Member Recognition & Awards

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Realtor® Awards

NVAR inspires members to achieve great things through its dynamic awards programs, from unprecedented sales to exceptional dedication to the real estate industry.

For details on each of these awards, including application deadlines, contact Vika Mitchell at 703.207.3210 or email


Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club

Realtors® with the highest sales volumes are invited to join the Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club. First-time club members are welcomed at a breakfast hosted by the Chairman of the Board. Please review the criteria and application information here.


Download the MMDSC Plaque Order Form

Affiliate of the year

Affiliate of the Year 

Access National Bank is the 2017 Affiliate of the Year and was selected for its consistent and broad support to NVAR and its financial services to our members.

Applicants are judged on participation in the association (including volunteer time at association events), participation in committees, and financial support of events, classes, and more, through direct sponsorship or fund raising.


Realtor® of the Year 

Virgil Frizzell, the 2016 Chairman of the Board, is the 2017 Realtor® of the Year. Under his leadership, NVAR made many impressive strides in programming, membership recruitment, member benefits and other initiatives.

The Realtor® of the Year award is given to the member who has shown outstanding leadership, commitment, and skill in the real estate industry. Applicants are judged on contributions to the industry, outstanding qualities, and any additional factors that set the individual apart in the award year. The award is announced at the Annual Meeting at our Convention each year.

Hall of fame

Hall of Fame 

The 2017 Hall of Fame recipients are Margaret Ireland and Mario Rubio, chosen for their dedication and leadership service to the association and the real estate industry.

The NVAR Hall of Fame distinction is given to members of the NVAR community who have excelled, through a minimum of 10 years of service to the local, state, and national associations, to the industry, the community, and the public. Hall of Fame candidates are evaluated in the areas of longevity, productivity, association service, and overall image.

Honorary life

Honorary Lifetime Membership 

Susan Mekenney is the 2017 recipient of this honor. Through her dedication to giving back to the community in multiple ways, she serves as a role model for all Realtors®.

Lifetime Honorary Membership may be conferred on an NVAR member who has made significant contributions to the association and the profession of real estate. These industry leaders serve as icons in the real estate community.

Hero Award

NVAR Hero Award

Stacy Hennessey is the 2017 recipient of the NVAR Hero Award for her charitable involvement with Homestretch, a charity that empowers homeless families to be self-sufficient and find permanent housing.

NVAR created the Hero Award to recognize a member who has made a difference to those less fortunate. It is NVAR’s plan that this recognition will help raise awareness of each recipient’s important contributions and show that NVAR members care about the welfare of our community.
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Pioneer Club 

The NVAR Pioneer Club recognizes the talents, contributions, and commitments made by those who have been in the real estate profession for at least 25 years.

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State and National Awards 

The Virginia Association of Realtors® and the National Association of Realtors® offer various distinctions including the HOPE Awards for excellence in lowering the barriers to minority homeownership, the VAR Honor Society, and the Good Neighbor Awards.