Louisiana REALTORS® recognizes that member input and involvement are key to the functions and successes of the state association. We need a variety of practitioners with industry knowledge and expertise to volunteer with a commitment to moving the industry and the association forward. Volunteer member contributions are what drive Louisiana REALTORS® to reach new levels of success in support of its REALTOR® members.
Descriptions of the available committees to serve are found below. Committee meetings are conducted live and via video or telephone conference and commitments of each will vary depending on the area’s program of work. If you have an interest in serving on a committee, please fill out the online form and we look forward to working with you!
The Commercial Committee serves as a voice for commercial REALTORS® and practitioners within the state association. Specific programs supported by Louisiana REALTORS® include events for affiliate organizations such as CCIM, IREM, SIOR and RLI; sponsorship of economic and commercial development forums hosted by local Commercial Investment Divisions (CID); providing commercial continuing education opportunities; and gathering commercial input on any legislative issues impacting commercial real estate in Louisiana.
The Legislative Committee tracks and reviews local, state, and federal legislative issues impacting the real estate industry, private property rights, and licensees in Louisiana. The committee monitors activities of regulatory agencies and serves as advocates who educate and inform REALTOR® members on key legislative issues, and important political developments affecting the real estate industry.
The Marketing & Member Services committee serves as a source for identifying industry and member trends. The group reviews and provides input into the association’s communication and marketing efforts, as well as technology-related vehicles and programs developed for REALTOR® members and enhancements to member benefits and services.
The Grievance team reviews complaints and local association requests for ethics or arbitration hearings. Members must be trained in Professional Standards or willing to participate in annual training of Grievance and Professional Standards. The team is to remain on call on an as-needed basis and handles cases by conference call.
Committee members should be mature, experienced, knowledgeable persons of a judicial temperament. It is suggested that, to the extent practical, members of the Grievance Committee not serve simultaneously on the Professional Standards Committee or on the Board of Directors to avoid conflict with the prohibition on serving on more than one tribunal in the same matter.
The Mediation Team serves as a pool of Mediation Officers. Conducting successful mediation procedures requires tact, diplomacy, and a sense of equity. It is strongly recommended that any individual serving as a Mediation Officer have extensive prior experience on the Board’s Grievance Committee, Professional Standards Committee, and/or Board of Directors. The Mediation Officer should be thoroughly conversant with the Board’s arbitration procedures as well as with the real estate rules and regulations of the state. It is recommended that the Mediation Officer not serve concurrently as either an officer or director of the Board, or as a member of the Grievance Committee, or as a member of the Professional Standards Committee.
A Mediation Officer should be someone widely respected for fairness, experience, and impartiality. Only to the degree that all parties to the mediation can be confident that the mediator is impartial will mediation procedures be successful.
Members of the Professional Standards Committee shall be selected to serve on Hearing Panels as required to hear matters of alleged unethical conduct by Board Members or to provide arbitration as requested. Members must be trained in Professional Standards or willing to participate in annual training. The team is to remain on call on an as-needed basis to participate in hearing panels.
Committee members should be mature, experienced, knowledgeable persons of a judicial temperament. It is suggested that, to the extent practical, members of the Professional Standards Committee not serve simultaneously on the Grievance Committee or on the Board of Directors to avoid conflict with the prohibition on serving on more than one tribunal in the same matter.
The Professional Development Committee works to provide input and identify topics for education and professional development programs and provides input on the designations offered for REALTOR® members.
The YPN committee will serve as the voice of a fast-growing group of REALTORS® professionals who are focused on personal growth, networking, and association involvement. YPN helps young real estate professionals excel in their careers by giving them the tools and encouragement to become involved in four core areas: REALTOR® associations. Attend REALTOR® conferences and pursue leadership roles with their local, state, and national association. Real estate industry. Take an active role in policy discussions and advocacy issues; be informed about the latest industry news and trends. Peers. Network and learn from one another by attending events, participating in online communication, and seeking out mentoring opportunities. Community. Become exceptional members of their community by demonstrating a high level of REALTOR® professionalism and volunteering for causes they feel passionate about.