Get Involved! Join a LOTSAR Committee.

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 Relations

  • Promotes public relations efforts of LOTSAR aimed at improving the public image of REALTORS® and encouraging consumers to use the services of REALTORS®.
  • Committee members plan and coordinate community service projects, per the Board of Directors. Events include Habitat House, Bele Chere (booth), and the blood drive.
  • Reviews public and private requests for LOTSAR donations and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding donation endeavors.
  • 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:

  • 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.

IT Committee (ABR Services)

  • Monitors the effectiveness of MLS, lockbox, and other related systems and makes recommendations for necessary changes or improvements.
  • Reviews MLS Rules and Regulations and makes recommendations for revisions as necessary.
  • Meets as part of the NCMMLS meeting.

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.