Many of the most successful REALTORS® and Business Partners throughout the Merrimack & Nashoba Valleys and Southern New Hampshire find that serving on a NEAR Committee or Task Force is key to their success in relationship-building, leadership skill development, and obtaining cutting-edge industry information. Please fill out our Committee Preference Sheet today! (space on each group is limited)
Want to see what our committees accomplished last year? See our 2014 Committee Reports
Annual Awards Committee:
Recommends to the Board of Directors member award categories and criteria for member recognition, as well as a slate of eligible award nominees for the Recognition Gala, our most popular annual event. Also works to ensure the success of the program. Affiliates and REALTORS® welcome!
Community Service Committee:
Plans and implements Community Service projects such as the annual Hat & Mitten Drive, a Charity Golf Tournament, projects with local schools, and more. Affiliates & REALTORS® welcome!
Fosters knowledge, integrity, and professionalism among NEAR REALTORS®. Includes planning continuing education, designation courses, and non-continuing education courses. Affiliates and REALTORS® welcome!
Oversees fiscal matters at NEAR, including recommending fiscal policy, monitoring fiscal condition, and overseeing development of Annual Budget for recommendation to the Board of Directors. REALTORS® only.
Reviews written ethics complaints and arbitration requests to determine whether or not a hearing is warranted. Prerequisite: all-day training in Professional Standards every 2 years; Board of Directors selects members from qualified applicants. REALTORS® only.
Membership Recruitment Task Force:
Works to recruit Affiliate members, brokers and agents in non-REALTOR® firms and new licensees as REALTORS® members; and, works to recruit REALTORS® from other local Boards as secondary REALTOR® members. Operational from June to October, 2010. Affiliates and REALTORS® welcome!
Political Involvement Committee:
Supports homeownership and protects private property rights by obtaining member donations to RPAC; plans the legislative “meet and greet” events and any RPAC fundraisers; works to achieve maximum member participation in RPAC and REALTOR® Day on Beacon Hill; and highlights important Government Affairs information for members. Affiliates and REALTORS® welcome!
Presidential Advisory Group on Media & Public Relations:
Ensures that regular housing information is disseminated to the local news media, works to enhance the REALTOR® Image locally, and takes advantage of and develops local speaking opportunities. Affiliates and REALTORS® welcome!
Professional Standards Committee:
This Committee does not hold meetings. Members are, from time to time, asked to serve on Hearing Panels to hear matters of alleged unethical conduct by Members or arbitration requests. Prerequisite: all-day training in Professional Standards every 2 years; Board of Directors selects members from qualified applicants. REALTORS® only.
Young Professionals Committee:
Will work to become a recognized YPN Chapter by the National Association of REALTORS®, build online social networking pages, put together networking events, recruit committee/YPN members, and help build a strong networking group for young REALTORS® entering the business of Real Estate. Affiliates and REALTORS® welcome!
Note: Additional short-term task forces may be created as the need arises.