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Committees & Task Forces

Committees and Task Forces provide feedback and input that enable GRAR to better serve the greater Membership. Your involvement is invaluable to the association and we thank you for your participation.

Please consider volunteering for a Committee or Task Force. Committee sign-ups take place every November for the following year.

If you would like to join a Committee or Task Force mid-year, click the “ASK FOR INFORMATION/ASK TO JOIN” button under the Committee you’re interested in joining.

Advocacy

Industry Advocacy Committee

Promotes the legislative & regulatory agenda for the Association in conjunction with NAR & NYSAR staff; Educates members on the legislative process and current issues at the local, state and federal levels; Engages association members in support of our legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts, including arranging groups to attend NYSAR’s Lobby Day in Albany and organizing local visits to our elected officials; Promotes the importance of participation in NAR/NYSAR “Calls for Action”. (Meets approximately 6x per year)

REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Fundraising Task Force

Plans fundraising events to benefit RPAC (including “RPAC Madness” in March & “Cornhole Madness” in October); Generates support for RPAC and encourages members to contribute via the annual dues billing; Creates materials to educate members on what RPAC does for the industry. (Meets as needed to plan events & activities)

REALTOR® / Bar Committee

The Committee includes REALTORS® and attorneys from the Monroe County Bar Association. Reviews relevant industry laws and regulations and keeps GRAR contracts, forms and addenda current; Conducts joint educational programs with members of the GRAR and the Monroe County Bar Association. (Meets monthly for 1.5 hours)

Education

Professional Development Committee

Develops ideas for new educational courses, seminars and workshops offered by the GRAR Real Estate School; Ensures that the Association is meeting Members’ educational and developmental needs; Discusses ways to raise awareness of our educational options; Assists in promoting our full range of educational offerings, including ‘in-person’ courses at GRAR, ‘live-streamed’ courses via video conference, and ‘on-demand’ courses via CypherWorx or our online school partners. (Meets monthly for 1.5 hours)

Ethics

Fair Housing & Diversity Committee

Supports and promotes equal opportunity for home ownership in our community; Works with local government and non-profits to educate potential home owners on the opportunities available to them; Educates GRAR members on the principles of Fair Housing & Diversity. (Meets quarterly for approx. 1.5 hours)

Professional Standards Committee

Members of this committee are the pool from which hearing panels are constituted for both ethics and arbitration hearings. Committee members are devoted to upholding the Code of Ethics and are required to attend annual NYSAR Professional Standards training. (Time commitment varies depending on the volume of cases. Members may be asked to serve on 3-5 panels per year at 4-7 hours each.)

Technology

Technology Committee

Act as ‘Technology Ambassadors’ to GRAR members by using new technologies, helping to promote adoption of existing products/tools, and helping new members acquire the skills needed to use technology for their business; Tests new features of existing products/tools that the association is making available to members. (Meets monthly for 1‐2 hours)

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