The Good Neighbor Awards recognize REALTORSŪ who've made an extraordinary commitment to improving the quality of life in their communities through volunteer work. Five winners will receive $10,000 grants for their cause. The 2009 deadline will be May 22.
2008 Good Neighbor Finalists Announced
What Winners Say About Being a Good Neighbor
"When I was awarded the Good Neighbor Award, it immediately brought attention to both of the projects that I was working on--Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the Children's Memorial Park. We received donations and more volunteers because of the publicity. Other real estate professionals were very supportive, and in fact it has encouraged some of them to get involved in other projects. I received e-mails from Realtors across the country asking about specifics about fundraising and such. That was cool to think that I could assist someone else as a result of this honor that was bestowed upon me. It is an experience that I will never forget."
Craig Conant, 2001 Good Neighbor Award winner
"There is no doubt that the Good Neighbor Award brought about a lot of awareness of the great things that Realtors do for their communities.There were four articles in the Durango Herald and, being a tourist town, thousands of people from all over the country read about our work. One of the agencies I gave the grant money to was the Four Corners Nursing Home. I received a touching thank-you card from a Realtor in Missouri saying she had a relative in that nursing home. I heard from friends in real estate from Florida to Washington and from agents that I didn’t know. It's very important for all of us to remember that we can’t all do great things but we all can do small things in a great way."
Debra Parmenter, GRI, 2001 Good Neighbor Award winner
Coldwell Banker Heritage House
What REALTORSŪ Say About the Good Neighbor Awards
Dear REALTORŪ Magazine:
If the Annual Good Neighbor Awards isn't the most popular series for your publication, I'd sure like to know what is! Thank you so much for shining light on the faces of these special Realtors, who selflessly give of their time and energy to help others in need. By your recognizing their charitable efforts so prominently, you also spread the feelings of good will and compassion throughout this great country of ours. A hearty congratulations to the winners, runners up and nearly 300 nominees. We can only hope their efforts will serve as genuine inspiration for us all, to do more for the betterment of our own communities.
Senior Broker Associate
Cedar Creek Realty Inc.