2020 Industry Awards

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Every year, the Austin Board of REALTORS® celebrates our members’ outstanding accomplishments through the ABoR Industry Awards. As we all know, 2020 was a year unlike any other in our history. Despite a global pandemic that deeply impacted the lives and businesses of our REALTORS®, the Central Texas real estate industry flourished and thrived. This year, we're recognizing members who have excelled in their business achievements and reacted to the pandemic with ingenuity and innovation.

Applications for the 2020 ABoR Industry Awards are OPEN through Friday, February 12! Finalists and winners will be carefully vetted and selected by the Industry Awards Committee. Winners will be announced in conjunction with our virtual ThinkUp LIVE event on March 23, 2021. Get your tickets here!

For the first time, we’re offering an Industry Awards Winner package:

  • $2,500 in targeted advertising in a Central Texas Community Impact Newspaper 
  • Feature in a half-page ad in the Austin Business Journal
  • Member Profile video and blog post featured on ABoR.com and across our social media channels
  • Awards winner graphics to use in your marketing initiatives

In addition, all 2020 Industry Awards finalists will be invited to participate in a photoshoot and receive a professional headshot.

2020 Industry Awards Categories

Culturaltransformationaward

This is a team lead award. The team must consist of between two and ten members, and the lead is defined as someone who is strictly commission based. Teams must have averaged $2 million in 2020 sales volume per agent to be considered.

The Cultural Transformation Award recognizes a member who went above and beyond in their role as a team lead to bring cultural awareness and inclusion to their team and the community. The business achievements, continued education, participation in the Association, and community involvement of both themselves and their team will also be taken into consideration.

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Accelerateaward

This is an individual award. Only the personal accomplishments of an applicant will be considered. Applicants must have achieved a minimum of $5 million in 2020 sales volume to be considered.

The Accelerate Award honors a member who successfully adapted and changed their processes to push their business forward during the pandemic. The individual must have achieved at least a 25 percent increase over 2019, in either sales volume or number of transactions, to be considered for this award. The applicant’s business achievements, continued education, participation in the Association, and community involvement will also be taken into consideration.

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Evolveaward

This is a broker award. A broker is defined as an individual who holds their own broker’s license. One broker in each of the following categories will be recognized: 1-50 agents, 51-100 agents, 101+ agents.

The Evolve Award is bestowed upon a member from each category who has exemplified extraordinary and innovative change in their overall business model and processes. The business achievements, continued education, participation in the Association, and community involvement of both themselves and their brokerage will also be taken into consideration.

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Advocateaward

This is an individual award. Only the personal accomplishments of an applicant will be considered.

The Advocate Award recognizes a member who advocated for the real estate industry on behalf of their clients and the community in 2020. The applicant’s business achievements, continued education, participation in the Association, and community involvement will also be taken into consideration.

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Rookieoftheyear

This is an individual award. A Rookie is defined as a member who has been a REALTOR® for 24 months or less. Only the personal accomplishments of an applicant will be considered.

In addition to personal production, the Rookie of the Year Award is based on an evaluation of a member’s contribution to the real estate industry on a local, state, and national level. The applicant’s business achievements, continued education, participation in the Association, and community involvement will also be taken into consideration.

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Affiliateoftheyear

This is an individual award. An Affiliate is defined as a member who holds affiliate membership status at ABoR. Only the personal accomplishments of an applicant will be considered.

The Affiliate of the Year Awards honors an ABoR affiliate member who successfully adapted and changed their business processes to push their business forward during the pandemic. The applicant’s business achievements, ABoR sponsorships, participation in the Association, and community involvement will also be taken into consideration.

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Realtor®oftheyear

This is an individual award. Only the personal accomplishments of an applicant will be considered.

In addition to personal production, the REALTOR® of the Year Award is based on an evaluation of a member’s contribution to the real estate industry on a local, state, and national level. The applicant’s business achievements, continued education, participation in the Association, and community involvement will also be taken into consideration.

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Iconicchangemaker

This is an individual award. Only the personal accomplishments of an applicant will be considered. Applicants must have maintained ABoR membership for a minimum of 20 years to be considered.

The Iconic Changemaker Award honors a member who, throughout their career, has exemplified what it means to be a leader in the real estate industry on a local, state, and national level. This 20+ year member has greatly impacted the real estate industry and the lives of others throughout their career. The applicant’s business achievements, continued education, participation in the Association, and community involvement will also be taken into consideration.

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2019winners

The Austin Board of REALTORS® Industry Awards honor ABoR members who have made outstanding contributions to the Central Texas real estate industry and their community. See who we honored last year.

PAST WINNERS


2020 INDUSTRY AWARDS DEADLINES

January 4: Nominations and applications open
January 29: Nominations close
February 12: Applications close
March 8: Finalists announced
March 23: Winners announced at ThinkUp LIVE

All eligible applicants must be primary REALTOR® members of the Austin Board of REALTORS®. Applicants must also submit a professional head shot and a two-minute application video to be considered.

For more information regarding ABoR’s Industry Awards program, please contact Lauren Johnson at [email protected].