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GCAAR

Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors®

 

Each year, GCAAR recognizes primary REALTOR® members' hard work with our annual Recognition Awards. This year, our event is back in person to bring all the winners together! Applications are currently open for the 2023 GCAAR Recognition Awards; apply today:

The 2023 GCAAR Recognition Awards event will take place on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 8:30 a.m. in the Bethesda Marriott Hotel. Additional tickets will be available for purchase starting Feb. 7. 

Sponsorships are currently available for the 2023 GCAAR Recognition Awards. Check out the 2023 sponsorship package to learn about what you can get for your company as a sponsor.


    Apply for the 2023 GCAAR Recognition Awards

    The 2023 GCAAR Recognition Awards applications are open through Monday, February 13 at 5 p.m. 

    GCAAR Recognition & Pathways Award winner benefits

    Winning a GCAAR Recognition or Pathways Award entitles you to use the phrase "2023 GCAAR Recognition Award Winner" or "2023 GCAAR Pathways Award Winner" on all communications with your clients and colleagues. In addition, winners will receive the following:

    • A marketing badge to use in your email signature or on your website
    • The opportunity to have your photo taken during our event and placed on a graphic that you can use to promote your award on social media
    • Listed as a Recognition Award winner or Pathways Award winner on the GCAAR website
    • A virtual Zoom background with your award level listed on it
    • Your name listed as a winner in an upcoming issue of GCAAR's Capital Area REALTOR® magazine
    • The opportunity to purchase a physical award for your home or office 

    Individual awards 

    $65 application fee (includes 1 complimentary ticket to the event), plus $60 for physical award (optional)

    Apply today!

    Award entrants will be recognized for their individual 2022 settled transactions based on the below referenced awards categories.

    • Bronze Award - At least $5,000,000 in volume or 12 transactions.
    • Silver Award - At least $10,000,000 in volume or 40 transactions.
    • Gold Award - At least $20,000,000 in volume or 50 transactions.
    • Platinum Award - At least $50,000,000 in volume or 90 transactions.

    Team awards

    $125 application fee (includes 2 complimentary tickets to the event), plus $60 for each physical award (optional)

    Team production will be recognized as a “Team” award. GCAAR members who have reported to their broker that they are part of a team are not eligible to participate as an individual in the Individual category. All team members MUST be primary GCAAR REALTOR® members.

    Small Team (2-3 agents):

    • Bronze Award - At least $10,000,000 in volume or 40 transactions.
    • Silver Award - At least $20,000,000 in volume or 50 transactions.
    • Gold Award - At least $30,000,000 in volume or 60 transactions.
    • Platinum Award - At least $60,000,000 in volume or 100 transactions.

    Complete an application.


    Medium Team (4-9 agents):

    • Bronze Award - At least $30,000,000 in volume or 70 transactions.
    • Silver Award - At least $40,000,000 in volume or 80 transactions.
    • Gold Award - At least $50,000,000 in volume or 90 transactions.
    • Platinum Award - At least $100,000,000 in volume or 140 transactions.

    Complete an application.


    Large Team (10+ agents):

    • Bronze Award - At least $50,000,000 in volume or 90 transactions.
    • Silver Award - At least $80,000,000 in volume or 120 transactions.
    • Gold Award - At least $120,000,000 in volume or 160 transactions.
    • Platinum Award - At least $150,000,000 in volume or 190 transactions.

    Complete an application.


    GCAAR Pathways Award

    $65 application fee (includes 1 complimentary ticket to the event), plus $60 for physical award (optional)

    The GCAAR Pathways Award is a way to champion and elevate our primary GCAAR REALTOR® members who are committed to guiding and supporting their clients from traditionally underserved communities along the various pathways to homeownership. 

    This is your opportunity to describe to us how you went above and beyond in 2022 to be considered for the GCAAR Pathways Award.

    Applications for the 2023 GCAAR Pathways Award applications are open. Apply today!

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    GCAAR Recognition Awards rules

    1. Eligibility requirements

    • Participation in the GCAAR Recognition Awards is open to all current primary GCAAR REALTOR® members who have been in good standing since July 1, 2022 and who hold a broker, associate broker or salespersons license. (Note: Membership in Bright MLS does not automatically constitute membership in GCAAR).
      • All team members MUST be primary GCAAR REALTOR® members. Team member production of non-members will be excluded from the entry submission volume.
      • Principal Brokers are not eligible to enter the team competition, as the Real Estate Commission does not permit brokers as teams.
    • All entrants must currently be primary GCAAR REALTOR® members in good standing. Only sales and listings settled while entrant was a member in good standing of GCAAR will be considered.
    • GCAAR will confirm eligibility for individual and team applications through Bright MLS. 

    2. Reporting transactions for consideration

    • Transactions must have settled during the 2022 calendar year to be eligible for the 2023 GCAAR Recognition Awards.
    • Bright MLS transaction volume dollar amount and transaction count will be used in determining the entrant’s award level.
    • If submitting credit for a listing, a copy of the ALTA Settlement Statement must be submitted to events@gcaar.com.
    • If you represented a buyer and were the listing agent during a transaction, you would receive both transactions and/or the total volume from both sides. New construction will be counted toward your total sales volume. Rental property transactions will not be counted toward your total volume or transaction number.
    • Production resulting from an agent’s entering of builder’s listings in the Bright MLS on the builder’s behalf are not qualified entries and will not be counted.
    • All entries are subject to audit.

    3. Advertising rules

    GCAAR members are not permitted to advertise the names of recipients of the Recognition Awards prior to their presentation at the awards event on February 23, 2023. When advertising or otherwise using the description of the award, it must read exactly as it appears on the awards badge, including the year.

    4. How to apply

    The deadline to submit applications for GCAAR's Recognition Awards is Monday, February 13 by 5 p.m.; the application process is currently open.