GET INVOLVED!!

Are you interested in being more involved with the actions of your State Association?

MN REALTORS® is currently seeking applicants for the following Committees: (All committee applications must be received by August 31st, 2016).

Board of Directors – If you are interested in serving on the MN REALTORS® Board of Directors, you can be appointed through your Local REALTOR® Association. Our new Fiscal Year 2017 Board will be seated on October 19th. Please contact your Local Association President or call your Board Office to find out the local process for these appointments.

Communications Committee – As an association, we push out lots of information about changes in the business environment, forms changes, regulatory concerns, education opportunities, and risk reduction activities you can implement in your business. Adding emails from NAR, Local and MLS to the number of communications members receive daily creates a challenge in getting anyone to read messages and online newsletters. This committee will focus on improving member contact and information dissemination. APPLY HERE

Diversity Committee – The purpose of the MN REALTORS® Diversity Committee is to build a fully inclusive association through promoting equal opportunity in housing and diversity within the real estate industry. Committee members work against discrimination based upon race, color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, familial status, handicap, marital status, sexual orientation, and status with regard to public assistance. APPLY HERE

Executive Committee – This Committee acts in intervals between the Board of Directors meetings on personnel, strategic planning, and other managerial issues and is subject to the control and direction of the Board of Directors. They meet approximately four times per year and all members of the Executive Committee automatically serve on the MN REALTORS® Board of Directors. In Fiscal Year 2017, there are openings from Regions 1, 3, 5, and 6. (Click HERE for a Region Map). Appointments will be made by the Board of Directors at their October 19th meeting, with the term to commence immediately upon election. Members interested may APPLY HERE.

Finance Committee – The main focus of this Committee is to set the yearly budget and oversee its implementation. This Committee helps determine what functions and programs will be funded for the next fiscal year. Members interested in serving on this Committee must understand profit and loss statements and have financial knowledge or background. This Committee meets one time a year in early May. The slate of candidates will be forwarded to the Executive Committee for final selection of these positions. Members interested in serving can APPLY HERE.

Forms Committee – The objective of the MN REALTORS® Forms Committee is to create and evaluate recommended forms for use by our REALTORS® membership. Members who are interested in serving may APPLY HERE, and appointments will be made from the applications received.

Commercial Forms Sub-Committee – In addition to its regular Committee, the Forms Committee is also seeking volunteers to serve on its Commercial Forms Sub-Committee. This Sub-Committee will meet at least once during the year to review the Commercial Forms and make any necessary modifications. If you have experience in this area, please APPLY HERE.

Governmental Affairs Committee – This Committee discusses, evaluates, and recommends legislation and public policies affecting the real estate industry. If you are interested in serving, please APPLY HERE.

Member Engagement Committee – This Committee looks at strategies and plans that provide more member involvement and networking. APPLY HERE.

Nominating Committee – Member of this Committee meet twice a year to approve candidates for the positions of President-Elect and Treasurer plus the MN REALTORS® representatives to the NAR Board of Directors. The slate of candidates is forwarded to the MN REALTORS® Board of Directors for final selection to these positions. APPLY HERE.

Professional Development Committee – The most common concerns among members is the professionalism levels of members. This Committee looks at ways the MN REALTORS® can help increase professionalism in the real estate industry and in the eyes of the consuming public. Education and the REALTOR® Code of Ethics are not the focus of the Committee, instead they focus on ways beyond CE to shape the professionalism of MN REALTORS®. APPLY HERE.

Professional Standards Committee – The objective of this Committee is to promote honesty, integrity, fairness, and competence and to resolve controversies on the basis of informed judgment of one’s peers. Applicants must be a REALTOR® member for a minimum of three years and will be required to attend a MN REALTORS® training program to serve on the Committee. Members who are interested in being considered to serve on this Committee can APPLY HERE. Appointments will be made from the applications received.

Professional Standards Policy Committee – This Committee generally meets twice a year to consider proposed changes to the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual and other pertinent issues pertaining to implementation of Professional Standards. APPLY HERE.

Public Advocacy Committee – The Public Advocacy Committee coordinates, reviews, and recommends all Minnesota proposals for NAR’s REALTOR® Party funding. It establishes guidelines for uniformity in messaging and membership maximization of REALTOR® Party funding. The members of the Public Advocacy Committee are elected from the Governmental Affairs Committee and RPAC Trustees plus four regional representatives. For more information, contact Christine Berger at cberger@mnrealtor.com

Risk Management Committee – The main objective of this Committee is to address, recommend, and advocate policy on legal, liability, or dispute resolution issues concerning the real estate industry that best serves the interests of the members of MN REALTORS®. This Committee also evaluates requests for funds from the MN REALTORS® Legal Defense Fund, or other extraordinary legal services, and makes recommendations to the Executive Committee and/or Board of Directors for final action. Members who are interested in being considered to serve on this committee must have a legal background or legal experience. APPLY HERE.

Strategic Thinking Committee – In less than 10 years, the real estate industry has seen significant change. Consumers no longer use REALTORS® as their primary vehicle to find homes for sale. Licensing, continuing education, foreclosures, lending practices, etc., have all changed significantly over the last decade. The focus of this Committee is to look at these trends, analyze their impact on the industry, and communicate them to the membership. Members interested may APPLY HERE.

The Minnesota REALTORS® is the largest professional trade association in the state with more than 17,000 members who are active in all aspects of the real estate industry.

 

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