Award Recipients

2014 REALTOR® Of The Year Award- Kolleen Kelley 

Kolleen was born into a real estate family in Colorado where her father was in banking and her mother was a real estate broker since 1948. Her older brother became western regional review appraiser for Mellon Bank and then went on to run his own company before retiring.

She is the mother of 2 daughters and the grandmother of 2 grandsons. She has managed professional models doing work in the United States and Europe. She helped her husband run their own restaurants and nightclubs in California. She decided the wait was long enough when entering Nevada real estate in 1990.

She has dedicated her salesperson career to the affordable housing market helping low to moderate income homebuyers with grant money and non-profit programs. She was one of the highest producing agents selling HUD's teacher/officer next door programs before taking a position as officer manager where she managed almost 700 agents. In 2003 she became the corporate broker for the largest real estate company in Nevada. In 2009 she took a General Manager's position with Realty Executives. She now serves as managing office broker for Golden Real Estate & Investments.

She served as a Director for 4 years and replaced Min Melvin as Vice President at the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS®, then was elected President-Elect in 2010, finally serving as the 2012 President. She has served on numerous committees at the local, state and national levels and has served as a large firm Director for NAR. She has been a major donor and golden "R" presidential circle member.

She is one of the first graduates of the Risk Reduction designation and has completed the Short Sale and Distressed Properties course. Her true passion lies in helping to maintain the professionalism of the industry.

Past Recipients

 

Nevada Distinguished REALTOR® Award (NDRA)

The Nevada Distinguished REALTOR® Award is a prestigious award for a Nevada REALTOR® to receive. This award was born out of a desire to recognize an individual among the membership who consistently contributes to the real estate profession and to NVAR. These contributions span many years and are often in places where their contributions may not be seen by the members.

Nevada REALTOR® Of The Year (ROTY)

The REALTOR® of the Year Award is given to a member of NVAR for effort and work expended in the interest of REALTORS®, the profession, and the community.

REALTORS® Active In Politics Award (RAP)

The RAP award recognizes a REALTOR who is involved politically at the local, state and national level, through service and contributions. The recipient is a dedicated person who wants to make a difference in their community and state by getting involved in the political affairs for Nevada.

The Joe Nolan Award

The Joe Nolan Award was created in honor of Joe Nolan, REALTOR, C.R.B. C.C.I.M., Past President of the Las Vegas Board of REALTORS and Past/President of the Nevada Association of REALTORS. Joe was a professional and knew the value of education and participation in the activities of the Local, State, and National Association of REALTORS® as well as his community. His success and ability was recognized by his peers, and the recipients of this award embody those talents.

REALTOR® Achievement Award (RAA)

The RAP award recognizes a REALTOR who is involved politically at the local, state and national level, through service and contributions. The recipient is a dedicated person who wants to make a difference in their community and state by getting involved in the political affairs for Nevada.