2021 ABoR Industry Awards

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Celebrate Your Success–2021 Industry Awards Are Now Open!

Each year, the Austin Board of REALTORS® relishes the opportunity to honor and celebrate our members’ many outstanding accomplishments through the ABoR Industry Awards. Finalists and winners will be carefully vetted and selected by the Industry Awards Committee. Please see below the timeline and descriptions of each award category

February 11

Applications Close

March 3

Finalists Announced

March 25

Winners Announced

Roty 2021

The REALTOR® of the Year award is a prestigious honor based on an evaluation of a member’s continual involvement in and contribution to the real estate industry on a local, state, and national level. This individual has distinguished themselves from their peers through both their industry involvement and career growth, and is identified as a leader in the real estate industry. The applicant’s personal production, business achievements, continuing education, participation in the association, and community involvement are all taken into consideration for this award. 

This is an individual award. Only the personal accomplishments of an applicant will be considered. 

Ethics Award 2021

The Ethics Award is a new category for 2021. This award was created to honor agents who go above and beyond what’s required in the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. They champion Fair Housing, equity, and inclusion in their community and consistently demonstrate human values and ethics in their business. The applicant’s personal production, business achievements, continuing education, participation in the association, and community involvement will also be taken into consideration.     

This is an individual award. Only the personal accomplishments of an applicant will be considered. 

Changemaker Award 2021The Iconic Changemaker Award honors a member who, throughout their career, has exemplified what it means to be a leader in the real estate industry on a local, state, and national level. This individual has been an ABoR member for 20+ years and during that time, has greatly impacted the real estate industry and the lives of others through their work as a REALTOR®. The applicant’s business achievements, continuing education, participation in the association, and community involvement will also be taken into consideration. 

This is an individual award. Only the personal accomplishments of an applicant will be considered. Applicants must have maintained ABoR membership for a minimum of 20 years to be considered. 

Broker Award 2021

The Broker of the Year Award is bestowed upon a broker member from each category who has exemplified extraordinary initiatives and strategies in their brokerage business model and processes. They actively encourage and provide opportunities for their agents to become more involved in the industry and their community. The brokerage’s industry achievements and production average per agent are an important part of the application. The applicant’s personal career achievements, continuing education, participation in the association, and community involvement will also be taken into consideration. 

This is a Broker award. A broker is defined as an individual who holds their own broker’s license. One broker in each of the following categories will be recognized: 1-50 agents, 51-100 agents, 101+ agents. 

Rookie Award 2021

The Rookie of the Year award celebrates a member who distinguished themselves from their peers and achieved high levels of success early on in their career. The Rookie of the Year Award is primarily based on an evaluation of a member’s personal production, their initiatives to further their education, and their contribution to the real estate industry on a local, state, and national level. The applicant’s business achievements, continuing education, participation in the association, and community involvement will also be taken into consideration.    

This is an individual award. A Rookie is defined as a member who has been a REALTOR® for 24 months or less (January 1, 2020, or later). Only the personal accomplishments of an applicant will be considered. 

Sp Award 2021

The Salesperson of the Year award honors an individual who broke barriers and achieved extraordinary volume in terms of sales dollar amount and number of transactions closed in 2021. The Salesperson of the Year Award is primarily based on an evaluation of a member’s personal production and their contribution to the real estate industry on a local, state, and national level. The applicant’s business achievements, continuing education, participation in the association, and community involvement will also be taken into consideration. 

This is an individual award. Only the personal accomplishments of an applicant will be considered. 

Aff Award 2021

The Affiliate of the Year Award honors an ABoR affiliate member who consistently engages with the REALTOR® members of ABoR and offers valuable products and services to members and their clients. The applicant’s business achievements, ABoR sponsorships, participation in the association, and community involvement will also be taken into consideration. 

This is an individual award. An Affiliate is defined as a member who holds affiliate membership status at ABoR. Only the personal accomplishments of an applicant will be considered. 

Cs Award 2021

The Community Service Award recognizes a member who allocates a significant amount of time, energy, and resources to help support the community and who also inspires others to do the same, while still maintaining a thriving real estate career. Participation in ABoR Foundation initiatives, brokerage-led service projects, and personal charitable involvement are an important part of the application. The applicant’s personal production, business achievements, continuing education, and participation in ABoR are also taken into consideration. 

This is an individual award. Only the personal accomplishments of an applicant will be considered. 

Educator Award 2021

The Educator of the Year Award honors a real estate instructor at ABoR who provides exceptional intellectual, moral, and social instruction to our REALTOR® members and supports our association and initiatives as a whole. They build caring relationships with students as they work through the challenges and nuances of practicing real estate in our marketplace. The applicant’s business achievements, participation in the association, and community involvement will also be taken into consideration.  

This is an individual award. Only the personal accomplishments of an applicant will be considered. 

 

Click here to view an overview of all awards and how each award is scored.

 

All applications are carefully vetted and thoroughly reviewed by the peer-driven, Industry Awards committee comprised of fellow members. Finalists are selected anonymously and winners are selected with the application video submissions taken into consideration

*All applicants must be primary members at the Austin Board of REALTORS® to be eligible. Applicants must also submit a professional headshot and a 2-minute application video to be considered. 


For more information regarding ABoR’s Industry Awards program, please email events@abor.com.