About Good Neighbor Awards
NAR's Good Neighbor Awards recognize REALTORS® who have made an extraordinary impact on their community, or on the national or world stage, through volunteer work.
Five winners are announced each fall in REALTOR® Magazine. Winners are recognized annually at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo, and receive $10,000 grants for their charities. Winners also receive travel expenses to the conference and national and local media exposure for their community cause. In addition to the winners, five honorable mentions each receive a $2,500 grant.
The Good Neighbor Awards was launched in 2000 and has since recognized nearly 200 REALTORS® for their service to their communities.
See an interactive map of where the Good Neighbors make a difference:
Through Good Neighbor Award grants and associated programs, REALTOR®-led Good Neighbor charities have received more than $1 million in donations. In addition, each winner receives national and local publicity, which generates additional donations and inspires new volunteers to get involved. Many REALTORS® are also recognized for their community service through state and local real estate associations.
This year's Good Neighbor Award deadline is May 10, 2019. Nominations are received from REALTORS® around the country, as well as through local and state Good Neighbor Award programs that serve as feeders to the national program. Applicants must be members of the National Association of REALTORS®.
If you're a member of the media reporting on this program or its honorees you can find photos, videos, and more specific information here.
How to Start a Local and State Association Good Neighbor Awards
If you're an association executive looking to start a local Good Neighbor Awards program, you can find more specific information here.
The Good Neighbor Awards program has become one of the most prominent awards bestowed upon NAR members. Winners receive $10,000 grants, national publicity, and a cover story in REALTOR® Magazine. They are honored during the general session of the REALTORS® Conference & Expo, a gathering of more than 6,000 REALTORS®. Good Neighbor sponsors benefit from 11 months of editorial and advertising exposure — from the call for entries in January to the culmination of the awards presentation and gala dinner in November.
If you're interested in Good Neighbor Award sponsorship opportunities, contact Program Manager Sara Geimer for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about Good Neighbors
Check out the many places around the world where these REALTORS® have had an impact.
Watch a 1-minute video about the Good Neighbor Awards program.