NAR ‘Game Changers’
Winners: 14
Runners-up: 22
Total submissions: Over 200
Total amount given to winners: $1.4 million
Total amount given to runners-up: $171,000


The National Association of Realtors has given more than $1.4 million to the 14 winners of its "Game Changers Challenge," the association announced at NAR’s Midyear Meeting this week. The winners gave final presentations of their projects at the meeting.

The association issued the challenge to its roughly 1,400 state and local member associations last August for "innovative, game-changing ideas for new products, programs, processes or services."

The association received more than 200 submissions and chose the 14 winners in December. The association had pledged up to $2 million in awards.

"The goal of the program was to invest in our associations and members during a difficult and challenging time in the economy," said Jonathan Salk, NAR’s director of special projects.

The association’s leaders and a panel of housing experts judged the proposals. In addition to fully funding the winners, each got a coach to help them turn their ideas into reality.

The funds for the challenge came from NAR’s general funds. NAR declined to disclose the amount each winner received.

The association also gave 22 runners-up a total $171,000; the rest of the contenders each got a $500 credit from NAR towards any of the association’s certifications or designations, or for registration for NAR or state Realtor association annual meetings.

The following is a list of the 14 winners, along with links to their final presentations:

Front Porch
Missoula County Association of Realtors

Realtor Resume
Bay East Association of Realtors

Heroes Welcome Home
Chicago Association of Realtors Inc.

Regional Alliances
Chicago Association of Realtors Inc, Mainstreet Organization of Realtors, North Shore-Barrington Association of Realtors

Realtor Finder
Houston Association of Realtors

Virtual AoR
Inland Gateway Association of Realtors, Corona, Calif.

I-Learn Education
Institute of Real Estate Management

Broker Listing Cooperative
Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors

Sharing Landscapes
Montana Association of Realtors

Rate Your Experience
Peoria Area Association of Realtors

Quick Smart (Professional Training)
Pinellas Realtors Organization, Clearwater, Fla.

Auxiliary Membership
Sacramento Association of Realtors

RE Worx Dashboard
West Volusia Association of Realtors

Realtime Membership
Northwest Mississippi Association of Realtors

NAR’s list of the 22 "Game Changers" runners-up:

Knowledge Management Online Programming
Western Wayne Oakland County Association of Realtors

Board/MLS Amber Alert System
Northern New England Real Estate Network

Realtors Going Above and Beyond to Beautify Our Community
Toledo Board of Realtors

Reduction of Volunteer Leadership Time & Association Travel Expenses
Arkansas Realtors Association

Interactive Game-Based Training
Bakersfield Association of Realtors

Virtual Fundraising
Carteret County Association of Realtors, Inc.

NAR Buying Co-Op
Georgia Association of Realtors

Mobile ABOR Website
Austin Association of Realtors

Mobile Application for REALTOR® Property Resource
Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors

HOT – Homes Open Today
Contra Costa Association of Realtors

Blog Collector Website Application
Santa Fe Association of Realtors

Closing USB Cards
Tennessee Association of Realtors

What Is PCAR and What Can We Do For You?
Portage County Association of Realtors, Inc.

Value Videos
Austin Board of Realtors

The Road to Remarkable Customer Service
Greater Nashville Association of Realtors, Inc.

Digital Name Badges
Iowa City Area Association of Realtors

Membership At A Keystroke
Nevada County Association of Realtors

Cyber Café
St. Louis Association of Realtors

TCBOR New Member Packets
Troup County Board of Realtors

Objective Referral Network System
McHenry County Association of Realtors

The Virtual Meeting Place
Midwestern Ohio Association of Realtors

About Us
MetroTex Association of Realtors


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