Good Neighbor Eligibility Criteria

1. Nominees must be members of CVAR in good standing for a minimum of 3 years.

2. Nominees should have contributed to a program that improves the livability of a community. The program’s activities aren’t limited to real estate or housing issues, and may include such things as crime prevention, youth mentoring, and homelessness prevention or other charitable act in the Central Valley.

3. Nominees should have made a significant contribution of personal time, but contributions of money, materials, and other resources will be considered by the judges as well.

4. Nominees will be judged on level of personal contribution, impact of personal contribution, broadness of impact, and the project’s suitability as a role model for other CVAR REALTORS® and Affiliates.

5. The award is intended to recognize individual contributions, not association or company-wide efforts. If an individual within your company can be singled out as 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) cannot be separated, they can enter as a pair and their entry will be considered as one. Both must be CVAR members. If only one person of the couple is a member than only the CVAR member should be nominated.

6. Some portion of the nominee’s community work must have taken place during the timeframe specified on the application form, but judges will also consider ongoing efforts outside that timeframe that demonstrate a depth of commitment.

7. Nominees should be able to document the results of their individual involvement though published reports and/or testimonials from the organization they served or the people they helped.

8. Nominations must be accompanied by a completed entry form to be considered. Anyone can nominate a Good Neighbor; common examples include the nominee’s broker, a colleague, a spouse, or a representative from the charity they serve. CVAR REALTORS® or Affiliates may nominate themselves. You must submit an original application and original supporting documents.

Good Neighbor Awards Program Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

Nominees must be members in good standing of the Central Valley Association of REALTORS® for a minimum of 3 years.

Anyone can nominate a Good Neighbor; common examples include the nominee’s broker, a colleague, a spouse, or a representative from the charity they serve. CVAR REALTORS® or Affiliates may nominate themselves.

To enter, complete the official entry form and submit it with attachments. To have information and/or an entry form sent to you via fax or e-mail, call the Central Valley Association of REALTORS® at (209) 858-1700 or Email at: rachel@cvar.org”

Mail entries to:
Central Valley Association of Realtors c/o CVAR Good Neighbor Award 16980 South Harlan Road Lathrop, CA 95330

Entries must be received by 5 p.m. on the deadline date of April 24th 2015 to be considered for as a candidate for that calendar year’s awards. We must have your original documents. All entries shall become the property of CVAR and will not be returned.

The qualified nominee’s materials will be sent to a panel of judges for scoring. Judges will award points to qualified entries based on level of personal contribution, impact of personal contribution, and the project’s suitability as a role model for other CVAR REALTORS® and Affiliates. The winners will be those who’ve been awarded the most points. The judges’ decisions are final.

Nominees’ entry information will not be given to anyone outside of the Central Valley Association of REALTORS® and the judges; judges will receive only the information necessary to evaluate the candidate.

One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive a $500 grant for their charity named on the entry form by the winner. Grants can be divided among more than one organization only if the winner has documented those organizations on the entry form. The winner and two guest (2) tickets to our CVAR Annual Luncheon event held in July 2015 where the winner will receive a plaque. Additionally the winner will receive local publicity through an announcement ad in the local newspaper of the city which you serve, and special placement on CVAR website and CVAR Property Lines online magazine.

One (1) Honorable Mention winner will receive $250 grant for their charity named on entry form. The winner and one guest (1) ticket to our CVAR Annual Luncheon event held in July 2015 where the winner will receive a plaque. Additionally, special placement on CVAR website and CVAR Property Lines online magazine.

CVAR will issue each winners charity with one (1) CVAR Annual Luncheon ticket so that a representative from that organization may attend and receive their grant check in person if applicable.

If either the Grand Prize winner or the Honorable Mention winner is a REALTOR® they will also be automatically nominated by CVAR to N.A.R’s Good Neighbor Program for a chance to win the National Prize. If both winners are REALTORS® then only the Grand Prize winner will be forwarded to N.A.R. Good Neighbor program. All rules and eligibility requirements of N.A.R Good Neighbor Award Program would apply. The winning CVAR REALTOR® may opt out if not interested in taking part in the National program.

The judging panel will be made up of the 2015 CVAR President, the 2015 CVAR Immediate Past President, Chair from each of the seven (7) CVAR councils or appointee by the Chair, and (1) Affiliate from San Joaquin County, one (1) Affiliate from Stanislaus County appointed by 2015 CVAR President.

The CVAR Good Neighbor Award judges and their families are ineligible to participate.

Neither the Central Valley Association of REALTORS® staff nor the judges are responsible for late, stolen, or misdirected entries. Winners will be notified by telephone and mail.