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2020 Committee Application Now Open

2020 GKAR Committee Application

2020 Committee Descriptions


Advocacy

2020 Assignments:  Meet the NAR minimum standards for participation in 2020 Calls for Action of 20% by enrolling three (3) new Brokers to NAR Broker Involvement Program; exceed RPAC Goal set by NAR by 120% by promoting Member participation in RPAC and hosting two participation fundraiser events; provide endorsement of State and local legislators; and host semi-annual Legislative Update Forums open to all Members. 

Community Relations

2020 Assignments:  Coordinate, promote, and participate in Community Events – Bowl for Kids’ Sake; Walk to End Homelessness; Habitat for Humanity Build; Day of Service for Veterans; and Kalamazoo Holiday Parade to enhance the REALTOR® Brand. 

Grievance

REALTORS® Only 
Screen/investigate for the Professional Standards Hearing Panel. Following review, determine the proper course of action on any formal complaint from the public or Membership. Committee Members must have been a REALTOR® Member for a minimum of three (3) years and attend additional education. 

Membership

REALTORS® Only 
2020 Objective:  Support and promote Membership through New Member Orientation and the New Member Welcome Program. 
2020 Assignment:  Review Appraiser Member benefits to enhance their value and recognition. 

MLS

REALTORS® Only 
2020 Objective:  Develops, interprets, and enforces MLS policies and rules. 
2020 Assignment:  Provide solutions for streamlining MLS system. 

Professional Development

2020 Assignments:  Coordinate Professional Development Series; topics include – Market Area Updates presented by Southwest Michigan First, Housing Resource Fair, REALTOR® Safety, and Industry Best Practices. 

Professional Standards

REALTORS® Only 
Provide a pool of panel members to hear matters of alleged Code of Ethics violations by REALTOR® 
Members and hear disputes regarding commissions. Committee Members must have been a REALTOR® 
Member for a minimum of five (5) years and attend additional education. 

Risk Management

2020 Objective:  Review and revise standard forms, contract language, and disclosures. 
2020 Assignment:  Provide GKAR Members Forms Update session by individual or panel.