Member Communications Committee

Committee Charge: To provide advice and direction to Virginia REALTORS® on how to effectively communicate Virginia REALTORS® programs and events, i.e. benefits, to members. The committee identifies the membership benefits that REALTORS® would find most valuable, provides guidance in prioritizing these benefits, and gives advice on the most effective and creative ways to communicate these benefits to members

Meetings: Volunteers option to meet in person at Association Headquarters in Glen Allen or join via video conference in April and July.

Professional Development Committee

Committee Charge: To provide member advice and direction regarding professional development, including Virginia REALTOR® Institute (GRI), educational content for the annual Legislative Conference and fall Convention, Instructor Training workshops, and other member training. To be knowledgeable regarding proprietary school’s real estate course offerings provided throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. To monitor and engage with the Virginia Real Estate Board Education Sub-committee on all matters of real estate licensee education and serve as a resource to the state Board.

Meetings: Volunteers option to meet in person at Virginia REALTORS® Headquarters in Glen Allen or join via video conference in April and July.

Public Policy Committee

Committee Charge: To provide member advice, direction and recommendation to the Board of Directors regarding: Adding, altering, or eliminating standing positions as listed in the Policy and Procedures Manual Appendix B, and, recommending approval of the Annual Legislative Agenda. Additionally, to review the policies contained in legislation proposed before the Virginia General Assembly and recommend positions on bills within the constraints of the established Policy Positions. To recommend the legislation used for the Legislator Report Card.

Meetings: Conference call every Friday during Legislative Session; and in person at Headquarters Building in Glen Allen in August.

Risk Management Committee

Committee Charge: To provide member advice and direction regarding: current and emerging legal issues and trends, the legal hotline, our Standard Forms, and other practices designed to reduce Members’ legal risk.

Meetings: Volunteers option to meet in person at our Headquarters in Glen Allen or via video conference in June.

The Standard Forms Sub-Committee

The Risk Management Committee shall have a sub-committee on Standard Forms with a Chair, Vice-Chair and up to eight (8) additional members (which may include one Association Executive) designated by the State President from among the full committee of Risk Management. The subcommittee members should have specialties in various disciplines such as residential, commercial, property management and land use and include representatives of potential users of the forms. The charge of the subcommittee shall be as follows:

Committee Charge: To advise and provide direction to our legal staff regarding standard forms relating to the real estate business and provided by the state association as a service to the membership. All forms shall be reviewed by legal counsel and Risk Management Committee before publication.

Meetings: Volunteers option to meet in person (preferred) at our Headquarters in Glen Allen or via video conference in March, April, September, and October.