2021 GKAR Committee Application

GKAR Committees are the lifeblood of the Association, serving and executing the vision for the Association, in alignment with the Bylaws, Strategic Plan, and National Association of REALTORS®' Core Standards. Approximately 100 Members are selected to serve GKAR each year; contributing to the professionalism of our Membership and the real estate industry in Southwest Michigan as a whole.

  • Applications must be submitted by Friday, December 4th, 2020, at 4:00 pm.
  • All applicants will be notified of application status no later than Friday, December 18th, 2020; some Committees may be limited in size.
  • Contact Callie Reed or (269) 382-1597, ext. 112, with any questions.

2021 Committee Objectives  & Information

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Schedule: Every other month; 1st Monday at 1:00 pm
2021 Assignments: Meet the NAR minimum standards for participation in 2021 Calls for Action of 20% by promoting the REALTOR® Party Mobile Alerts; exceed RPAC Goal set by NAR by 120% by hosting two participation fundraisers; provide endorsement of local legislators; and host semi-annual Legislative Update Forums open to all Members.

Community Relations

Schedule: Monthly; 1st Friday at 10:00 am
2021 Assignments: Coordinate, promote, and participate in Community  Events –Bowl for Kids’ Sake; Walk to End Homelessness; Habitat for Humanity; Day of Service for Veterans; SkeleTour event; and Kalamazoo Holiday Parade.


Schedule: As needed
2021 Objective: 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 years and attend additional education.


Schedule: Monthly; 2 Wednesdays prior to the Board of Directors' meeting
2021 Objective: Support and promote Membership through New Member Orientation and the New Member Welcome Program.
2021 Assignment: Review new GKAR REALTOR® and Business Partner Membership requests, provide a New Member Welcome program, review Appraiser Member benefits to enhance their value and recognition; review GKAR Emeritus benefit applications for approval; and promote the value of GKAR Membership.


Schedule: Monthly; 2nd Tuesday at 1:30 pm
2021 Objective: Develops, interprets, and enforces MLS policies and rules.
2021 Assignment: Provide solutions for streamlining MLS system.

Professional Development

Schedule: Monthly; 1st Friday at 8:30 am
2021 Assignments: Coordinate Professional Development Committee Presents series; Market Area Updates presented by Southwest Michigan First, Fair Housing, REALTOR® Safety, Appraiser, Lender and Title Panel discussion, and Back to Basics/RE201.

Professional Standards

Schedule: As needed
2021 Objective: 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 years and attend additional education.

Risk Management

Schedule: Monthly; 2nd Friday at 8:30 am 
2021 Objective: Review and revise standard forms, contract language, and disclosures.
2021 Assignment: Provide GKAR Members Forms Update session by individual or panel.