Committee Overview

Committees are critical to the success of GCAAR’s members, and we deeply appreciate those who volunteer their time and professional expertise to the real estate community.

The committee description and focus of work, as well as membership requirements and time commitment, can be found below.

GCAAR requires all applicants for committees to be GCAAR Diversity & Inclusion Champions (that is, to have completed At Home with Diversity (AHWD), Fairhaven and NAR’s Implicit-Bias training, and reported your completion of these items to GCAAR – learn more).
Applications for 2023 committees are NOW OPEN and will close October 21, 2022. Applicants will be notified of appointments in early December. Appointments are made only once each year. Thank you for your interest in serving on a GCAAR committee!

Professional Standards Committee members sit on hearing panels for cases involving Code of Ethics complaints, arbitration requests, and SentriLock violations.

Members must attend quarterly training meetings focusing on case studies and exercises from the NAR Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual  and serve on hearing panels, as necessary (up to three hearings per month)  In order to serve on the Professional Standards Committee, a member must have served on the Grievance Committee for at least three (3) years. “Homework” for this committee includes analyzing assigned case files prior to each hearing as well as drafting hearing panel decisions.

2023 focus
  • Grow the number of trained chairpersons for ethics and arbitration hearings.
  • Promote REALTORS®’ professionalism in the practice of real estate.
  • Increase the number of training opportunities for committee members.
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