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NC REALTORS® Awards – Nominations due July 1

NC REALTORS® is now accepting nominations for our REALTOR® of the Year, Hall of Fame, Ben Ball Community Service, Regional Service, Committee Member of the Year, Innovation and Entrepreneurial, and Rising Star Awards. All nominations are due no later than July 1 and must be submitted through the official nomination form.

Click below for online nomination forms:

  • Ben Ball Community Service Award
    This award recognizes a REALTOR® for their continuous and extraordinary contributions to the betterment of their communities through outstanding public service, while also remaining actively involved with their local associations and NC REALTORS®.


  • Committee Member of the Year
    Awarded for state association committee service to a member who has demonstrated initiative, enthusiasm, originality, and who has dedicated time to committee work above that usually required of a committee member.


  • Hall of Fame:
    The NC REALTORS® Hall of Fame Award is a Lifetime Achievement Award honoring an outstanding REALTOR® who has contributed, and continues to contribute, persistent, outstanding service to the real estate profession in the areas of leadership, development, environment, and government, in their Local, State, and National Associations.


  • Innovation & Entrepreneurial Award
    Recognizes members who offer the most innovative and entrepreneurial ideas for others to borrow and use in their own success. Candidates should demonstrate the best traits of entrepreneurship, including the willingness to take risks, drive, perseverance and business creativity.


  • REALTOR® of the Year Award
    The REALTOR® of the Year is awarded annually to an NC REALTOR® who has rendered the most outstanding service to the state association within the past few years.


  • Regional Service Award
    Awarded to a REALTOR® in each region who has contributed to and is continuing to contribute to their communities, local, state, and national Associations.


  • Rising Star Award
    Recognizes a REALTOR® in each association who has been a REALTOR® for five years or less and who has provided exemplary service to the local association and exhibits leadership potential.  Each local board or association of REALTORS® may select a recipient from among its membership and submit the winner’s name to NC REALTORS® for statewide recognition in the Insight magazine. The NC REALTORS® Awards Committee does not review these nominations. 


Nominations by individual members are not considered for Regional Service, Ben Ball Community Service, Hall of Fame, Rising Star or REALTOR®-of-the-Year. These nominations must include a letter of endorsement from the nominee’s local Board/Association. Nominations are accepted by individual members for the Committee Member of the Year and Innovation & Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards. An endorsement letter from the nominee’s local Board/Association is not required.

All REALTOR® members are eligible to be nominated for an award except the current NC REALTORS® officers.

Please contact Donna Peterson at if you have any questions.

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