Applications Due Before Midnight on July 15.

This award recognizes excellence in leadership, community involvement, and everything else that makes a well-rounded young professional successful in real estate. Any active REALTOR® member of Texas REALTORS® under the age of 40 as of August 1, 2020, can apply for this award.

Award Winners Will Receive:

  • Recognition during this year’s Texas REALTORS® Conference.
  • Recognition in the Texas REALTOR® magazine and on Texas REALTORS® social media channels.
  • Inclusion in the statewide distribution of press releases.
  • Complimentary registration and one night’s hotel stay to attend REBar Camp Texas, an exciting education and networking event hosted by the Texas Young Professionals Network.

 

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COVID-19 Update

A dialogue box has been added to this application to allow REALTORS® to describe how the current climate has affected their real estate sales this year, if at all. In order to maintain fairness in standards year-to-year, no other changes have been made to the application regarding COVID-19. It should be noted that this application is not focused entirely on the quantitative but asks more often for qualitative answers about how you are a leader and active in your community. Despite COVID-19’s acute influence on all industries, REALTORS® have remained resilient and this application is a great opportunity to demonstrate how you have risen to the challenge.

Frequently Asked Questions (download PDF here)

How can I submit my application?
    • Click the “Apply Now” button on this page to be directed to the application.
Who’s eligible to enter?
    • Eligible applicants are under the age of 40 as of August 1, 2020, are current REALTORS® who hold a valid license to practice real estate in Texas, and who have not ever been disciplined for an ethics code violation.
What is the deadline?
    • Applications are due before midnight on July 15, 2020.
Can I make change to my application after already submitting it?
    • No.
What is the qualification period?
    • Production activity from January 1, 2020 through July 15, 2020 will be valid. All historical activity for leadership, education, and community involvement will be considered.
What is the judging panel looking for?
    • Judges are seeking well-rounded, experienced REALTORS®. Leadership and character are very important, as is community involvement and association engagement. Judges are seeking individuals who have demonstrated excellence in their real estate community and are deserving of recognition.
How does the selection process happen?
    • The judges will evaluate applicants based on a score sheet that defines the experience and characteristics featured in the award application, such as leadership, community, etc. Some criteria will be worth more than others, but all are important in determining YPN award honorees.
How will you verify my production outside of the application?
    • Candidates may be asked to submit official records to verify production activity.
Who can provide the recommendation letter?
    • Anyone can provide the letter, but we recommend that your letter of reference be provided by a supervisor or mentor.
Can I nominate someone else for the award?
    • Due to the personal nature of the questions, you cannot nominate someone else for the award. However, you can encourage someone to apply for the award.
Can I submit other supporting documents?
    • No. The judges will have sufficient information within your application submission to determine award recipients.
How will I know if my application was received?
    • You will receive a confirmation email.
How and when will I be notified of the judging panel’s decision?
    • You will be notified in mid-August via email.
How will the winners be announced?
    • The winners will be announced at the 2020 Texas REALTORS® Conference.
Will there be an awards ceremony?
    • While there won’t be a formal awards ceremony, all honorees will be recognized during several events at this year’s Texas REALTORS® Conference.
Who can I contact if I have more questions?
    • Texas YPN Staff Liaison, Emma VanDelinder (512) 370-2193