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Awards Forms

Deadline to submit is January 12, 2025

BTVAR Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame Award honors men and women who have made a significant contribution to the community and the real estate industry.

Nominee Criteria:

  • BTVAR REALTORS® who are semi-retired, retired, deceased or have been actively involved in the real estate industry for 30 years or more.
  • BTVAR REALTORS® who have made significant contributions to the Association of REALTORS®.
  • BTVAR REALTORS® who have made an impact in the community through community service.

BTVAR REALTOR® of the Year

REALTORS® of the Year are professionals who have made proven contributions to the
real estate industry through both personal and professional achievement and outstanding volunteerism. This individual is selected by a committee which is made of up of the 5 past most recent recipients of the award and is chaired by the longest serving member of the committee.

BTVAR 25 Year Award

Certificates will be awarded to members who have been REALTORS® for a minimum of 25 years. To receive the award, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be a current REALTOR® member of BTVAR.
  • Have been a REALTOR® member of BTVAR or BTVAR and one or more other
  • Association member for 25 years (Years do not need to be consecutive). If you belonged to other Associations other than BTVAR within those 25 years, you must document that membership.

BTVAR Circle of Excellence

The purpose of this award is to recognize and encourage outstanding REALTOR members who have shown excellence in association involvement by promoting the REALTOR image and giving their time and efforts to further our profession.

To be awarded the Platinum, Gold or Silver Circle of Excellence Award, a REALTOR member must qualify in at least four out of the five categories listed in the application in addition to either the production or units for the award levels. Documentation must be provided for the five categories and MLS documentation provided for production and/or units.

**Please note: To qualify for production, you receive the full sold dollar amount. Units are based on one side of the transaction. If you listed and sold a property, then you have both sides of the transaction and you have two units.

BTVAR Rookie of the Year

The purpose of this award is to encourage participation and professional development in the Bristol Tennessee/Virginia Association of REALTORS so that its members will be more active and better educated about our association and the real estate industry. To ensure the award is given to as many deserving individuals as possible, the coveted Rookie of the Year Award is limited to ONCE IN A LIFETIME.

To be eligible, individuals must be:

  • Licensed two years or less as of December 31 of the year which they are applying. The award is based on performance in the current calendar year. Applications are evaluated by the Awards Committee.
  • A letter of recommendation must be supplied from the applications Broker and any additional recommendations must be in the calendar year.
  • MLS documentation must be provided for transactions.
  • Documentation must be provided for education.

BTVAR Community Partner Award

The BTVAR Community Partner Award recognizes those REALTORS® who made exceptional contributions to improving the quality of life in their communities in the year 2024. This Award shows the community the positive difference REALTORS® make and inspires others to do the same. Whether it’s fundraising for a charity, being a foster parent, coaching sports teams or volunteering time and resources to another community group, BTVAR wants to acknowledge the efforts of our REALTORS®.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nominees must be members of BTVAR in good standing.
  • Nominees should have contributed to a program that improves the livability of the community. Those activities aren’t limited to real estate or housing issues, and may include such things as crime prevention, youth mentoring, homelessness prevention, fundraising for charities, etc.
  • Nominees should have made a significant contribution of personal time, but contributions of money, materials or other resources will be considered.
  • Nominees will be considered on their level of personal contribution, impact of personal contribution, broadness of impact, and the project’s suitability as a role model for other REALTORS®.
  • The award is intended to recognize individual contributions, not Association- or company-wide efforts. If the achievements of two or more people (such as a married couple or co-founders of an organization) absolutely cannot be separated, they can enter as a team and their entry will be considered as one.
  • The nominee’s community work must have taken place since January 2024 but ongoing efforts outside that time frame that demonstrate a depth of commitment will also be considered.
  • Nominations must be accompanied by a completed entry form to be considered (REALTORS® may nominate themselves, or may be nominated by another BTVAR member, or the community organization they served).

*all information is confidential and will be viewed only by members of the Awards Committee.