REALTOR® of the Year Award

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.


2022 MORR REALTOR® of the Year

Jeanette Schlapfer, RE/Max Bay Pointe REALTORS®

Jeanette obtained her real estate license in 2010 and is currently with RE/Max Bay Point REALTORS®

Jeanette has served on the MORR Board of Directors since 2020.   She currently serves on the MORR Adult Community, Equal Opportunity/Cultural Diversity, Managers and Professional Standards Committees and the New Jersey REALTORS® Equal Opportunity/Cultural Diversity committee.

Jeanette is an active member of the Point Pleasant Beach and Point Pleasant Boro Chambers of Commerce. She has received her Staver Coaching Certification and is a proud Maestro graduate. Jeanette is an original member of Pop the Trunk, a local organization that provides distribution of free meals to those in need in Toms River and the surrounding areas.  She is also an active volunteer for local organizations including Point Pleasant Boro First Aid Squad and Fulfill and is a member of the Point Pleasant Boro Zoning Board of Adjustment.

In her spare time, when she’s not selling houses, Jeanette can be found in her pool or on her sailboat with her husband, five children, six grandchildren, and one very spoiled dog.

New Jersey REALTORS® Circle of Excellence Sales Award®

This prestigious program comprises two awards: The NJ REALTORS® Circle of Excellence® Sales Award® and the NJ REALTORS® Distinguished Sales Club.

The NJ REALTORS® Circle of Excellence® Sales Award® recognizes those members who have demonstrated excellence in the field of salesmanship.

Verification/Proof Materials

All verification and proof materials must be uploaded to your online application before submission. As a reminder, transactions and industry units listed as verified do not require proof materials. To view a list of units requiring proof materials, click here.

Online Application Submission

Starting in 2021, all applications must be submitted online and approved by the broker/office manager prior to the application deadline. Applications that are not submitted or approved cannot be reviewed and will not be eligible to receive the award. There are no exceptions or appeals to this rule. It is highly recommended that applicants check with their broker to ensure ample time is allotted for review and approval process. No hard-copy applications will be accepted by any local board/association.

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.

MORR Emeritus REALTOR® and Emeritus REALTOR Associate® Status

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.


    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.