By Natalie Terchek
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) received a gold Best in Biz award for its forward-looking business practices. The independent business awards program honors companies and executives for their business successes. It is judged by industry analysts and members of the press.
Chief Executive Officer of NAR Dale Stinton was named Executive of the Year in the award’s large organizations category. Over 400 award submissions were received this year, from a wide variety of public and private companies of all sizes and industries in the United States and Canada.
“NAR is the leading advocate for housing issues, and this award acknowledges the significant efforts of the association in tackling the monumental issues that have faced the real estate industry in recent years,” said NAR President, Gary Thomas, broker-owner of Evergreen Realty in Villa Park, CA. “I’m really proud to receive recognition for the association for helping our one million Realtor members succeed in business in a dynamic environment.”
Stinton’s Efforts with NAR
According to a recent news release, Stinton’s award acknowledged his efforts in guiding America’s largest trade association through a challenging time for the real estate industry; ensuring public policies that encourage homeownership, real estate investment, and facilitate real estate transactions; and for providing information and resources to support Realtors members’ business successes.
Stinton was also recognized for broadening NAR member engagement at the local, state and national levels of government; creating and developing Realtor University, which offers professional development and continuing education for realtors; and directing the Realtors Property Resource, a national database of real estate property information.
“I am honored to have our accomplishments be recognized by the Best in Biz Awards panel of top editors, publishers and analysts,” Stinton said. “I’m pleased to accept this award on behalf of NAR’s members and all of their hard work to build communities and advocate for policies that help sellers protect their investment and buyers build theirs, because homeownership benefits individuals and families and is integral to our nation’s economy.”