2018 REALTOR® Awards Gala


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NOTE: Not all members who qualify for a production award are on this list. Participants have elected to apply for a production award and have submitted the application fee. 

Download the PDF version here.

BRR Honor Society members are also recognized at the Gala. To learn more about the Honor Society and to apply, visit our Honor Society page.


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Boise Regional REALTORS® Name 2017 Circle of Excellence Award Winners

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Boise Regional REALTORS® (BRR) named the 2017 Circle of Excellence Award recipients at the REALTOR® Awards Gala on March 10, 2017:

  • REALTOR® of the Year: Carey Farmer, Group One Sotheby’s International Realty
  • Broker of the Year: Krista Deacon, Silvercreek Realty Group
  • Rookie REALTOR® of the Year: Lisa J. Cunningham, Better Homes & Gardens 43° North
  • Affiliate of the Year: Steve Cox, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
  • Darlene Manning Humanitarian Award: Pam Grove, Silvercreek Realty Group
  • Code of Ethics Leadership Award: Bob Van Allen, Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group
  • Unsung Hero Award: Alexa Head, Group One Sotheby’s International Realty

Carey FarmerCarey Farmer, 2017 REALTOR® of the Year, is an associate broker at Group One Sotheby’s International Realty. A REALTOR® since 2004, she currently serves as Boise Regional REALTORS® Immediate Past President, and as a National Director for the National Association of REALTORS®.

As the 2016 President of Boise Regional REALTORS®, she increased association participation by 15%. Passionate about professional development and continuing education, she holds 11 REALTOR® designations and certifications. She is a Lifetime Top Producer, with more than ten years of sales exceeding $2 million per year.

Krista DeaconKrista Deacon, 2017 Broker of the Year, is the designated broker at Silvercreek Realty Group, the largest real estate brokerage in the state of Idaho. After 14 years in the mortgage industry, Krista earned her real estate license in 2006. She quickly earned her GRI and her broker’s license.

Krista has been very active with the Boise Regional REALTORS® Foundation as well as serving on the REALTOR® Outreach Committee. She is the Immediate Past President of the BRR Foundation, a member of the BRR Board of Directors and the 2017 Idaho REALTORS® Leadership Academy.

Lisa CunninghamLisa J. Cunningham, the 2017 Rookie REALTOR® of the Year, is an agent with Better Homes & Gardens 43° North. She closed nearly $7 million in total sales volume in her first year as a REALTOR®.

Lisa is actively involved in the community and with the association. Not only did she serve on the BRR Education and Communication Committees throughout 2016; she is now Vice Chair of the 2017 Communications Committee. She is a busy mom of two daughters, sits on her neighborhood HOA Board, and is a PTA committee member at her daughters’ school.

Steve CoxSteve Cox, the 2017 Affiliate of the Year, is a branch manager at Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, with 15 years of mortgage industry experience in the Boise region.

Steve is dedicated to high professional standards. He is the current Chair of the BRR Political Action Committee. He is passionate about the impact real estate professionals can make on our industry through advocacy.


Bob Van AllenBob Van Allen, the 2017 Code of Ethics Leadership Award recipient, is the designated broker at Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group.  He is a consummate professional, passionately committed to education and professional development.

Bob earned his real estate license in 2003 and was later recruited to lead one of the region’s largest brokerages. He served on BRR’s Grievance committee from 2013-2015, and is currently a member of Idaho REALTORS® Professional Standards Committee. In addition, he currently serves on the BRR Board of Directors, the Data Strategies Committee, and the Intermountain MLS Board of Directors.

Pam GrovePam Grove, 2017 recipient of the Darlene Manning Humanitarian Award, is an agent at Silvercreek Realty Group. Pam is very active in the community – through the Boise Regional REALTORS® Foundation as well as the REALTOR® Outreach Committee.

Pam has a heart for giving and a dedication to the community and the BRR Foundation.  An active REALTOR® since 2006, she gives freely of her time and talents to many organizations and programs, including Paint the Town, Rake Up Boise, the Boys & Girls Club, and the Salvation Army’s Marion Pritchett School, to name a few. She has also been actively involved in the Saint Alphonsus Festival of Trees for more than 20 years.

Alexa HeadAlexa Head, REALTOR® with Group One Sotheby’s International Realty, was chosen by Carey Farmer, BRR’s Immediate Past President, to receive the 2017 Unsung Hero Award. The Unsung Hero is someone who was invaluable to the Immediate Past President during their term as president.

