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2020 Good Neighbor Finalists Beat Tough Odds

Supporting suicide prevention, housing for the sick and disabled, special needs kids and other causes, these 10 Good Neighbor Award finalists embody the Realtor spirit.

CHICAGO – The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) has selected 10 Realtors® as finalists for its 2020 Good Neighbor Awards, which honor NAR members who make an extraordinary difference in their communities through volunteer work.

Supporting suicide prevention, housing for the sick and disabled, and improving medical treatment for children of active-duty military parents, among other causes, these Good Neighbor finalists embody the Realtor spirit.

“Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, these Realtors have continued to help their neighbors in impactful and inspiring ways,” says NAR President Vince Malta. “I am so proud to honor this year’s Good Neighbor Award finalists for their outstanding volunteer work and for exemplifying everything we strive to be as Realtors and as engaged, compassionate members of a community.”

The 10 finalists are: Eric and Janet Baucom, Coastlands Real Estate Group, Ventura, Calif.; Linda K. Brown, Amax Real Estate, Springfield, Mo.; Jeff Fields, Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, Scottsdale, Ariz; Debra Griggs, RE/MAX Central, Norfolk, Va.; Tamara House, RE/MAX Centerstone, Lafayette, Ind.; Vickie Lobo, Einstein Realty, Fontana, Calif.; Greg Masucci, Coldwell Banker Residential, Washington, D.C., and Atoka Properties, Purcellville, Va.; Sandra Nardoci, Berkshire Hathaway Blake, Albany, N.Y.; Janice Ash Sialiano, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage Surfside, Surfside Beach, S.C.; Linda Wolf, KW Metro Center, Alexandria, Va.

Now in its 21st year, the Good Neighbor Awards provides $10,000 grants to five winners, who will be chosen in October, to further their charitable efforts. The winners will also be recognized at the virtual Realtors Conference & Expo this November and be featured in the November/December issue of Realtor Magazne. The five honorable mention selections will receive a $2,500 grant for their respective nonprofit organizations.

The public is invited to weigh in on the 10 finalists from now to Oct. 2, 2020, as the top vote-getter will receive a $2,500 award and the second and third place finishers will each earn $1,250. These ‘Web Choice Favorites’ and the five judged winners will be announced on Oct. 6.

Realtor.com® is the primary sponsor of the Good Neighbor Awards program and funds the Web Choice Favorite grants. Wells Fargo Home Lending also supports the program.

Learn more about the Good Neighbor Award finalists.

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