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North Shore - Barrington Association of REALTORS® is proud to have a membership made up of individuals who are experts in their fields, advocates in their communities and leaders amongst their peers. Once a year, NSBAR honors the accomplishments of select members with a prestigious award and recognition.

We are currently accepting nominations for the awards listed below.

Please provide us with your nominations using the “Of the Year Survey” (click on corresponding links below) and submit to NSBAR no later than 11:59 PM on January 11, 2024.

All nominees must hold a current, active real estate license and be in good standing with NSBAR and IDFPR.

Factors which will be considered in the selection process are listed below:

REALTOR® of the Year
  • Local Association Activity - Committee work (including chairing a committee or task force), serving on Board of Directors, meeting attendance, seminar, and educational achievements, or any local Association sponsored activity. 
  • Professional Ethics & Practice - Faithfulness to principles of organized real estate, laws and regulations of the Association, Code of Ethics, efforts to encourage good real estate practice among other REALTORS®. 
  • State Association Activity - Committee assignments held, special assignments completed, attendance at the state convention, quarterly meetings, legislative assemblies, seminars, visits to other Associations, institutes, and any state-sponsored activity. 
  • Other REALTOR® Activities - NAR committee assignments, NAR conventions, institutes, etc. 
  • Education & Designations - Educational achievements and designations of importance in the real estate profession. 
  • Business Accomplishments/Achievements & Contributions - The criterion here is not the number of dollars earned, but the public recognition gained from the way they conduct their business, outstanding advertising programs, a general reputation for professional competence, etc. (Can include individual selling success - President’s Club, etc.). 
  • Civic Activity - Local, state, and national participation in civic and service clubs, charitable activities, political action, fraternal or religious groups.

Nominate a colleague for the REALTOR® of the Year

Patricia Ortseifen Distinguished Lifetime Service Award 
  • Long time member and participant as a NSBAR member. 
  • Leader in the REALTOR® community. 
  • Local dues to be waived going forward after receiving award. 

Nominate a colleague for the Patricia Ortseifen Distinguished Service Award

NSBAR Cares Good Neighbor Award 
  • Recognized as a local leader whose performance of service and involvement in community activities is extraordinary. 
  • Has freely given their time and talents to one or more organizations. 
  • Shows commitment on a continuous basis and provides “hands-on” involvement to a specific cause. 
  • Role model for other REALTORS®.

Nominate a colleague for the NSBAR Cares "Good Neighbor Award"

Rising Star of the Year 
  • REALTOR® member for two years or less. 
  • Minimum of $2 million in volume during last twelve months.
  • RPAC advocate.
  • Shows sincere interest/enthusiasm in real estate profession. 
  • Knowledge of license law and the code of ethics. 
  • Participation on Board committees and other NSBAR involvement. 

Nominate a colleague for the Rookie of the Year award

Strategic Partner of the Year 
  • Affiliate enthusiasm. 
  • Continued support of the real estate community. 
  • Civic activities. 
  • Business Accomplishments. 

Nominate a colleague for the Strategic Partner of the Year award

Designated Managing Broker of the Year (*NEW) 
  • Shows sincere interest/enthusiasm in supporting his/her team. 
  • Promotes NSBAR Benefits to his/her team and is involved in all things NSBAR. 

Nominate a colleague for the Designated Managing Broker of the Year award

New Member of the Year (*NEW) 
  • REALTOR® member for two years or less. 
  • Shows sincere interest/enthusiasm in real estate profession. 
  • Promotes and is involved in all things NSBAR.
  • Participation on Board committees, with membership in at least one committee.

Nominate a colleague for the New Member of the Year award