About the Awards

The Atlanta Board of REALTORS® is fortunate to have many wonderful volunteers donating their time, energy and talent to make the association a successful organization. Each year, the Board takes the opportunity to recognize a few of these individuals with the following awards: REALTOR® of the Year, Affiliate of the Year, Five Star Circle of Service, Captain of the Industry, Mrs. Harry Norman Award and E.A. Isakson Award.

Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club

Members of the Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club exemplify the highest caliber of real estate professionalism and service. The Club honors those REALTORS® with three million dollars or more in residential sales at an annual black tie event held in March. This is the only recognition provided by the Board that is not presented at the Annual Business Meeting in December. More »

Captain of the Industry

This award recognizes those who have been members for 10 or more years and who have given active support to the Atlanta Board of REALTORS® and its programs continually for five or more years.

Five Star Circle of Service

This award recognizes those members who have served the Atlanta Board of REALTORS® in an exemplary manner over the past year. Nominations of this award may be generated by the Committee Chairman or any Officer or Director of the Atlanta Board. It is recommended that this award be limited to no more than three members each year. Considerations for this award may include, but not limited to; leadership, initiative faithfulness, innovative thinking, and willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done.

President's Award

The President's Award is personally selected by the President of the Board and is given to the member for outstanding service and contributions to the Board going far beyond any particular assignment. The recipient is recognized for his/her dedication and sharing of time and experience with others, all of which benefit the Board and it's membership.


Nominations for the awards listed below are appreciated. Nomination forms can be downloaded using the links to the right under "Applications". All nominations will be presented to the Awards Committee and must be in the Board office by October 1st by 5:00 pm.

REALTOR® of the Year Award

Candidate must hold REALTOR® membership in a Board of REALTORS® from October 1st of the previous year to September 30th of the current year (the qualifying period) and be a member of the Atlanta Board of REALTORS® at the time of nomination. Factors taken into consideration include REALTOR® spirit, civic activity, and business accomplishments.

Affiliate of the Year Award

This award was created in 1991 to be given to the Affiliate member of the Atlanta Board of REALTORS® who has made the greatest contribution of time, energy and resource to the Atlanta Board of REALTORS® in the calendar year.

E.A. Isakson Award

The E.A. Isakson Leadership Award was created for the purpose of recognizing an industry leader, member, or members of the Atlanta Board of REALTORS® who has or have demonstrated through initiative and leadership actions, which brought a significant change, resulting in a lasting benefit to the membership, the community and/or our profession.

Good Neighbor Award

The award annually honors the Atlanta Board of REALTORS® member whose ongoing efforts are making exceptional contributions to improve the quality of life in their community. Among the activities that qualify for consideration are involvement in improving the quality of education in an area, supporting initiatives aimed at a community’s youth, and work on any other community-based program(s).

Mrs. Harry Norman Award

Criteria include that a transaction be outstanding, noteworthy, and show the most initiative, ingenuity, originality, constructiveness, imagination, and ability. The size or consideration of the transaction shall not be of special importance.

Sally Washburn Lifetime Achievement Award

This award was created for the purpose of recognizing an Atlanta Board member in good standing, who has demonstrated excellence through a minimum of twenty (20) years of active participation and service to the Board of REALTORS®, its members, and the real estate industry.

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