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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, Patrick Maguire 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

2022 Awards Work Group

  • Review award criteria and select award recipients for Rookie of the Year and Good Neighbor awards. Make recommendations for Life Member award to Board of Directors (if any)
  • Nominate 2021 Good Neighbor Award recipient for MAR award
  • Review REALTOR® of the Year (ROTY) nominee resumes using MAR criteria and select the NSR ROTY for announcement at the June Education Event
  • Review current MAR/NSR ROTY criteria and make recommendation for any changes
  • To be selected by Board of Directors: Life Member, Affiliate of the Year
  • To be selected by Staff: Outstanding Service
  • To be selected by Community Involvement & Investment Work Group: Homeownership Advocate

2022 Community Involvement & Investment Work Group

  • Recommend and select the 2022 NSR Homeownership Advocate Award recipient
  • Review and update the Housing Assistance Data Links and add new programs to Homeownership Center website
  • Solicit entries for the REALTORS® in the Community section of the Update
  • Recommend local housing and homeless organizations for MAR Charitable Grants to BOD
  • Plan community drive in coordination with the October Event
  • Plan, promote, and participate in one housing related volunteer activity for membership

2022 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

  • Oversee 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
  • Recommend strategies to ensure NSR's membership and leadership reflect the communities we serve and a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusivity

2022 Event Committee

  • Provide input for March Membership Event
  • Plan, develop, implement and attend the June Education Event & Expo program topic/speaker for 2021
  • Drive attendance for October Annual Meeting, Awards, and Installation of Officers & Directors
  • Brainstorm ideas for new events as needed

2022 Finance & Budget Committee

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

2022 Government Affairs Committee

  • Continue to grow the Town Monitor Program
    • Participate in annual Town Monitor Training Program
  • Identify local issues & association position
    • Communicate local issues to members
    • Work with MAR or NAR as issue warrants
  • Promote and participate in local/state/national REALTOR® Calls for Action
  • Plan, participate in, and promote 2022 MAR Day on the Hill
  • Review current NSR Public Policy Statement (2016)

2022 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

2022 Homebuyer Education Steering Committee

  • Schedule and implement 5 courses for 2022
  • 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
  • Continue efforts into offering HBEC course in Spanish
  • Review Partnership Agreement with Harborlight Community Partners

2022 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

2022 Member Benefits Task Force

  • Evaluate, provide, and promote member benefits and products that benefit a member’s business and enhance the value of NSR membership
  • Review, approve, and terminate business partnerships as necessary
  • Run a 2022 Affiliate Membership Drive

2022 Nominating Committee

  • Identify a pathway to leadership (program, mentoring, event to promote involvement, outreach by Past Presidents, etc.)
  • Identify possible candidates
  • Select 2023 proposed slate for NSR Officers and BOD and MAR Directors

2022 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

2022 Orientation Committee

  • Responsible for the Orientation program for new members
  • Create a modern post-orientation engagement program for new members
  • Monitor orientation members' feedback
  • Identify potential new instructors for Orientation
  • Review and update manuals as needed

2022 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

2022 REALTOR® Investment Work Group

  • Increase awareness of RPAC and NAR PAF value to members and increase participation
  • Responsible for exceeding MAR RPAC fundraising and participation goals
  • Review current NSR Elite Investor program and make create a strategy to increase participation
  • Plan stand-alone RPAC and/or NAR PAF fundraiser