Proposed Bylaws / Online Voting – January 1-31, 2015

Attached are the proposed Bylaws for TAAR.  Please review and be ready to vote online for your approval or non-approval of these Bylaws in January.  The Core Standards of NAR requires we have approved Bylaws to retain our charter.
The Bylaws have been revised to include required changes from NAR.  In addition, there are five major changes that have been incorporated:
1.    Affiliate Committee Chair, Business Community and Reverse Mentor Directors may not vote at Board of Directors meetings
2.    Number of Directors to be increased by two voting Directors.    
3.    Limit number of Directors from one real estate firm to no more than 40% of the voting Directorate.
4.    No more than two elected consecutive Director terms without taking a year off.
5.    Add Education Committee as a standing committee

Winter Office Policy

If Northwestern Michigan College is closed due to weather; the TAAR Office will also be closed. Should this happen we will monitor email when possible. Paragon help line is available at 1-877-657-4357.

Earn Your SRS Designation

Whether you are new to the industry or a seasoned veteran, the SRS Course will redefine your "normal" and reinvent the way you represent sellers. Earn your SRS designation November 13, and 14 and receive 15 Con Ed credits! Class will be from 8 AM until 5 PM both days here at the Traverse Area Association of REALTORS® Conference Center. Registration is required.

REALTORS® Environmental Summit Evaluates Potential Risks to Real Estate

REALTOR® leaders are hearing from the nation’s foremost experts on environmental risk management during the National Association of REALTORS® first environmental summit. The slate of distinguished speakers includes Dan Glickman, who served as the Secretary of Agriculture under President Clinton, and Tom Ridge, first Secretary of U.S. Department of Homeland Security, former Governor of Pennsylvania, president and CEO of Ridge Global and partner at Ridge-Schmidt Cyber.

 “Dramatic changes in our environment will have an impact on how and where people want to live, which will inevitably transform local real estate markets. This summit is an opportunity for REALTORS® to assess and prioritize the wide variety of environmental risks that could affect the way people buy and sell property,” says NAR President Steve Brown, co-owner of Irongate, Inc. REALTORS® in Dayton, Ohio.

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