Southland Regional Association of REALTORS® is governed by a Board of Directors and various committees made up of volunteer members of the Association. Below is a list of the committees, along with a full description of their purpose. If you are interested in serving on a committee, and are a member in good standing with SRAR, applications are made available in the fall for the following year. Once your application is received and reviewed, committee appointments are made by the incoming President of the Association.
To establish and maintain ongoing two-way communications between the association and its members through all means available including but not limited to online, social media, print and in-person. Identify topics, information and industry news to be communicated to the membership and constantly monitor communication vehicles and evaluate their effectiveness. Must serve on another standing committee to be appointed to the Communications Committee.
To establish, through planning and a visionary process, the future educational initiatives for SRAR membership including both CalB.R.E and informational-only seminars; to encourage cooperative educational efforts with NAR, CAR, various local associations, institutes and councils, state and other industry-related organizations; to provide opportunities for presentations and idea sharing relating to new technologies, trends, and general real estate best-practices.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY & HOUSING COMMITTEE:
To develop and implement programs and seminars to educate the public consumer on the home-buying process; to identify and seek solutions to barriers of homeownership, such as financing, credit solutions and fair housing; to present fair housing information and training opportunities to develop cohesive partnerships for creating a favorable environment to affordable housing for all; to promote cultural diversity and diversity in leadership; to participate in community outreach programs which create goodwill and positive publicity for our membership.
EVENTS & COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE:
To plan and promote a variety of projects and events related to real estate for members; to promote community involvement through projects designed to educate and build community awareness; to promote SRAR and its members through events, special projects and involvement within the community. This committee includes a YPN Young Professional Network subcommittee.
GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE:
To take positions and offer input on legislative matters, environmental and community issues that are of concern to property owners and REALTORS® with primary emphasis on local issues; to develop and maintain close relationships with legislators representing the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys through frequent meetings and correspondence.
To review complaints from members and the public to determine whether a formal hearing is warranted. To serve as a member of the Grievance Committee applicants shall be interviewed prior to appointment to the committee. In addition, members must have been a member of an Association of REALTORS® for a minimum of two years.
MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE COMMITTEE:
To maintain the data integrity of the CRISNet MLS system; responsible for the Hearing panels which enforce the MLS Rules and Data Integrity Standards; works with the CARETS Rules committee to maintain the common rules and enforcement for all CARETS MLS' and Associations.
PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS COMMITTEE:
To provide panelists for disciplinary action or arbitration, in accordance with the Professional Standards Rules. Participation requires special training and three years of previous experience on the Grievance Committee including two years as a voting member.