Wow, we can’t believe it’s nearly been a year since HousingWire, America's greatest source for mortgage finance news, crowned its first HW Vanguard Award winners.

The HW Vanguard Awards are reserved for the true “leaders of the year” in the housing industry, whether they operate real estate, lending, servicing, investing or any other corner of the housing industry.

In short, the HW Vanguard Awards program recognizes C-level industry professionals and business unit leaders who are leaders in their respective fields within housing and mortgage finance — those who moving markets forward, each and every day. 

Last year was our first time honoring the elite of the elite in housing, and choosing the award winners was an incredibly tough task.

I mean, just look at the list of winners from last year. These folks made it very difficult on us when it came time to pick the winners.

They came from diverse backgrounds, and lead established companies, start-ups, and everything in between, but they all share one common trait: an unmistakable impact on the industry at-large.

And now, it’s time to crown the HW Vanguard Award winners for 2016. 

We’ve been accepting nominations for a little while now, and well, the nominations so far have us like:

But the nomination period is ending soon. Like this week.

Seriously, time is running out.

So if this is how you (or someone you know) dominate the competition and lead the market:

Then apply already!

I mean, do you want to be left feeling like this when the 2016 HW Vanguard Awards are announced in the December/January issue of HousingWire Magazine?

Or this?

Wouldn’t you rather feel like this when the rest of the industry finds out who the true leaders in housing are?

Wouldn’t you rather pull into work looking like this?

So, for all the particulars about the HW Vanguard Award program and any and all answers to your questions, click here.

And while you’re at, go ahead and nominate yourself (you can if you want to…we won’t tell) or nominate anyone who you feel is worthy.

Then, when our December/January issue hits mailboxes later this year, you’ll be all like:

Again, click here for details and to apply, and good luck!