Florida REALTORS® Committee Service Opportunities
Monday, June 6, 2016
Ready to serve the REALTOR® organization on the state level? Florida REALTORS® is ready to accept your application to participate on one of its many committees.
Apply online (login required). The deadline to submit your application for 2017 committee service is July 1, 2016.
Florida REALTORS® 2017 Committee Service Opportunities
All committee member positions are for one year unless otherwise specified.
The committees below meet in-person during our Mid-Winter and Fall Governance Meetings.
*ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
Assists Florida REALTORS® in promoting sound, efficient and progressive practices in the administration and management of boards/associations.
*BOARD LEADERSHIP FORUM
Encourages the exchange of ideas and information among leadership from local boards/associations.
Provides for member input into the general structure and content of the Annual Conference & Expo in order to present innovative programming and exciting events.
COMMERCIAL ALLIANCE COMMITTEE
Provides commercial practitioners an opportunity to discuss issues that affect their business and ability to do business; serves as a mechanism for input to Florida REALTORS® regarding the development of legislative initiatives and contract development as they relate to commercial real estate practitioners.
Promotes the activities and professional stature of Florida REALTORS® and its members, protects and enhances the term "REALTOR®,” and publicizes various statewide functions of the association. Manages the Awards Program; promotes participation by Florida REALTORS®, boards/associations, and members in civic affairs.
*DISTRICT VICE PRESIDENT INFORMATION EXCHANGE
Provides an opportunity for the DVPs to meet and exchange information and ideas.
*EDUCATION DIRECTORS SUBCOMMITTEE
Assists Florida REALTORS® in promoting sound, efficient, and progressive education practices, acts as an advisory group from the local education director perspective.
Makes recommendations to the board of directors; has full executive power when the board is not in session.
FACULTY AND PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT SUBCOMMITTEE
Assists Florida REALTORS® in promoting sound, efficient and progressive education practices, acts as an advisory group from the faculty perspective. Oversees the Instructor Development Program and instructor audition processes for GRI and CE Express; oversees faculty policies and procedures.
Recommends procedures to properly finance the association, oversees the maintenance of a 3-year budget, manages the association’s assets, suggests regulations for the administration of funds, designates the fiduciary depositories for accounts, and performs those duties as defined by the Activity Budget System.
*FLORIDA NAR DIRECTORS COMMITTEE
Allows NAR Directors representing Florida the ability to stay informed about issues at NAR and their impact on Florida REALTORS® , its members and the state of Florida.
FLORIDA REALTORS® PAC TRUSTEES
Makes contributions to political candidates, committees, and activities consistent with federal and state election laws.
*FLORIDA REALTORS® PARTY COORDINATING COMMITTEE
Composed of its subcommittee members. Tasked with organizing a strategic, coordinated effort to set and monitor the Florida REALTORS® PAC fundraising, recognition events and participation goals. Further, to have oversight of the Major Investor (MI) recognition subcommittee, Participation subcommittee, and the Fundraising subcommittee. The Committee would also have oversight of the annual PAC auctions, RPAC recognition programs, and BIP grants.
FUNDRAISING AND PARTICIPATION SUBCOMMITTEE
Promote PAC fundraising by encouraging investment from all members; provide and compile reports to PAC-related staff on local events; seek opportunities for engagement, and grant utilization. The subcommittee is also responsible for oversight of biannual, statewide auctions and other PAC related activities in coordination with the Florida REALTORS® PAC Trustees and local board REALTORS® PAC Chairs. To increase overall REALTOR® participation at all levels of the PAC. To review participation and fundraising results of the Broker Involvement Program's grassroots; identify prospective brokers to recruit into the broker program's fundraising campaigns; present brokers with content to discuss "best practices" for raising PAC funds and investing in the profession; create networking opportunities to share ideas, successes, challenges, and plans to achieve RPAC fundraising goals.
