What are the Champions of Home Awards? C.A.R. created the Champions of Home Awards to honor California REALTORS® who go above and beyond for their clients, and whose actions and business practices raise the standards for others.
Who is eligible for the award? Members of C.A.R. in good standing are eligible for nomination if they fit the following criteria: • Nominee’s actions demonstrate extraordinary compassion and care in service of their clients. • Nominee has gone to extraordinary lengths on behalf of their clients, above and beyond what is expected in the ordinary ethical conduct of business. • Nominee’s actions and business practices raise the standards for other REALTORS® and serve as an outstanding example for their colleagues and others. • Nominee demonstrates leadership in ethics and exemplary business practices on an ongoing basis with clients and colleagues alike. • Nominee’s reputation in general is unimpeachable. • Nominee has acted with the highest ethics and morals in conducting their real estate business.
Who can nominate? Brokers, colleagues, local associations, or even clients may nominate a member of C.A.R.
Does the nominee have to do anything? The nominee will need to provide references, verify some information about him/herself, and consent to a background check. Finalists will be contacted by judges for a personal telephone interview as part of the selection process.
How can I make my nomination stand out? Be specific and be sure to include as much detail, and as many examples of the nominee going above and beyond as possible. Include stories and examples that demonstrate the nominee’s depth of commitment to clients and highest ethics.
When can the recipient(s) expect to be notified? Award recipient(s) will be notified prior to the formal announcement and award presentation in October 2013. Recipient(s) will agree to maintain confidentiality until the official award presentation.
What does a Champions of Home award recipient get? Along with a physical award, a recipient will participate in a variety of public relations activities including, but not limited to, a video produced for the award ceremony, and an article and photographs for publication in California Real Estate magazine.