Get Involved: Take on a Leadership Role in the Association | Chicago Association of REALTORS®

Gain the most from your REALTOR® membership by getting involved! There are many ways to volunteer at C.A.R. Rewards include personal and professional growth opportunities and the ability to contribute to the future of Chicago real estate.

Here is a summary of Chicago REALTOR® committees and work groups that welcome volunteers. To successfully apply for volunteer positions, you must be willing to attend committee meetings and actively participate. In most cases you must also be a C.A.R. member in good standing, though there are a few committees that rep-resent a wider range of participants by including non-C.A.R. members.

Committee members are selected in September for terms that take effect on Oct. 1, the start of our fiscal year. See a committee that’s right for you? Click on “Get Involved” on the Membership page of ChicagoREALTOR.com.

 

Business Services Work Group

Business Services Work Group identifies, reviews, investigates and recommends potential services and products to help members prosper. The committee also fosters strong relationships with C.A.R. Affiliate Members.

Term length: 1 year

Number of members: 7-10

 

Forms & Contracts Committee

Forms & Contracts Committee reviews and updates 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.

Term length: 1 year

Number of members: 8-12

 

CommercialForum Committee

CommercialForum creates educational and networking opportunities that build community among Chicagoland commercial real estate professionals and provide tools for their success.

Term length: 1 year

Number of members: 15-20

 

Fair Housing Forum

Fair Housing Forum provides an open setting for speakers, member involvement and information sharing related to fair housing and anti-discriminatory matters.

Term length: Open terms

Number of members: Open to members & non-members

 

Finance Committee

Along with senior management, the Finance Committee provides oversight of C.A.R. financial management and the financial reporting function.

Term length: 2 years

Number of members: C.A.R. Secretary/Treasurer plus 12 members

 

Global Real Estate & Emerging Markets Forum

Forum members foster and provide a platform for international real estate business opportunities. They also seek and create venues for networking with other relevant organizations.

Term length: 1 year

Number of members: 10-15

 

Golf Outing Advisory Group

Advisory Group members focus on strategy and execution of generating sponsorship revenues for the Golf Outing, as well as engaging members to attend.

Term length: 1 year

Number of members: 7-10

 

Government Advocacy Forum

Government Advocacy Forum provides an open setting for speakers, member involvement and information sharing related to government advocacy, public policy matters and related civic matters.

Term length: Open terms

Number of members: Open to members & non-members

 

Property Management Forum

Property Management Forum provides an open setting for speakers, member involvement and information sharing related to property management and leasing matters.

Term length: Open terms

Number of members: Open to members & non-members

 

RPAC Fundraising Work Group

RPAC Committee members 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.

Term length: 1 year

Number of members: 10-15

 

Grievance Committee

The Grievance Committee investigates complaints received from the public and members to determine if they have sufficient substance and merit to warrant an ethics or arbitration hearing, or mediation procedures.

Term length: 3 years

Number of members: 15-20

 

Professional Standards Committee

The Professional Standards Committee is responsible for enforcing the REALTOR® Code of Ethics through the conduct of ethics and arbitration hearings.

Term length: 3 years

Number of members: 50-75

 

Professional Development Advisory Group

The Advisory Group identifies professional development topics, classes, events and programs that would be valuable to C.A.R. members and the greater Chicagoland real estate community. Group members also help promote the offerings of the REALTORS® Real Estate School and CAR Foundation.

Term length: 1 year

Number of members: 6-8

 

Young Professionals Network Work Group

The purpose of the C.A.R. YPN is to help young professionals excel in their careers with networking and education.

Term length: 1 year

Number of members: 10-15

 

Apply to work groups and committees today! Deadline: July 27, 2018.