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   Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS®

Melanie Thompson Award

Application for Award - New qualifications as of 9/1/2018

This award is designed to recognize leadership by a young REALTOR® who is making a notable difference and/or positive impact in their profession and in the community, that is simply above and beyond the norm. (Recognition is not open to affiliates)

The award was created to honor Melanie Thompson, who at a very young age, dedicated herself to becoming successful in her career through exceptional, professional service to clients and customers and dedicated service to the REALTOR® community and the community at large.

Young is defined as 39 and under and in the real estate profession under 7 years.

Please complete the following application and return to FAAR before February 15, 2019. The nominees will be judged on the application and a short narrative about the nominee’s achievements that are in the spirit of Melanie Thompson’s career.

The Award will not necessarily be a yearly award.   

All activities must occur between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018, (with the exception of designations held).

Application deadline- February 15, 2019. Send photos/paper applications to

No Application fee

Please provide a narrative on the applicant’s qualification based on the following:

Successful in their career through exceptional, professional service to clients and customers and dedicated service to the REALTOR® community and the community at large.

 In addition, check off the items that apply to the applicant: 

1A. Association Activities— Local State and NAR, (past 7 years)
—Local Board Activity
A. Committee/Task Force
B. Committee/Task Force Chair/Co- Chair
C. FAAR Director
D. FAAR Executive Committee Member
E. RPAC Contributor
F. REALTOR® Foundation Contributor, separate from attending an activity raising funds for the Foundation
G. Attendance at Town Hall meetings
H. Attending a Board of Director’s meeting as a guest
—State Association Activity
I. Committee Member
J. Committee Chair*
K. Board of Directors Member
L. FAAR Delegate to the Virginia REALTORS®
M. Attended State Convention
N. VAR Legislative/Education Conference
O. Other educational conferences
P. REALTOR® Day on the Hill
Q. VAR Leadership Academy
R. RPAC or Foundation Trustee
—National Association Activity
S. NAR Convention Attended
T. NAR Midyear Meetings
U. NAR International Meeting
1B. List any other association activities

2A. FAAR Events (last 12 months)
A. Public Policy, e.g. Transportation Summit
B. Awards event
C. Expo & Conference
D. Halloween Mixer
E. Installation of Leadership
F. Annual RPAC fundraiser e.g. Taste of Virginia.
G. Broker Networking Group, e.g. Managing Brokers Network meetings
2B. Other FAAR sponsored events for example Splitsville, Committee events, YPN fundraiser, e.g. Pub Crawl; Habitat motorcycle VA Ride event, Bingo, March is for Members activity, etc

3. Educational Activities (past 12 months)
A. NAR, VAR, FAAR or other real estate related courses
B. Instructors (Only count courses taught in current year)
C. Certified Ethics Instructor
D. Annual Training for Professional Standards Administrators/Instructors
E. Any other conference/Event
F. Any other conference/Event (Non-Realtor Related)
3B. List any other educational activities

4. Societies, Institutes & Councils of NAR, VR & FAAR
A. Societies, Institutes & Council Membership (i.e. CRS, RLI, WCR)
B. ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative
C. ABRM (Accredited Buyer Representative Manager)
D. ALC (Accredited Land Consultant)
E. ARM (Accredited Residential Manager)
F. At Home with Diversity Certification
G. CCIM (Certified Commercial Industrial Member)
H. CCREC (Consumer Certified Real Estate Consultant
I. CIPS (Certified International Property Spec.)
J. CPM (Certified Property Manager
K. CRB (Certified Residential Broker)
L. CRE (Counselor of Real Estate
M. CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)
N. ePro Certification
O. GAA (General Accredited Appraiser
P. Green Designation.
Q. GRI (Graduate, REALTOR® Institute)
R. LTG (Leadership Training Graduate
S. PMN (Performance Management Network
T. RAA (Residential Accredited Appraiser)
U. SFR (Certified Short Sale Foreclosure Resource)
V. SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist
W. Virginia Land Institute (RLI
X. Previous VAR Honor Society
Y. Broker/Associate Broker license
4B. List any other societies, institutes, and councils of NAR, VR and FAAR

5. Service/Civic Activity (past 7 years)
A. Volunteer to charitable/civic activity (non-FAAR affiliated)
B. Director/Officer in Non-Real Estate related Association or Council
C. Elected or appointed official
D. FAAR Blood Drive
E. Homeless Shelter activity
F. Habitat for Humanity Build
5B. List any and all other activities you are involved in

6. Production Points (last 12 months)
Residential Agent- $1,000,000 minimum volume
Commercial Agent- $1,000,000 minimum volume

7. List examples of business innovation or entrepreneurial projects that are not covered in 1-6.

I hereby certify that the above information is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that in order to qualify for the Melanie Thompson Award I must be a Primary or Secondary REALTOR® member in good standing with FAAR during the qualifying year and during the year recognized. For REALTOR® members, I confirm that no ethics violations have occurred in the last three years. Further, I understand that all applications are subject to approval/auditing by the Young Professional Network and the FAAR Awards Committee.

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