Northwest Minnesota Association of Realtors

The Northwest Minnesota Association of REALTORS® operates with the following pillars in focus:


Strategies are being developed to build on the existing member benefits in these areas, while also creating new opportunities and offerings.

Previously known as the Bemidji Board of REALTORS®, the organization has expanded to include a broad membership base, dedicated to exceeding the expectations of those they serve, in one of the most picturesque regions of the state.

Congratulations to the Northwest MN Association of Realtors
2021 Award Winners

REALTOR® of the Year
Angie Westling


Every year the Northwest Minnesota Association of REALTORS© recognizes a REALTOR© member who has made a significant contribution to the Association and their community.  We want to congratulate Angie Westling on being chosen by her fellow peers as the NWMAR 2021 Realtor of the Year.  Angie is the broker/owner of Hometown Realty in Thief River Falls Minnesota.  She was chosen by her peers for her commitment to the real estate industry and her active community involvement.  Angie also volunteers her time serving as a Director on the Northwest Minnesota Association of Realtor Board of Directors.

Angie was presented with her award by the Awards Committee Chair, David Knudson at the NWMAR Annual meeting on September 10th at the Greenwood Golf Course in Bemidji.

Citizen of the Year
Bryan Pahlen


Each year the Northwest Minnesota Association of REALTORS© recognizes a member who has made contributions to the Association and/or their community. Congratulation to Bryan Pahlen of Pahlen Realty in Warroad Minnesota.  Bryan was nominated by his fellow peers because of his longevity in the real estate business, his professional and ethical conduct, his involvement with local city committees, and volunteering in several community projects.

Bryan was presented his award at the Pahlen Realty office in Warroad on October 26th by NWMAR’s CEO, Wendy Reierson.

Award Applications

The Northwest Minnesota Association of REALTORS® annually selects REALTOR© members to be highlighted at the association’s annual meeting in September. Our members hold significant value to not only the association but the community as a whole.

Awards applications are now available year round. This is your opportunity to acknowledge your colleagues that go above and beyond for the community and the real estate industry to make a valuable impact.

An Awards Committee is selected by the Board of Directors to choose the final recipients.  Recipients of the awards will receive a plaque and recognition on this website.