The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is accepting nominations through May 10 for the 2019 Good Neighbor Awards.

This year’s winners will be the honored in November at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Francisco, CA. The program – in its 20th year – honors REALTORS® who make exceptional impacts on their communities through their volunteer efforts. Go to and click ‘Nominate’ to access the entry form.

Good Neighbor Award InfographicEach year, five Good Neighbor Award winners receive $10,000 grants for their nonprofit organization, and five honorable mentions receive $2,500. Good Neighbor stories and videos generate local, state and national media attention, which helps the organizations gain more volunteers and receive more donations. In 2018, a pair of Illinois REALTORS® received honorable mentions for their efforts: Chicago REALTOR® Michael LaFargue and Naperville REALTOR® Jack Persin.

LaFargue, of Coldwell Banker Residential in Chicago, helped the West Chesterfield Community Association and the Red Line Extension Coalition with the $2,500 he received for his honorable mention and an additional $2,500 as the Web Choice winner. Persin, of Baird & Warner in Naperville, helped secure $2,500 for Naperville Responds for Veterans.

Over the last 20 years, the Good Neighbor Award program has granted $1.3 million to REALTOR®-led nonprofit organizations. More than 200 organizations in 40 states and Puerto Rico have been helped. For more information, go to: