Volunteer Opportunities

Committees are an essential part of PRO/CPRO. They develop creative ideas to keep our organization strong, while advancing our mission and goals. Appointments are volunteer positions lasting one calendar year.

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

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.

Staff Liaison: Angela Emerson

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.

Staff Liaison: Angela Emerson

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.

Staff Liaison: Joe Farrell

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.

Staff Liaison: Angela Emerson

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.

Staff Liaison: Joe Farrell

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.

Staff Liaison: Joe Farrell

The Suncoast Global Council (SGC) (formerly Pinellas International Council) 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 SGC 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 SGC 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 our website, there are volunteer opportunities for sponsored booths for events, social media presence with SGC Facebook page and opportunities to have articles and blogs published in PROView Weekly Newsletter and much more!

Staff Liaison: Angela Emerson

Information about Leasing and Property Management Council

This council is made up of PRO/CPRO 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/CPRO and NARPM often work together to provide affordable, enhanced Leasing and Property Management education offerings.

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 50 years.

Staff Liaison:  Travis Norton

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

President: Mindy Rovillo

Directors:
Kevin Batdorf
Ken Breland
Amy Seeks

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
Chris Light
Linda Goldfarb

Staff Liason: David Bennett

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.

Staff Liaison: Travis Norton