MAJOR INVESTOR RECOGNITION SUBCOMMITTEE
To recognize and increase REALTOR® participation in all levels of PAC Major Investor Program: Sterling R; Crystal R; Golden R, and President's Circle. To set benchmarks for successful recognition programs, and to offer a menu of options for MI’s.
FORMS CONTENT COMMITTEE
Provides members direct input into the development of Florida REALTORS® business forms. Members can suggest modification, creation, deletion or addition of business forms.
GLOBAL BUSINESS COMMITTEE
Analyzes and develops policy on global issues; creates mechanisms to serve the specialized needs of members globally and to position Florida REALTORS® globally as the most influential and authoritative representative of the Florida real estate business and profession.
*GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE
(Meets during Mid-Winter and Fall Governance Meetings, as well as at GARD)
Advances the public policy agenda of the real estate profession through education and professional development opportunities for professional staff, networking opportunities, providing advice and input as requested to the association executives, task forces, and staff of Florida REALTORS® and providing an avenue for communication between and among the Government Affairs Directors and the Florida REALTORS®
INDUSTRY DATA AND ANALYSIS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Recommends products and services to meet member and local association data analysis needs in local markets, as well as recommends state-wide products for research and development. Assists in planning the Florida Real Estate Trends summit.
LEADERSHIP ACADEMY COMMITTEE
Interviews and selects candidates for the academy as well as promotes and provides an educational program to enhance the skills of potential leaders.
*MLS ADMINISTRATORS INFORMATION EXCHANGE
Offers an opportunity to discuss ideas and issues relating to MLS operations and services.
NAR STRATEGY COMMITTEE
Provides direction and recommends support of NAR issues and candidates for NAR office to the NAR Directors from Florida; when applicable interviews and provides recommendations on NAR Director Candidates to the Nominating Committee; contributes to the influence and shaping of policy and the mission of NAR by recommending Florida members for committee service and assisting in their advancement at NAR.
Annually recommends to the board of directors a slate of the following offices: Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, 13 District Vice Presidents, and, when applicable, candidates for both NAR Directors and NAR Alternate Directors.
*PAST PRESIDENTS ADVISORY COUNCIL
Gives support, advice, and counsel to the Florida REALTORS® President on issues of concern to the association.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Furthers cooperation between statewide educational programs, plans and executes the Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) and similar programs, assists, and supports local boards’ educational programming.
PUBLIC ADVOCACY ADVISORY GROUP
Advises the president on legislative and regulatory issues, including those requiring expenditures from the Advocacy Fund, while the legislation is in session and between the board of directors meetings.
PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE
Coordinates and refines policy developed on legislative and regulatory issues, discusses, reports, and recommends action on matters of legislation and regulation as they affect the real estate profession, private property rights and other issues it determines proper; recommends Florida REALTORS® positions on public policy issues.
Comprised of the membership of its breakout groups.
APPRAISAL BREAKOUT GROUP
Provides appraisal members an opportunity to discuss legislative and regulatory issues that affect their business.
ATTAINABLE/WORKFORCE HOUSING BREAKOUT GROUP
Monitors and analyzes current and prospective state housing issues affecting the ability of our state’s workforce (i.e. police, firefighters, teachers and nurses) to develop policies on affordable housing in the communities in which they work.
DIVERSITY BREAKOUT GROUP
Develops and recommends policies promoting equal opportunity in housing and diversity within the real estate industry, identifies the concerns and needs of minority members and develops actions to address those needs.
INSURANCE BREAKOUT GROUP
Studies the state insurance market and recommends legislative and regulatory strategies to ensure that real property insurance and health insurance is available and affordable.
LAND USE, PROPERTY RIGHTS, AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT BREAKOUT GROUP
Monitors legislative activities regarding private property rights and smart growth initiatives, provides strategic direction to influence public policy on the development, sale, transfer and value of real estate, such as indoor air quality (e.g., asbestos, radon), hazardous substances, wetlands, and coastal development, lead-based paint, flood plain management, and the availability and protection of water supplies.
