Awards of Excellence

Real Estate Circle of Excellence

Join us for an evening to acknowledge top real estate agents and producers. Real Estate Circle of Excellence highlights the outstanding individuals in the San Diego County real estate industry. Real estate agents will be honored by their peers for their excellence standards and efforts they have demonstrated in the past year. For 2016, our members will be eligible to be recognized in two categories. Agents and brokers can receive awards and recognition as recipients of the Recognition of Excellence and the Awards of Excellence.

Bill Walton - Basketball Legend, Broadcaster, Humanitarian to Co-Host Awards!

Bill Walton

We are excited to announce our host for the Real Estate Circle of Excellence, Bill Walton - Basketball Legend, Broadcaster, and Humanitarian. Join us as we listen to Bill tell us of his secrets of success and the leadership lessons he's learned as a result of a life in sports.

Bill is one of the 50 greatest NBA Players of all time, but did you know he is also the most-injured player in NBA history. Learn more about his journey from success, despair and to ultimate triumph. Register to attend the Awards of Excellence below.


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Instructions and Rules for Awards of Excellence

  • To view instructions on how to apply for the Awards of Excellence, click here.

Awards of Excellence

REALTORS® who have exemplified excellence amongst their peers are eligible for the one of SDAR's long standing Awards of Excellence.


Awards of Excellence Categories (Click category name for application)

REALTOR® of the Year
Broker of the Year
Office Manager of the Year
Affiliate of the Year
Rookie of the Year

Two new categories will be submitted via video application and the finalists will be chosen live by audience vote at the Real Estate Excellence.

Most Unusual Deal of the Year (New for 2016)
The Big Heart Award (New for 2016)
  • Winners are selected by their industry colleagues through votes cast before the event
  • Nominate a colleague or yourself by clicking the button above to fill out our contact form.
  • If qualified, you will be sent a nomination form to complete the process.
  • Big Heart and Most Unusual Deal, nominees must submit a 30 sec video.
  • These videos should describe why you think you should win the award.
  • Please apply and we will send you details on how to submit your video.
  • Finalists will be announced in early January 2017 at SDAR's Annual Installation.

Awards of Excellence Video

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Instructions and Rules for Recognition of Excellence

To view instructions on how to apply for the Recognition of Excellence, click here.

Recognition of Excellence

The Recognition of Excellence in partnership with the Union Tribune will honor the top 5% of the REALTORS® in San Diego.

  • Be recognized amongst your peers at real estate's most prestigious event of the year!
  • Top producing teams and individuals and REALTORS® who exemplify excellence in real estate will be recognized on stage at the Real Estate Circle of Excellence
  • All of those recognized will be featured in the Union-Tribune Sunday edition

To apply, click category name for application.

The charts below show how to qualify for the Recognition of Excellence as a team or as an individual.

Recognition of Excellence Criteria

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Additional Information

Disclaimer and qualification information. We are updating a list of items that may disqualify you from receiving an award.

Want to see the Awards of Excellence winners from past years? Click here for list.



Why Apply?

  • Be part of the most prestigious event of the year
  • Industry recognition amongst peers
  • Be in the Top 5%
  • Ability to gain future business and clients
  • Free advertising and branding in the Union-Tribune
  • Celebrate a Lifetime achievement
  • It just feels good!
Congratulations to the 2015 Awards of Excellence winners!
Megan Beauvais
REALTOR® of the Year
Ascent Real Estate
Rick Hagen
Broker of the Year
Pacific Sotheby's International Realty
Mike Marmion
Office Manager of the Year
Pacfiic Sotheby's International Realty
Tracie Schmidt
Affiliate of the Year
W. J. Bradley Mortgage Capital
Carla Farley
Volunteer of the Year
Corban Realty Group