nominees are expected to attend the ceremony where the award winner will be
announced. REALTOR® of the Year nominees are expected to attend the Recognition
Installation Banquet (Sept. 12, 2017) for recognition purposes among peers and
leadership. These ceremonies take place at the MAR Annual Conference and EXPO,
September 11-13, 2017 in Ocean City, MD
On Tuesday, September 12, 2017 winners will be announced
for the following awards: President's Award, Shining Star, CARE (Community
Action and REALTOR® Excellence) Award, and REALTOR® of the Year (ROTY) and
Community Service Award—honors individual REALTOR® members who give unselfishly
of their time to assist the communities in which they live. Individuals can
submit an application directly to MAR and there is no limit to the number of
entries submitted by local Board/Associations or firms for this award. All
nominees submitted to local Board/Associations must be submitted to MAR.
JUNE 30, 2017
Community Action and REALTOR® Excellence (CARE) Award—is given to Local
Board/Associations for their community service and charitable actions. The
award is designed to raise the profile of REALTORS® and the REALTOR®
organization by focusing on Boards/Associations that have demonstrated an
extraordinary record through direct local Board/Association community service
involvement. The activities complied by the local Board/Association may include
endeavors by REALTORS® who are part of a group, team, office, or an individual
of that local Board/Association.
will be divided between a large board/association and a small board/association
with the large board/association being identified as 1001 members or more
beginning June 1, 2016 through May 31, 2017. Each local Board/Association may
submit one Special Project for consideration. The submission can include a 750
word narrative describing the Special Project and a video. The video may not be
more than 4 minutes in length and must be submitted as a YouTube or Dropbox
link. All other formats will be returned to the submitting Board or Association
and not considered for review.
recipients will receive the following cash contribution to the charity of their
choice: Large Board/Association — $9,000; Small Board/Association - $9,000.
JUNE 30, 2017
REALTOR® of the Year (ROTY) Award—One ROTY application is required to be
submitted by each local Board/Association to be entered in the MAR competition.
The winner of the state award will travel to National Association of REALTORS®
(NAR) Annual Convention for consideration in the national award. This award is
submitted directly to your local board/association for consideration.
FOR LOCAL BOARDS/ASSOCIATIONS TO SUBMIT THEIR ROTY NOMINATION TO MAR IS JUNE
note: Local Board/Associations are encouraged to continue awarding the
Distinguished Sales Associate (DSA) and the Rookie REALTOR of the YEAR, if
is a positive reward for a job well done. It is vital that we honor our members
who have given outstanding service to the real estate industry and the Local
have comments or questions, please contact Melissa Lutz, MAR Communications
Department at 800-638-6425 ext. 3577; firstname.lastname@example.org.