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Committees

Howard County Association of REALTORS®

Our committees exist to help create and facilitate a close connection between HCAR's REALTOR® members and Affiliates, in order to provide the consumer with outstanding service and products.

Our goal is also to provide HCAR’s Brokers and Managers with relevant and up-to-date information to help them successfully run their offices. We also provide educational and training resources, community support and networking social events.

To contact or join an HCAR committee, please submit a request.

Committee Co-Chairs

Affiliate Outreach

John joe

Heather Shai

Terrain Title

(301) 908-9470

John joe

Lisa Wissel

RE/MAX 100

(410) 730-6100

Ambassadors

Awards

John joe

Judi Gordon

Long & Foster Real Estate, Columbia Sales

410-715-7086

Broker/Manager

John joe

Jim Hyatt

Exit Results Realty

(443) 277-1814

Budget & Finance

John joe

David Yungmann

The Yungmann Group of Keller Williams Integrity

(410) 207-7777

Communications

John joe

Scott Berngartt

Caliber Home Loans

(443) 367-9212

Community Outreach

John joe

Donna Weaver

RE/MAX 100

(410) 381-3331

John joe

Lisa Wissel

RE/MAX 100

(410) 730-6100

Education

John joe

Michelle Mathews-Kalinock

Southern Trust Mortgage

(443) 223-6593

Fair Housing / Cultural Diversity

John joe

Alicyn DelZoppo

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

(443) 535-8000

Forms

John joe

Alicyn DelZoppo

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

(443) 535-8000

John joe

Lisa Wissel

RE/MAX 100

(410) 730-6100

Grievance

John joe

Kim Edson

RE/MAX Advantage Realty

(410) 740-1200

Legislative

John joe

Laura-Lee Jones

(410) 461-1456

New Member Orientation/Rookie Society

John joe

Mary Calder

True Title

(443) 201-2300

John joe

Melissa Snyder-Hargraves

Keller Williams Integrity

(443) 574-1600

Nominating

John joe

Judi Gordon

Long & Foster Real Estate, Columbia Sales

410-715-7086

Professional Standards

John joe

Barb Seely

Long & Foster Real Estate, Columbia

(410) 730-3456

RPAC

John joe

Dan Iampieri

RE/MAX Aspire

(410) 465-8300

Social

John joe

Scott Rosenthal

Apex Home Loans

(410) 794-4128

John joe

Heather Shai

Terrain Title

(301) 908-9470

YPN: Young Professionals Network

John joe

Alicyn DelZoppo

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

(443) 535-8000

John joe

David Amare

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

(443) 535-5264

 

Please select a Committee to learn more.

*Note: The Grievance and Professional Standards Committees have been combined. Also, the Rookie Committee and Social Committee are now combined with the YPN Committee. All committee members are encouraged to continue serving on these committees. Thank you.

 

AFFILIATE OUTREACH

WHY DOES IT EXIST?

To help create and facilitate a close connection between HCAR's REALTORS® members and Affiliates, to provide the consumer with outstanding service and products.

WHAT DOES IT DO?

  • Affiliates provide invaluable networking, partnership and collaboration opportunities for HCAR's Realtor and other Affiliate members through social and networking events and education.
  • Maintain affiliate engagement
  • Expand the network by recruiting new affiliate members

TIME COMMITMENT

  • Attend monthly meetings as needed (1 hour)
  • “Homework” between meetings may include brainstorming content, and reviewing materials.

WHO CAN APPLY? All HCAR members and affiliates. Submit a request now.

QUESTIONS? Contact Board Liaison

 

chair: Terry Healy

Motto Mortgage Premium

 

board Liaison: terry healy

motto mortgage premium

 

 

 

Ambassador

*This committee is by appointment only.

chair: jim skirven

symmetry financial group

board liaison: joann alexander

Long & Foster, columbia

 

 

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Awards

*This committee is by appointment only.

chair: rich green

PRESIDENTIAL BANK MORTGAGE

co-chair/board liaison: Talon Zinger

The north star team of long & foster

 

 

 

 

Broker/Manager Committee

WHY DOES IT EXIST??

To help the Brokers/Managers keep abreast of the key issues and to successfully run their offices. The committee promotes and strengthens Broker/Manager involvement in HCAR by providing a networking opportunity for sharing useful ideas, successes and challenges.

WHAT DOES IT DO??

