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Our Committees, Task Forces, & Work Groups

Our Committees, Task Forces, & Work Groups

The strength of North Shore REALTORS® is in our member volunteers, without whom the association could not grow and thrive. The call for committee volunteers is sent out each year in the fall. Appointments to committees, task forces, and work groups are made by the NSR Leadership in November/December.

If you are interested in getting involved please email NSR CEO, Susan Kline for more information and to submit your name for a future committee or work group.

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NSR Committees, Task Forces, & Work Groups

2021 Awards Work Group

  • Review award criteria and select award recipients for Rookie of the Year, Good Neighbor awards
  • Nominate prior year Good Neighbor Award recipient for MAR award
  • Review REALTOR® of the Year (ROTY) nominee resumes using MAR criteria and slect the NSR ROTY for announcement at the June Education Event
  • Review current MAR/NSR ROTY criteria and make recommendation for any changes (review current Rookie Award criteria and consider inclusion of teams)
NOTE: additional awards (last revised 2019)
  • To be selected by BOD: Life Member, Affiliate of the Year
  • To be selected by Staff: Outstanding Service
  • To be selected by Community Involvement & Investment Work Group: Homeownership Advocate

2021 Business Planning Committee

  • Create a new business plan to be implemented 2022-2025 with measurable goals and action plan
  • Review current Mission Statement

2021 Community Involvement & Investment Work Group

  • Recommend and select the 2021 NSR Homeownership Advocate Award recipient
  • Review and update the Housing Assistance Data Links and add new programs to Homeownership Center website
  • Promote the REALTORS® in the Community member submissions for Update
  • Recommend local housing and homeless organizations for MAR Charitable Grants to BOD
  • Plan community drive for the October Event
  • Plan, promote, and participate in one housing related volunteer activity for membership

2021 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Task Force

  • Develop and recommend an Action Plan for DEI strategies
  • Identify and promote training programs on diversity, equity and inclusion through webinars, presentations or in person classes
  • Promote a culture of inclusivity that supports diversity and leverage that culture
  • Recommend strategies to ensure NSR's membership and leadership reflect the communities we serve and a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusivity

2021 Finance & Budget Committee

  • Oversee and prepare the Association's annual budget for vote by BOD at August meeting
  • Review current investment policy & portfolio and make recommendations to BOD
  • Review building needs/improvements and make recommendation to BOD

2021 Government Affairs Committee

  • Continue to grow the Town Monitor Program
    • Conduct annual Town Monitor Training Program
    • Identify local issues
      • Communicate local issues to members
      • Work with MAR or NAR as issue warrants
    • Utilize NAR grants and resources for NSR efforts
  • Contribute content to Government Affairs blog as a tool for identifying issues and promoting education/involvement in local issues (legislative and economic development) and local, state and national REALTOR® Calls for Action
  • Plan, participate in, and promote 2021 MAR Day on the Hill
  • Review current NSR Public Policy Statement (2016)

2021 Grant Task Force

  • Review current NAR and MAR grant offerings and determine projects to be supported with a grant

2021 Grievance Committee

  • Receive ethics complaints and arbitration requests
  • Ensure that only valid complaints, properly framed and presented, are sent for hearing
  • Participate in committee training offered by MAR/NSR

2021 Homebuyer Education Steering Committee

  • Schedule and implement 5 courses for 2021
  • Review CHAPA materials and update NSR curriculum as needed
  • Review program policies and make recommendations to BOD
  • Review and update NSR curriculum and handout materials
  • Review applications and make Guest Speaker selections
  • Review and evaluate instructors annually based on student feedback
  • Update NorthShoreMAHomePrograms website as needed
  • Consider offering HBEC course in Spanish and investigate NAR grant opportunities
  • Review Partnership Agreement with Harborlight Community Partners

2021 June Event Work Group

  • Plan, develop, implement and attend the June Education Event & Expo program topic/speaker for 2021

2021 Mediation Officers

subset of Professional Standards Committee
  • Facilitate the mediation of arbitrable matters to help resolve controversy, promote amicable resolutions and reduce the number of cases requiring more formal and complex arbitration procedures of the Association
  • Mediation Officers should be thoroughly conversant with the NSR arbitration procedures and the real estate rules and regulations of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

2021 Nominating Committee

  • Identify a pathway to leadership (program, mentoring, event to promote involvement, outreach by Past Presidents, etc.)
  • Identify possible candidates
  • Select 2022 proposed slate for NSR Officers and BOD and MAR Directors

2021 Ombudsman

Subset of Professional Standards Committee

  • Develop recommendation for messaging to NSR Brokers benefits of Ombudsman program
  • Serve as NSR Ombudsman to attempt to resolve complaints within the procedures established by NSR. Ombudsman agree to complete a training program, demonstrate objectivity, possess extensive knowledge of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics, license law and best practices

2021 Orientation Committee

  • Responsible for the Orientation program for new members, including performing a consistent follow-up program to engage new members in NSR participation
  • Monitor orientation members' feedback
  • Identify potential new instructors for Orientation
  • Review and update manuals annually
NOTE: New instructors and possible support to become certified through Board of Registration

2021 Professional Standards Committee

  • Promote and enforce the Code of Ethics, educate the members about the Code of Ethics and its obligations
  • Serve on hearing panels with concern for providing due process to all parties
  • Participate in committee training offered by MAR/NSR

2021 RPAC Work Group

  • Increase awareness of RPAC value to members and increase participation
  • Responsible for exceeding MAR RPAC fundraising and participation goals
  • Review current NSR Elite Investor program and make recommendation to increase participation
  • Plan stand alone RPAC fundraiser