Everything You Need to Know About the 2018 REALTOR® Awards Gala!

Mark your calendar for the REALTOR® Awards Gala on Friday, March 2, 2018, at Boise Centre West!

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Production Awards

Production Award applications are now available! 

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Based on member feedback, production award categories will be calculated using a market-based formula that “floats” with the market, based on the previous year’s total dollar volume sold.

New this year, you can select either a combined team production award or the traditional, individual production award! Details will be outlined when applications open.

Have questions about production awards? Please see our Production Awards page for more information.

Now Accepting Award Nominations

Each year, Boise Regional REALTORS® (BRR) gives out six (6) individual awards: Good Neighbor Award, the Code of Ethics Leadership Award, Affiliate of the Year, Broker/Manager of the Year, Rookie REALTOR® of the Year, and REALTOR® of the Year.

Nominations will be accepted through Friday, February 2, 2018. 

Learn more about nominee eligibility and those who have previously received awards.

Good Neighbor Award
Formerly the “Darlene Manning Humanitarian Award,” BRR’s Good Neighbor Award was updated in 2018 to parallel the National Association of REALTORS® Award of the same name. It recognizes one REALTOR® for his or her commitment to their community through volunteerism, service, or other contributions.

Code of Ethics Leadership Award
This award recognizes one REALTOR® member who exemplifies what it means to abide by the Code of Ethics in their dealings with clients and customers, the public, and other REALTORS® and real estate professionals. This member demonstrates their knowledge of the Code of Ethics, Standards of Practice, and professional standards, in all they do and regularly shares their expertise with others.

Affiliate of the Year
The Affiliate of the Year is given to one real estate professional who gives back to the industry and supports the association’s mission and its REALTOR® members.

Broker/Manager of the Year
This award is given annually to a Designated REALTOR® — either the designated broker or managing broker — in recognition of his or her individual achievements in their role, as well as their commitment to the industry.

Rookie REALTOR® of the Year
This award is given annually to a “new” REALTOR® who has established themselves as a rising star in the industry and the association, within in their first licensing period (or within their first two years of membership, if greater).

REALTOR® of the Year
REALTOR® of the Year (also known as “ROTY”) is the highest honor that BRR bestows upon one of its members.

Honor Society Membership 

Honor Society applications will be available on Monday, January 15, 2018.

The BRR Honor Society recognizes members who have earned professional designations, are active in the community, and are active within the association.

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Tickets go on Sale February 1, 2018 

Ticket sales will open at 10:00 am MST.

Individual Tickets: $65/each

Table of 10: $650

You will have the opportunity to select your seats and/or tables from the event map! Tickets are sure to go quickly so be sure to purchase early.

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Menu Options

Salad: Snake River Valley Wine Country Salad
Entree: Seared Petite Filet Mignon and Scampi Prawns
Vegetarian Entree: Seared Cauliflower Steak
Dessert: Espresso Chocolate Cake or Key Lime Tart

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What to Wear?

While there is no “theme” per se, the REALTOR® Awards Gala is a big, fancy party to celebrate the successes of our industry and kick off 2018 in style! Attire is black tie optional.

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Thank you to our sponsors for the 2018 REALTOR® Awards Gala! There’s still time to get your company logo recognized! Learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

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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!

REALTOR Awards Gala 2015- Black & White Ball

ACAR will hosts its most-anticipated event –  the REALTOR Awards Gala “Black & White Ball” at Boise Centre on Friday, March 13th.  Join us as we celebrate our industry and connect with new contacts and catch up with old friends at this annual awards gala.

During the gala we will recognize the Circle of Excellence Top Producers and honor the Association award winners.  If you would like be among the Top Producers or want to nominate a peer for one of the many awards visit the Awards Page for all application and nomination forms http://boirealtors.com//realtor-awards-gala/

Tickets will be available online Tuesday, January 13th 2015 . Get your tickets early  and take advantage of the Early Bird Special for only $55!

For more information contact Sarah Kestler