Candidate Application for the MetroTex Board of Directors

MetroTex invites you to consider serving your Association and REALTOR® peers by submitting an application to join the MetroTex Board of Directors.

The qualifications are simple:

Director – Each Director shall be a REALTOR® Member in good standing for the two (2) years immediately preceding his or her term of office at the time of such election.

President – Elect – The President-Elect shall be a REALTOR® Member who has served as Director for twenty-four (24) consecutive months during the sixty (60) months immediately preceding his or her term of office. The President-Elect shall assume the duties of the President, if the President is absent or unable to perform the duties of the President.

Secretary / Treasurer – The Secretary/Treasurer shall be a REALTOR® Member who has served as Director for twenty-four (24) consecutive months during the sixty (60) months immediately preceding his or her term of office. Served on the Budget & Finance Committee for at least one full year or served as chair of a standing committee of the Association for at least one full year.

What Happens Next?
All REALTOR members will receive an invitation link to submit an application,  all applications must be submitted by April 30, 2019. Qualified applicants will be interviewed by the MetroTex Nominating Committee in May and June of 2019 and the final Slate of Nominees will be announced on July 15, 2019.

 

Candidate Application

  • The charge of the Nominating Committee is to ensure that candidates meet the published criteria for the desired position and otherwise qualify. This process involves matching the candidate’s experience and qualifications as shown on the application with the published requirements for the position. The Nominating Committee shall rely upon the information contained in the written applications from the candidates and conduct investigations as needed on each candidate to verify compliance.
  • MetroTex Position/Involvement/ Year
  • Texas Association of REALTORS® Position/ Involvement/Year
  • National Association of REALTORS® Position/Involvement/Year
  • Organization, Position, Year
  • Awards and Certifications
  • List any activities, accomplishments or contributions you may have made in the real estate industry
  • Each Director is an elected representative for the entire membership. Every Director should be viewed as a potential Officer. Typically, Committee Members and Committee Chairpersons serve as the primary source for identifying potential Directors. Not only does committee activity serve as training ground for leadership, but it also serves as a test of member dedication to the organization. This document serves as a pledge, that if selected, you will fulfill these responsibilities as a member of the MetroTex Association of REALTORS®, Inc. Board of Directors. Please read each qualification/responsibility, initial after each one, and return with your Candidate Questionnaire. 1) Board of Director Meetings are typically the fourth Thursday of every month, with some exceptions due to holidays. Meetings are held at the Association’s main office from 11:30 a.m. until approximately 1:30 p.m. Responsibilities include preparation for and attendance at the monthly Directors’ meeting, service as a committee liaison to a standing committee, service on the Budget & Finance committee (approximately three meetings per year, 4 hours each meeting), and occasional attendance at area MLS meetings to update the membership. Attendance at a half day MetroTex Leadership Retreat in November, prior to your term as a Director is also required. Directors are also expected to attend the introduction of Officers and Directors in December. You will also be encouraged to attend and participate in Association programs such as TREPAC Auctions, MLS area meetings, Community Outreach events, Government Affairs programs and Education events. Is there any reason you could not attend Board of Directors’ meetings on the fourth Thursday of each month at 11:30 am for all of 2020 & 2021?
  • Are you willing to serve a minimum of approximately six (6) to twelve (12) hours per month as a Director, knowing the time involved, which includes Board of Director meetings the fourth Thursday of each month from 11:30 until approximately 1:30 p.m.?
  • If selected, will you also commit the time to serve as a Board of Director Liaison to a MetroTex Association of REALTORS®, Inc Committee which adds approximately 3-5 hours per month?
  • A potential Director must be interested in more than the honor. A commitment to serve the membership makes the honor possible. A member must have proven his/her willingness to learn the workings of the Association. Leadership requires more than just showing up at a monthly Directors' meeting. A potential Director must have shown his/her dedication and interest in learning ALL about the organization. The honor comes by serving as an effective, knowledgeable and dedicated Director. For this reason, the absence policy limits meetings missed to two (2) per calendar year. A third absence results in the Director’s removal from the Board.
  • Time is valuable to all the MetroTex Association of REALTORS®, Inc members. When a member commits to serve the Association, the major commitment is time. As members work through the committee process and committee leadership, they begin to realize the amount of time one must commit. A committee activity entails only one small segment of the overall Association activities. Directors have a responsibility to be involved in some manner in all activities of the Association. Directors must commit the required time to properly serve the membership.
  • Serving as a Director is not a popularity contest. The REALTOR® Association is big business and carries enormous responsibility. Many tough decisions must be made. The decisions are not always popular decisions, but must be made for the benefit of the members and Association. Leadership at the top can sometimes get lonely.
  • Directors must be able to communicate effectively. Directors serve as liaisons to the membership. Attending a Board of Directors' meeting and participating in the decision making process does not complete a Director's responsibility. A Director must be capable of communicating Association decisions and policies to the membership and to the public when appropriate. Communication means two-way. Directors must be the mouthpiece of the membership to the Board of Directors. Important information, including the monthly Board Agenda and exhibits, are communicated via email. Directors must open, read, and bring this packet in electronic or printed form to the monthly meetings. Directors are asked to respond when the Association sends emails that ask for opinions, suggestions or votes.
  • Removing personal biases is one of the hardest obligations of a Director. No longer can you say "what's best for me.” It must be what's best for the membership and the Association. Being able to subordinate your area, personal or business bias for the good of the group does not always come easily. The Association acts and speaks for the entire membership. Therefore, a Director cannot be a special advocate for his/her own selfish interests. However, a Director should make special use of his/her own experiences and is expected to reflect the special feelings of their own constituents. Are you willing to put your personal bias and professional gains aside while you serve?
  • Your personal conduct must reflect favorably upon the Association. The Association has no interest in meddling in the personal affairs of a member, but as a Director, a person is no longer representing "just himself." This should be kept in mind at all times.
  • The Association's membership is quite diverse, especially in business specialties. Directors must work extremely hard to understand all the needs of this diverse constituency. With total budgets exceeding 5 million dollars, Directors must understand the budgeting process. Considerable time must be spent in becoming educated in this complex challenge.
  • I am willing to invest a minimum of $110.00 to TREPAC each year that I serve and support TREPAC events.
  • I understand the Director position is a two-year term.
  • I understand that Absence of a Director from three (3) regularly scheduled or called Directors' meetings during any calendar year shall automatically terminate the Director's tenure of office.