Better Homes Realty Inc. has named Patrick O'Neil as vice president in charge of new home sales. He has been in with the firm since 1975. Other appointments included: Dorothy Borgatti as vice president and manager of the Springfield office; Robert Ney as assistant vice president and manager of the Arlington Forest Office and Michael Sentz as manager of the McLean office.

James L. Eichberg has been nominated as president of the Washington Board of Realtors. The election will be held Oct. 23. Other nominees include G. V. (Mike) Brenneman and Bette June Ingham as vice presidents and Garland J. Bloom Jr. as treasurer.

Donald May Jr. has been named manager of the Shannon & Luchs residential sales office in Montgomery Village. He had been a salesman in the firm's offices in Kensington and Potomac. May is a member of the speakers bureau of the Montgomery County Board of Realtors.

David F. Smith has been approved vice president for administration of the Washington Board of Realtors. He will take over the administrative duties of executive vice president James G. Banks, who will resume work in community relations. Smith was recently with the D.C. Department of Business and Economic Development.

Architect Fred Klein has relocated his firm's offices to 3905 W. Thornapple St., Chevy Chase. The firm formerly had offices in Georgetown.

Virginia A. Hoy has been appointed director of communication of the National Multi Housing Council after serving three years in public relations with the Mortgage Bankers Association of America.

Karen Carter, a District resident, has been awarded a $500 scholarship by the Washington Board of Realtors. She will enter Prince George's Community College in September. She is a graduate of Eastern High School.

Carole Jenkins has been named manager of the newly opened Reston office of Routh Robbins Real Estate Corp.

Edwin L. Beanblossom has been named regional vice president of Willowick Management Co. Inc. (East), based here. His office is in Rockville. A resident of Columbia, he had worked for two area firms in property management before joining the firm that manages properties owned by American Invsco.