MetroTex Affiliate Forum
MetroTex Affiliate Forum 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 Forum 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.
Budget & Finance Committee
Budget & Finance 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.
Diversity & Housing Initiatives Committee
The Diversity & Housing Initiatives 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.
Forms & Contracts Committee
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, TAR and TREC forms and contracts for legal or operational deficiencies and compliance with legislative changes.
Government Affairs Committee
Government Affairs 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.
Leasing & Property Management
The Leasing & Property Management Committee ensures that forms and contracts pertaining to the leasing market are available to real estate professionals. The committee provides education workshops, and support for leasing & property management professionals.
(limited to 12 members, appointed by MetroTex Executive Committee): 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.
Global Business Council Advisory Board
The Global Business Council Advisory Board will drive the Global Business Council activities, providing direction, prioritization and guidance. Global Business Council Advisory Board members must have been active on the Global Business Council for the year prior to application to the Advisory Board. 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 Advisory Board members may expect to participate in other Global Business Council activities such as inbound Trade Missions, networking events and the Global Business and Diversity event.
MetroTex Leadership Academy Committee
This group’s unique task is to implement and maintain an on-going leadership skills development program to prepare members for future leadership roles in the Association, their profession and the community. This committee is for MetroTex Leadership Academy Alumni only.
MetroTex Charitable & Educational Trust
The MetroTex Charitable & Educational Trust is an independent 501 (c) (3) organization of the MetroTex Association of REALTORS, Inc. dedicated to public, charitable, and educational purposes. Appointed Trustees are responsible for adopting organizational plans annually and establishing task forces in order to implement projects and functions benefiting the mission of the Trust. Trustees have authority to receive all money, securities or other property that may be contributed, and to take action on all distributions from the Trust. Trustees are limited to seven individuals serving a one year term and meet quarterly.
Professional Development 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.
TREPAC/Legislative Liaison Committee
TREPAC/Legislative Liaison 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.
Young Professionals Network
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.
This committee’s challenge is to address a diverse array of MLS issues. The respective MLS areas appoint committee members, and the MetroTex president-elect appoints additional members at large. This committee deals with everything that insures proper and efficient functioning of the MLS system. Complaints, statistical reports, technology, keyboxes & keycards, rules and regulations are just a few of the issues that this astute committee has to handle. Committee members must be GMMLS subscribers. GMMLS committee members are also responsible for organizing and overseeing their local MLS meeting and tour for the MLS area they will represent.