Get Involved with BRAR by Joining A Committee!
Joining a committee has always been a great way to make new contacts, learn about the new trends in the industry and have a hand in shaping the Association’s direction. See below for more information.
Affiliate Business Group (Open to all AFFILIATE members)
To support and promote the professionalism, integrity, and competency of the membership and affiliated businesses through promoting advocacy, industry specialized education, by providing networking and volunteer opportunities, and special events to the membership and affiliated businesses. Meets monthly.
Awards Committee (Open to all REALTOR® and Affiliate members)
The Association will provide award recognition for its members. An application fee will be submitted with all volume award applications and member will provide an agent/team production report from BRIGHT MLS for those who apply for an award. The Committee will then review all figures and determine appropriate category for applicant.
Nominations for Recognition Awards will be reviewed, and appropriate award given if warranted. The Committee shall set application criteria and award categories each year for the following year and present it to the Board of Directors for their approval. Meets when needed.
Budget & Finance Committee
Committee members compile the annual budget, ensure that the Association’s activities comply with the annual budget, maintain the financial integrity of the Association and review, and recommend BOD action as needed. The Committee is also responsible for reviewing the Annual Audit Review and Quarterly Reviews.
The Budget shall be presented to the Board of Directors for approval in July to be announced at the annual membership meeting in October. The Secretary/Treasurer shall serve as the Chairperson of the committee. The immediate past Secretary/Treasurer shall be one member of this committee. Meets when needed.
Committee members provide direction, advice, guidance, and suggestions for the continuing educational advancement of members. They develop, conduct, and evaluate seminars. Meets monthly.
Grievance Committee (Open to all REALTOR® members who otherwise comply with the VAR PPM)
The Grievance Committee is responsible for reviewing written complaints involving possible violations of the Code of Ethics and Arbitration claims involving monetary disputes. Members must attend mandatory training in order to serve on the committee and abide by the VAR PPM requirements. Meets as needed.
Legislative/RPAC Campaign Committee (Open to all REALTOR® and Affiliate members)
The Committee shall be charged with providing member advice, direction, and recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding Association positions on issues affecting the real estate industry and/or the protection of property rights. The Committee may suggest adding new policies positions, altering, or eliminating BRAR’s Standing Positions. The Committee will recommend BOD approval of the BRAR Annual Legislative Agenda. The Committee will keep members and the public informed on legislative matters affecting the industry and will communicate the legislative positions and rationale of the BRAR, VAR, and NAR to the membership.
Additionally, the Committee will be responsible to organize “Calls to Action” when needed. They will give recognition to members who are in local government boards, committees, councils, chamber, partnership etc. Meets monthly.
Professional Standards Committee (Open to all REALTOR® members who otherwise comply with the VAR PPM)
Committee Members are responsible for serving on the hearing panels that are convened to hear disciplinary cases and claims involving REALTORS® regarding contractual and/or procuring cause disputes that arise out of real estate transactions that have been forwarded by the Grievance Committee for a formal hearing. Members must attend mandatory training in order to serve on the committee and abide by the VAR PPM requirements.
Young Professionals Network (YPN)
The Young Professionals Network (YPN) helps young real estate practitioners become more business savvy by hosting regular networking events, communicating with other YPN members, and sharing tips and tricks. Meets monthly.