The function of the Waco Association of REALTORS®, Inc is to serve the Membership with education, professional competence, public awareness, political involvement and social activities. The end product is service to the public.
The Waco Association of REALTOR® is the trusted voice for Real Estate in the Waco area and a valued resource for our members and community.
Meet our Staff:
Jeannette assists the Board of Directors in implementing a vision to move the organization forward, staff development, Membership Support, as well as managing the day to day operations of the Association. Jeannette also represents the Local Association, by attending functions and conferences of both the Texas Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®.
Joann maintains the Association's Continuing Education courses. She is available to answer questions concerning all education matters with our Association. She maintains communication with our membership through Constant Contact and social media. Joann coordinates the Association's events including luncheons, Continuing Education courses and committee events.
As the Membership Administrator, Natalie processes applications for membership and tracks new applicants to ensure they have met all joining requires. Natalie is responsible for syncing agents’ records in Navica, our association management system and the National REALTOR® Database (NRDS.) She works reports issued by Texas Association of REALTORS® (TR) to make certain the Association and its members, are in compliance with National Association REALTORS® (NAR) guidelines.
The MLS Administrator is responsible for the day to day operations of the Associations MLS system. Shelia is available to answer any questions or concerns related to the MLS system, and troubleshoot any issues related the MLS. The MLS Admin will also help with the setup of the Supra eKEY and assigning Supra Lockboxes.
Budget and Finance Committee
The Budget and Finance Committee formulates and makes recommendations concerning financial planning, investment management control and budgeting, and to monitor the Association’s finances so as to provide efficient utilization of its resources . Prepare an annual budget for submission to the Board of Directors for approval.
The Building and Grounds Committee is responsible for seeing that the site of the Board is maintained and well kept. To provide guidance for the upkeep, updating, and insure that all activities are done in a tasteful and financially sound manner.
Review and recommend changes in the Board’s By-Laws in order to keep them current with NAR and TAR. In conjunction with the MLS Committee, review and recommend changes in the MLS Rules & Regulations in order to keep them current with NAR and TAR. Report the changes to the Board of Directors and as prescribed in the By-Laws, follow the procedure to have them ratified by the Members.
The Education Committee provides members with education programs to increase their skills and knowledge in real estate transactions. Encourage policies relating to the entire scope of real estate education in the state. And analyze, consider, and act upon recommendations made by its various committees. Promote designation programs available from TAR and NAR and its instituts, societies, and councils. Provide yearly calendar of classes to be held for the upcoming year.
Events and Social Committee
The Events and Social Committee is responsible for creating an annual plan for all meetings and events for the Membership, in conjunction with coordinating and promoting the Membership activities throughout the year.
The Legislative Committee actively monitors City, County, and State activities that could impact our REALTOR community. The Committee will conduct interviews with Local elected representatives when appropriate. Report and recommend to the Board of Directors any endorsements or contributions.
The MLS Committee is responsible for making necessary updates to the MLS Rules & Regulations, and the MLS Policies and Procedures and prescribed by NAR and TAR or as need by the Board. The Committee is also responsible for making necessary decisions concerning violations of the MLS Rules and Regulations or MLS Policies and Procedures.
The Membership Committee is responsible for reviewing all New Members for approval by insuring they meet all Membership requirements. Promote regular attendance of Membership at Board functions. Assists in planning forums to keep Membership informed of growth and development within our service area.
The Nominating Committee is responsible for selecting Candidates through an election process to serve on the Board of Directors.
The Realtors Image Committee focuses on creating strong relationships between REALTORS and the community. This Committee actively works with the REALTOR Membership to help support community outreach programs and activities, promoting a positive image for REALTORS.
The TREPAC Committee is responsible for actively soliciting TREPAC support from REALTOR Members, as well as educate the Membership about the importance of TREPAC for the real estate industry. The Committee will coordinate TREPAC fundraising events throughout the year for the Membership.
YPN (Young Professionals Network) Committee
To be the voice of a fast-growing group of REALTORS® young professionals who are focused on personal growth, networking, and association involvement. The YPN Committee should be a diverse group, culturally and geographically, with a primary focus on helping young professionals engage in Association activities: Encourage young people to attend meetings and participate in committees at the local, state, and national level. Provide a way for young people to network and learn from one another, through both social events and education aimed at helping them enhance their real estate prowess and increase their survivability in a highly competitive industry.