The following are descriptions of the various HAR Standing Committees, Task Forces, or special projects. If you are interested in volunteering for a Committee, please fill out the Volunteer Interest Form.
Reviews annually Association Bylaws or when directed by the Board of Directors or Executive Committee, and proposes Bylaw language and changes. Resolve issues of organizational structure and governance for Association compliance with NAR and HAR policies and federal and state law.
Work in partnership with government agencies, local boards, state and national associations to provide exceptional educational products and services to our members; to be the driving force for education for Hawaii’s real estate industry. To monitor current year activities and expenditures in order to confirm adherence to
approved budgets and to assure that variances are promptly identified and dealt with appropriately; to oversee the management of HAR assets and financial benefit programs; and to prepare and recommend to the Board of Directors, a budget for the upcoming year.
Assess the impact of specific bills on the real estate industry, and based on HAR
Government Affairs Committee
policy and legislative agenda, determine whether HAR will support or oppose those bills. The Committee works directly with HAR lobbyists in advancing a pro-real estate legislative agenda. While the primary focus is on issues at the state level, the committee occasionally works with the National Association of REALTORS® on federal issues and local boards on city and county issues.
Commitment: The GAC meets every week, as needed, for approximately 1-2 hours from January – May. Subcommittees are also created and meet to work on specific topic areas.
Issues Mobilization Committee
IMP is organized and operated primarily for the purpose of administering budgetary allocations, and accepting contributions to support or oppose state and local issues that impact real property and private property rights in Hawai'i. It shall also support grass-roots lobbying and educational efforts related thereto. IMP will promote and strive for the improvement of government by encouraging and stimulating REALTOR® and the general public to take a more active and effective part in governmental affairs.
Broaden and enhance the leadership skills and capabilities of a blend of real estate professionals to prepare them to assume leadership roles within the industry and community. Present a program that will develop potential proactive leaders for the local Boards and the state association. The Committee creates, implements, and develops the Academy program, including course content covering state and local issues. It obtains sponsors, screens applicants for admission, emphasizing candidates with potential skills suitable for leadership positions within the industry, and monitors program delivery.
To recruit, interview and recommend qualified individuals to serve the Hawai'i Association of REALTORS® in the capacity of President, President-elect, First Vice President, Treasurer and Liaisons to the Executive Committee. To identify members and submit recommendations on its behalf to NAR for committee appointments on behalf of Hawai'i REALTORS®.
REALTORS® Political Action Committee
RPAC is organized and operated exclusively for the purpose of supporting the nomination or election of one or more candidates for nomination or election to any elective office and to collect and make expenditures of political contributions for the purpose of furthering the candidacy of such individuals to nomination or election to office.
The RPAC Board of Trustees shall have complete supervision and control over the affairs and funds of RPAC and shall establish and carry out all policies and activities of RPAC. The Board of Trustees, may from time to time, adopt policies and procedures or amend existing policies and procedures to govern RPAC's fundraising efforts, the making of contributions and other expenditures in furtherance of its purposes, and the duties and responsibilities of members of the Board of Trustees.
The State Convention Committee is responsible for the creation and implementation of the Hawai'i Real Estate Convention. Members use their creativity to help build the Conference, courses, tradeshow, activities and special events. Members are actively engaged in promoting the Convention and ensuring its overall success.
Create and review all HAR contracts and addenda that deal with many aspects of real estate to determine whether changes, additions, or deletions are appropriate due to legislative or industry practice. HAR General Counsel, prior to release, reviews all forms.
Commitment: Standard Forms typically meets 5 times a year, with the meetings usually being 6-7 hours in length. Also, additional teleconference/webinars are conducted as needed. Subcommittees are also created to work on specific forms.
Young Professionals Network
YPN's mission is to help young real estate professionals excel in their careers by giving them the tools and encouragement to become in four core areas:
- REALTOR® Associations: Attend REALTOR® conferences and pursue leadership roles with their local, state, and national associations.
- 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.
Meeting Attendance Policy
Three (3) unexcused absences for regular or special meetings of the Committee/Task Force shall be construed as an automatic resignation.