors®, go beyond helping consumers buy and sell homes by giving back to their communities through volunteer work. In fact, according to NAR’s Community Aid and Real Estate report, nearly 70 percent of Realtors® volunteer in their community each month. To recognize that commitment by Realtors® across the country, NAR is currently accepting applications for the Good Neighbor Awards from Realtors® who have made an extraordinary impact through volunteer service.
“This year, we celebrate the twentieth year of the Good Neighbor Awards,” said NAR President John Smaby, a second-generation REALTOR® from Edina, Minnesota and broker at Edina Realty. “We are incredibly proud of the good work of nearly 200 Good Neighbor Award recipients in the U.S. and across the globe through their dedicated volunteer service since this program launched in 2000.”Ten finalists will be announced in September and the public will have a chance to vote for their Web Choice Favorite. Judges will select five winners who will be announced in the November/December issue of REALTOR® Magazine and will receive a $10,000 grant for their nonprofit organizations. The winners will be recognized at the 2019 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Francisco, receive travel expenses to the conference, and also gain considerable national and local media exposure for their cause. In addition to the winners, five honorable mentions will each receive a $2,500 grant.