Overview

How to Submit a Nomination


NOMINATIONS DEADLINE:  MARCH 6, 2017
If you are a member or someone from the public who wishes to nominate a REALTOR®, please contact your local association to suggest the nomination.  All nominations are submitted by local associations at their discretion.  

Instructions for Local Associations:


  • Association Executives may nominate REALTORS®, affiliates, or citizens respectively from their own local award winner choices or they may select new nominees.  
  • Association Executives may also form their own committee or utilize an existing awards committee to select candidates.  
  • The REALTOR® of the Year award is the only exception.  The nominees for this award MUST be the local association REALTOR® of the Year award winner for the year of application.  
  • Association Executives must fill out the form in its entirety so that all candidates are judged on an even basis.  Most awards are judged on a point system so please do not leave any sections blank.  We encourage you to work with your nominees to fill in all areas of the application. 
  • We also required a high-quality photo of the nominee.  Please do not submit low-resolution files copied from nominees websites or email signatures.  The nomination form will not be considered complete if no photo is submitted (or if the photo is unusable).
  • Washington REALTORS® staff is available to assist you should you have any questions or complications with the form.   Washington REALTORS® can provide some committee information should you need and request it (contact cara.mcneil@warealtor.org).

Important Dates & Information


Awards Nominations Deadline:

March 6, 2017 

Awards Ceremony: 
April 12, 2017
11:30 AM -1:00 PM

Ceremony Location:
 
Washington REALTORS® Spring Business Conference
Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum

Attention!  Local Association REALTOR® of the Year Photo Submission  Even if you're not nominating your Local REALTOR® of the Year for the Washington State REALTOR® of the Year, please submit a high-resolution photo of your local winner for recognition at the State awards, on our website, and through our social media channels.  Submit Photos Here


Washington REALTOR® Award Nomination Forms


citizenoftheyear
This award is given to a non-REALTOR® and selection is based on nominee’s contribution of service to the public, i.e., as a public official, educator, business professional, philanthropist, etc.   Each year we recognize a non-REALTOR® citizen that makes a significant contribution to the health and vibrancy of our communities.  Go to Online Nomination Form  
affiliateThis award is open to non-REALTORS® associated with the real estate industry such as employees of title companies, lending institutions, appraisers, etc.  Affiliates are some of the best supporters of our Association and industry!  Go to Online Nomination Form 
communityserviceThe REALTOR® Community Service Award is based on the outstanding contributions of a REALTOR® to the local community, as well as being an active professional member of his/her local Board/Association.  Go to the Online Nomination Form 


partneroftheyear
This award is given to a cooperating association, news media, service provider, community activist group, etc.  Selection will be based on community affairs, support of REALTOR® issues and support of REALTOR® efforts overall. Go to the Online Nomination Form 
realtorachievementThe REALTOR® achievement award is given to the REALTOR® who is active in both the local board and the state association boards.  Nominees must demonstrate involvement in civic, community or business affairs and must exhibit a commitment to education, professionalism and ethical business practices. Go to the Online Nomination Form 

 


realtoroftheyear
This award is the highest tribute the Washington Association of REALTORS® bestows upon its members. Since 1955, this award has recognized outstanding service to the Local, State and National Associations as well as community involvement. The REALTOR® of the Year demonstrates what we call “REALTOR® Spirit”, a faithfulness to the principles of the REALTOR® organization, professionalism and the Code of Ethics.  The nominee must have been a 2015 Local Association REALTOR® of the Year award recipient to be a candidate. Go to the Online Nomination Form 

Education Awards
hughhawkinsaward

The Hugh Hawkins Award recognizes excellence in real estate teaching. It will be given to the instructor who best reflects the values and skills that Hugh Hawkins brought to the classroom and the industry. Accordingly, the Task Force will consider not just the instructor’s teaching style, but also the extent to which those nominated for the Award imparted information in a way that influences their students, i.e., the extent to which students were inspired to change their behavior and/or the way they do business as well as their commitment to WR Education. Go to Nomination Form

eddyaward

The Eddy Award symbolizes the importance of quality education by promoting Realtor® professionalism at the local, state or national level.  Award winners could have contributed through committee work, course development, program development, teaching, assisting in course delivery, or other activities deemed appropriate that contribute to real estate education. Go to Nomination Form

Lifetime Membership

Lifetime Membership Guidelines and Application

WR Life Membership Guidelines

Pursuant to Article II, Section 9, WR Bylaws, "life membership" status (waiver of state dues) is granted to members who meet the following requirements:  
A.  Must have a minimum of 20 years of membership in WR and be over 60 years of age.
B.  Must have held leadership positions in Local and State Associations and be currently active at both levels.
C.  Must be a life member of the Local Association.
D.  Must have a valid real estate license as a broker or salesperson and be currently active in the real estate industry.

State "Life Membership Award” Nominating Guidelines:
1) Nominations for the Life Membership Award must come from either the local or state association.
2) All local associations will be notified of the guidelines and provided with the appropriate form/application(s).
3) The application and criteria for the state award will be the same as used by NAR for the DSA Membership*, with the exception of years served.  (WR only requires 20 years of service, whereas NAR requires 25.)
4) Application for the state “Life Membership Award” will be reviewed by the state “Awards Committee” and a points system will be used to select the awardees.
5) Members receiving the “Life Membership Award” will be recognized at the annual Awards event.
6) WR will use the same criteria as NAR in limiting the number of recipients in any given year to, “…no more than 2 selected in any given year.”

*NAR’s “Distinguished Service Award” (DSA) Nominating Guidelines:

1) Nominations for DSA must come from either the local or state association.
2) All local associations will be notified of the guidelines and provided with the appropriate form/application(s).
3) Application for ”DSA” will be reviewed by the state “NAR Directors” and, in the event of a tie, applications will be reviewed and be based on a points system. 
4) The applicant meeting NAR’s criteria, (and in the case of a tie, the applicant with the highest points) will be passed forward to NAR.

Download the Lifetime Membership Application