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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

2020 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 select NSR ROTY for announcement at the June Education Event
  • Review current MAR/NSR ROTY criteria and make recommendation for any change

2020 Communications Committee

The Communications Committee is responsible for using social media and NSR's online presence as a means to connect and engage members, grow the membership base, increase non-dues revenue, and position NSR as the "go to" voice for real estate on the North Shore. 

  • Plan and implement roll-out for new branding
  • Recommendation/budget for branding related collateral and signage
  • Work with website developer vendor to create new North Shore Realtors® website
  • Plan for and participate in launch of new website

2020 Community Involvement & Investment Work Group

  • Recommend and select the 2020 NSR Homeownership Advocate Award recipient
  • Review and update the Housing Assistance data links and add new programs to Homeownership Center
  • Promote the REALTORS® in the Community member submissions for Update
  • Recommend local housing and homeless organizations for MAR Charitable Grants to Board of Directors
  • Plan community drive for the October Event
  • Plan, promote and participate in one housing related volunteer activity for membership

2020 Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity Task Force

  • Develop a recommendation to the Board of Directors a statement of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
  • Discuss and make recommendations of strategies and best practices for NSR to continue to grow and become a more diverse and inclusionary organization and membership. Strategies to include positioning NSR and or members as engaged community leaders in fostering equity in real estate.
  • 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.

    2020 Finance & Budget Committee

    • Oversee and prepare the Association's annual budget for vote by Board of Directors at August meeting
    • Review current investment policy & portfolio and make recommendations to Board of Directors

    2020 Government Affairs Committee

    • Continue to grow 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 2020 MAR Day on the Hill

    2020 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

    2020 Homebuyer Education Steering Committee

    • Schedule and implement four courses for 2020
    • Review CHAPA materials and update NSR curriculum as needed
    • Review program policies and make recommendations to Board of Directors
    • 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
    • Review Partnership Agreement with Harborlight Community Partners
    • Re-apply for CHAPA approval in 2020

    2020 June Event Work Group

    • Plan, develop, implement and attend the June Education Event & Expo with program topic/speaker for 2020

    2020 MAR Directors

    • NSR voting representatives on the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors
    • Attends all MAR Board of Directors meetings. There are also alternatives appointed to serve as a substitute in case a Director is unable to attend a meeting.

    2020 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

    2020 Nominating Committee

    • Identify a pathway to leadership (program, mentoring, event to promote involvement, outreach by Past Presidents, etc.)
    • Identify possible candidates
    • Select 2021 proposed slate for NSR Officers & BOD and MAR Directors

    2020 Ombudsman

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

    2020 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 

    2020 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

    2020 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 - Bowling Event or new