MetroTex Forum Application

MetroTex offers many opportunities for members to get involved by serving on an association committees and forums. Our forums give you the opportunity to network and learn from experts in a very select niche (Affiliates, Commercial, Global, Young Professionals, & Leasing/Property Management).

The MetroTex committee enrollment period will run from October 1st through November 30th.  No committee registrations for 2022 will be accepted after November 30th. Anyone interested in being a part of a MetroTex committee (other than Budget & Finance Committee) after November 30th is invited to be a non-voting observer in any of the committee meetings by contacting the staff liaison referenced with each committee below.  

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 bill.head@dfwre.net.

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 stevet@dfwre.com. 

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 stevet@dfwre.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.harris@dfwre.net.

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 cathyf@dfwre.com.

MetroTex Affiliate 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. For information about this committee, contact MetroTex contact MetroTex Communications Director, Bill Head at bill.head@dfwre.net.

Minutes & Agenda
January      –    February    –    April     –     May     –     June
July    –    September     –     October     –     November     –     December

The Budget & Finance Committee of the Association is responsible for monitoring the income and expense accounts of the Association, determining the best methods of financing Association programs, projects and services, and recommending the annual budget to the Board of Directors for approval. Meetings begin in late June or early July and conclude in September. The annual budget shall be submitted to the Board of Directors in September for approval, preceding the budget year. For information about this committee, contact MetroTex Director of Finance, Paul Harrison at paulh@dfwre.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. For information about the Commercial Committee, contact Global Business Manager Steve Trine at stevet@dfwre.com.

April Meeting Agenda –  June Meeting AgendaMay Meeting Minutes –  July Minutes / August Agenda

MetroTex’s Community Outreach Committee is responsible for building and maintaining positive relationships through community involvement and outreach.  This 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 justiny@dfwre.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 matthewc@dfwre.com.

Committee members generate forms, contracts and business aids that will allow 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 cathyf@dfwre.com.

January 2020 Agenda

March 2020 Agenda

May 2020 Agenda

July 2020 Agenda

Global Business Council will drive the Global Business Forum activities, providing direction, prioritization and guidance. Global Business Council members must have been active on the Global Business Council or Forum for the year prior to application to the Committee. Strong preference will be given to applicants with CIPS, AHWD, as well as those having experience working with the global market segment. The Global Business Council members are expected to participate in Global Business Forum activities such as inbound Trade Missions, networking events and the global business and diversity events. For information about the Global Business Committee, contact Global Business Manager Steve Trine at stevet@dfwre.com.

 Minutes & Agenda

February 2020
March 2020

Monitors local legislation and recommends positions, in concert with Texas REALTORS® & NAR; Responsible for responding to member Texas REALTORS® & NAR “Calls to Action”; responsible for interviewing, recommending, and promoting candidates, with emphasis on the local level.

For more information, contact the MetroTex Government Affairs Director Matthew Church at matthewc@dfwre.com.

Minutes & Agenda
January      –    February    –    July     –     August     –     September     –     October     –     November     –     December

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 paulh@dfwre.com.  (limited to 12 members, appointed by MetroTex Executive Committee)

Ensures that forms and contracts that pertain to the leasing market are available to real estate professionals. Provide educational workshops, and support for leasing & property management professionals.  For more information, contact the MetroTex MLS Director cathyf@dfwre.com.

Minutes & Agenda
January

The MLS addresses a diverse array of MLS issues.  Committee members are elected or appointed by their respective MLS Area. The GMMLS President also appoints At Large positions. Committee members must have their MLS Services through MetroTex.  The Committee members are responsible for addressing issues affecting the functions of the MLS system, MLS rules enforcement, enforcement of Key Service rules and regulations.  MLS committee members are also responsible for organizing and overseeing their local MLS meeting and tour for the MLS area they will represent.  For more information, contact the MetroTex MLS Director Cathy Faulkner at cathyf@dfwre.com.

GMMLS Reference Materials

Monthly Minutes & Agenda
February   –     March     –     April     –     May     –     June
July     –     August     –     September     –     October     –     November     –     December

Responsible for planning and promoting the educational offerings of the Association. Assists with promotion of special seminars and educational offerings of other Association committees and NAR sanctioned Institutes, Societies or Councils. For more information contact MetroTex Professional Development Director Roxie Glenn  at roxieg@dfwre.com.

Minutes & Agenda

 February 2020
April 2020

Responsible for maintaining an ongoing leadership skills development program to prepare members for future leadership roles in the Association, their profession and the community. This committee is for MetroTex TRLP Leadership Alumni only.

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.

Alumni –Pay Your Dues Link

For more information contact MetroTex Professional Development Director Roxie Glenn  at roxieg@dfwre.com.

Minutes & Agenda
January      –    February    –    April    –    May     –     June
July     –     August     –     September     –     October     –     November     –     December

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 matthewc@dfwre.com.

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.

Why Should You Invest in TREPAC?

Minutes & Agenda
January 2020
February 2020
March 2020

Coordinates volunteer leadership development through recruitment/identification of volunteer leaders; establishing a mentorship program and increase education offerings to further educate and train new leaders for local, state, and NAR positions.

The MetroTex Young Professionals Network 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.

Minutes & Agenda

January 2020

Joining a forum allows you to access excellent information on a variety of topics related to each specialization. These forums allow members to join at any time during the year and provides networking and educational events for MetroTex members.