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We are excited to announce the Rising Star Awards Program for 2023!

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The Rising Star Awards program is a C.A.R. initiative designed to work with the brokerage community to recognize their up-and-coming agents. The Rising Star Awards will highlight elite, new talent entering the industry and help boost their growing careers while promoting both the REALTOR® and their firm. C.A.R. welcomes new and ambitious members making waves in the industry who represent the next generation of leading agents. To honor the dedicated real estate professionals who served their clients through the pandemic, C.A.R is recognizing agents for production year 2022.

Requirements for Qualification for Production Year 2022

1. Be an active C.A.R. member who joined the association in 2021 or later.

2. Closed at least twelve transactions or $5.0 million in transaction volume between 1/1/2022 and 12/31/2022 (subject to verification).

3. Nominated by the broker or principal of the brokerage.

4. No restrictions on DRE license and no Code of Ethics violations.

Application Submission

Broker/Owners or Managers nominate an eligible REALTOR® to C.A.R. by submitting this form. Please note that self-nominations will not be accepted. Applications must be submitted no later than May 31, 2023. Qualified agent nominees will receive a follow-up questionnaire to answer that will be added to their application to be evaluated by the review panel. Agents must respond to be considered.

Click here to access the Rising Star Nomination Form.


A review panel made up of the 2023 Chair, Vice Chairs, and Advisory Board of the C.A.R. Young Professionals Network will review all qualified nominees and select up to 10 Rising Star Award recipients. The award recipients will be notified and recognized at the C.A.R. REimagine! Conference in September 2023.



Check Out Our 2022 Rising Star Award recipients!

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Sherry Chen San Diego Compass
Bryan Cosby Redding  Venture Properties
Ernesto Hernandez San Ramon eXp Realty of California, Inc.
Isaac Hernandez Fresno London Properties
Weerachai "Will" Kangwannawakun San Ramon eXp Realty of California, Inc.
Peter Ly San Ramon eXp Realty of California, Inc.
Alyssa "AJ" Maloney Oceanside Daniel Team Realty
Jessica Redmond-Hilgenberg Norco eXp Realty
Manohar Singh Manteca PMZ Real Estate
Hoi Yau San Bruno Coldwell Banker Realty


Thank you to all of the brokers and agents that participated in the 2022 Rising Star Program! We were overwhelmed with the amount of talent -- and the brokerage recognition -- of so many newer agents in the real estate industry. We wish you all continued success!


For more information, please email [email protected] or call Melanie McShane, Industry Relations Special Projects Manager at (213)739-8290.

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