On Thursday, October 3, VAR was proud to present many distinguished REALTOR® members with a variety of Virginia Real Estate Awards.
First, three members were inducted into the prestigious Virginia REALTOR® Hall of Fame, which recognizes those with at least 25 years of service to, and volunteerism and leadership in, the REALTOR® organization:
Congratulations to Virginia’s REALTOR® of the Year, Pat Jensen of Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate III in Charlottesville! Pat was honored last night during VAR’s installation and awards ceremony in Virginia Beach, surrounded by her family and hundreds of VAR volunteer leaders from across the state.
NEXT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 1, 2014
Next Qualification Period: January 1 - December 31, 2014.
IMPORTANT: A minimum of 100 points total, 30 of which must be state association activity and attendance at ANY professional standards class are required to qualify for membership in the Virginia Association of REALTORS® Honor Society.
The Honor Society certificate will be sent to the local association for presentation in early May.
If you have questions about this entry, please contact VAR at Awards@VARealtor.com or call Lynne Wherry (804) 264-5033.
Attention AE’s and Leadership: VAR Honor Society Applications are due April 1st
Click the link below for the online application.
Please submit applications to Awards@VARealtor.com or fax to 804-262-0497
Once we receive your Honor Society applications, you will receive a e-mail confirmation from VAR.
Thanks to all who participated in the 2011 Realtor® Day on the Hill. The entire Get Active conference was a great success, and our Law & Policy team thanks you for making your voices heard and supporting this year's legislative agenda. Pictures from Day on the Hill, the legislative reception at the Jefferson, the RPAC lunch, and the Virginia Real Estate Awards reception are all online for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!
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Awards Deadline: January 10, 2011
Know some great real estate pros?
Consider nominating him or her for one of the Virginia Real Estate Awards. Nominations for many of VAR's awards can be submitted using interactive online forms. Open the form you need; fill in the blanks, then print or save and e-mail the completed application to awards@VARealtor.com.
Sherry Bailey of Century 21 New Millennium in Stafford presented with the 2009 Code of Ethics Leadership Award
Sherry Bailey, GRI of Century 21 New Millennium in Stafford, VA was presented with the 2009 Code of Ethics Leadership Award during the Virginia Association of REALTORS®’ (VAR) annual awards reception on February 18 in Richmond.
The Code of Ethics Leadership Award recognizes a Realtor who has made significant contributions by offering advice and counsel on the Code of Ethics, teaching the Code to other Realtors and serving on grievance and professional standards committees.
A member of the Fredericksburg Area Association of Realtors (FAAR), Bailey has served on and chaired the FAAR Grievance Committee.
Larry Anderson of Exit Advantage Realty in Fairfax receives the 2009 George Rink Outstanding State Real Estate Educator Award
Larry Anderson, ABR, GRI, of Exit Advantage Realty in Fairfax, received the 2009 George Rink Outstanding State Real Estate Educator Award during the Virginia Association of REALTORS’ (VAR) annual awards reception, held February 18 at the Richmond Omni Hotel.
The Outstanding Real Estate Educator Award recognizes a Realtor who exemplifies leadership and service and has made significant contributions to real estate education at either the state or local level.
Susan Mekenney, ABR, CRS, GRI, of RE/MAX Allegiance in Alexandria, received the 2009 CRS of the Year at the Virginia Association of REALTORS'® (VAR) annual awards reception, held Feb. 18 in Richmond. The CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) designation is the mark of expertise and professionalism in residential real estate sales and marketing.
An associate broker, Mekenney has been an active member of the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors (NVAR) since 1994.
Christopher Call, GAA, RAA of AREAS Appraisers Inc. in Springfield received the 2009 Appraiser of the Year Award at the Feb. 18 Virginia Association of REALTORS’ (VAR) annual awards reception at the Omni Hotel in Richmond.
Presented by the Appraisal Alliance/VAR, the award recognizes an appraiser who participates in local and state association activities as a leader or volunteer; and who exemplifies a community-minded spirit through activities connected with youth and religious groups, cultural contributions, and political leadership in real estate issues.
Call, a member of the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors (NVAR), has been involved with the VAR Appraisal Alliance since its inception in 1994, serving as chairman on two different occasions.