REALTORÂ® Magazine is accepting applications for its Good Neighbor Awards, the National Association of REALTORSÂ® (NAR) recently announced. Applicants are considered for the award based on their personal impact on the community through volunteer work. To be eligible, nominees must be NAR members in good standing. The deadline for entries is Friday, May 4, 2018.
“Every year REALTORSÂ® across the country are raising the bar and working harder than ever to make a difference in their communities through volunteer work,” says NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall. “For almost two decades, more than 180 Good Neighbors have shown outstanding dedication to their causes, which has had a tremendous impact on their neighbors and community.”
Five winners will be announced in the November/December issue ofÂ REALTORÂ® MagazineÂ and will receive a $10,000 grant for their nonprofit organizations. The winners will be recognized at the 2018 REALTORSÂ® Conference & Expo in Boston, receive travel expenses to the conference, and gain national and local media exposure for their cause. In addition to the winners, five honorable mentions will each receive a $2,500 grant.
The Good Neighbor Awards have been possible through the support of primary sponsor realtor.comÂ® and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.
“We are honored to renew our commitment to support the amazing volunteer work of the Good Neighbors,” says Luke Glass, executive vice president of realtor.com. “Now more than ever, it’s important to celebrate these individuals who invest their time and their personal touch to make a substantial and lasting impact in their community and in the lives of those they benefit.”
Realtor.com also sponsors the Web Choice Favorite component, an award that will confer additional grant money to the three finalists who get the most votes from the public.
Last year’s Good Neighbor Awards winners contributed thousands of hours and raised millions of dollars for their causes. More than 5,000 REALTORSÂ®Â and guests were on hand to show their appreciation to the winnersÂ during the 2017 annual conference in Chicago. The 2017 winners were Bryson Garbett of Garbett Homes in Salt Lake City, Utah, founder of Foundation Escalera; Howard “Hoddy” Hanna, III, of Howard Hanna Real Estate in Pittsburgh, Pa., founding chairman of the Howard Hanna Children’s Free Care Fund; Kay Wilson-Bolton of CENTURY 21 Troop Real Estate in Santa Paula, Calif., founder of the SPIRIT of Santa Paula; Louise McLean of RE/MAX Solutions on Merritt Island, Fla., founder of Space Coast Association of REALTORSÂ® Foundation; and Sal Dimiceli of Lake Geneva Realty in Lake Geneva, Wis., founder of The Time Is Now to Help.
For more information, please call 800-874-6500 or visit www.nar.realtor/gna.
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