REALTOR® of the Year Award
The REALTOR® of the Year award is given to a member who has contributed the most to the advancement of his/her community and the cause of REALTORS® and has exemplified significant involvement in humanitarian services.
2023 REALTOR® of the Year
Linda A. Campos
Keller Williams Shore Properties
With an impressive career spanning more than two decades, Linda Campos is a seasoned and highly accomplished REALTOR®. She acquired her New Jersey Real Estate license in 2001 and furthered her credentials with a Broker’s license in 2005. Currently holding the position of Senior Director of Agent Development, Linda coaches and consults 11 Keller Williams Realty Branch offices encompassing over 500 agents in Ocean County. Linda also owns and operates The Campos Group, partnering with her son Eddie in servicing clients.
Linda has served on the MORR Board of Directors since 2014. She is currently the Chair of our Multiple Listing Services (MLS) Committee and a member of our Executive Personnel Committee. Linda has served on MORR’s Mediation, Managers, Strategic Planning, Grievance, Education, By Laws, Nominating, Public Relations and Associates committees.
In addition to her invaluable contributions to the real estate sector, Linda takes immense pride in her philanthropic endeavors. She has been an integral part of Keller Williams Realty’s annual Red Day since its inception in 2009. In this capacity, she has diligently coordinated and participated in projects, raising funds for several charitable organizations, including Boys and Girls Club, Arts Healing Hearts, Catholic Charities, Kick Cancer Overboard, Oceans of Love, Peoples Pantry, and Fulfill Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
Over the years, she has accumulated a wealth of experience and a profound understanding of the real estate landscape, firmly establishing herself as a trusted and respected professional within the industry. Her unwavering dedication to both her profession and her community reflects her exceptional commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of others.
A lifelong New Jersey resident, Linda has been blessed with two accomplished adult children and currently resides in Ocean County with her husband Ed.
Awarded annually at the Realtors® Triple Play Convention & Trade Expo, the REALTOR® of the Year award is given to a member who has contributed the most to the advancement of his/her community and the cause of REALTORS®. In addition, these individuals have exemplified significant involvement in humanitarian services.
REALTORS® are nominated by each local board or association. Once nominations are submitted, nominees are judged by an independent panel on six categories:
REALTOR® Spirit * Local Board Activity * State Association Activity * National Association Activity * Business Accomplishments * Community Services and Involvement and/or Humanitarian Services
The state award winner is chosen by an independent panel of judges from the pool of local board winners.
New Jersey REALTORS® Circle of Excellence Sales Award®
Monmouth Ocean Regional REALTORS® - Affiliate Partner of the Year Award
The Affiliate Partner of the Year Award is bestowed on an Affiliate member who has been actively involved in the Monmouth Ocean Regional REALTORS® contributing their time and energy to educate the membership on businesses and services geared to help members succeed in the real estate transaction.
Monmouth Ocean Regional REALTORS® - 'One to Watch' Award
The ‘One to Watch’ Award recognizes an MORR member who is highly motivated and an emerging young leader. These award winners have distinguished themselves by their contributions to the Real Estate profession, MORR, the image of REALTORS® and to the community at large.
Monmouth Ocean Regional REALTORS® - REALTOR® Service Award
The MORR REALTOR® Service Award is presented each year to a dedicated MORR member who has rendered distinguished and outstanding service to the real estate profession and to the Association.
New Jersey REALTORS® Educational Foundation
The New Jersey REALTORS® Educational Foundation, formerly New Jersey Association of REALTORS® Educational Foundation (NJAREF®), is a non-profit organization that was established in 1969 to foster education, promote knowledge, conduct research and assist in the education of students pursuing a college or university degree.
New Jersey REALTORS® Educational Foundation offers annual scholarships to help students meet the costs of higher education. Criteria for selection include academic achievements, financial need, interest in real estate endeavors, and contributions to family, school and communities.
Students are eligible for a scholarship if they are a high school senior who will be attending an undergraduate four-year institution, or currently enrolled in an undergraduate four-year institution.
Applicants must be a member, or a relative of a member of New Jersey REALTORS® or a local state association/board staff who resides in New Jersey.
Members who have been awarded Emeritus REALTOR® Status from the National Association of REALTORS® shall be automatically awarded Emeritus REALTOR® or Emeritus REALTOR® Associate status at Monmouth Ocean Regional REALTORS®.
Those members who meet the following criteria shall be awarded MORR Emeritus REALTOR® or MORR Emeritus REALTOR® Associates of Monmouth Ocean Regional REALTORS®
- A REALTOR® member of MORR who has held membership in the National Association of REALTOR® for a cumulative period of forty (40) years -and-
- Has held membership in Monmouth Ocean Regional REALTORS® for a cumulative period of ten (10) years -and-
- Has served on a committee or as a Director of Monmouth Ocean Regional REALTORS®, New Jersey REALTORS® or the National Association of REALTORS® for at least one (1) year of service -and-
- Has requested such status from the Association prior to the dues billing year -and-
- Has been verified by the Chief Executive Officer of the Association prior to the billing year.
Those members of Monmouth Ocean Regional REALTORS® who are awarded Emeritus REALTOR® status shall be entitled to:
- Use of the term MORR Emeritus REALTOR®
- Waiver of local association annual dues.
NAR REALTOR® EMERITUS STATUS
A REALTOR® Member who has held membership in the National Association as a REALTOR® for a cumulative period of forty (40) years, is eligible for REALTOR® Emeritus status.
Please note: Applications can ONLY be submitted by the local association on behalf of the member requesting Emeritus status.
The REALTOR® Emeritus status eligibility requirements are:
Forty (40) years of REALTOR® membership.
Proof of one (1) year of service* at the National Association level.
* “Service” is defined as serving as an NAR officer, director, committee member, Federal Political Coordinator, Global Ambassador, or Global Coordinator to a country with which NAR holds a reciprocal agreement.
Upon approval of an application for REALTOR® Emeritus status by the Board of Directors of the National Association of REALTORS®, no further payment of dues to the National Association is necessary by the member association of which the REALTOR® Emeritus is a member. Please note that the dues waiver does not take effect until the dues year immediately following the Board of Directors’ approval. In addition, REALTOR® Emeritus Members are exempt from the Code of Ethics Training requirement.
New Jersey REALTORS® quarter century club
NJ REALTORS® Quarter Century Club recognizes members who have reached 25 years or more of membership in the association.
NAR REALTOR® Magazine Good Neighbor Awards
NAR is looking for REALTORS® who make an extraordinary impact on their communities through volunteer work. Five Good Neighbor Award winners will receive $10,000 grants, national publicity and travel expenses to attend the REALTORS® Conference and Expo.
New Jersey REALTORS® Good Neighbor Award
The New Jersey REALTORS® Good Neighbor Award recognizes REALTORS® who have made an extraordinary commitment to community service on the local, national and/or global level.