MetroTex offers many opportunities for members to get involved by serving on an association committee. Committee service allows you the opportunity to make new contacts, enhance your professional abilities and make a difference from behind the scenes. MetroTex is making it easier than ever to get involved with our web meeting platform. You can now attend our committee meeting from the comfort of your home or office. Our new high definition audio/video resources allows all meeting attendees to see and hear every minute of the meeting just like your are in the room.
The MetroTex committee enrollment period will run from October 1st through November 30th. No committee registrations for 2020 will be accepted after November 30th. Anyone interested in being a part of a MetroTex committee after November 30th can be a non-voting observer in any of the committee meetings.
The MetroTex Affiliate Forum is an open membership, open enrollment forum created to provide networking and education opportunities to MetroTex affiliate members. For information about the MetroTex Affiliate Forum, contact MetroTex Communications Director, Bill Head at email@example.com.
The MetroTex Commercial Forum is an open membership, open enrollment forum created to provide networking and education opportunities to the commercial practitioners in MetroTex. The Forum also receives a monthly newsletter with important commercial news, events and information about commercial CE available at MetroTex. The Forum will have quarterly breakfasts and lunches with quality speakers on topics of interest to commercial practitioners. For information about the MetroTex Commercial Forum, contact Global Business Manager Steve Trine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Global Business Forum provides the opportunity for MetroTex members and others to learn about working with diverse clients in DFW and with properties and clients abroad. The Forum publishes a monthly newsletter and meets in odd-numbered months for networking and an educational seminar. Join over 300 of your fellow members to learn how to work with foreign clients, foreign properties and avoid problems with these complex transactions. For information about the Global Business Council Forum, contact Global Business Manager Steve Trine at email@example.com.
The MetroTex Young Professionals Forum helps build relationships among young real estate professionals through education, social networking, technology, community affairs, and political involvement. For information about this forum contact Elizabeth Harris at Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Leasing & Property Management Forum provides specialized education and networking specific to leasing and property management issues. The Leasing & Property Management Forum address current issues affecting leases and property management such as service vs. comfort animals, evictions, lease forms, legislative updates, and so much more. For information about this forum contact MetroTex MLS Director Cathy Faulkner at email@example.com.
Affiliate Committee members are professionals from businesses that directly support the real estate industry such as mortgage lenders, title company representatives, appraisers, home inspectors and other specialties During committee meetings, Affiliates are able to network with each other and plan functions for REALTOR members. Business development training and Affiliate Orientation are provided during the committee meetings, and members are made aware of available class and event sponsorship opportunities. For information about this committee, contact MetroTex contact MetroTex Communications Director, Bill Head at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preparation of the Association’s annual budget for submission to the Board of Directors is the main objective of the Budget and Finance committee.
This group reviews membership changes as they relate to income and analyzes projected operating expenses and screens capital expenditures for each budget year. This committee meets on-call – approx. 4 time per year. For information about this committee, contact MetroTex Director of Finance, Paul Harrison at email@example.com.
The Commercial Committee guides MetroTex on issues and services affecting the commercial practitioner of MetroTex. The committee makes recommendations on education, networking, communications and services that they feel will help the commercial practitioners be successful in their business. The Advisory Board also oversees the Commercial Forum, which provides education and networking services to commercial members. For information about the Commercial Committee, contact Global Business Manager Steve Trine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Community Relations Committee is dedicated to public, charitable, educational purposes and is responsible for adopting organizational plans annually and both establishing and implementing projects to improve our presence in the community. For more information contact MetroTex Community Relations Manager, Justin Young at email@example.com.
The Diversity committee explores how businesses and governments respond to diversity issues. The committee also explores multiple housing programs and options in an effort to advance the availability of home ownership. The goal of this committee is to continually educate MetroTex members on how to serve clients and conduct business in an increasingly diverse environment. For more information, contact the MetroTex Government Affairs Director Matthew Church at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creating extra paperwork for REALTORS® is NOT the goal of this committee. Instead, committee members have the opportunity to use their experience, opinions and creativity to generate forms, contracts and business aids that will allow MetroTex members to save time and protect their interests in a transaction. The committee periodically reviews all MetroTex, Texas REALTORS® and TREC forms and contracts for legal or operational deficiencies and compliance with legislative changes. For more information contact MetroTex MLS Director Cathy Faulkner at email@example.com.
