RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmaker Awards: Frequently Asked Questions
What are RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmaker honors?
RISMedia’s Annual Real Estate Newsmaker honors are designed to spotlight and celebrate individuals from across the U.S. who are making headlines for their commitment and contributions to the residential and/or commercial real estate sectors, as well as going the extra mile to positively impact their peers, colleagues, clients and the communities they serve.
What are the criteria to be considered as an RISMedia Real Estate Newsmaker?
Candidates can become a RISMedia Real Estate Newsmaker for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to: advancing the industry; impacting change; technological achievements; diversity and inclusion; business accomplishments and growth; humanitarian efforts; industry activism and support; thought leadership and influence; excellence in customer service, or innovation and creativity.
How frequently are RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmakers recognized?
Newsmakers are announced annually toward the end of the year, both in RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine and on rismedia.com in the Real Estate Newsmakers online directory. They are also honored at RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmakers Reception & Dinner (date and location to be announced).
Can RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmakers be companies/organizations or just individuals?
RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmakers are individuals; however, these individuals can be representatives of companies, associations, teams, organizations, etc.
Who can nominate an RISMedia Real Estate Newsmaker?
RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmakers are nominated by you—the RISMedia reader—and/or by RISMedia’s editorial team.
Who selects the winners?
The RISMedia editorial team selects the final candidates to become RISMedia Real Estate Newsmakers.
Can I be recognized as a Newsmaker in more than one year?
Yes, provided your accomplishments/contributions during the current year are deemed newsworthy.
Are RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmaker recognitions only for real estate practitioners?
No. Anyone involved in the housing industry can be considered for a Real Estate Newsmaker recognition, including brokers and agents; mortgage, title, insurance, home warranty and technology professionals, and more.
Are RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmaker recognitions only for residential real estate?
No. Since commercial real estate impacts residential real estate, those from the commercial sector can also be considered for an RISMedia Real Estate Newsmaker honor.
Are RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmaker recognitions only for the U.S. housing industry?
While most recipients will represent the U.S. real estate market, those in other countries will also be considered for Real Estate Newsmaker recognitions as the housing industry becomes increasingly global.
What happens if I am nominated to become an RISMedia Real Estate Newsmaker?
If you are nominated to become a Newsmaker, you will be contacted by RISMedia and asked to provide more information via an online form. This additional information will be used by our editorial team to further evaluate your nomination for the selection process. You cannot be considered for recognition as a Newsmaker unless this form is completed.
What happens if I am selected as an RISMedia Real Estate Newsmaker?
If you are chosen as a 2022 RISMedia Real Estate Newsmaker, you will be notified by RISMedia. Your status as a 2021 RISMedia Real Estate Newsmaker will be spotlighted in RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine and in the online 2022 Real Estate Newsmakers directory at rismedia.com. You will then be invited to attend RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmakers Reception & Dinner at a location and time to be determined soon.
Can I nominate someone to be an RISMedia Real Estate Newsmaker?
Yes! Just click here to fill out the form.
Can I nominate more than one person?
By all means, and please do!
Can I nominate someone who was previously a Newsmaker?
Yes, provided that person’s accomplishments/contributions during the current year are deemed newsworthy.
Will I be notified if the person I nominated was selected as an RISMedia Real Estate Newsmaker?
Yes. You will be copied on notifications to the Newsmaker.
Can I nominate myself as an RISMedia Real Estate Newsmaker?
Yes. Just enter your information in the Nominator field and click the box to duplicate the information in the Nominee field.
When will RISMedia’s 2022 Real Estate Newsmakers be announced?
RISMedia’s 2022 Real Estate Newsmakers will be announced toward the end of 2021/beginning of 2022, both in RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine and on rismedia.com in the 2022 Real Estate Newsmakers online directory.
What is RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmakers Hall of Fame?
RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmakers Hall of Fame is a select group of Newsmakers whose accomplishments and contributions for homeownership have gone above and beyond the field of finalists. This elite group is inducted into RISMedia’s Hall of Fame during the Newsmakers Reception & Dinner each year.
Who is invited to RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmakers Reception & Dinner?
The event is by invitation only. All those who have been selected as 2022 RISMedia Real Estate Newsmakers are invited to attend. Sponsors and select guests of RISMedia are also invited to attend.
How can I find out more about attending RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmakers Reception & Dinner?
All those who are invited to attend will receive an invitation. You can also contact RISMedia Senior Director, Client Services and Events, Deb Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org.