FEES
  • Associate Members - $100 per entry (or otherwise noted)
  • Builder Members - $100 for unlimited entries (or otherwise noted)
INTERVIEWS

The interviews for select Individual Achievement categories will have a new process for submission. See Requirements for details.

SMC MEMBERSHIP — IMPORTANT
  • Entries for INDIVIDUAL and MILLION DOLLAR CIRCLE awards MUST be current GOBA Sales & Marketing Council (SMC) members. Please contact Cherry Masih to update your SMC membership: cherry@greaterorlandoba.com / 407-629-9242.
  • During the online entry process you will also be able to sign up your INDIVIDUAL candidate entry for SMC Membership ($95).
ENTRY MATERIALS & COLLATERAL FILES

All artwork and photographs must be submitted electronically in PDF, JPEG or TIF formats. Please have all your materials/collateral files ready before initiating the entry submission process.

Eligibility Requirements: Company, product or campaign must have been in use between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.

Best Logo   (Associate Members $100 per entry )

  1. Production Home Builder
  2. Custom Home Builder
  3. Home Remodeler / Design Specialty
  4. Associate Member
Submission Requirements
  • One (1) color print of logo
  • One (1) color print of logo in use (in ad, brochure, etc.)
  • Marketing statement (maximum 250 words)
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

  • NOTE: If logo is not a company logo, be sure to identify company adequately through labels, entry form and marketing statement.

Best Collateral Package   (Associate Members $100 per entry )

  1. Production Home Builder
  2. Custom Home Builder
  3. Home Remodeler / Design Specialty
  4. Associate Member
Submission Requirements
  • One (1) copy of brochure and inserts where applicable
  • Marketing statement (maximum 250 words)
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

Best Direct Mail   (Associate Members $100 per entry )

  1. Production Home Builder
  2. Custom Home Builder
  3. Home Remodeler / Design Specialty
  4. Associate Member
Submission Requirements
  • One (1) copy of direct mail piece(s)
  • Marketing statement (maximum 250 words)
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

Best Print Ad   (Associate Members $100 per entry )

  1. Production Home Builder
  2. Custom Home Builder
  3. Home Remodeler / Design Specialty
  4. Associate Member
Submission Requirements
  • One (1) copy of actual size ad, showing date and publication
  • State publication and date ad appeared
  • Marketing statement (maximum 250 words)
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

Best Billboard   (Associate Members $100 per entry )

  1. Production Home Builder
  2. Custom Home Builder
  3. Home Remodeler / Design Specialty
  4. Associate Member
Submission Requirements
  • One (1) copy of billboard ad
  • Marketing statement (maximum 250 words)
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

NEW! Best Digital Promotion (Newsletter, Banner Ad, etc.)   (Associate Members $100 per entry )

  1. Production Home Builder
  2. Custom Home Builder
  3. Home Remodeler / Design Specialty
  4. Associate Member
Submission Requirements
  • One (1) copy of Digital Promotion (E-Newsletter, Online/Banner ad, etc.)
  • Marketing statement (maximum 250 words)
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

Best E-Mail Campaign   (Associate Members $100 per entry )

  1. Production Home Builder
  2. Custom Home Builder
  3. Home Remodeler / Design Specialty
  4. Associate Member
Submission Requirements
  • One (1) copy of series of e-mails
  • Campaign timeline
  • Marketing statement (maximum 250 words)
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

Best Social Media Program   (Associate Members $100 per entry )

  1. Production Home Builder
  2. Custom Home Builder
  3. Home Remodeler / Design Specialty
  4. Associate Member
Submission Requirements
  • Document outlining social media tools utilized in the implementation of program.
  • Measurable success of program (number of FB fans, Twitter followers).
  • Where applicable a digital image of the media (e-newsletter, etc.).
  • Marketing statement (maximum 250 words)
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

NEW! Best Virtual Tour   (Associate Members $100 per entry )

  1. Production Home Builder
  2. Custom Home Builder
  3. Home Remodeler / Design Specialty
  4. Associate Member
Submission Requirements
  • Link to virtual tour
  • PDF/Screen capture of the opening image of the virtual tour
  • Marketing statement (maximum 250 words)
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

NEW! Best App   (Associate Members $100 per entry )

  1. Production Home Builder
  2. Custom Home Builder
  3. Home Remodeler / Design Specialty
  4. Associate Member
Submission Requirements
  • Link to application, or download instructions from Appstore/source
  • A PDF/Screen capture of the application
  • Marketing statement (maximum 250 words)
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

Best Website   (Associate Members $100 per entry )

  1. Production Home Builder
  2. Custom Home Builder
  3. Home Remodeler / Design Specialty
  4. Associate Member
Submission Requirements
  • Internet address
  • PDF/Screen capture of home page
  • Marketing statement (maximum 250 words)
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

Best Campaign   (Associate Members $100 per entry )
The use of multiple marketing and media channels (e.g. earned media, paid media and social media) to drive awareness of your message. These elements can involve combining television, cable, print, radio, internet, etc.

