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Applications are closed for the 2022 GCAAR Recognition Awards. Watch the virtual event, where we celebrated all the winners from this year for their 2021 closed transactions. 

New this year... we're introducing the GCAAR Pathways Award and expanding on the Team Awards. GCAAR now offers three Teams categories based on team size: Small (2-3 agents), Medium (4-9 agents) and Large (10+ agents). 

 

Introducing... the GCAAR Pathways Award!

$65 application fee, plus optional $60 for physical award

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 2021 to be considered for the GCAAR Pathways Award.

Applications for the 2022 GCAAR Pathways Award applications are closed.

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    Apply for the 2022 GCAAR Recognition Awards

    The 2022 GCAAR Recognition Awards applications are closed. 

    GCAAR Recognition & Pathways Award winner benefits

    Winning a GCAAR Recognition or Pathways Award entitles you to use the phrase "2022 GCAAR Recognition Award Winner" or "2022 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
    • Listed as a Recognition Award winner or Pathways Award winner on the GCAAR website
    • The opportunity to have your headshot placed on a graphic that you can use to promote your award on social media or wherever you use your headshot - please include your headshot in your application (if applying for a team award, you may include a group shot instead)
    • 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 

    Award entrants will be recognized for their individual 2021 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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    GCAAR Recognition Awards rules

    Note: These rules do not apply to the GCAAR Pathways Award.

    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, 2021 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 2021 calendar year to be eligible for the 2022 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 virtual awards event on February 15, 2022. 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 was Monday, January 31; the application process is closed.


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