Influence from collaborating among REALTORS®, local government, and the community is one of the many ways CAAR is your gateway to more!
Learn more about how you can increase your sphere of influence by signing up to volunteer on a Master Group, Project Team, or Committee.
Both REALTOR® and affiliate members are welcome to volunteer. A Master Group is an annual commitment (12 meetings per year). A Project Team and Committee are short commitments (1-5 meetings per year, meet as needed).
Read below and get a better idea of each Master Group and/or Committee does. Project Teams are created as needed, per Master Group. If you click on a Master Group hyperlink then you will be relocated to that particular Master Group page, where you can read past Meeting Minutes, see who the Chair and Vice-Chair are, and more.
Communications Master Group
Responsible for the distribution of CAAR's message to both the members and to the public. Areas of responsibility include:
- Member communications (e.g., e-newsletter, surveys, etc.)
- Member recognition and awards
- Media relations
- Website feedback and guidance
- Community involvement
Emerging Technologies Master Group
Responsible for working with staff and leadership to investigate, evaluate, and recommend new tools and technologies for the benefit of CAAR members. This group's activities often support the work of other Master Group and result in collaborative projects. Areas of responsibility include:
- Technologies that improve our business
- MLS systems and policies
- MLS/Data services
- Evaluating business trends
- New member benefits
- MLS systems and policies
- MLS data collection, data sharing and data distribution
- Volunteer leadership recruitment/recommendations
- Maintaining CAAR governing documents (e.g., Bylaws, Policy Manual, etc.)
- Oversight of professional standards, mediation and arbitration procedures
Public Affairs Master Group
- Monitoring risk issues
- Providing CAAR members with continuing education & single track post licensure classes
- Designation course selection
- Professional networking within the membership
- Affiliate services and spring/fall education events
Responsible for many aspects of the Association that involve public policy or real estate market conditions. Areas of responsibility include:
- REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC) & candidate review
- Free Enterprise Forum partnership
- Local issues advocacy
- State issues advocacy (including REALTOR® Day on the Hill
Professional Standards Committee (no webpage available) Ready to Volunteer?
Responsible for enforcement of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Committee members serve on Grievance review, Ethical and Arbitration complaint hearing panels. Each committee member is required to attend one Professional Standards Road Show training session a year to maintain panel member status. Road Shows may provide CE credit for RCE designation or toward re-certification. This committee is a year-long commitment, but will only meet when needed. REALTOR® members only for this committee.
Young Professionals Network (YPN) Planning Committee
Responsible for building a new, diverse generation of
leaders, strengthening members’ affinity for the REALTOR® brand early in their career, and gaining a valuable perspective on
generational shifts. This group is also responsible for planning, promoting, and executing YPN events and charity activities (e.g., securing YPN sponsors, etc.).
Please complete a 2021 Volunteer Form
today! Volunteering on a Master Group, Project Team, or Committee counts toward the CAAR and state Honor Society.
volunteer recruitment period runs from Mon., Oct. 12th - Mon., Nov. 23rd, 2020.
A staff liaison will contact you in December 2020
with an email invitation to serve that describes the volunteer opportunity available to you. At that time, you will have the opportunity to accept or decline the offer.
If you are submit a form after the recruitment period, you will still be added to a 2021
interested volunteer list. This list will be used as new project teams develop.