As part of Carey’s real estate team, Alexa provided professional support to Carey in her business while she served BRR as president. Alexa also got involved in the association, serving on the Young Professionals Advisory Board and the Government Affairs Committee.




Save the Date for the 2017 REALTOR® Awards Gala


The 2017 REALTOR® Awards Gala is Friday, March 10th at the Boise Centre. Tickets will go on sale February 1st for $60 per person.

Evening Agenda:
6:00pm -7:30pm • Cocktail Hour (and a half!)
7:30pm – 9:00pm(ish) • Dinner & Program
9:00pm(ish) – 11:00pm • Dancing and Celebration!
Tickets to the event are sold individually. A table seats ten attendees.

Bigger and better than ever, the BRR Foundation online auction opens March 7th. Watch for announcements and links to the online auction.

Interested in sponsoring the Gala? Sponsorship Opportunities are available! Contact Shari for more information.

And, now through February 3rd, we are accepting applications and nominations for:

  • BRR Honor Society
  • Circle of Excellence Production Awards
  • Code of Ethics Leadership Award
  • Darlene Manning Humanitarian Award
  • Rookie REALTOR® Award
  • Affiliate of the Year
  • Broker or Manager of the Year
  • REALTOR® of the Year

Get the application and nomination forms on the REALTOR® Awards Gala event page and check back often for the latest event information!

REALTORS® Community Foundation Grants Over $25,000 to Ada County Non-Profits

The Boise Regional REALTORS® Community Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of the Boise Regional REALTORS® (BRR) awarded nine Ada County nonprofit organizations with grants totaling more than $25,000 through its annual competitive grant cycle.

Funds for grants are raised throughout the year by members of BRR. The two largest fundraisers include the Give-Back Charity Golf Tournament and an online auction at the annual Circle of Excellence Awards Gala.

The objective of the REALTORS® Community Foundation is to support projects and programs in Ada County that transform the lives of the people in the neighborhoods in which we serve, with special consideration given to projects and programs focused on housing.

“The REALTORS® Community Foundation Board carefully considers each application and researches all potential grant recipients,” said Krista Deacon, Foundation President and Designated Broker for Silvercreek Realty Group. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to make a difference in our communities by supporting these wonderful organizations.”

The 2016 grant recipients are:

Boise Firefighters Local 149 Burnout Fund  ̶  $1,500 to provide fire victims with immediate resources for food, shelter and clothing needs.

Boise Firefighters Local 149 Burnout Fund

Boise Firefighters Local 149 Burnout Fund


Boise Rescue Mission/City Light Home for Women & Children  ̶  $2,500 to provide program support for the City Life Home for Women & Children; including the Emergency Services Program, New Life Program, Transitional Housing Program and Children’s Program.

Boise Rescue Mission/City Light Home for Women & Children

Boise Rescue Mission/City Light Home for Women & Children


Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity   ̶  $2,000 to assist with construction costs for affordable homes in the Tradewinds Development located at the corner of Locust Grove and Victory in Meridian.

Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity

Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity


CATCH, Inc. (Charitable Assistance to Community’s Homeless)  ̶   $2,000 to provide rent, security deposit and utility assistance to homeless families with children.

CATCH, Inc. (Charitable Assistance to Community’s Homeless)

CATCH, Inc. (Charitable Assistance to Community’s Homeless)


Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers   ̶  $3,000 to fund scholarships for children who are at risk of becoming homeless.

Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers

Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers


Good Samaritan League   ̶   $3,530 to bring ½ baths and communal baths into ADA compliance by providing restroom rail bars, sing pipe coverings and shower curtains.

Good Samaritan League

Good Samaritan League


Life’s Kitchen  ̶   $5,000 to help expand the Stone Soup Project providing hot, nutritious meals 365 days a year at the Interfaith Sanctuary shelter.

Life’s Kitchen

Life’s Kitchen


NeighborWorks (formerly Neighborhood Housing Services)   ̶  $2,500 to help fund the Paint the Town program.




Women’s and Children’s Alliance   ̶  $3,000 to maintain the viability of the critical emergency shelter for victims of domestic and/or sexual violence.

Women and Children's Alliance

Women’s and Children’s Alliance

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Boise Regional REALTORS® (BRR; formerly the Ada County Association of REALTORS® or “ACAR”) represents more than 4,000 real estate professionals throughout the Boise region, providing resources to help members conduct their businesses professionally, ethically, and successfully. BRR has two wholly-owned subsidiaries, the Intermountain MLS and the REALTORS® Community Foundation. Visit boirealtors.com, intermountainmls.com, and boirealtors.com/realtor-foundation/ for more information.