LEGISLATIVE & REGULATORY BUSINESS ISSUES BREAKOUT GROUP
Identifies, monitors and analyzes legislative, regulatory and judicial issues that impact REALTORS® and their business operations; recommends legislative, regulatory and judicial strategies to further REALTOR® interests.
LEGISLATIVE & REGULATORY RESEARCH BREAKOUT GROUP
Initiates economic and legislative real estate research that will enable Florida Realtors to serve as a resource to its members, legislators, and consumers.
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT BREAKOUT GROUP
Provides property management members with an opportunity to discuss legislative and regulatory issues that affect their business.
RESORT & SECOND HOME SPECIALISTS BREAKOUT GROUP
Informs and educates members who have an interest or expertise in resort real estate property sales, leasing, management and development the opportunity to exchange and gather valuable information.
STATE AND LOCAL TAXATION BREAKOUT GROUP
Develops policy on all matters of state taxation affecting real estate; coordinates with the Legislative & Regulatory Business Issues Subcommittee in developing policy on tax matters that affect member’s business operations.
STRATEGIC THINKING COMMITTEE
Ensures implementation of the Strategic Framework via programs and services that enhance member freedom and the ability to conduct their individual businesses successfully with integrity and competency, and through collective action, promote the preservation of property rights.
TECHNOLOGY TOOLS WORKGROUP
Provides practical, user-based suggestions for the redesign of MLSAdvantage to enhance its functionalities and value to practitioners. Provides insights and product ideas for creating the next generation of REALTORS®-centric technology tools for Florida REALTORS® members.
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORK ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Provides direction and strategy in determining the communication, information and education necessary to reach out to young professional members and provide an opportunity for direct input to Florida REALTORS®.
These committees will meet off-cycle. Committee responsibilities, tasks, and involvement will be weighed more heavily towards WebEx and conference calls. Time and travel for these committees may involve one in-person meeting.
Employs a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) to provide for an annual audit, oversees the annual audit process, and reviews internal structure and procedures. Members shall possess general financial literacy; at least one member must have a degree of financial expertise associated with being an executive officer, financial officer, or financial/accounting professional.
Monitors the physical condition of the association’s building assets in Orlando and Tallahassee and makes recommendations to maintain the properties’ condition in a manner to ensure the highest market value.
Reviews curriculum content; approves new curriculum; oversees the CE Express Program and curriculum policies.
EDUCATION AND PROGRAMS SUBCOMMITTEE
Recommends annual conference topics and speakers to the Celebration Committee.
*FPC & KEY CONTACTS SUBCOMMITTEE
Educates and mobilizes REALTOR® grassroots at all levels (local, state and federal) with the goal of advancing our associations public policy priorities. Provides input on Great American REALTOR® Days to the GARD Forum as well as suggestions and input regarding their experiences with the NAR Midyear Hill Visits.
INVESTMENT & TREASURY MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Oversees investment initiatives and the institutions responsible for handling capital investments and invested reserves, suggests treasury management regulations for the administration of funds.
ISSUES MOBILIZATION COMMITTEE
Responsible for the oversight, and funding decisions for the issues mobilization fund; the funds are available to financially assist local associations on issues they deem to be important in protecting and promoting REALTORS® member and/or property owner interests in their market area.
LEGAL ACTION FUND COMMITTEE
Decides in what matters Florida REALTORS® should assist in legal actions and in distributing funds to support litigation that has significance to members, to private property rights, or to the real estate profession as a whole. Decisions subject to Executive Committee approval.
REALTOR®/ATTORNEY JOINT COMMITTEE
Promotes cordial relations between REALTORS® and attorneys; provides the opportunity to review and update the Florida REALTORS®/BAR Contract for Sale and Purchase and any appropriate riders.
REALTOR® PARTY MEMBER INVOLVEMENT COMMITTEE (RPMIC)
(Meets off-cycle at GARD)
Provides information on how to get involved politically at all levels of government.
*TOP BROKERS COMMITTEE
Develops ongoing initiative that identifies the services, tools and strategic relationships that expand and enhance the business interests of our top 50 Designated REALTORS®.