Committees

Committee NameCommittee Description
2020 Awards Work Group

- Review award criteria and select award recipients for Rookie of the Year, Good Neighbor awards

- Nominate prior year Good Neighbor Award recipient for MAR award

- Review REALTOR® of the Year (ROTY) nominee resumes using MAR criteria and select NSAR ROTY for announcement at the June Education Event

- Review current MAR/NSAR ROTY criteria and make recommendation for any change

2020 Communications Committee The Communications Committee is responsible for using social media and NSAR's online presence as a means to connect and engage members, grow the membership base, increase non-dues revennue, and position NSAR as the "go to" voice for real estate on the North Shore. 

- Plan and implement roll-out for new branding

- Recommendation/budget for branding related collateral and signage

- Work with website developer vendor to create new North Shore Realtors® website

- Plan for and participate in launch of new website

2020 Community Involvement & Investment Work Group

- Recommend and select the 2020 NSAR Homeownership Advocate Award recipient

- Review and update the Housing Assistance data links and add new programs to Homeownership Center

- Promote the REALTORS® in the Community member submissions for Update

- Recommend local housing and homeless organizations for MAR Charitable Grants to BOD

- Plan community drive for the October Event

- Plan, promote and participate in one housing related volunteer activity for membership

2020 Finance & Budget Committee

- Oversee and prepare the Association's annual budget for vote by BOD at August meeting

- Review current investment policy & portfolio and make recommendations to BOD

2020 Government Affairs Committee

- Continue to grow Town Monitor program

     - Conduct annual Town Monitor Training program

     - Identify local issues

          - Communicate local issues to members

          - Work with MAR or NAR as issue warrants

     - Utilize NAR grants and resources for NSAR efforts

- Contribute content to Government Affairs blog as a tool for identifying issues and promoting education/involvement in local issues (legislative and economic development) and local, state and national REALTOR® Calls for Action

- Plan, participate in, and promote 2020 MAR Day on the Hill

2020 Grievance Committee

- Receive ethics complaints and arbitration requests

- Ensure that only valid complaints, properly framed and presented, are sent for hearing

- Participate in committee training offered by MAR/NSAR

2020 Homebuyer Education Steering Committee

- Schedule and implement four courses for 2020

- Review CHAPA materials and update NSAR curriculum as needed

- Review program policies and make recommendations to BOD

- Review and update NSAR curriculum and handout materials

- Review applications and make Guest Speaker selections

- Review and evaluate instructors annually based on student feedback

- Update NorthShoreMaHomePrograms website as needed

- Review Partnership Agreement with Harborlight Community Partners

- Re-apply for CHAPA approval in 2020

2020 June Event Work Group

- Plan, develop, implement and attend the June Education Event & Expo with program topic/speaker for 2020

2020 Mediation Officers

(subset of Professional Standards Committee)

- Facilitate the mediation of arbitrable matters to help resolve controversy, promote amicable resolutions and reduce the number of cases requiring more formal and complex arbitration procedures of the Association

- Mediation Officers should be thoroughly conversant with the NSAR arbitration procedures and the real estate rules and regulations of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

2020 Nominating Committee

- Identify a pathway to leadership (program, mentoring, event to promote involvement, outreach by Past Presidents, etc.)

- Identify possible candidates

- Select 2021 proposed slate for NSAR Officers & BOD and MAR Directors

2020 Ombudsman

- Develop recommendation for messaging to NSAR Brokers benefits of Ombudsman program

- Serve as NSAR Ombudsman to attempt to resolve complaints within the procedures established by NSAR. Ombudsman agree to complete training program, demonstrate objectivity, possess extensive knowledge of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics, license law and best practices.

2020 Orientation Committee

- Responsible for the Orientation program for new members, including performing a consistent follow-up program to engage new members in NSAR participation 

- Monitor orientation members' feedback

- Identify potential new instructors for Orientation

- Review and update manuals annually

NOTE: New instructors and possible support to become certified through Board of Registration 

2020 Professional Standards Committee

- Promote and enforce the Code of Ethics, educate the members about the Code of Ethics and its obligations

- Serve on hearing panels with concern for providing due process to all parties

- Participate in committee training offered by MAR/NSAR

2020 RPAC Work Group

- Increase awareness of RPAC value to members and increase participation

- Responsible for exceeding MAR RPAC fundraising and participation goals

- Review current NSAR Elite Investor program and make recommendation to increase participation

- Plan stand alone RPAC fundraiser - Bowling Event or new