Volunteer Opportunities

Committees are an essential part of PRO. Our committees and their members develop creative ideas to keep our organization strong as well as help advance our mission and goals.

Below is a list of committees along with their descriptions. Committee appointments are for one year and begin January One.

To volunteer, please complete this application.

For any questions, please contact Sandy Yinger / 727-216-3023 or syinger@tampabayrealtor.com

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you next year

The Citation Program is intended to increase professionalism in the marketplace for our membership, streamline the ethics hearing process, and protect the interests of the general public. The Citation Committee reviews cases forwarded to them by the Grievance Committee. The Citation Committee hears both sides of the complaint and makes the determination to 1) assess a respondent the fine associated with the ethics violation; 2) assess a fine along with taking education classes to learn from that specific code of ethics violation, or, 3) the Citation Committee can determine that no violation actually occurred and dismiss the case.


The Commercial Investment Committee (CIC) provides public policy and legislative representation to the Commercial Realtor regarding local, state and national legislative issues and initiatives. The CIC also provides a forum for social and business interaction within the Commercial Community as well as provides educational opportunities to advance the level of professionalism therein. The CIC promotes and maintains a professional image of high standards of ethical conduct in the commercial real estate profession as expressed in the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Realtors.

Florida Realtors allocates among the member boards a certain number of Directors that serve Florida Realtors for a period of one year.  The Board of Directors serve to govern the 160,000 member Florida Realtors and make decisions that benefit the entire real estate industry.  

Apply to be a Florida REALTORS Director
As a Florida Realtor Director, your commitment and unique skills will advance the industry in our state. You will have an opportunity to have a say in approving the association’s annual budget, establish membership dues, determine public policy positions as they pertain to the real estate industry, approve governing policies of the association, and so much more. Go here to apply to be a FR Director.

The Grievance Committee investigates potentially unethical conduct/arbitration requests and forwards case to Professional Standards Committee for hearing.

Staff Liaison: Angela Emerson

 

Through the efforts of this Committee, with the assistance of the Board of Directors, members and affiliates, support the creation of new housing options to meet the needs of our community, as well as advance fair housing and fair lending efforts. The committee’s partnerships with state and local Government Entities, Housing Authorities, Housing Counseling Agencies, Home Builders and Developers will be instrumental in addressing issues such as: housing market stability, housing affordability and fair access to housing.

The Ombudsman Program in its simplest definition is informal telephone mediation between two parties. Complaints that do not expressly allege violations of specific articles of the Realtor Code of Ethics but may be transactional, technical, and/or procedural complaints that can be readily responded to may be appropriate for the Ombudsman program. In some cases the Ombudsman can address and solve minor complaints from the public as well as solve inter- Realtor conflicts before they become serious problems. Like a mediator, an ombudsman helps parties find solutions.

Every day issues affecting the real estate industry are discussed in DC, Tallahassee and City Hall. This committee meets regularly to discuss important issues facing Realtors and decides whether the association needs to actively advocate for or against an issue. The committee also evaluates candidates for public office based on real estate issues, and recommends to the Board of Directors the candidates to support.

Every day issues affecting the real estate industry are discussed in DC, Tallahassee and City Hall. This committee meets regularly to discuss important issues facing Realtors and decides whether the association needs to actively advocate for or against an issue. The committee also evaluates candidates for public office based on real estate issues, and recommends to the Board of Directors the candidates to support.

The Pinellas International Council (PIC) can help you hone your skills to market in the International Real Estate Market.  Florida accounted for the largest share at 22 percent of total U.S. residential home sales to international clients, which the National Association of REALTORS® estimated at $102.6 Billion. Florida attracted buyers from Latin America, Europe, and Canada who tend to purchase properties in warm climates for vacation purposes.

Note:  Annual Membership in PIC is $25.

Information: Receive firsthand news on international issues and events at the local, state, national and global levels before nonmembers.

Networking: Council members are provided with several networking programs per year to increase business connections in addition to monthly International Marketing Sessions where members can review and discuss International listings.

Education: Educational programs are designed to enhance members’ cultural and marketing general knowledge along with specific foreign markets. Legal, taxation, and cultural issues seminars provide Council members with a good foundation to work on an international transaction.

Certified International Property Specialist Designation (CIPS): Focuses specifically on the “international” market. CIPS members are the consumers’ best resource to ensure they are dealing with a professional skilled in the unique aspects of international real estate. Each year, courses are offered and you will be advised of many opportunities to win a scholarship to a CIPS class.

Affiliations with local organizations: Be the first to receive invitations to the Cultural Awareness exceptional education and networking events.

Leadership opportunities: The knowledge and involvement from the PIC could lead to opportunities to be in the pipeline for FR and NAR committee appointments including NAR President Liaison. On the local level, you have the opportunity to participate in a Committee leadership position.

Worldwide exposure: Through the PRO International website, there are volunteer opportunities for sponsored booths for events, social media presence with PIC Facebook page and opportunities to have articles and blogs published in PROView Weekly Newsletter and much more!

Committee Chair: Denise Reilly
Committee Vice-Chair: Martha Matthews Vasquez

Staff Liaison: Angela Emerson

Information about Leasing and Property Management Council

This council is made up of PRO members that are uniquely qualified in the Leasing and Property Management field and are dedicated in supporting our members to become proficient and professional when leasing or managing property.  The council works together to design and provide our membership with quality networking, featured speakers on leasing and property management topics, and smaller workshops.

This group has recognized that with a market shift from residential sales to rental properties, there are unique challenges in this aspect of real estate and have volunteered their expertise to support their fellow agents in learning those unique nuances.

Many of our council members are also involved in the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM).  PRO and NARPM often work together to provide affordable, enhanced Leasing and Property Management education offerings.

Committee Chair: Tom Gaspari
Committee Vice-Chair: Patti Rudski

Staff Liaison: Angela Emerson

This committee is charged with planning and executing the annual RPAC, fundraising campaign and various events with staff support.  The proceeds of the event are used to financially support candidates and issues vital to the real estate industry.  RPAC is a tool to support champions of the real estate industry in elected office.  It has done so successfully for over 40 years.

Committee Chair:  Ken Breland
Committee Vice-Chair: Rachel Sartain

Staff Liaison:  Joe Farrell

The program aligns a Realtor Member and an elected official to keep open lines of communication with our elected officials and to provide solid information for good public policy in our community.

Staff Liaison: Joe Farrell

 

Cyndee Haydon                                 State Representative Chris Sprowls

                                                             Senator Jeff Brandis        

 

Ben Friedlander                                Representative Ben Diamond

 

Tom Steck                                          State Representative Wengay Newton

                                                             State Senator Daryl Rouson

 

Tom Shelly                                          Senator Ed Hooper

Brandi Gabbard                                 State Representative Chris Latvala

Paul Hendriks                                     State Representative Jennifer Webb

Frank Gregoire                                    State Representative Nick DeCeglie

Stellar Multiple Listing Services

Board of Directors

Kevin Batdorf
Ken Breland
Amy Seeks
Mindy Rovillo 2018-2019 President

Stellar MLS – MLS Advisory Council

The MAC is charged with review all changes to the Multiple Listing Service, including fields and rules and regulations of the service.

Isabelle Ivanov

Kelly Dixon

To be on the Stellar MLS Board of Directors or the MAC committee please fill out this application

If you are a young REALTOR®, or just young-at-heart, the Young Professionals Network may be for you. YPN offers a way for members to get involved in charitable activities, attend unique and fun networking events, hone their industry knowledge, and grow their leadership skills.

Committee Chair: Cody Limberger
Committee Vice-Chair: 

Staff Liaison: Travis Norton