  1. Production Home Builder
  2. Custom Home Builder
  3. Home Remodeler / Design Specialty
  4. Associate Member
Submission Requirements
  • Digitally submit samples of a campaign that utilized multiple media.
  • Marketing statement (maximum 250 words)
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

Best REALTOR® Promotion   (Associate Members $100 per entry )

  1. Production Home Builder
  2. Custom Home Builder
  3. Home Remodeler / Design Specialty
  4. Associate Member
Submission Requirements
  • Description of promotion. Include the answers to the following:
    Who was your target group?
    What type of promotion was it? Was there a theme?
    Where was the promotion? Multi-site or single-location.
    Why did you have the promotion? Community launch or inventory sell out.
    How was it promoted?
  • Explain your mechanism to track results for this promotion.
  • Submit up to (5) five photographs from promotion (if applicable).
  • Submit up to (3) three examples of promotional pieces.
  • Marketing statement (maximum 250 words)
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

Best New Homes Magazine/Publication   (Associate Members $100 per entry )

  1. Consumer Resource
  2. Realtor Resource
Submission Requirements
  • One (1) electronic copy of media cover.
  • Link to digital copy of publication or flipbook.
  • Marketing statement (maximum 250 words)
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

NEW! Charitable Event of the Year   (Associate Members $100 per entry )

  1. Production Home Builder
  2. Custom Home Builder
  3. Home Remodeler / Design Specialty
  4. Associate Member
Submission Requirements
  • Submit up to (5) five photographs from event (if applicable).
  • Submit up to (4) four examples of promotional pieces.
  • Marketing statement (maximum 250 words)
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

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Best Model Merchandising   (Associate Members $100 per entry )
This category is open to submission by both builders and designers, and should be commissioned by a builder. Depending on the submissions, multiple winners will be determined based on price point, multi-family and single-family.
Submission Requirements

  • Cost per square foot without furnishing. Invoice may be requested for verification.
  • "As shown" price of model without furnishing
  • Choice of Multi-Family or Single-Family
  • One (1) floorplan showing exact furnishing layout.
  • One (1) set of six (6) color prints displaying the living room, master, kitchen and three (3) others of your choice that will round out the "tour" of the home.
  • Link to a virtual tour, optional
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

Best Interior Design   (Associate Members $100 per entry )
This category is open to submission by designers and should be commissioned by a home owner. Depending on the submissions, multiple winners will be determined based on price point, multi-family and single-family.
Submission Requirements

  • Cost per square foot without furnishing. Invoice may be requested for verification.
  • "As shown" price of model without furnishing
  • Choice of Multi-Family or Single-Family
  • One (1) floorplan showing exact furnishing layout.
  • One (1) set of six (6) color prints displaying the living room, master, kitchen and three (3) others of your choice that will round out the "tour" of the home.
  • Link to a virtual tour, optional
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

Best Design Center / Product Showroom   Open to Builder or Associate Members   (Associate Members $100 per entry )
Submission Requirements

  • One (1) set of six (6) color prints—displaying the design center
  • One (1) floorplan—showing exact layout.
  • Statement explaining the Center's functionality, selection options and ease of use.
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

Best Sales / Information Center   Open to Production Home Builder and Custom Home Builder
Submission Requirements

  • One (1) set of six (6) color prints—displaying the sales center
  • One (1) floorplan—showing exact layout.
  • Statement explaining the Center's overall presentation, functionality, customer experience.
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

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Title Insurance Sales Person of the Year   (Associate Members $100 per entry )
Based on total title insurance premium generated.

  1. Employed by a builder
  2. Employed by a retail title insurance company (non-builder)
Submission Requirements
  • Proof of closing volume and units at a minimum of one million dollars. An internal closing report dated July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 signed by the builder/broker and comptroller (or equivalent financial officer) will be required with each entry.
  • Entrant must be a member of the GOBA Sales & Marketing Council
  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate.
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

  • Note: The Greater Orlando Builders Association holds all submissions in the strictest confidence. No closing or sales reports will be available for public knowledge.

