Member Recognition & Awards

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Realtor® Awards

NVAR inspires members to achieve great things through its dynamic awards programs, from unprecedented sales to exceptional dedication to the real estate industry.

For details on each of these awards, including application deadlines, contact Kate O'Toole at 703.207.3238 or email

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Top Producer's Club

You work hard 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You own your brand, your business, your community and your industry. Now, it's time for you to Own Your Success.

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Fred Westerlund, Affiliate of the Year

Affiliate of the Year

  • Past Recipients

2019 Affiliate of the Year: Sherry Skinner,
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Honorees are judged on participation in the association (including volunteer time at association events), participation in committees, and financial support of events, classes, and more, through direct sponsorship or fund raising.

Tracy Comstock-Convention

Realtor® of the Year

  • Past Recipients

2019 Realtor® of the Year: Gary Lange

The Realtor® of the Year award is bestowed annually to a leader who exhibits great dedication to NVAR’s members and mission. The honor is awarded to an individual who has donated countless hours of time and talent to his or her association on the local level, as well as the state and national levels.

Hall of Fame 2018

Hall of Fame

  • Past Recipients

2019 Hall of Fame: Heather Embrey, Matt Kahn, Nancy Harvey Steorts, Verna Vargas

The NVAR Hall of Fame distinction is given to members of the NVAR community who have excelled, through a minimum of 10 years of service to the local, state, and national associations, to the industry, the community, and the public. Hall of Fame candidates are evaluated in the areas of longevity, productivity, association service, and overall image.

Mary Bayat, Honorary Life

Honorary Life Membership

  • Past Recipients

2019 Honorary Life Member: Mario Rubio

Lifetime Honorary Membership may be conferred on an NVAR member who has made significant contributions to the association and the profession of real estate. These industry leaders serve as icons in the real estate community.

Nora Partlow

NVAR Good Neighbor Award

2019 NVAR Good Neighbor Award: Linda Wolf

NVAR created the Hero Award to recognize a member who has made a difference to those less fortunate. It is NVAR’s plan that this recognition will help raise awareness of each recipient’s important contributions and show that NVAR members care about the welfare of our community.

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State and National Awards 

The Virginia Association of Realtors® and the National Association of Realtors® offer various distinctions including the HOPE Awards for excellence in lowering the barriers to minority homeownership, the VAR Honor Society, and the Good Neighbor Awards.