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2022 ECAR Special Awards and Realtor® of the Year Award Nominations

Oct 15, 2022 | All News, ECAR News

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2022 ECAR Special Awards and Realtor® of the Year Awards. 

You are encouraged to write a short description about why you believe your nominee should be considered for Realtor® of the Year. 

Nominees will be sent an application and scorecard to fill out and return. Please see the award descriptions below.

Award nominations will conclude at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7.

Awards Criteria

The following criteria will be used for ECAR Realtor of the Year and Chapter Realtors of the Year

ECAR Realtor of the Year

The nominee must be a member in good standing with ECAR. Nominee must have three (3) years or more with ECAR and MUST have held more than one leadership position within the last five (5) years – i.e. Officer, Director, Chair, Vice Chair Nominee must be currently active participant in ECAR serving as an Officer, Director, Chair, Vice Chair, Committee or Task Force Member, attends Annual Meeting(s), participates in and attends ECAR Events Nominee must be active at the State and/or National level by attending Florida Realtors Mid-Winter or Convention and/or National Realtor May Governance Meeting or Conference & Expo and/or participates on a current FR or NAR committee Is Nominee involved in local/state political, civic or service organizations? This should also be included, along with local/state charitable, educational, and/or military involvement.

Chapter Realtor of the Year

The nominee must be a member in good standing with ECAR. Nominee must have three (3) years or more with ECAR and MUST have held more than one leadership position within the last five (5) years – i.e. Officer, Director, Chair, Vice Chair Nominee must be currently active participant in ECAR serving as an Officer, Director, Chair, Vice Chair, Committee or Task Force Member, attends Annual Meeting(s), participates in and attends ECAR events Is Nominee involved in local /state political, civic or service organizations? This should also be included, along with local/state charitable, educational, and/or military involvement.

Commercial Realtor of the Year

Nominees must have 50% or more business in the commercial market. The nominee must be a member in good standing with ECAR. Nominee must have three (3) years or more with ECAR and MUST have held more than one leadership position within the last five (5) years – i.e. Officer, Director, Chair, Vice Chair Nominee must be currently active participant in ECAR serving as an Officer, Director, Chair, Vice Chair, Committee or Task Force Member, attends Annual Meeting(s), participates in and attends ECAR Events. Is Nominee involved in local/state political, civic or service organizations? This should also be included, along with local/state charitable, educational, and/or military involvement.

Property Manager of the Year

Nominees must have 50% or more business in property management. The nominee must be a member in good standing with ECAR. Nominee must have three (3) years or more with ECAR and MUST have held more than one leadership position within the last five (5) years – i.e. Officer, Director, Chair, Vice Chair Nominee must be currently active participant in ECAR serving as an Officer, Director, Chair, Vice Chair, Committee or Task Force Member, attends Annual Meeting(s), participates in and attends ECAR Events Is Nominee involved in local/state political, civic or service organizations? This should also be included, along with local/state charitable, educational, and/or military involvement.

Special Awards

Distinguished Service

Nominee must be a member in good standing with ECAR. Nominee must have at least 10 years of service with ECAR and MUST have held more than one (1) leadership position – i.e. Officer, Director, Chair or Vice Chair Nominee must have been recognized as a local leader whose performance of service and involvement in political and/or community activities is extraordinary. This also includes charitable, educational and military involvement. This award will NOT be awarded posthumously.

Humanitarian of the Year

Nominee must be a member in good standing with ECAR. Nominee must have been a member of ECAR for at least two (2) years. Nominee, by way of example, is a role model for other Realtor members. Nominee should freely give of their time and talents to one or more organization via civic and/or fraternal organizations this includes charitable, educational and military involvement. Nominee should have volunteered many hours of service and commitment on a continuous basis and provides “hands-on” involvement to one or more specific causes.

Kerry Kelly Award

This award is in honor of Kerry Kelly, a community leader who worked effortlessly to make Education a priority. As an ECAR member, Kerry served as President in 1989 and as the District 9 Vice President for the Florida Association of Realtors in 1990. Not only did he provide excellent service to our Association, he also served on the Board of Directors for the Council of Aging and for the Okaloosa Tourist Development Council and as a mediator for the State of Florida. This award is dedicated to someone who is like Kerry Kelly and believes in the power of education and has served as an ECAR leader. Nominee must be a member in good standing with ECAR.

Newcomer Award

Nominee must have three (3) years or less of experience in the real estate industry. Nominee must be a member in good standing with ECAR. Nominees will be judged on their contributions to ECAR by attending events and being a committee member. Nominee must possess ethics and spirit of cooperation as exhibited by faithfulness to the principles of organized real estate Association Bylaws and Code of Ethics. Nominee must participate in community service via civic and/or fraternal organizations this includes charitable, educational and military involvement showing any offices or chairmanships held.

President’s Award

Nominee must be a member in good standing Is selected by the President

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