Rising Star Award Application
Knoxville Area Association of REALTORS

The mission of the Rising Star Award is to recognize and encourage leadership, participation, and professional development in newly-licensed REALTOR® members of KAAR. This award looks beyond total transactions closed to REALTORS® licensed for less than three (3) years and who show commitment to REALTOR® associations and their industry. Applicants/nominees should show participation at KAAR (and Tennessee REALTORS® and NAR if possible) by serving on committees, attending events, conferences and classes, and earning designations. Newly-licensed REALTORS® who demonstrate these well-rounded qualities bring a higher level of professionalism and service to the real estate industry, positively impact their real estate markets, and are essential to the future leadership of KAAR.
 
Applicant/Nominee Eligibility:
1. Applicant must be a current REALTOR® member of KAAR in good standing.
2. Applicant must not have held a real estate license, in any state, prior to 1-1-2016.
 
3. Applicant must have been approved for KAAR membership by the Board of Directors on or after 1-1-2016 (regardless of when the Applicant submitted a membership application to KAAR).
4. Prior Rising Star Award Winners are not eligible.
 
 
Application Requirements & Questions:
  1. Deadline for submission is January 25, 2019.
  2. No application fee is required.
  3. Applications may submitted by the Applicant him/herself, by his/her Principal Broker, or a fellow REALTOR® on the Applicant’s behalf.
  4. Completed applications should be submitted via www.kaarmls.com or mailed/emailed/dropped off to:  Jennifer Roche, KAAR Rising Star Award Staff Liaison, 609 Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37919, 865-584-8647 x8, jennifer@kaarmls.com.
  5. Questions about the application should be submitted to Jennifer Roche, KAAR Governmental Affairs Director, jennifer@kaarmls.com or 865.584.8647 x8.
 
Applicants/Nominees will be judged on the following criteria:
  1. Involvement in KAAR, Tennessee REALTORS®, and NAR as demonstrated by Applicant’s pursuit of leadership roles in these REALTOR® Associations, serving on committees, boards, and other groups sponsored by these REALTOR® Associations, and attending and serving at meetings, events, conventions, committees, etc. sponsored by any REALTOR® Association, real estate related institutes, and councils.
  2. Talents as a salesperson as demonstrated by Applicant’s total listing and sales activity since becoming licensed.
  3. Education courses taken, designations earned, and designations in the process of being earned.  
  4. Ethics as demonstrated by faithfulness to the principles of KAAR’s Bylaws and the REALTOR® Code of Ethics, efforts to promote good real estate practices, and cooperation with fellow REALTORS®.
 
Rising Star Award Committee:
  1. The most recent Rising Star Award winner shall serve as Chair of the committee.
  2. Up to five of the previous Rising Star Award winners shall also serve on the committee.
  3. Committee members must be active KAAR members, in good standing in accordance with KAAR Bylaws.
  4. The committee shall review all submitted applications and choose one winner from the eligible applications.
  5. None of the committee members may be an Applicant or nominate an Applicant.
 
Winner Recognition:
The Rising Star Award winner will be recognized at KAAR's February 12th Membership meeting and will also receive paid registration to the Tennessee REALTORS Spring Conference. All advertising shall contain the full name "Knoxville Area Association of REALTORS® [Year] Rising Star Award Winner". Awards shall be for the calendar year.
List all involvement Nominee has had in the Local, State and/or National Association of REALTORS. (Committee service, attendance at TAR/ NAR conventions, attendance at local KAAR meetings, etc.) Attach documentation if applicable:
List all involvement Nominee has had in the Local, State and/or National Association of REALTORS. (Committee service, attendance at TAR/ NAR conventions, attendance at local KAAR meetings, etc.) Attach documentation if applicable:
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