Committees

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Committee Descriptions

Affordable Housing

  • Promotes the Workforce Housing Specialist certification program.
  • Plans and organizes affordable housing initiatives and events.
  • Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 9:30am.

Professional Development and Events Committee

  • Responsible for LOTSAR’s social and educational events.
  • Committee members recommend educational programs and events for LOTSAR members and provide on-site support at the events. Events include designation courses, Rookie REALTOR® sessions, and other member development classes.
  • Committee members plan and implement REXPO (REALTOR® Exposition) each spring.
  • Committee members plan and coordinate Board-wide social events, per the Board of Directors. Events include the annual picnic, annual golf tournament, and annual banquet.
  • Meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 3:00 p.m.

 Community Relationships

  • Mission Statement: Promote community outreach efforts of LOSTAR aimed at improving the public image of REALTORS® and educating consumers on why using a REALTOR® is beneficial.

    Goals for the Committee:

    Plan and coordinate community service projects and events, per the Board of Directors.

    Review public and private requests for LOTSAR charitable donations and make recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding donation endeavors.

    Receive nominations and choose recipient for LOTSAR Volunteer or the Year Award.

  • Meets the 2nd Friday of each month at 10:00 a.m.

ECO/ Building Green Real Estate (BGRE) Committee

  • This committee is comprised of ECO-certified agents, agents pursuing the ECO designation, and other LOTSAR members interested in green-building and environmental issues.
  • Committee members discuss and promote green-building efforts/developments in the community.
  • Guest speakers at monthly meetings present products and systems that promote green-development efforts on a local, state and national level.

Finance Committee

  • Monitors the financial status of the Board and its Subsidiaries.

Young Professionals Network Committee

  • Discusses new ways to approach the real estate industry utilizing technology and networking.
  • Meets the 1st Wednesday of each month at 9:15 a.m.

Legislative Committee

  • Monitors local, state, and federal governmental actions. Often, committee members attend city and/or county legislative events and recommend appropriate action/verbiage for proposed legislation relating to home ownership and property rights/restrictions.
  • Committee members are responsible for informing members of current issues.
  • Meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m.

RPAC – REALTORS® Political Action Committee

  • Responsible for informing members of issues important to REALTORS® and those candidates who support those issues.
  • Coordinates collections of RPAC contributions from LOTSAR members.
  • For more information about RPAC, please visit the RPAC page on NAR’s website.

URL for RPAC’s FAQ’s page:   http://www.realtor.org/rpacweb.nsf/pages/faq?OpenDocument#pac.

  • Meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m.

Commercial Investment Division

  • Provides specialized services to Board members practicing commercial real estate.
  • Currently inactive

Property Management Committee

  • Provides specialized services to Board members practicing property management.
  • Currently inactive

Grievance Committee

  • A screening committee that reviews ethics complaints and arbitration requests.
  • Decides whether or not to send complaints / requests forward to the Professional Standards committee for hearings.
  • Grievance committee members are required to take Code of Ethics training.
  • Meets as needed when Ethics Complaints are filed.

Professional Standards Committee

  • Conducts full “due process” hearings with sworn testimony, witnesses, and evidence, for ethics complaints and arbitration requests forwarded by the Grievance committee or Board of Directors.
  • Professional Standards committee members are required to take Code of Ethics training and to have served on a Grievance or Professional Standards committee previously.
  • Meets as needed for Hearings.

Joining a LOTSAR Committee – FAQs

Question:  What is the time commitment?

Answer:  Most committees meet once per month.  Meetings are usually 1 hour in length.   Some committees, such as Professional Development & Events and Community Relations sponsor events, so there are additional volunteer opportunities.

Question:  Where do committee meetings take place?

Answer:  All regularly scheduled committee meetings take place at the Land of the Sky Association of REALTORS® office at 37 Montford Avenue.

Question:  Are there any experiential or educational requirements for committee participation?

Answer:  Only the Grievance and Professional Standards committees have prerequisites.  Formal Code of Ethics / Professional Standards training is required in order to review complaints and/or to serve on hearing panels.  Also, Professional Standards members should have previous experience on a Grievance or Professional Standards committee.