NAR Opens Applications for 2024 Good Neighbor Awards

 

The National Association of Realtors® has officially opened applications for the 2024 Good Neighbor Awards, marking the program’s 25th year of recognizing NAR members demonstrating a steadfast commitment to volunteer service and creating substantial positive changes in their communities.

NAR President Kevin Sears, broker-partner of Sears Real Estate in Springfield, Massachusetts, emphasized the significance of the Good Neighbor Awards, stating, “NAR’s Good Neighbor Awards shine a spotlight on the remarkable dedication of Realtors® in making a meaningful difference in their local communities. As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of this program, we are reminded of the impactful contributions and how individuals can transform the lives of many.”

The awards will honor five winners, each receiving a $10,000 grant for their nonprofit organization. The recognition ceremony is scheduled to take place in November during NAR NXT, The REALTOR® Experience in Boston. Additionally, five honorable mentions will be awarded a $2,500 grant.

Since its inception, the Good Neighbor Awards have acknowledged over 240 Realtors® for their volunteerism, contributing over $1.5 million to Realtor®-led nonprofit organizations. These past winners, representing 43 states and Puerto Rico, have left a lasting impact in 17 countries worldwide, exemplifying the community-focused and compassionate spirit that defines the real estate profession and transcends geographical boundaries.

Realtor.com® Chief Marketing Officer Mickey Neuberger expressed support for the Good Neighbor Awards, stating, “Realtor.com® applauds the Good Neighbor Awards and the program’s 25 years of recognizing how Realtor® agents enhance lives and communities. As a long-time sponsor, we’ve witnessed the profound impact and have been inspired to make a difference with consumers, customers, and housing industry partners.”

Applicants must submit their entries by April 17, 2024. To qualify, nominees must be NAR members in good standing and have made a significant impact as volunteers for a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Nominees are selected based on their community impact through volunteer work. For more information, including judging criteria and the application process, visit nar.realtor/gna or call 800-874-6500.