Every year, DAR proudly recognizes a multitude of members for their dedication, success, and hard work in the association as well as the real estate industry. We happily award our members because they are some of the best in the business! Explore our previous awards below and learn how you can prepare for upcoming awards or make a nomination. 

Pinnacle Award

In order to honor our top producers, Each year the DeKalb Association of REALTORS® recognizes REALTOR® professionals who have reached exceptional levels in various categories. The Pinnacle Award is a celebration of the hard work and dedication of these outstanding REALTORS®.

REALTOR® Hall of Fame

The DeKalb REALTOR® Hall of Fame honors DeKalb REALTORS® who have made extraordinary and distinguished contributions to the real estate profession and markets in Georgia over a period of at least 20 years.

Spotlight Member of the Month

This award recognizes a spotlight member of the month based on REALTOR Spirit, civic activity, business accomplishments, Local, State and National Association activity.

REALTOR® Of The Year

Current REALTOR® of the Year: Edward Patton
Edward Patton

The REALTOR® of the Year is the highest honor that DeKalb REALTORS® bestows.

The Mary Nelson REALTOR® Spirit Award

Current Mary Nelson Spirit Award Winner: Jody Steinberg

Jody Steinberg

The Mary Nelson REALTOR® Spirit Award is based on the recipients’ outstanding spirit and attitude toward the activities of the Association and Community.

The Clark Harrison Community Service Award

Current Clark Harrison Community Service Award Winner: Donna Cade

The Clark Harrison REALTOR® Community Service Award is based on the recipient demonstrating their service to the community and helping to make positive changes.

Rookie of the Year Award

Current Rookie of the Year: Shannon Dammann Downs
Shannon Dammann Downs

The Rookie of the Year Award is given to the REALTOR® that has been in real estate sales for no more than two years and who has pursued an assertiveness toward listing and selling.

Affiliate of the Year Award

2021 Affiliate of the Year: Riki Mitchell
Riki Mitchell

The Affiliate of the Year Award is given to the Business Affiliate that has actively participated in Association work, events, and activities and demonstrated high principles when rendering service to REALTORS® and the general public.