The National Association of Realtors® has honored 10 Realtors® as finalists of REALTOR® Magazine’s 2017 Good Neighbor Awards. This award honors Realtors® who make an extraordinary impact on their community through volunteer work.
This year marks the 18th year the Good Neighbor Awards program has recognized Realtor® volunteers. Those being honored have donated their time and passion to improve and enrich the lives of the people in their communities. The 2017 finalists have cumulatively raised more than $48 million to make lives better for people in their communities.
“The Good Neighbor Award represents a thriving culture of giving back, and each of our finalists have made a tremendous difference in their communities,” said NAR President William E. Brown, broker-owner of Investment Real Estate in Oakland, California and founder of Investment Properties. “We congratulate this year’s 10 finalists for their outstanding efforts to help make the world a better place.”
View Mr. Hanna's Profile at the REALTOR magazine site.
Pittsburgh REALTOR® Howard W. "Hoddy" Hanna, III has been named one of the 10 finalists. Hoddy has been a champion for the Howard Hanna Children’s Free Care Fund. Mr. Hanna leads a nonprofit that donates millions to children’s hospitals to fund treatment for children without insurance or whose treatment isn’t covered by insurance. Since 1987, Hanna and his company’s 9,000 real estate professionals in eight states have raised and donated more than $14 million.
On October 3, five winners will be named from among the 10 finalists. Winners will receive a $10,000 grant and national media exposure for their community charity, including a feature in the November/December issue of REALTOR® Magazine. The winners will also receive travel expenses to the 2017 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Chicago, where they will accept their awards at a presentation in front of thousands of their peers. In addition, five honorable mentions will receive a $2,500 grant.
The public can also vote for their favorite of the 10 Good Neighbor finalists. The three finalists who get the most votes will be Web Choice winners and will take home additional donations of $2,500, $1,250 and $1,250 respectively. Cast votes at www.realtor.com/goodneighbor between September 5 and October 2.
The National Association of Realtors®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing 1.2 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.