Mortgage Originator of the Year   (Associate Members $100 per entry )
Based on total mortgage revenue generated.

  1. Employed by a builder
  2. Employed by a retail lender (non-builder)
Submission Requirements
  • Proof of closing volume and units at a minimum of one million dollars. An internal closing report dated July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 signed by the builder/broker and comptroller (or equivalent financial officer) will be required with each entry.
  • Entrant must be a member of the GOBA Sales & Marketing Council
  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate.
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

  • Note: The Greater Orlando Builders Association holds all submissions in the strictest confidence. No closing or sales reports will be available for public knowledge.

Insurance Agent of the Year   (Associate Members $100 per entry )
Based on total insurance revenue generated.
Submission Requirements

  • Proof of closing volume and units at a minimum of one million dollars. An internal closing report dated July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 signed by the builder/broker and comptroller (or equivalent financial officer) will be required with each entry.
  • Entrant must be a member of the GOBA Sales & Marketing Council
  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate.
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

  • Note: The Greater Orlando Builders Association holds all submissions in the strictest confidence. No closing or sales reports will be available for public knowledge.

Golden Hammer Award
This award recognizes the company or individual involved in the construction process who has displayed excellent service to your organization over the last year. There is no entry fee for the first nominee. Additional nominees will be $50 each. All nominees will be recognized.
Submission Requirements

  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate
  • Must be nominated by a Builder Member
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

Customer Service Award
This award recognizes the company or employee involved in the customer experience process who has displayed excellent service to the homebuyer over the past year. This individual could be rated as a top consumer service individual within your company or who has excelled in this area. There is no entry fee for the first nominee. Additional nominees will be $50 each. All nominees will be recognized.
Submission Requirements

  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate.
  • Must be nominated by a Builder Member
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

Shining Star Award
This award recognizes the "back office" employee who has displayed exemplary service to your ORGANIZATION over the last year. There is no entry fee for the first nominee. Additional nominees will be $50 each. All nominees will be recognized.
Submission Requirements

  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate.
  • Must be nominated by a Builder Member
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.


For the following INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT Categories, a two (2)-minute, self-recorded Video Submissions must be completed and submitted by Friday, July 19, 2019. See Category Requirements for details. Judges will review all entries, including video interviews, electronically. CLICK HERE for Video Submission Instructions.

Rookie Salesperson of the Year
Candidate can have no sales transactions with any builder, broker, MLS, etc. prior to July 1, 2018.
Submission Requirements

  • Proof of closing volume and units at a minimum of one million dollars. An internal closing report dated July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 signed by the builder/broker and comptroller (or equivalent financial officer) will be required with each entry.
  • Entrant must be a member of the GOBA Sales & Marketing Council
  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate.
  • Video Talking Points that candidate is required to communicate/answer in two (2)-minute Video Submission:
    What has been the biggest lesson learned during your time in new home sales?
    Give examples of how you are giving back and engaged with your local community, GOBA, SMC.
    CLICK HERE for Video Submission Instructions.
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

Salesperson of the Year - Builder Member
Submission Requirements

  • Proof of closing volume and units at a minimum of one million dollars. An internal closing report dated July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 signed by the builder/broker and comptroller (or equivalent financial officer) will be required with each entry.
  • Entrant must be a member of the GOBA Sales & Marketing Council
  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate.
  • Video Talking Points that candidate is required to communicate/answer in two (2)-minute Video Submission:
    What have you done to raise your effectiveness in sales that sets you apart from other sales professionals.
    Give examples of how you are giving back and engaged with your local community, GOBA, SMC.
    CLICK HERE for Video Submission Instructions.
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

Design Counselor of the Year
Open to persons who are responsible for completing all design selections/options with buyers during the home buying and building process. Only Builder members may enter.
Submission Requirements

  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate.
  • Entrant must be a member of the GOBA Sales & Marketing Council
  • Video Talking Points that candidate is required to communicate/answer in two (2)-minute Video Submission:
    How do you manage the navigation of customer wants, budget, company desires for profit…all for the best outcome and customer satisfaction?
    Give examples of how you are giving back and engaged with your local community, GOBA, SMC.
    CLICK HERE for Video Submission Instructions.
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

