MetroTex Annual Awards

Each year, the MetroTex Association of REALTORS® is proud to honor members through our six annual awards recognizing commitment and excellence.

These awards are presented to members who have exhibited outstanding service to their customers, peers and the community. These members have demonstrated impeccable values, ethics and concern for their industry. They are achievers and givers; they are behind the scenes or out in front leading the pack.

You are invited to nominate yourself or one of your peers for these awards to serve as an inspiration to members for years to come.  All nominations must be submitted by September 30, 2022.

You may nominate someone by using the nomination form under each award profile.

MetroTex Annual Award Nominations

Affiliate of the Year – David Fair Award

Created in 1982, the MetroTex Association of REALTORS® Affiliate of the Year David Fair Award is presented to an outstanding Affiliate Member and is named after our first ever Affiliate Award winner and a longtime friend of our association and the North Texas real estate industry – Mr. David Fair.

The Affiliate of the Year – David Fair award will recognize the affiliate member who has demonstrated outstanding service to the real estate profession, the community and particularly to the Association . Selection is based on – Activity in the MetroTex Association, Texas REALTORS®, and/or NAR (50%) – Service to the real estate profession (30%) – Civic activity/community service (20%).

All Members of the Association (including Affiliate Members) are invited to submit a recommendation form for any Affiliate Member candidate for this award.

To recommend a MetroTex Affiliate member candidate please fill out the form below.

MetroTex Award Recommendations

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REALTOR® of the Year Lois Hair Bernays Award

Lois Hair Bernays served the association, her profession, and the community with exceptional enthusiasm. The award that bears her name is the association’s highest honor for a non-designated REALTOR® member. It is presented annually to a residential REALTOR® who exemplifies the highest qualities of the real estate profession.

The Lois Hair Bernays award will recognize the residential salesperson of the year, and nominees are required to meet a minimum of $3 million dollars in closed dollar volume or fifteen units of closed sales or leases for either the current year or the most recent calendar year period. Selection is based on – Activity in the MetroTex Association, Texas REALTORS®, and/or NAR (60%) – Service to the real estate profession (20%) – Civic activity/community service (20%).

All REALTOR® Members of the Association are invited to submit a recommendation form for any eligible candidate for this award. Affiliate members are also encouraged to submit a REALTOR® member name.

To recommend a MetroTex member candidate please fill out the form below.

MetroTex Award Recommendations

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Broker/Manager of the Year Easterwood Cup Award

The Broker/Manager/Executive of the Year Easterwood Cup Award is the association’s highest honor for a REALTOR® member who is a Manager/Broker/Corporate Executive or Owner. It is presented annually in recognition of outstanding service to the real estate profession, the community, and the MetroTex Association of REALTORS®.

The Easterwood Cup Award will recognize the REALTOR® member who is a manager/broker/corporate executive or owner and has demonstrated outstanding service to the real estate profession, the community and particularly to the Association . Selection is based on – Activity in the MetroTex Association, Texas REALTORS®, and/or NAR (60%) – Service to the real estate profession (20%) – Civic activity/community service (20%).

All REALTOR® Members of the Association are invited to submit a recommendation form for any eligible candidate for this award. Affiliate members are encouraged to submit a REALTOR® member name.

To recommend a MetroTex member candidate please fill out the form below.

MetroTex Award Recommendations

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Volunteer of the Year Ebby Halliday Community Service Award

The Volunteer of the Year Ebby Halliday Community Service Award was created to recognize an individual who has made a significant impact to the community by donating time, money, and/or material goods to a program that improves the livability of a local community and is suitable as a role model for all real estate professionals. The award is a tribute to one of our association’s most esteemed and beloved members. She was also one of our most active community service volunteers – Ebby Halliday.
The Award winner will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Contributions to a program(s) that improves the livability of a local community. Those activities are not limited to real estate or housing issues, and may include such things as crime prevention, youth mentoring, homelessness prevention, neighborhood improvement, the arts, environmental, quality of life and health.
  • Significant contribution of personal time, but contributions of money, materials, or other resources will also be considered by the selection committee.
  • The level of personal contribution, impact of personal contribution, broadness of impact, and the individual as a role model for other real estate professionals.

Some portion of the nominee’s community work must have taken place between January 2019 and October 2019, but the selection committee will also consider ongoing efforts outside that time frame that demonstrate a depth of commitment. The award is intended to recognize individual contributions, not association or company-wide efforts. However, if an individual within your company can be singled out as a leader instrumental to the success of a group effort, he or she is eligible. If the achievements of two people (such as a married couple or co-founders of an organization) absolutely cannot be separated, they can enter as a pair and their entry will be considered as one.

All REALTOR® Members of the Association are invited to submit a recommendation form for any eligible candidate for this award. Nominees may self-nominate or be nominated by another member.

To recommend a MetroTex member candidate please fill out the form below.

MetroTex Award Recommendations

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MetroTex Global REALTOR® of the Year Award

Created last year, the MetroTex Association of REALTORS® Global REALTOR® of the Year Award is presented to an outstanding REALTOR® member that has made contributions in global real estate based on dollar volume, benefit to global clients and contributions to the REALTOR® association.

To recommend a MetroTex member candidate please fill out the form below.

MetroTex Award Recommendations

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MetroTex Commercial Award

Created this year, the MetroTex Association of REALTORS® Commercial Award is presented to an outstanding REALTOR® member based on their role in a closed commercial transaction beneficial to both the community and economy.

To recommend a MetroTex member candidate please fill out the form below.

MetroTex Award Recommendations

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