2018 Membership Committees
2018 Membership committees
BCAR has created these committees to enrich the membership through opportunities of growth, education, networking opportunities, and community investment.
Responsibilities: To develop new awards for special recognition of members and to choose annual awards for outstanding service to the association
Responsibilities: To improve broker involvement. To encourage brokers to develop better two-way communication between the association and the broker community. To help better communicate important offerings and services to their agents. Have meetings in various areas to improve communication and understand challenges and directions from brokers.
*To Serve on this committee you must be a Designated Realtor in BCAR's system and Qualifying Broker in AREC.
Responsibilities: To find, select, and support projects that involve the membership to benefit the community. This could include fundraising efforts, service days, drives etc., focusing on those issues and needs which highlight real estate.
Responsibilities: Role is to continue to monitor all forms and agreements provided by BCAR on behalf of its members to support their efforts in the practice of Real Estate.
Responsibilities: To work closely with BCAR Education Coordinator to organize, plan, promote, and conduct a comprehensive program of educational opportunities, seminars, and CE course for Association members. Focus to be on Professionalism, Code of Ethics, and member career advancement.
- Develop Training and Mentoring Programs for New Agents
- Develop specific courses for social media and technology training
- Offer non-CE courses to increase members’ technological expertise and understanding. (Facebook, Linked-In, Twitter, Dropbox and MLS Syndication)
Professional Standards (Membership Limited to REALTORS®)
Responsibilities: For the careful and fair enforcement of the Code of Ethics through the hearing of cases involving unethical conduct complaints against members. Hold arbitration hearings. Keeps members informed on the Code of Ethics. Note: Must have served on the Grievance Committee for a minimum of two years to be eligible to serve on the Professional Standards committee.
Responsibilities: The Grievance Committee acts as “Grand Jury” to review any and all alleged violations of the Code of Ethics and request for arbitration of business disputes from the public or members regarding alleged violation of the Code of Ethics. Must have minimum three years of experience to qualify for serving.
Responsibilities: The BCAR Events Committee shall be responsible for development of networking and social events for the Baldwin County Association of REALTORS. They shall also be responsible for reviewing and updating current & future calendar events. Evaluate and enhance networking events to promote REALTOR development, relationship building, and professionalism for all members serving the different regions and markets of Baldwin County.
Responsibilities: To oversee the financial affairs of the association. Annually assists the staff in preparation of the association budget and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors for approval.
*Requirements to serve on Finance Committee- Must meet at least one of the following
- Severed on the BCAR Board of Directors
- Served as a committee chair
- Been a BCAR member for at least 5 years
- Hold a professional certification: Financial Banker , Planner , or CPA
Finance Investment Task Force
To review investment policy for BCAR to ensure the best return to benefit for the membership and to ensure ongoing financial integrity for perpetual service.
Government and Political Affairs- Baldwin County
Responsibilities: Must be willing to be in the eyes and ears of the association by staying abreast of federal, state and local legislation affecting real estate. Be willing to travel to Montgomery to represent BCAR at AAR during called or scheduled meetings. Provide a verbal or written report back to the Board of Directors at the next regularly scheduled BOD meetings. Stays abreast of federal, state and local legislation affecting real estate within the Baldwin County community. Organizes appropriate association action to ensure the enactment of sound legislation. To be willing to attend local planning and zoning, town hall, insurance, election and school board meetings on a regular basis to keep aware of agendas being proposed that could have unforeseen effect on the real estate industry, private property rights and our membership. Quarterly written reports to be submitted to the Board of Directors. In addition, to coordinate and schedule any candidate forums to educate our members and to recommend candidates for monetary support.
Responsibilities: To work closely with the BCAR President, Board of Directors and AE to establish an outline a plan for educating the membership on the importance of contributing to ARPAC, what ARPAC does for the Real Estate industry and private property rights. To plan in advance several different fund raisers to help raise money toward achieving 100% of the BCAR ARPAC goal as determined by AAR and NAR.
MLS Committee(Membership Limited to REALTORS®)
Responsibilities: To oversee the operations of the MLS system to include enforcement of the Rules and Regulations of the MLS. Works closely with BCAR staff and the vendor. Ensures technology is utilized and the members have all the tools and resources needed to be successful and profitable in their businesses. Task forces may be created for special projects.
Nominating (Membership Limited to past BOD and Presidents)
Responsibilities: Per Section 4, election of officers and directors (Bylaws of the Baldwin County Association of REALTORS®, Inc.) The Nominating Committee shall select one candidate for each office and one candidate for each place to be filled on the Board of Directors. Nomination slate shall be mailed to each member eligible to vote at least 3 weeks preceding the election. Additional candidates for offices to be filed may be placed in nomination by petition signed by at least 10% of the REALTOR® members eligible to vote. The petition to be filed with the CSF at least two weeks before the election.
Gulf Coast Global Council
For those that either have the CIPS designation or wishing to explore international real estate that are committed to educating the REALTOR family on how to conduct international real estate transactions with foreign nationals and understanding the cultural issues that are an integral part of working with global buyers and sellers.
Young Professionals Network (YPN)
Inspired by REALTOR Magazines "30 under 30" but targeted at REALTORS 40 or under, or new to the real estate industry, YPN provides REALTORS with the tools and encouragement needed to become involved in their real estate community that they may have not been exposed to at this point in their career. It is an expansive referral network to keep up to date with the latest real estate trends , build strong business relationships and friendships, and pursue leadership roles with local ,state and national associations. Take an active role in policy discussions and advocacy issues; be informed about the latest industry news and trends, network and learn form one another by attending other young professional events and participating in online communication and become exceptional members of the community by setting a high level of REALTOR professionalism and volunteering for causes YPN members feel passionate about.