Realtors of Distinction

REALTORS® of Distinction Award

The REALTORS®️ of Distinction award recognizes the top 10% of producing Charleston REALTORS®️ with 1 or more transactions who apply for the award, complete additional education requirements in the award year, and adhere to the REALTOR®️ Code of Ethics & LLR regulations.

A new enhanced application process will be announced Fall 2022. If you have questions regarding your eligibility or the Realtors of Distinction Award program, please email claire@charlestonrealtors.com.

GENERAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

To be eligible for this award, applicant must have met the following criteria between January 1-December 31, 2022:

-Maintained membership in CTAR January-December 2022 and must currently be a member

-No Ethics or LLR violations in the last 3 years

-Achieved minimum sales for the category you apply for (specifics below).

2022 AWARD QUALIFICATION CRITERIA

Members may apply for only one award category (Residential, Commercial, Rising Star, Property Manager, or Team).

2022 Education Requirements:

12 hours of education completed in 2022

These may be virtual or in-person CE courses, lunch and learns, webinars, professional development presentations, and/or educational conferences, MLS classes, etc… All courses must be at least one hour. Office meetings do not count.

2022 Sales Requirements

Click on the award level name to access the application

Silver Circle – $11,300,000-$16,899,999 in volume and/or 24.5-32.5 sides

Gold Circle – $16,900,000-$26,599,999 in volume and/or 33-50 sides

Platinum Circle – $26,600,000+ in volume and/or 50.5+ sides

Rising Star – $8,475,000 in volume and/or 18.5 sides (must be licensed 2 years or less)

Property Managers Award – $110,500 in lease volume and/or 60 sides

Team Award – $22,600,000+ in volume and/or 49+ sides

Commercial Award – $11,300,000+ and/or 24.5+ sides

*Definition of a Team:

A team is 2 or more licensed producing sales associates who combine sales for award or commission sharing in any fashion. Independent contractors employed by a team in non-selling/non-listing activities are not counted as a member of the team. A team may apply as a team OR as individuals, but not both. If a team chooses to apply as individuals the team production is divided by the number on the team and that is the number each member may claim. Or, we will use the amount shown on the Flex Residential Sales Report under each individual team member’s name as of Dec. 31, 2022.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Individual Residential Award applicants MUST use the Flex Residential Sales Production Report plus a list of any additional transactions not under your name in MLS, not under your partner’s name, or not in MLS to verify sales.

If a list of additional transactions is not included with your application, only those transactions under your name in the Flex Residential Sales Production report will count. Check this report for accuracy after each closing within 5 days; do not wait until year end.

Incomplete or inaccurate applications will be rejected.

Individuals or teams falsifying production numbers or # of people contributing to their volume/units or their education hours will be charged with a violation of the Code of Ethics.

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