Construction Sales  Team of the Year
Open to persons who are responsible for managing the Sales Team during Sales process and the person responsible for Managing the Construction Team and Service of New homes during the building process. Only Builder members may enter.
Submission Requirements

  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate.
  • Entrant must be a member of the GOBA Sales & Marketing Council
  • Video Talking Points that candidate is required to communicate/answer in two (2)-minute Video Submission:
    What parts of the process do your team excel at to create a positive experience for buyers.
    Give examples of how you are giving back and engaged with your local community, GOBA, SMC.
    CLICK HERE for Video Submission Instructions.
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

Marketing Coordinator/Assistant of the Year
Open to persons who play a supportive role in the marketing of their company's product and reports to marketing director/manager.
Submission Requirements

  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate.
  • Entrant must be a member of the GOBA Sales & Marketing Council
  • Video Talking Points that candidate is required to communicate/answer in two (2)-minute Video Submission:
    Tell us about your role and contribution to the overall marketing objectives of the team.
    Give examples of how you are giving back and engaged with your local community, GOBA, SMC.
    CLICK HERE for Video Submission Instructions.
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

Sales Coordinator/Assistant of the Year
Open to persons who play a supportive role in the sales department and reports to sales director/manager.
Submission Requirements

  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate submitted electronically
  • Entrant must be a member of the GOBA Sales & Marketing Council
  • Video Talking Points that candidate is required to communicate/answer in two (2)-minute Video Submission:
    Tell us about your role and contribution to the overall sales objectives of the team.
    Give examples of how you are giving back and engaged with your local community, GOBA, SMC.
    CLICK HERE for Video Submission Instructions.
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

Internet Salesperson of the Year
Open to persons that are responsible for Internet marketing or sales facilitation. This person can be either or both.
Submission Requirements

  • Percentage of online sales conversions verified by Sales Manager/Director. (for sales only)
  • Entrant must be a member of the GOBA Sales & Marketing Council
  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate submitted electronically
  • Video Talking Points that candidate is required to communicate/answer in two (2)-minute Video Submission:
    What is the most effective part of your process to connect buyers with product and community over the phone, chat or e-mail messages?
    What are you doing better today as the result of accumulated experiences in these mediums?
    Give examples of how you are giving back and engaged with your local community, GOBA, SMC.
    CLICK HERE for Video Submission Instructions.
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

Marketing Manager/Director of the Year
Open to persons directly responsible for marketing and promoting their company's product.
Submission Requirements

  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate.
  • Entrant must be a member of the GOBA Sales & Marketing Council
  • Video Talking Points that candidate is required to communicate/answer in two (2)-minute Video Submission:
    Describe the two or three most important steps in effective support to the sales efforts of your team that marketing typically undertakes.
    Give examples of how you are giving back and engaged with your local community, GOBA, SMC.
    CLICK HERE for Video Submission Instructions.
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

Sales Manager/Director of the Year
Open to persons with direct oversight of the sales staff.
Submission Requirements

  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate.
  • Entrant must be a member of the GOBA Sales & Marketing Council
  • Video Talking Points that candidate is required to communicate/answer in two (2)-minute Video Submission:
    What is the most important factor in hiring and managing an effective salesperson?
    How do you believe you excel as a manager?
    Give examples of how you are giving back and engaged with your local community, GOBA, SMC.
    CLICK HERE for Video Submission Instructions.
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

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Million Dollar Circle Award
Submission Requirements

  • Proof of closing volume and units at a minimum of one million dollars. An internal closing report dated July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 signed by the builder/broker and comptroller (or equivalent financial officer) will be required with each entry.
  • Closing volume
  • Gross number of units sold
  • Net number of units sold
  • Color photograph of entrant.
  • Entrant must be a member of the GOBA Sales & Marketing Council
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

  • NOTE: Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze levels will be determined based on entries received. Top producers will be determined from the highest Million Dollar Circle Award entries. No additional entry required.

Million Dollar Circle Award - Team
Submission Requirements

  • Proof of closing volume and units at a minimum of one million dollars. An internal closing report dated July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 signed by the builder/broker and comptroller (or equivalent financial officer) will be required with each entry.
  • Closing volume
  • Gross Number of Units Sold
  • Net Number of Units Sold
  • Color photograph(s) of team.
  • All entrants must be members of the GOBA Sales & Marketing Council
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

  • NOTE: Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze levels will be determined based on entries received. Top producers will be determined from the highest Million Dollar Circle Award entries. No additional entry required.