By Denise L. Berkhalter, APRMar 14, 2018
It's that time of year many members of the Birmingham Association of REALTORS® simply love – awards season. Nominations are open for 2018 REALTOR® of the Year, Earline Cummings Affiliate of the Year, Residential Broker of the Year, Residential Sales Associate of the Year or to receive the Tom Rast President’s Cup. Awards will be presented at the June 14 BAR Awards/Membership & Annual Election Luncheon at The Club. Past winners are ineligible to win again.
Elections will also occur at the luncheon, so all members of the Birmingham Association of REALTORS® are urged to attend. BAR REALTOR® members will vote for a secretary for a one-year term as well as to fill any director vacancies to serve a three-year term created by retiring BAR board members. Secretary Kellie Gunnells will advance to Treasurer in 2019.
The election runs from 8 a.m. through midnight on a date to be announced. We urge all BAR REALTOR® Members to vote and to attend the June 14 BAR Awards/Membership & Annual Election Luncheon , when winners will be announced. You must enter your NRDS ID to vote.
About the awards:
REALTOR® of the Year. Nominees must exemplify the REALTOR® Spirit and rate high in service to the association and community. They must also demonstrate excellent business accomplishment. NOTE: Previous winners are ineligible.
Earline Cummings Affiliate of the Year. Nominees must exemplify professionalism, knowledge, and demonstrate a high degree of ethics and service to REALTORS®. They must have an outstanding record of business achievements, and be either the Affiliate Member or an Affiliate Associate Member of the Birmingham Association of REALTORS® for the current year. Nominees will be evaluated based on their record of accomplishment as Affiliate Members.
Residential Broker of the Year. Nominees must exemplify the REALTOR® Image, and have an enviable record of service to the real estate profession and to the association. They must demonstrate skill, expertise, and productivity in the role of a residential qualifying broker, as well as rate high in ethical conduct, professionalism and knowledge. Only qualifying brokers are eligible. This award is restricted to the prior calendar year. The broker office must have been in existence as of June 1 in that year.
Residential Sales Associate of the Year. Nominees must exemplify the REALTOR® Image, and have an enviable record of service to the real estate profession and to the Association. They must rate high in sales achievement, ethics, professionalism and knowledge. All sales associates are eligible except qualifying brokers/managers and sales managers.
Tom Rast President’s Cup. This is a lifetime achievement award to honor a REALTOR® who has demonstrated sales achievement, ethical conduct, professionalism, knowledge and cooperation in business dealings. Candidates must have been a continuous member of the Association for 25 years or longer.
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