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Make a difference by volunteering for HAR Advisory Groups



Make a Difference - Get Involved in 2014
Thank you for your interest in volunteering for HAR's Advisory Groups. The deadline has passed to sign up for the 2014, Advisory Groups, but we hope you will consider volunteering for next year's groups when applications are available beginning in October 2014. For more information, please contact Rozlynn Crew at 713-629-1900 ext. 222 or via email at rozlynn@har.com.
Advisory Group Descriptions & Responsibilities

Bay Area Political Affairs Advisory Leadership (PAAL):

Make candidate & contribution recommendations to HAR Board of Directors for local Pearland city council elections, and state/federal elections covering Clear Lake, Pearland, Friendswood and Deer Park areas. In addition, the Bay Area PAAL is charged with TREPAC fundraising efforts in the area. The advisory group will mobilize members to Get Out the Realtor® Vote within the Bay Area.

Donnie Jones
Chair

Communications Advisory Group:

The Communications Advisory Group enhances the strategic efforts of the HAR Communications Department by ensuring HAR communications products and programs are responsive to member needs and promote and support the value of using a Realtor®.

Mike Mahlstedt
Chair

Fort Bend Political Affairs Advisory Leadership (PAAL):

Make candidate & contribution recommendations to HAR Board of Directors for local Missouri City and Sugar Land city council elections, and county/state/federal elections covering the Fort Bend area. In addition, the Fort Bend PAAL is charged with TREPAC fundraising efforts in the area. The advisory group will mobilize members to Get Out the Realtor® Vote within Fort Bend.

Lane Pearson
Chair

Governmental Affairs Advisory Group:

This advisory group shall maintain an awareness of all matters bearing upon the real estate industry or having impact upon the ownership of private property and suggest appropriate positions and measures.

Ward Arendt
Co-Chair
Edward Wolff
Co-Chair

Information Advisory Group:

This group reviews possible applications of HRIS/MLS data sets and formulates recommendations for the HAR and HRIS Board.

Lorraine Abercrombie
Chair

International Advisory Group:

The International Advisory Group coordinates association activities such as educational programs and networking business opportunities that relate to the international real estate industry. The advisory group also promotes visibility of MLS Area 82 where hundreds of international properties are listed.

Edna Corona
Chair

Management Central Advisory Group:

Management Central is a division of HAR geared specifically towards the Real Estate Manager and Broker/Owner. Management Central offers at least two educational events a year and provides an online newsletter distributed every other month. The goal of Management Central is to provide Managers and Brokers with the latest tools to help them further their business through education and networking opportunities.

Chance Brown
Chair

MLS Advisory Group:

The MLS Advisory Group helps establish and maintain MLS policy that is in the best interest of HAR’s nearly 24,000 members. In addition to maintaining MLS policy, the MLS Advisory Group also reviews member suggestions and recommends MLS system changes and enhancements that help make all MLS subscribers more professional and efficient.

Michelle Hatmaker
Co-Chair
Danny Frank
Co-Chair

Montgomery County Political Affairs Advisory Leadership (PAAL):

Make candidate & contribution recommendations to HAR Board of Directors for local Woodlands Township elections, and county/state/federal elections covering the Montgomery County area. In addition, the Montgomery County PAAL is charged with TREPAC fundraising efforts in the area. The advisory group will mobilize members to Get Out the Realtor® Vote within Montgomery County.

Raul Giorgi
Chair

NRG...NextGen REALTOR Advisory Group:

As the voice and advocate for HAR’s young professionals…NRG develops young real estate professionals through association involvement, career advancement and commitment to the community.

Julie Pistone
Chair

Political Affairs Advisory Group:

The duties of this advisory group shall be to interview candidates and make recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding endorsements and contributions. The advisory group will mobilize members.

John Nichols
Chair

Professional Development Advisory Group:

The Professional Development Advisory Group is made up of members who review existing educational programs and recommend new training programs.

Marilyn Arendt
Chair

Professional Standards Committee:

TAR administers HAR Professional Standards, ethics and arbitration hearings held at HAR. HAR members who wish to participate in Professional Standards may sign up to serve on the TAR Professional Standards Committee (requires one year experience on a local professional standards committee). All members must, prior to service on a hearing panel or grievance tribunal, have had TAR Training, which may be met by attending a local association session sponsored by TAR.


Risk Management Advisory Group:

The Risk Management Advisory group addresses those areas in both residential and commercial real estate in which non-compliance issues present risk to our membership and to alert the membership as to their existence in an effort to resolve or minimize the risk.

Katie Maxwell
Chair

Technology Advisory Group:

HAR’s Technology Advisory Group assess and implement existing and new technologies to establish the course for HAR.com and the products and services provided to our members.

Christi Borden
Chair

The BIG e Advisory Group:

This advisory group shall facilitate the association’s largest annual one day member conference which includes hands on technology demonstrations and educational sessions designed to help members increase their real estate market knowledge and productivity.

Katrina Barnes
Chair

TREPAC Advisory Group:

This advisory group shall assist in organizing, hosting, and participating in TREPAC fundraising efforts throughout HAR’s membership. Advisory Group Members serve as TREPAC liaisons giving presentations to members on the importance of investing in their industry as well as informing members of the legislative issues facing members and the real estate industry. As the representatives of HAR TREPAC, it is recommended that all Advisory Group Members be at the $250 Lone Star Statesman TREPAC investment level.

Jo Ann Stevens
Chair
Area Networking Groups
The different Area Networking Meetings around the Greater Houston Area facilitate communication and fellowship between members, provide educational programs and promote Association activities from time to time. Each Area Networking Meeting is independently run and only promoted by HAR. If you are interested in attending any of the Area Networking Meetings or would like more information, please click one of the email links below.
   
Deer Park Email for More Information
Fort Bend Email for More Information
Great Northwest Email for More Information
Katy Email for More Information
Lake Houston Email for More Information
Montgomery County Email for More Information
Pearland/Alvin/Friendswood Email for More Information
290 Area Meeting Email for More Information