Commission News

The Alaska Real Estate Commission held its final meeting of 2014 on December 3rd at the Atwood Building in Anchorage.

The initial rewrite of the Alaska Real Estate Commission Consumer Pamphlet and Waiver of Right to Be Represented proposed in June generated considerable public comment at the September 12, 2014, meeting.  As a result, the Commission held a special work session on November 12, 2014, to address concerns that were raised.

The revised versions, were adopted, have been noticed for written public comment, and will be considered at the next meeting.   Any person who submitted written or oral comments previously does not need to resubmit them as those comments are a part of the record and will be reviewed during the Real Estate Commission’s deliberation on February 25, 2014.

Discussion was also held regarding advertising of a business name.   Initial consideration was given to a proposed regulation change at the September meeting and the conversation continued during this meeting.  Concerns  were raised, include the “branding”  many licensees have undertaken for name recognition, as well as confusion at the consumer level when it comes to identifying the brokerage.  The discussion will continue at the next meeting.

The status of Errors and Omissions insurance is still on hold while the office of Procurement  for the State of Alaska develops an Invitation to Bid to solicit proposals for coverage.

Finally, it is renewal time for real estate instructors.  All instructor certifications expire on April 1, 2015.  Renewal information and forms are available on the Real Estate Commission website.   Instructors are encouraged to submit their renewal applications well in advance of expiration.

http://commerce.state.ak.us/dnn/Portals/5/pub/rec4174.pdf

The next meeting of the Alaska Real Estate Commission will begin at 9:00 a.m.,  February 25, 2014, at the Atwood Building,, 550 W. 7th Avenue, Room 1270,  in Anchorage.

Submitted by Anita Bates, Dwell Realty
Alaska Real Estate Commission Liaison

 

2016 NAR Committee Recommendation Process is Underway!

Are you or someone you know interested in serving on an NAR committee in 2016?   

The online Committee Recommendation Form on REALTOR.org is now open and accepting recommendations!  Please read the following important information regarding the Committee Recommendation Process:

Re-appointment to Committees & Continuing Terms

Committee members are NOT automatically considered for reappointmentA member currently serving on a committee, whose term expires in 2015 MUST submit a recommendation via the Online Committee Recommendation Form if he/she would like to be considered for service in 2016. 

Members who have a continuing term that expires in 2016 or 2017 do not need to submit a recommendation to remain on the committee; they will remain until the term expires.

Process for 2016 Committee Recommendation Process

The deadline for submitting committee recommendations is May 22, 2015.  All recommendations must be submitted via the online form.

Using the form, you can recommend yourself or another suitable candidate.   When submitting a recommendation you are required to include relevant comments that highlight the candidate’s skills and qualifications for the position.  All comments are confidential.

We encourage you to seek recommendations from colleagues with whom you have worked closely, in particular members of state and national leadership.

Follow these steps to access the Committee Recommendation Home Page:

1. Log-on to REALTOR.org
2. Click the “About NAR” tab at the top of the page
3. Click “Governance” in the right hand side of the page
4. Click “Committees” in the right hand side of the page
5. Click “Committee Selection Process” in the right hand side of the page
6. Click “Enter and view your committee recommendations” in the center of the page

The link below may also be used to access the recommendation form directly on REALTOR.org. http://gms.realtor.org/comrecords.nsf/comselMbrhome?readform

Things to Consider when Submitting Recommendations

Please review the committee structure, which lists each committee’s purpose statement, composition (how many members), length of term, and specific qualifications for consideration to see what committee you would best serve.  Please note that if appointed to a committee you will be expected to attend all of its meetings and serve the full length of the term.  Furthermore, please note that forums are open to all members; so recommendations need not be submitted for forums unless you are seeking the position of chair or vice chair.

The committee structure* can be found by clicking “View Committee Information” on the committee recommendation homepage (link provided above).

*Note: The content is from the current (2015) committee structure.  The 2016 committee structure will be approved at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in May, 2015.

Expertise Profiles

NAR’s Expertise Profile Database was designed to provide all levels of the REALTOR® family (including the Local, State and National Associations) with key information about you and your professional experience. The information that you will provide in this profile will be used as a resource in a variety of ways, including identification of members with certain expertise to serve on committees, working groups, presidential advisory groups; also, to respond to surveys about association issues, products, services etc.  

Individuals interested in serving on NAR’s committees are encouraged to create and/or update their expertise profiles.  However, they are not required. Please note:  Completing an expertise profile is NOT the same as submitting a recommendation for yourself!  If you wish to serve on a committee you still must submit a recommendation via the online Committee Recommendation Form on REALTOR.org.

To access the Expertise Profile page*:
Click “Enter Your Expertise Profile” on the committee recommendations homepage (http://gms.realtor.org/comrecords.nsf/comselMbrhome?readform)

Turn to REALTOR.org for the Latest Information

Use of electronic mail and the NAR Governance page on REALTOR.org serves as the vehicle for promoting and publicizing information related to the Committee Recommendation/Selection process.  Therefore it is imperative that you adjust your email spam filter settings so that you receive important emails from NAR.

NAR Governance Home Page*:

http://www.realtor.org/user/login?destination=/governance

Committees Home Page*:

http://www.realtor.org/governance/committees

*Members need to have a REALTOR.org login and password to access these pages.  Contact Information Central at (800) 874-6500; InfoCentral@realtors.org for login and password assistance.

 

Contact Information

Alaska Association of REALTORS®
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Anchorage, Alaska 99503

Phone (907) 563-7133
FAX (907) 561-1779
Toll-Free (800) 478-3763

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