Lakeland Association of REALTORS®
820 South Florida Ave Ste 100
Lakeland, FL 33801
Ph: (863) 687-6111
Fx. (863) 688-8253
If you wish to join one of our many committees, please see the following committee list, including a brief description for each, and apply for the position(s) that best fits your area of expertise.
Consent to Serve Forms are emailed out via the weekly broadcast, please contact Barbara Barnes with any questions.
The Lakeland Association of REALTORS® (LAR) relies heavily on the expertise of our members in leadership positions to ensure that the Association is running as efficiently as possible and pursuing meaningful initiatives. We invite you to lend your expertise to the betterment of our association and industry. Below is a list of current LAR leadership volunteer opportunities.
Standing Committees: Standing Committees are established in the Association’s Bylaws. Only REALTOR® members may serve on standing committees.
Grievance Committee: Comprised of REALTOR® members the Grievance Committee is charged with reviewing ethics complaints and arbitration requests. The Grievance Committee acts as a “Grand Jury”. The Committee determines if, true on its face, a hearing is warranted. Members of the Grievance Committee must complete a Professional Standards Workshop every year to be qualified to serve on the Committee.
Finance Committee: The Finance Committee is charged with recommending an annual budget to the Board of Directors as well as making recommendations regarding investments. The Association’s Treasurer serves as the Chair of the Finance Committee.
Professional Standards Committee. Comprised of REALTORS®, the Professional Standards Committee serve as members of the Hearing Panel in both Ethics and Arbitration cases. Members of the Professional Standards Committee must complete a Professional Standards Workshop every year to be qualified to serve on the Committee.
Regular Committees: Both REALTORS® and Preferred Business Partner members may serve on regular committees.
CID/Commercial Committee: Responsible for offering education programs for commercial members.
Community Service Committee: Plans and executes projects beneficial to the community for the purpose of creating and maintaining a positive public image for the Lakeland Association of REALTORS® and its members.
Events Committee: The Events Committee plans and executes projects and events designed to be beneficial to the community; creates and maintains a positive public image for the Lakeland Association of REALTORS®, coordinates and arranges REALTOR® After Hours, other special functions and encourages attendance.
Preferred Business Partner/REALTOR® Committee: The Committee’s purpose is to strengthen the Affiliate/REALTOR® relationship.
Professional Development Committee: Plans and coordinates programs to enhance member knowledge and professionalism.
Public Policy Committee: Charged with keeping abreast of issues of importance to the members and the industry, monitors ordinances and legislation; keeps members aware of actions affecting the real estate industry, and interviewing candidates on an as needed basis for possible endorsement
RPAC: Working in conjunction with Public Policy, the RPAC Committee’s major goal is to encourage members to contribute to RPAC and to become involved in the political process; arranges fundraising activities; promotes a positive political agenda at the Local, State and National levels.
YPN Committee; The YPN Committee is a valuable resource for those who wish to build relationships with peers, advance their careers and make a difference in their industry, community and professional association. Although called the “Young Professionals Network, YPN is open to all LAR members.