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2023 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.

  • The 2023 Application is closed.
  • Applications must be submitted by Friday, December 2nd, 2022, at 4:00 pm.
  • All applicants will be notified of application status no later than Friday, December 16th, 2022; some Committees may be limited in size.
  • Contact Callie Reed CallieR@gkar.com or (269) 382-1597, ext. 112, with any questions.
 

2023 Committee Objectives  & Information

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Advocacy committee

Schedule: January 9th; March 6th; May 15th; June 6th; August 25th
2023 Assignments: Educate, promote awareness, and generate increased participation in RPAC and RPAC events; Attend the semi-annual Governmental Legislative Update Forums; participate/attend Candidate Interviews for City of Kalamazoo, City of Portage; attend Capitol Day, in Lansing, to represent REALTORS® while visiting our Legislators; and promote 100% participation in RPAC with all committees and Board of Directors. Committee Members are highly encouraged to participate in RPAC.


Community Relations committee

Schedule: Monthly; 1st Friday at 10:00 am
2023 Assignments: Plan, coordinate, promote and participate in Association community outreach activities to serve the community and increase REALTOR® involvement and awareness in the community; Senior Services Ramp Build; Bowl for Kids’ Sake; Walk to End Homelessness; Habitat for Humanity; SkeleTour event; Day of Service for Veterans; and Kalamazoo Holiday Parade. Committee Members are highly encouraged to participate in RPAC.


Grievance committee

REALTORS® Only 
Schedule: As needed
2023 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. Committee Members are highly encouraged to participate in RPAC.


Membership committee

REALTORS® Only 
Schedule: Monthly; 2 Wednesdays prior to the Board of Directors' meeting
2023 Objective: Support and promote Membership through New Member Orientation and the New Member Welcome Program.
2023 Assignment: Review GKAR REALTOR® and Business Partner Membership applications for approval; review GKAR Emeritus benefit applications for approval; and promote the value of GKAR Membership. Committee Members are highly encouraged to participate in RPAC.


MLS committee

REALTORS® Only 
Schedule: Monthly; 2nd Tuesday at 1:30 pm
2023 Objective: Develops, interprets, and enforces MLS policies and rules.
2023 Assignment: Provide solutions for streamlining MLS system. Committee Members are highly encouraged to participate in RPAC.


Professional Development committee

Schedule: Monthly; 1st Friday at 8:30 am
2023 Assignments: Work to further the knowledge and education of Members; Plan, coordinate, promote, and participate in the Professional Development Committee Presents Series; Fair Housing, REALTOR® Safety, Diversity and Inclusion, Local Community Housing Resources, and Economic Update. Committee Members are highly encouraged to participate in RPAC.


Professional Standards committee

REALTORS® Only 
Schedule: As needed
2023 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. Committee Members are highly encouraged to participate in RPAC.


Risk Management committee

Schedule: Monthly; 2nd Friday at 8:30 am 
2023 Objective: Review and revise standard forms, contract language, and disclosures.
2023 Assignment: Provide GKAR Members Forms Update session by individual or panel. Committee Members are highly encouraged to participate in RPAC.