MAR currently has 11 Committees that meet throughout the year to guide the Association’s efforts on behalf of the membership.
The Budget Committee consists of the President, President-Elect, First Vice-President, Treasurer (who also serves as Chairperson) and one member appointed by the President. Its role is to oversee the financial affairs of the Maine Association of REALTORS®, Inc. and to review and make recommendations for approval to MAR’s Board of Directors about the Association’s budget and policies.
Contract Review Committee
The purpose of the Contract Review Committee is to develop and revise the Association’s standard real estate forms and electronic contracts.
Convention Education Committee
The Convention Committee’s purpose is to provide assistance to MAR staff in planning MAR’s Annual Convention education.
Grievance/Professional Standards Committee
The Grievance/Professional Standards Committee is responsible for making determinations as to whether there is any validity to a professional standards complaint.
The Legislative Committee is responsible for formulating public policy positions consistent with MAR’s Policy Statement, advocating the REALTOR® objectives on proposed bills or regulations and, in doing so, informing members and lawmakers of the effects of such legislation on property owners and the real estate business. The Committee also encourages members to become involved with their local Representatives and Senators. The Committee meets regularly (every 2-3 weeks) during the legislative session.
MAR Nominating Committee
The MAR Nominating Committee reviews and recommends individuals to serve the Maine Association of REALTORS® in the capacity of President, President Elect, First Vice President and Treasurer.
Maine Listings Nominating Committee
The Maine Listings Nominating Committee reviews and recommends individuals to serve Maine Listings in the capacity of President, President Elect, First Vice President and Treasurer.
Public Relations Committee
The Public Relations Committee is responsible for coordinating MAR’s Public Relations Programs. The Committee also provides input pertaining to the usage of communication tools that support the mission, goals and objectives of the Association while maintaining a positive REALTOR® image. Those tools include (but are not limited to) the MAR website, Facebook page, Twitter account and MAR’s E-News. The Committee meets three to four times per year with additional meetings scheduled on an as needed basis.
REALTOR® of the Year Selection Committee
The Award is presented annually to a REALTOR® nominated by their Local Board, then selected by the REALTOR® of the Year Selection Committee, the Committee is made up of past MAR REALTORS® of the Year. The Committee reviews all nominations, taking into consideration the member’s involvement in civic affairs and participation in local, state and national REALTOR® committees and their participation at MAR.
RPAC Trustees Committee
The RPAC Trustees encourage member participation in the entire RPAC process, raising funds as well as educating membership about the importance of submitting REALTOR® candidate questionnaire forms for RPAC support to the RPAC Trustees for their consideration. They review Candidate Recommendations in order to make informed decisions about RPAC support for those candidates that will protect the real estate industry in Maine. Maine’s RPAC Trustees consider requests for RPAC support of candidates running for State or Federal level office. The Trustees typically meet four times per year. Membership is by appointment, usually from the Legislative Committee.
Strategic Planning Committee
Up to 18 members, with only two holding leadership positions in MAR (President and President Elect). Two year terms. Diversity in involvement, size of firm, number of years in real estate, franchise/non-franchise, men/women.
Work Groups/Task Forces
Formed to address issues identified in Strategic Plan or requested by Board of Directors. Typically 5-10 members meeting for a one-day meeting.