The Global Business Committee will drive the Global Business Committee activities, providing direction, prioritization and guidance. Global Business Committee members must have been active on the with the Global Business Forum for the year prior to application to the committee. Strong preference will be given to applicants with CIPS, AHWD, or Luxury Home designations, as well as those having experience working with the global market segment. The committee members may expect to participate in other Global Business Committee activities such as inbound Trade Missions, networking events and the Global Business and Diversity event. For information about the Global Business Committee, contact Global Business Manager Steve Trine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you work with foreign buyers or sellers? Are you foreign born and wish to develop your foreign client base? Do you want to be able to recognize and protect yourself and your clients from issues that arise in Global Transactions not seen in the normal transaction? Sign up for the Global Business Council Newsletter! You will receive twice-monthly newsletters with information on the Global Market in DFW, Economic Updates, Cultural events in DFW, Global Business Committee meetings, and Education opportunities. The Global Business Committee meetings are an opportunity to network with fellow practitioners and to attend 1-hour seminars on topics of interest to Global Practitioners. Experts on topics such as Visas and their impact on transactions, Lending for foreign buyers, FIRPTA and tax issues for the Buyer and Seller, and working with different cultures, among other fascinating topics present the seminars for your benefit.
The Government Affairs Committee identifies, monitors, and acts on issues that impact the real estate industry and property owners. Committee members participate in several grassroots political actions including:
Helping to register voters
Participating in Calls for Action
Voting and encouraging others to vote
Keeping up to date with NAR, TAR, issues
Staying apprised of key local issues and report to committee
Promoting and Invest in TREPAC
Members learn from speakers addressing government policies and political issues affecting the real estate industry and North Texas economy.
Members may qualify to participate in the candidate interview process, which recommends candidates for endorsement to the MetroTex Board of Directors.
Real estate is a highly regulated industry and is directly affected by public policy. As non-partisan organizations, MetroTex, the Texas Association of REALTORS, and the National Association of REALTORS are deeply involved in core issues like:
promoting and protecting private-property ownership and rights
advocating for Texas REALTORS and property owners
keeping homeownership affordable
For more information, contact the MetroTex Government Affairs Director Matthew Church at email@example.com.
The Investment Committee maintains the financial integrity of the organization by establishing financial policy for all Association reserves. The committee meets annually with the Investment Managers of the Association to review the portfolio investment strategy and discuss any other matters pertinent to the assets. The committee also reviews quarterly portfolio reports and recommends changes to the Investment Objectives and Guidelines of the Association as needed. For information about this committee, contact MetroTex Director of Finance, Paul Harrison at firstname.lastname@example.org. (limited to 12 members, appointed by MetroTex Executive Committee)
Professional Development Committee members keep their fingertips on the pulse of the industry to respond to members’ education needs. Activities include planning and implementing technology courses, special topics seminars, MetroTex new member orientation; providing Continuing Education (CE), Salesman’s Apprentice Education (SAE) courses, and offering TAR and NAR courses and professional designations. For more information contact MetroTex Professional Development Director Roxie Glenn at email@example.com.
The task of this committee is to give direction to the TRLP class and maintain an on-going leadership skills development program to prepare committee members for leadership roles in their community, their profession and at all levels of the Association. All committee members must be graduates of TRLP.
TRLP Alumni will have an opportunity each year to pay dues, which will be used to offset the cost of closed alumni programs and events. The dues levels are $35, $50, $75 and $100.
TREPAC is a statewide, nonpartisan group of real estate professionals working to protect private property rights for REALTORS and Property Owners. The TREPAC committee raises money and awareness for the Texas Real Estate Political Action Committee (TREPAC).
Committee members are also encouraged to educate others about how TREPAC protects property rights and the real estate industry. Committee members are also asked to commit to help at least one TREPAC event planning group as they plan their area TREPAC fundraising event.
For more information, contact the MetroTex Government Affairs Director Matthew Church at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All fees to participate in a TREPAC Event, as well as the purchases of auction items and wine pulls are credited toward your personal annual TREPAC investment.
The MetroTex Young Professionals Committee helps build relationships among young real estate professionals through education, social networking, technology, community affairs, and political involvement. The MetroTex YPN is a member-driven organization that helps young real estate professionals excel in their careers by giving them the tools and encouragement to become involved. For information about this committee contact Elizabeth Harris at Elizabeth.Harris@dfwre.net.