About the Awards

Local Awards

The 400 North Association of REALTORS® is fortunate to have many wonderful volunteers donating their time, energy and talent to make the association a successful organization. Each year, the Association takes the opportunity to recognize a few of these individuals with the following awards: REALTOR® of the Year, Affiliate of the Year, President’s Award, the Jim French Award and the Good Neighbor Award. These awards will be presented at the December Membership Luncheon. The Circle of Excellence Awards, Rookie of the Year, Top Producer Awards and Workhorse Awards will be honored at the March Circle of Excellence Banquet.

Circle of Excellence Club

Members of the Circle of Excellence Club exemplify the highest caliber of real estate professionalism and service. The Club honors those REALTORS® with two million dollars or more in total gross residential sales.

President's Award

The President's Award is personally selected by the President of the Association and is given to the member for outstanding service and contributions to the Association going far beyond any particular assignment. The recipient is recognized for his/her dedication and sharing of time and experience with others, all of which benefit the Association and it's membership.


Nominations for the awards listed below are appreciated. Nomination forms can be downloaded using the links to the right under "Applications". All nominations will be presented to the Awards Committee and must be in the Association office by October 29th by 5:00 pm with the exception of the Rookie of the Year.

REALTOR® of the Year Award

Candidate must hold REALTOR® membership in an Association of REALTORS® from October 1st of the previous year to September 30th of the current year (the qualifying period) and be a member of the 400 North Association of REALTORS® at the time of nomination. Factors taken into consideration include REALTOR® spirit, civic activity, and business accomplishments.

Affiliate of the Year Award

This award was created in 2005 to be given to the Affiliate member of the 400 North Association of REALTORS® who has made the greatest contribution of time, energy and resource to the 400 North Association of REALTORS® in the calendar year.

Jim French Award

This award is given to the member of the 400 North Association of REALTORS® who portrays professionalism and true REALTOR® spirit. This individual should demonstrate exceptional achievement and contribution to the 400 North Association of REALTORS®. This recipient should be a diversified individual who is well rounded and displays integrity and exemplary standards to the code of ethics.

Rookie of the Year Award

Only Individuals may qualify for Rookie of the Year, rather than Team Members.

Period of consideration will be the first 12 months of obtaining a new license. (Nominee must not have previously held any real estate license in the past and may not be a previous recipient.) Transactions under consideration have to have closed within 12 months of the REALTOR® being licensed.

Must have joined the Association within 60 days of obtaining a license and have completed the required Orientation and Code of Ethics training.

Must be a current member of the 400 North Association of REALTORS® at the time of nomination and at the time of the award presentation.

Award will be presented to the nominee with the highest volume within the qualifying period.

Qualifying volume will be determined as any transaction where the recipient’s name is listed on the FMLS/GAMLS listing or on the Purchase & Sale Agreement.

To be eligible for Rookie of the Year qualification, the member must submit a Circle of Excellence application and qualify for the Circle of Excellence in the current year.

Good Neighbor Award

This has been established by the Awards Committee of the 400 North Association of REALTORS® to recognize the ongoing efforts of individual REALTORS® who are making exceptional contributions to improve the quality of life in their community. Among the activities that qualify for consideration are involvement in improving the quality of education in an area, supporting initiatives aimed at a community's youth, and work on any other community-based program(s).

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