Florida Realtors wins NAR’s Triple Crown award

Florida Realtors wins NAR’s Triple Crown award

WASHINGTON – Feb. 8, 2018 – Some said it was impossible. Others claimed it would take a miracle.

But at the end of the day, after a mountain of hard work and extraordinary member engagement, the unattainable goal of a National Association of Realtors® (NAR) Triple Crown award was finally realized by Florida Realtors®.

“Winning the Triple Crown is an absolutely stunning achievement for any Realtor organization, but the large size of our association makes earning this award even more special,” says 2018 Florida Realtors President Christine Hansen. “This really is a huge milestone for us, and I can’t thank our investors enough for their contributions and their dedication to the Realtor profession. This is a magical moment that sets the table for more success to come!”

NAR’s Triple Crown award recognizes state associations that meet their state-specific RPAC (Realtors Political Action Committee) goals and local associations that meet NAR-specified criteria during the current fundraising year (Jan. 1-Dec. 31 annually). In order to obtain the State Triple Crown Award, Florida Realtors had to achieve the following individual goals:

  • State’s National RPAC Fundraising Goal
  • State’s Federal RPAC Disbursements Allocation
  • State’s Major Investor Goal
  • State’s President’s Circle Goal
  • State’s Participation Goal

“The Triple Crown has always been our white whale, eluding us at every turn due to our size as an organization,” says 2018 Florida Realtors PAC Trustees Chairwoman Ann DeFries. “But the most unattainable goals are also the most satisfying when you finally hit them. I’m just so proud of our membership and our organization for never giving up and proving that with enough hard work, anything is possible.”

A number of local Realtor organizations in Florida also achieved Triple Crown status:

  • Amelia Island-Nassau County Association of Realtors
  • Bonita Springs-Estero Association of Realtors
  • Central Panhandle Association of Realtors
  • Dixie-Gilchrist-Levy Counties Board of Realtors
  • East Polk County Association of Realtors
  • Emerald Coast Association of Realtors
  • Englewood Area Board of Realtors
  • Flagler County Association of Realtors
  • Florida Keys Board of Realtors
  • Greater Tampa Realtors
  • Heartland Association of Realtors
  • Hernando County Association of Realtors
  • Key West Association of Realtors
  • Lake City Board of Realtors
  • Lakeland Association of Realtors
  • Marathon & Lower Keys Association of Realtors
  • Marco Island Area Association of Realtors
  • Naples Area Board of Realtors
  • Navarre Area Board of Realtors
  • New Smyrna Beach Board of Realtors
  • Northeast Florida Association of Realtors
  • Ocala/Marion County Association of Realtors
  • Okeechobee County Board of Realtors
  • Orlando Regional Realtor Association
  • Osceola County Association of Realtors
  • Pensacola Association of Realtors
  • Punta Gorda-Port Charlotte-North Port Association of Realtors
  • Realtors Association of Franklin and Gulf Counties
  • Martin County Realtors of the Treasure Coast
  • Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee
  • Realtors Association of Citrus County
  • Realtors Association of Indian River County
  • Realtors Association of Lake & Sumter Counties
  • Realtors of the Palm Beaches & Greater Ft. Lauderdale
  • Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors
  • St. Augustine & St. Johns County Board of Realtors
  • Tallahassee Board of Realtors
  • Venice Area Board of Realtors
  • West Pasco Board of Realtors
  • West Volusia Association of Realtors

In order to obtain a Local Triple Crown, these associations had to achieve the following goals:

  • Meet or exceed local’s share of their state’s National RPAC Fundraising Goal
  • Meet or exceed local’s participation criteria

President’s Cup

In addition to Florida’s Triple Crown winners, two local associations were able to win NAR’s President’s Cup. This award recognizes the hard work state and local Realtor leaders and association staff perform to advance the Realtor Party.

The two winning associations are:

  • Sanibel and Captiva Islands Association of Realtors
  • Venice Area Board of Realtors

To win the President’s Cup, these two organizations had to:

  • Achieve an average response rate of at least 20 percent on NAR Calls for Action
  • Meet or exceed local’s share of their state’s National RPAC Fundraising Goal
  • Meet or exceed 37 percent RPAC participation

“Congratulations to all of our local Triple Crown and President’s Cup winners,” says Florida Realtors Party Coordinating Committee Chairman Mike Bruno. “Our success as an organization starts with you, and the work you are doing to engage with your members and make them an active voice within our organization is simply awesome. Keep up the hard work!”

© 2018 Florida Realtors®

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