REALTOR® of the Year recognizes those who have served not only the real estate profession but also their communities. Since 1956, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® has been honoring the state REALTORS® of the Year during the annual REALTORS® Conference & Expo in November.
How Winners Are Chosen
Each state association uses their own criteria to choose the winners, but REALTOR® of the Year winners often are selected for possessing some or all of these qualities:
- REALTOR® Spirit
- Participation in civic activities, including service clubs, charity, fraternal or religious groups
- Notable business accomplishments
- State, local and/or national association activity, including attendance at national conventions, participation in leadership, or work with societies, institutes or councils