GET INVOLVED

Get Involved in C.A.R.

If you wish to join one of our many committees, please see the following committee list, including a brief description for each, and apply for the position(s) that best fits your area of expertise.

Board of Directors

The deadline has passed for the 2016-2017 year. We will be accepting applications for the 2017-2018 beginning in spring of 2017. Thank you for your interest.

Audit Committee

The purpose of the audit work group is to oversee the integrity of the Association’s financial accounting process and systems of internal controls regarding finance, accounting and use of assets.  The audit work group should take an active role in the prevention and deterrence of fraud, as well as an effective ethics and compliance program. Thank you for your interest, the 2016-17 Audit Committee is now full. Apply to the 2017-18 Audit Committee.

Global Real Estate Council

The purpose of the Global Real Estate Council is to support C.A.R. members who do business with global markets (inbound and outbound transactions and/or consultancy) through education and networking activities, information sharing and involvement with select global real estate organizations. The council also fosters strong relations with local organizations representing diverse ethnic and cultural communities in Chicagoland.  Thank you for your interest, the 2016-17 Global Real Estate Council is now full. Apply to the 2017-18 Global Real Estate Council.

CommercialForum Committee

The purpose of the CommercialForum is to create a community of Chicagoland commercial real estate professionals to increase the likelihood of their success.  Apply to the CommercialForum Committee

Grievance Committee

The purpose of the Grievance Committee is to investigate complaints received from the public and members to determine if the complaint has sufficient substance and merit to warrant an ethics or arbitration hearing or mediation procedures. Thank you for your interest, the 2016-17 Grievance Committee is now full. Apply to the 2017-18 Grievance Committee.

Professional Standards Committee

The purpose of the Professional Standards Committee is to be responsible for enforcement of the Code of Ethics through the conduct of ethics and arbitration hearings. Thank you for your interest, the 2016-17 Professional Standards Committee is now full. Apply to the 2017-18 Professional Standards Committee.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee provides oversight of the financial management and reporting function of the association. Thank you for your interest, the 2016-17 Finance Committee is now full. Apply to the 2017-18 Finance Committee.

Forms and Contracts Committee

The purpose of the Forms and Contracts Committee is to review and update all approved C.A.R. forms and contracts on a regular basis, as well as develops any forms and contracts that will enhance members’ businesses. Thank you for your interest, the 2016-17 Forms and Contracts Committee is now full.  Apply to the 2017-18 Forms and Contracts Committee.

Golf Outing Advisory Group

The purpose of the Golf Outing Advisory Group is to focus on strategy and execution of generating sponsorship revenues for the golf outing, as well as engaging members to attend.  Apply to the 2017 Golf Outing Advisory Group.

Good Neighbor Awards Advisory Group

The purpose of the GNA Work group is to assist staff with planning and organizing for an event and select winners of this annual awards program, which recognizes those real estate professionals who have made a positive difference in the community through construction, renovation, and/or rehabilitation of real property. A secondary focus is on the strategy and execution of generating sponsorship revenues for the event, as well as engaging members to attend.

C.A.R. Young Professionals Network Work Group

The C.A.R. Young Professionals Network (YPN) is a growing group of career-minded real estate professionals who want to stay abreast of the latest tools, resources and networking opportunities available to them as REALTORS®. The YPN strives to help real estate professionals excel in their careers by giving them the tools and encouragement to become involved in REALTOR Associations (all levels), take an active role in policy discussions and advocacy issues, create a cooperative community to share ideas with their peers and give back to the community through outreach initiatives.  Thank you for your interest, the 2016-17 YPN Work Group is now full. Apply to the 2017-18 C.A.R. YPN Advisory Board.

Professional Development Advisory Group

The purpose of the Professional Development Advisory Group is to identify professional development topics, classes, events and new programs which would be of value to the members of CAR and the greater Chicagoland real estate community. Further, the advisory group is to promote the offerings of REALTORS® Real Estate School and the programs of the Chicago Association of REALTORS® Education Fund. Apply to the 2017-2018 Professional Development Advisory Group

Public Policy Forums

In addition, four Public Policy Forums meet, as needed, that are open to C.A.R. members and non-members to attend, please check out the Government Advocacy Forums to get more involved.

  • Fair Housing Forum
    The purpose of the Fair Housing Forum is to provide an open setting for speakers, member involvement and information sharing related to fair housing and anti-discriminatory matters.
  • Government Advocacy Forum
    The purpose of the Government Advocacy Forum is to provide an open setting for speakers, member involvement and information sharing related to government advocacy, public policy matters and related civic matters.
  • Property Management Forum
    The purpose of the Property Management Forum is to provide an open setting for speakers, member involvement and information sharing related to property management and leasing matters.
  • RPAC Fundraising Work Group
    The purpose of the RPAC Work Group is to solicit RPAC investments annually. A key focus of the committee is securing Major Investors, as well as broad-based, lower-level investments from C.A.R. members.