Awards

New Jersey Realtors® is proud to have members who are experts in their fields, advocates in their communities and leaders amongst their peers. Throughout the year, New Jersey Realtors® honors the accomplishments of select members through prestigious awards.

Good Neighbor Award

The New Jersey Realtors® Good Neighbor Award recognizes Realtors® who have made an extraordinary commitment to community service on the local, national and/or global level.

Three winners are chosen annually and receive a grant in the amount of $2,500 for first place, $1,500 for second, or $1,000 for third place for the charity organization of their choice.

All winners are recognized in the January/February issue of New Jersey Realtor®, on our website, receive state and local publicity, and an award signifying their contributions. All three winners are also announced in December during an awards ceremony at the Realtors® Triple Play Convention and Trade Expo.

Applications are now closed. 

Realtor® & Realtor-Associate of the Year

Awarded annually at the Realtors® Triple Play Convention & Trade Expo, the Realtor® and Realtor-Associate® of the Year awards are given to two association members who have contributed the most to the advancement of his/her community and the cause of Realtors®. In addition, these individuals have exemplified significant involvement in humanitarian services.

Realtors® and Realtor-Associates® are nominated by each local board or association. Once nominations are submitted, nominees are judged by an independent panel on six categories:

  • Realtor® Spirit
  • Local Board Activity
  • State Association Activity
  • National Association Activity
  • Business Accomplishments
  • Community Services and Involvement and/or Humanitarian Services

The state award winner is chosen by an independent panel of judges from the pool of local board winners.

Applications are now closed.

*Only association executives may submit Realtor of the Year applications on behalf of their board/association. Email Mary Pilaar at mary@njrealtor.com if you need the application link.

Quarter Century Club

The Quarter Century Club honors NJ Realtor® members who have served as Realtors® or Realtor-Associates® faithfully in New Jersey for 25 years or more. The 2024 application is now available and must be submitted to your local/board association no later than Friday, September 27, 2024. No exceptions!

Requirements:

  • Quarter Century Club membership is open to all members of New Jersey Realtors® who have held an active, Realtor® or Realtor-Associate® membership with NJ Realtors® for 25 years or more.
  • Proof of 25 years of membership must be submitted with your application. Obtaining proof is the responsibility of the applicant. You may utilize your local board(s)/association(s) to acquire the necessary paperwork. Note: active license with the New Jersey Real Estate Commission does not constitute active membership status.
  • $10 application fee to be submitted with your application.

What You Get:

  • Commemorative Quarter Century Club Pin and Certificate
  • Special recognition at the 2024 Triple Play Realtor® Convention and Trade Expo
  • Use of the Quarter Century Club logo on your business cards and website

NJ Realtors® Circle of Excellence Sales Award®

This prestigious program comprises two awards: The NJ Realtors® Circle of Excellence Sales Award® and the NJ Realtors® Distinguished Sales Club. Applications were open on Aug. 1 and closed at 5 p.m. EST on Jan. 8, 2024.

The NJ Realtors® Circle of Excellence Sales Award® recognizes those members who have demonstrated excellence in the field of salesmanship.

The 2023 award levels are:

  • Platinum: $20 million and 30 units minimum, or 125 units
  • Gold: $12 million and 25 units minimum, or 90 units
  • Silver: $6.5 million and 20 units minimum, or 70 units
  • Bronze: $2.5 million and 15 units minimum, or 30 units

2023 Award Updates

Rental Calculations
The calculations of rentals to units were changed for both long-term rentals and short-term rentals:
Long Term Rentals
1 Long Term Rental = 1 Unit

Short Term Rentals
10 Short Term Rentals = 1 Unit
These new rental calculations apply to both dollar and unit methods and strictly unit methods.

Non-MLS Rental Date
For non-MLS rental transactions, the sale used for transaction eligibility is now the lease start date. Rental transactions listed in the MLS remain as a close date.

 

The NJ Realtors® Distinguished Sales Club Award is presented to NJ Realtors® members who have been recipients of the Circle of Excellence Sales Award® for 10 years (which need not be consecutively earned).

If you have additional questions on what to include with your application, email questions to coe@njrealtor.com.