REALTOR® Awards | Chicago Association of REALTORS®

REALTOR® AWARDS

REALTOR® of the Year

The REALTOR® of the Year is the highest and most coveted award that can be bestowed by one’s peers. This award is based on the outstanding contributions of a REALTOR® to the Chicago Association of REALTORS®, the Illinois Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®. The recipient must demonstrate what is called “REALTOR® Spirit”, which is embodied by faithfulness to the principles of the REALTOR® organization, professionalism and the Code of Ethics.

Criteria:

  • A minimum of 10 years as a REALTOR® with current, active leadership involvement at the local, state and national level.
  • Recognized as an industry leader whose performance is exemplary.
  • Holds a current, active real estate license and is in good standing with IDFPR.
  • Must be a regular investor in RPAC.

Click here to nominate a REALTOR® for the 2020 REALTOR® of the Year.


REALTOR® Achievement Award

This award is based on the outstanding contributions of a REALTOR® to the Chicago Association of REALTORS® and to the Chicagoland real estate industry.***

Criteria:

  • A minimum of 5 years as a REALTOR® with current, active leadership involvement at the local level. Active involvement at the state and national level is a plus.
  • Demonstrates positive leadership impacting the local association.
  • Holds a current, active real estate license and is in good standing with IDFPR.
  • Must be a regular investor in RPAC

Click here to nominate a REALTOR® for the REALTOR® Achievement Award.


REALTOR® Achievement – Commercial Award

This award is based on the outstanding contributions of a REALTOR® to the Chicago Association of REALTORS® and to the Chicagoland Commercial real estate industry.***

Criteria:

  • A minimum of 5 years as a REALTOR® with current, active leadership involvement at the local level. Active involvement at the state and national level is a plus.
  • Demonstrates positive leadership impacting the local association.
  • Holds a current, active real estate license and is in good standing with IDFPR.
  • Must be a regular investor in RPAC

Click here to nominate a REALTOR® for the REALTOR® Achievement – Commercial Award.


REALTOR® Community Service Award

This award is based on the outstanding contributions of a REALTOR® to his/her local community, as well as being an active member of the local association. ***

Criteria:

  • A minimum of 3 years as a REALTOR® with current, active leadership involvement at the local, state and national level.
  • Recognized leader in some endeavor in the community.
  • Holds a current, active real estate license and is in good standing with IDFPR.

Click here to nominate a REALTOR® for the REALTOR® Community Service Award.


Affiliate of the Year Award

This award is based on the outstanding contributions of an Affiliate Member to the Chicago Association of REALTORS® and to the Chicagoland real estate industry. ***

Criteria:

  • A minimum of 3 years as a member of the association in good standing.
  • Recognized as an industry leader.
  • Recognized for ongoing, outstanding support of the Real Estate community.

Click here to nominate an Affiliate for the Affiliate of the Year Award.


REALTOR® Managing Broker Award

Two awards may be given annually, based upon the number of licenses under the direct management of the managing broker

• 1–50 licensees
• 51 and above licensees

Criteria:

  • A minimum of 5 years as a REALTOR® Managing Broker in good standing, with current active involvement at the local level (ie. support of the Chicago Association of REALTORS® as demonstrated by Committee participation, and/or support of CAR events and activities within his/her firm)
  • High principles of faithfulness to the principles of good real estate practices and the Code of Ethics among other brokers and the public. General reputation for high professional Competence.
  • Recognized business accomplishments (i.e. outstanding service to clients and licensees within the firm, creative marketing and/or training programs, innovation, etc.).
  • Two letters of recommendation are required with the submission of the nominee.
  • An internal letter of recommendation from an owner, licensee or managing broker peer within the same organization/franchise.
  • An external letter of recommendation from a real estate related business professional outside of his/her firm.

Click here to nominate a Managing Broker for the Managing Broker of the Year Award.


Brian A. Bernardoni Political Advocacy Award

This award is based on the outstanding contributions of a REALTOR® or affiliate member in the public policy, political and/or legislative advocacy area and in keeping with the REALTOR® Party spirit to “Vote…Act…Invest.”

Criteria:

  • A minimum of 3 years as a REALTOR® or Affiliate member with current, active advocacy involvement at the local, state and/or national level.
  • Invests annually in RPAC at a minimum of $100
  • Regularly participates in the Illinois REALTORS® Capitol Conference Lobby Day
  • Other extraordinary volunteerism and/or service in governmental affairs, such as:
    • Serving as an SLC (Illinois REALTORS® State Legislative Contact), FPC (National Association of REALTORS® Federal Political Coordinator) or comparable political advocacy liaison role.
    • Meetings with legislators, regulators or officials
    • Testifying on legislative matters of importance to Chicago Association of REALTORS®, Illinois REALTORS® and/or National Associations of REALTORS®
    • Serving on a Public Policy Committee at the Chicago Association of REALTORS®, Illinois REALTORS® and/or National Associations of REALTORS®
    • Educating REALTORS® and/or the public on advocacy matters, private property rights, housing and economic development issues.

Click here to nominate a REALTOR® for the Political Advocacy Award.