  • Suggest topics and books speakers for luncheons
  • Offer a quarterly forum/luncheon to learn and to be heard

TIME COMMITMENT?

  • Attend meetings/conference calls when needed
  • Contact potential speakers for luncheons

WHO CAN APPLY?All HCAR Brokers and Managers only. Submit a request now.

QUESTIONS?? Contact Board Liaison

chair: JIM HYATT

exit results realty

 

 

Budget & Finance

*This committee is by appointment only.

chair: robbyn harris

keller williams realty centre

board liaison: robbyn harris 

keller williams realty centre

 

 

 

Communications Committee

WHY DOES IT EXIST??

Provide HCAR members with relevant and up-to-date information to successfully run their office.

WHAT DOES IT DO??

  • Reviews and recommends communication delivery methods
  • Reviews, recommends, and contributes content for print and online communications

TIME COMMITMENT?

  • Attend bi-monthly meetings as needed (1 hour)
  • “Homework” between meetings may include brainstorming content or reviewing materials (2 – 4 hours per month)

WHO CAN APPLY? All HCAR Members. Submit a request now.

QUESTIONS?? Contact Committee Chair

 

chair: scott berngartt

caliber home loans

board liaison: rich green

keller williams realty centre

 

Community Outreach Committee/HCAR Cares

WHY DOES IT EXIST??

The Community Outreach Committee exists to give HCAR members, from the Howard County community, the opportunity to meet, support, network, and work together on projects that benefit the greater community.

WHAT DOES IT DO??

  • Raises awareness and money to support community outreach activities
  • Recognizes members who contribute to the community
  • Participates in community outreach activities
  • Supports other HCAR committees when needed
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TIME COMMITMENT?

  • Attend meetings (1 hour) as needed
  • Participate in at least one volunteer activity supported by HCAR (approx. 3 hours for each activity)

WHO CAN APPLY? All HCAR members. Submit a request now.

QUESTIONS?? Contact Committee Chair

 

chair: donna weaver

elevate real estate brokerage llc

 

board liaison: lisa wissel

re/max 100

Education

WHY DOES IT EXIST??

To provide members with educational and training resources to advance their careers and meet their CE requirements.

WHAT DOES IT DO??

  • Suggests topics and speakers for continuing education and NAR Designations
  • Suggests topics, speakers, and sponsors for non-CE classes, workshops and seminars that benefit real estate agents
  • Researches and recommends which designation courses to offer
  • Reviews online education offerings
  • Review class surveys and instructors

TIME COMMITMENT?

  • Attend monthly meetings (1 hour)
  • “Homework” between meetings may include brainstorming content, sub-committee meeting or reviewing materials (1 – 2 hours per month)
  • Committee members are required to attend 10 out of the 12 meetings throughout the year

WHO CAN APPLY? All HCAR Realtor and Affiliate members. Submit a request now.

QUESTIONS?? Contact Board Liaison

 

chair: rachel oslund

lodestar inspection service

board liaison: rachel oslund

lodestar inspection service

Fair Housing committee

WHY DOES IT EXIST??
To education and advocate for the interests of all consumers as it relates to housing opportunities. 

WHAT DOES IT DO??
- As a part of its charge, the committee creates programs and content to make sure REALTORS and consumers are aware of Fair Housing laws. 

- Provides connections to National, State, and local fair housing resources available to consumers across all income levels.

TIME COMMITMENT?- Attend monthly meetings when necessary

WHO CAN APPLY? All HCAR members. Submit a request now.

QUESTIONS?? Contact Committee Chair

 

chair: piet de dreu

sachs realty

board liaison: piet de dreu

sachs realty

 

 

Forms Committee

WHY DOES IT EXIST??

Ensure the forms are opened for review in response to legislative or regulatory requirements, or significant changes to either market conditions or to industry best practices.

WHAT DOES IT DO??

  • Reviews the association's current standardized forms and makes recommendations on revisions
  • Creates new forms as needed (determined by market conditions and changing regulations)
  • The committee will be composed of an established number of REALTOR® practitioners, Manager/Brokers, Team Leaders, and attorneys.
  • Ensure that all members are made aware of forms and changes.

TIME COMMITMENT?

  • Attend meetings as needed
  • “Homework” between meetings may include reading, proofing, or editing forms (1 – 10 hours per month)

WHO CAN APPLY? All HCAR Members. Submit a request now.

