REALTORS® don’t only help people realize their dreams of homeownership; they also volunteer their time and skills to help improve the communities in which they live. Ten REALTORS® were recognized today by the National Association of REALTORS®® as finalists for REALTOR® Magazine‘s 2011 Good Neighbor Awards.
This year marks the 12th year the Good Neighbor Awards program has recognized REALTORS® who volunteer to serve the needs of those who are less fortunate. The REALTORS® acknowledged by this program over the years have donated their time, money and efforts to help improve the quality of life for others in their communities.
In November five winners will be selected from among the 10 finalists and will receive travel expenses to the 2011 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Anaheim, Calif. Winners will also receive national media exposure for their community cause and a $10,000 grant for their charity. In addition, five honorable mentions will receive a $2,500 grant. The winners will be announced in the November/December issue of REALTOR® Magazine.
” REALTORS® play a meaningful role in building communities across the country,” says NAR President Ron Phipps. “The Good Neighbor Awards highlight REALTORS® who are volunteering their time to answer a need in their community. We’re proud to help them grow their efforts so they can serve even more people.” A past Good Neighbor Award recipient himself, Phipps was recognized in 2001 for his work with the Tomorrow Fund.
To view the 10 Realtor® Magazine Good Neighbor Awards finalists, visit www.realtor.org.