The New Hampshire Association of Realtors Honor Society has been in successful operation since 1980. It is overseen by an Honor Society Working Group of local board vice presidents as appointed by the NHAR President and chaired by the NHAR President-Elect.
The primary purpose of the New Hampshire Realtors Honor Society is to encourage board participation among members in order that they might be better educated, active members to serve their customers/clients and in return bring credit to themselves and the real estate industry. The program is designed for both the newer Realtor as well as those who have held NHAR membership for a number of years – it is intended to recognize those members who are actively participating in Realtor functions.
The high points award for 2021 activity, awarded last year, was Marion Cheney of RE/MAX on the Move, pictured at right.
Members of the Honor Society will be awarded a Realtors Honor Society pin. Certificates and pins recognizing membership in the Honor Society will be presented in June of each year at local board meetings.
In order to maintain membership in the Realtors Honor Society, members must re-qualify each year, for five consecutive years, by obtaining 150 points. Following the fifth consecutive year of membership, a member may miss one year without losing his/her five-year status. The Honor Society is designed to keep NHAR members active and involved, along with giving them recognition for their participation.
Realtors who maintain their Honor Society membership for 15 years will be recognized as lifetime members.
The qualification period for submission is January 1 through December 31 of each year. Applications must be submitted to the local board for verification no later than March 16.
A minimum of 150 points per year is needed in order to qualify or maintain membership in the Realtors Honor Society. The application lists, in detail, the point breakdown by category.
"Amidst the sea of change to which the New Hampshire Association of REALTORS has played witness in its 85 years, one thing that has remained constant is the Realtor 'R' and the value we bring to every real estate transaction in which we take part. We are part of a unique community where our familial cooperation transcends our business competition. These are not mere platitudes, but our living ideals, and they are, in fact, the foundation on which we conduct ourselves in our day-to-day affairs."
Ben Cushing, 2023 President, New Hampshire REALTORS