Sussex Realtors Association solicits nominees for local and national awards programs

Nomination deadline April 26
March 6, 2013

The administration and staff of the Sussex County Association of Realtors are seeking the public’s help in nominating Realtors from Delaware’s southernmost county for an upcoming national awards program.

For the 13th consecutive year, Chicago-based Realtor Magazine is recognizing real estate professionals from across the country who have made an extraordinary impact on their community, or on the national or world stage, through volunteer work. SCAOR hopes to see the name of a southern Delaware Realtor on that list for 2013.

“We have Realtors here in Sussex County who go above and beyond every day, for their clients and for their offices, but also for their communities in general,” says Bob McVey, 2013 president of SCAOR. “This is a national award, but we know there are potential nominees right here in southern Delaware who are very deserving. With that in mind, we humbly ask for the public’s assistance in singling out potential nominees for this recognition.”

Five winners are announced each fall in the magazine and are officially recognized annually at the Realtors Conference & Expo to be held this November in San Francisco. Recipients also receive a $10,000 grant for their chosen charity, as well as travel expenses to the conference, and national and local media exposure for their community cause.

In addition to accepting nominations for the national award, SCAOR is also collecting names for a local version of the Good Neighbor Award, which will be presented during the association’s annual banquet in June. The criteria for nomination are as follows:

• Must be a Realtor in good standing

• Must be a primary member of SCAOR

• Community service must be a nonbusiness endeavor

• Recipient may only win once in a lifetime

• Community service must be recognized not for financial contributions, but for service contributions

• Recipient must not be a full-time employee of the charity or be compensated for any work or service

• Some portion of the nominee’s community work must have taken place in 2012.

“From living nearly my entire life here in Sussex County, I know firsthand the kind of wonderful spirits and goodhearted souls that live in this portion of the state. I implore our community members, as well as fellow Realtors, to take a few minutes out of their day to nominate professionals who are worthy of this prestigious award,” says McVey. “Fill out the form and tell us all about someone you know who has gone above and beyond to make southern Delaware an even better place to live and work.”

Residents of Sussex County who want to nominate their Realtor of choice for this annual award can do so by contacting Executive Assistant Angela Emerson at

The deadline for nominations to be received at SCAOR’s office is Friday, April 26.

The Sussex County Association of Realtors was chartered in 1949 and has steadily grown in size, scope and mission during its more than six decades in Sussex County. It is a professional trade association with goals of carrying out a program of education and advocacy for real estate in the county.

SCAOR is a resource for the public, as well as a recognized advocate for property rights and property owners in Sussex County. The association also monitors legislative issues on the local, state and national levels that may impact home ownership in the area.

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