The deadline to submit nominations for RISMedia’s second-annual 2023 Rookie of the Year is quickly approaching.
Nominations may be submitted here through midnight on Monday, June 5.
This year’s Rookie of the Year contest will include honors for five regional winners, which will be announced in September ahead of the national 2023 Rookie of the Year, who will be revealed and awarded during RISMedia’s Power Broker Reception & Dinner this November in Anaheim, California, during the annual NAR NXT Conference & Expo.
RISMedia’s Rookie of the Year program, sponsored by industry education leader, Colibri Real Estate, is designed to honor real estate agents who are new to the business yet achieving extraordinary results. The 2023 Rookie of the Year award recognizes new agents for their accomplishments in 2022.
Who can participate?
Agents who received their license no earlier than Jan. 1, 2021 are eligible to participate in this year’s contest. Nominations can be made by any member of the real estate industry, including agents, brokers, MLS and association executives, coaches and service providers. Nominate as many agents as you would like, and agents may also nominate themselves.
Don’t delay! Nominate your high-achieving agents now!
What does it take to make it to the finals?
Nominees for the Real Estate Rookie of the Year award will be considered based on their 2022 sales volume and transaction data, investment in professional education, technology prowess and community involvement. RISMedia will announce the top five finalists per five major U.S. regions later this summer, and the five regional winners will be announced in September. The national 2023 Rookie of the Year will be revealed and awarded during RISMedia’s Power Broker Reception & Dinner this November in Anaheim, California, during the annual NAR NXT Conference & Expo.
“Starting out in the residential real estate business over the past couple of years—during one the industry’s most atypical and challenging times on record—was a challenge not for the faint of heart,” says RISMedia Founder & CEO John Featherston. “Recognizing new-agent success during these unprecedented times is critical in order to put forth shining examples of professionalism, resilience and success in any market. RISMedia’s Real Estate Rookie of the Year annual award program helps elevate our industry’s reputation, for the benefit of those who work within it as well as for the consumers they serve.”
“We are delighted to again partner with RISMedia to recognize new agents who have demonstrated they are thriving in their careers and, as such, making a difference in their communities and in their profession,” says Jennifer Dixson Hoff, Colibri’s GM, Professional Portfolio and Partnerships. “What we learned from the experience last year is that it is still a great time to start a career in real estate. These new agents are the next generation within the real estate profession, and we couldn’t be prouder to highlight their accomplishments and results.”
RISMedia’s inaugural Rookie of the Year award recipient was Alex McFadyen, a REALTOR® with Fayetteville, North Carolina-based Coldwell Banker Advantage, who started his real estate career in 2020 after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and ended his first full year in the industry in 2021 with 86 transactions and nearly $20 million in sales volume. McFadyen and 10 Rookie of the Year finalists were honored at RISMedia’s 2022 Power Broker Reception & Dinner in Orlando, Florida.
Nominations can be submitted here.