Committees

Engaging in Your Community: A Pathway to Business Growth

Are you looking to expand your horizons and boost your business? Being an active member of your community can open doors to new opportunities and connections. 

Here’s why being a part of the West Central Association of REALTORS can work wonders for you:

  • Increased Exposure: When you actively engage in community events and organizations like WCAR, you’re putting yourself in the spotlight. This exposure can lead to more people recognizing your expertise and services.

 

  • Networking Opportunities: West Central is a hub of professionals in the real estate industry. By joining, you’ll be connecting with fellow realtors, brokers, and other key players, expanding your circle of potential clients.

 

  • Wider Client Base: Being part of the association gives you a chance to interact with a diverse group of individuals who share a common interest in real estate. This can lead to referrals and collaborations that you might not have encountered otherwise.

 

  • Skill Enhancement: Engaging provides opportunities for professional development. You’ll be exposed to new ideas, trends, and strategies that can elevate your skills as a real estate professional.

 

  • Voice and Influence: Getting involved allows you to have a say in decisions that shape the real estate community. Your input can make a difference and showcase your expertise.

How to Get Involved

Submit your Committee application during the month of October.

Applications for current and candidate committee members will be reviewed by the incoming President and submitted to the BOD for approval in November.

2024 Committees:

To strengthen existing partnerships, grow the WCAR affiliate network and ensure existing partners receive valuable membership benefits. The committee will conduct an annual Affiliate Open House and manage the Affiliate of the Year award guidelines.

Annual Event: Affiliate Open House

A group of 3-5 members, will do an annual walk through of the association building to recommend any maintenance or upgrades based on budget.

To promote the REALTOR® brand, our members, and their benefits. The committee will recommend annual social media campaigns, be the liaison to local media outlets, and additional advertising on an as needed basis.

Offer opportunities for WCAR members to engage in various projects that are designed to serve and improve our local community.

Annual Event: REALTOR® Volunteer Day

Annual Event: Bowling Fundraiser for Local Non-Profit

To be the primary local source to assist members in eliminating barriers to fair housing and diversified communities. The DEI Committee, in cooperation with the Program Committee and/or education Committee, will be responsible for scheduling one program each year to support members in eliminating intolerance among real estate practitioners and the general public.

Annual Event: Homeownership Seminar for High School Students

It shall be the responsibility of the Finance Committee, under the direction of the Board of Directors, to supervise the finances of the Board and to prepare an annual budget to be presented to the Directors for approval at their September meeting. The committee will meet quarterly to analyze the investments and make recommendations to the Board of Directors as needed. Set non-dues income goal for education/membership/program committee. This committee shall consist of the President, President Elect, Vice President and one member.

Maintains contact with elected officials who promote efforts in the support or opposition of legislation on behalf of REALTORS® and private property owners. Stay abreast of local government real estate issues and advise Board of Directors of pertinent information. 

Encourages grass roots activity and identifies future elected officials. The RPAC Chairman and Committee encourages members to be active participants in the RPAC campaign.

To establish and promote quarterly business meetings including membership voting as needed. They are also responsible for the annual golf outing and the Installation Banquet although these are usually planned by sub-committees.

To review and keep current Multiple Listing Service rules, regulations, and policy to conform to NAR rules and regulations with the Board of Directors approval. Policy and Procedures approved by the Board of Directors shall be followed in administering said rules and regulations. 

The MLS committee supports and enhances the level of service to the membership and provides the appropriate vehicle to address the concerns and issues of the participants and users. The MLS Committee is responsible for planning one membership meeting each year to address concerns of the users of the Multiple Listing System.

At least three (3) months before the annual election of the President, with the approval of the Board of Directors, the President Elect shall appoint a nomination committee. Membership shall be composed of one (1) past president, the President Elect, and three (3) other active members of WCAR. Two (2) alternates shall also be selected to serve if one or more of the Nominating Committee Members are unable to attend the meeting. (Amended 09/23/2022)

The Nominating Committee is tasked with reviewing candidate applications and selecting those that should be presented to the Board of Directors for approval to be placed on the ballot.

To identify topics of help and interest to the members. Schedules and plans educational programs. Working with affiliates to provide continuing education or underwrite part of the cost of the courses to enable reasonably priced classes while still reaching the non-dues income goal set by the finance committee.

To work together in sharing creative and innovative ideas to assist in planning an annual local RPAC fundraising event. This event is to raise money and to keep the members involved, informed and influential in the legislative decisions being made that are important to members, our consumers and the way real estate professionals conduct business.

Review the 2022-2024 plan and make updates and/or edits to submit a recommended 2025-2027 plan to the Board of Directors.

Assists with recommendations of hardware in the office and other tech tools as needed.