NC REALTORS Award Programs

The 2023 nomination period has closed. Check back in May 2024 to nominate a member for an award.

Ben Ball Community Service – 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®.

Champion – Recognizes a member who has gone above and beyond to provide extraordinary service to advocate and champion the interests of NC REALTORS®, the real estate industry and communities across North Carolina during the last 12 months.

Committee Member – 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 Excellence – 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 willingness to take risks, drive, perseverance and business creativity.

REALTOR® of the Year – The REALTOR® of the Year is awarded annually to an NC REALTOR® member who has rendered the most outstanding service to NC REALTORS® within the past few years.

Regional Service – Awarded to a REALTOR® in each region who has contributed to and are continuing to contribute to their communities, local, State and National Associations.

Rising Star – 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.

Nomination Process

  1. All nominations must be submitted on the official nomination form. Nomination forms are linked above.
  2. 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
  3. Nominations  are accepted by individual members or local boards for the Committee Member of the Year, Innovation & Entrepreneurial Excellence and Champion Awards.  An endorsement letter from the nominee’s local Board/Association is not required.
  4. Nominations must be received no later than July 1.
  5. All  REALTOR® members are eligible to be nominated for the award, except the current NC REALTORS® officers (President, President-Elect, Treasurer and any Regional Vice President).


Who to Contact

Donna Peterson

Executive Assistant

(336) 808-4221 x221
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