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We have a variety of committees designed to help you grow in your profession as a REALTOR®.

KWAOR Committees

The purpose of the Kent Washington Association of REALTORS® Committees is to provide resources and support when it comes to education, events, government, communications and more.

Communications

The Communications Committee utilizes a variety of electronic media, including social media, to promote awareness of member benefits, member involvement in Association activities and events, and a positive public perception of the contributions that REALTORS® make in their communities.

Education

Presents educational seminars, including those for license re-certification, as well as coordinating presentations of educational content at general membership meetings. Disseminates educational information to Association members.

Government Affairs

Meets regularly to review legislative issues which affect the real estate profession, and/or private property rights. Compiles and distributes to the membership current rosters of Kent and Washington County’s town and city councils and committees, as well as state senators and representatives. Chair-person shall serve as liaison between the RIAR Government Affairs Committee and the Board of Directors and membership. Educates and encourages members to sup-port all local, statewide, and national “Calls for Action”. Organizes any necessary action with regard to issues concerning the real estate profession on the local or state level. Develops a stronger information stream to the Members.

Grievance

Members of the committee should be mature, experienced, and knowledgeable. Members are appointed for staggered three year terms. Three years of REALTOR® membership required to be a Committee member. Receives Ethics complaints and Arbitration requests. Provides preliminary review and screening. Acts as “Grand Jury” and follows procedures as outlined in NAR Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual. Serves as training for future service on Professional Standards Committee.

Professional Standards

Three years of REALTOR® membership required.  Conducts Ethics Hearings on alleged violations of the Code of Ethics.  Recommends to Board of Directors discipline of members who violate the Code of Ethics.  Arbitrates monetary disputes concerning brokerage fees between  REALTOR® Principals arising out of real estate transactions or as outlined in the NAR Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual. Program develops and coordinates membership activities to promote networking between members. Helps welcome new members and communicates with Membership Administrator.  Encourages member participation for all activities. Plans and coordinates  general membership meetings, charity golf tournament and the December holiday event and any other special events.  Establishes dates and locations of these events.   Considers offering raffles when legal and appropriate.

Community Outreach

Designed to help KWAOR reach the Consumer Outreach Core Standards requirements outlined by the National Association of REALTORS.  Members engage in meaningful activities throughout the Kent and Washington Counties demonstrating how Realtors are the “Voice for Real Estate.”  We’ve partnered with the American Red Cross RI Chapter and the South County Habitat for Humanity. Community involvement and investment has proven over and over to be a win-win for our Realtor and Business Partner members.

Programs

Develops and coordinates membership activities to promote networking between members. Helps welcome new members and communicates with Membership Director. Encourages member participation for all activities. Plans and coordinates General Membership meetings, the December Holiday event and any other special events. Establishes dates and locations of these events.  Affiliate members are welcome to serve on this committee.

Interested in getting involved?

Among all of the networking opportunities that KWAOR offers its members, serving on a committee can be one of the most rewarding. Get involved today!