QUESTIONS?? Contact Committee Chair

 

chair: kara williams

Le reve real estate

 

board liaison: brooke romm

re/max 100

Grievance and professional standards Committee

WHY DOES IT EXIST??

Provides a preliminary review & screening process for ethics complaints & arbitration requests, similar to a Grand Jury.

WHAT DOES IT DO??

  • Reviews documents filed by the Complainant to determine if a hearing is warranted.
  • They dismiss frivolous, unsubstantiated complaints & ensure only valid complaints are forwarded to the Professional Standards Committee for a hearing.

TIME COMMITMENT?

  • Each Committee member must attend the Professional Standards Training.
  • Meetings are not required unless a Complaint is filed in our jurisdiction.
  • Upon receipt of a Complaint, a meeting will be scheduled with those members who have no affiliation with the parties involved. (1-2 hours)
  • Committee members must not miss more than two (2) meetings they are asked to attend in order to continue being a member of the committee.

WHO CAN APPLY? Any HCAR REALTOR® member with a minimum of 3 years real estate experience. Submit a request now.

QUESTIONS?? Contact Board Liaison

 

chair: barb seely

long & foster real estate, Inc.

board liaison: kelli hillmar

long & foster real estate, inc.

Legislative Committe

WHY DOES IT EXIST??

To create the public policy positions of HCAR and influence legislation at the state and local levels

WHAT DOES IT DO??

  • Monitors local issues and activities impacting the industry and homeownership
  • Reviews state and local legislation and formulates policy positions for the Association
  • Participates in county or state task forces and stakeholder meetings
  • Promotes member relationships with elected officials
  • Informs HCAR members of new laws and pending legislation
  • Plans HCAR’s Legislative events
  • In coordination with the RPAC Committee, reinforce the relationship between advocacy efforts and investing in RPAC

TIME COMMITMENT? 

  • During the General Assembly Session, meets weekly/bi-weekly for 2 hours; meets 2 hours monthly the remainder of the year
  • Attend Maryland REALTORS® Lobby Day and HCAR Legislative Events
  • Attend legislative hearings as needed
  • Upon request by the Maryland REALTORS®, lobby in Annapolis on specific bills

WHO CAN APPLY? Any HCAR REALTOR® member. Submit a request now.

QUESTIONS? Contact Board Liaison

 

chair: alicyn delzoppo

northrop realty/long & foster

board liaison: sarah anderson

maryland real estate network


Nominating

*This committee is by appointment only.

chair: dan iampieri

re/max aspire

board liaison: dan iampieri

re/max aspire

 

 

 

REALTOR® POLITICAL ACTION (RPAC) COMMITTEE

WHY DOES IT EXIST??

To protect our industry through the financial support of REALTOR® friendly candidates and issues campaigns at the local, state and federal levels.

WHAT DOES IT DO??

  • Influences the public policy process in support of the real estate industry and Howard County’s homeowners
  • Promotes an understanding of the RPAC benefits and initiatives within the REALTOR® Community
  • Plans and hosts fundraising events to supplement contributions received through the HCAR dues collection process
  • Interviews candidates for local office and recommend endorsement decisions to the HCAR Board of Directors

TIME COMMITMENT?

  • Attend monthly meetings (1 hour)
  • Serve as an ambassador for RPAC in member offices and at HCAR (1 hour/month)
  • Attend and promote HCAR RPAC and Legislative events (10 hours/year)
  • In election years, interview candidates for office (8 hours/yearly)

WHO CAN APPLY?

Any HCAR REALTOR® member who has given a minimum of $100 to RPAC. Submit a request now.

 

chair: shirley matlock

re/max advantage realty

board liaison: shirley matlock

re/max advantage realty

Young Professionals Network (YPN) Committee 

WHY DOES IT EXIST??

The leaders of the future are building their networks today. HCAR’s YPN helps them do it.

WHAT DOES IT DO??

  • Select type of event, topics, speakers, and locations for yearly events
  • Solicits and secures sponsors for events
  • Clothing Drives, Bowling events, Happy Hour fundraisers and more

TIME COMMITMENT?

  • Attend meetings as needed
  • Solicit speakers and sponsors between meetings (4 – 8 hours annually)
  • Attend YPN events (2 – 3 hours per event)

WHO CAN APPLY? All HCAR Realtor and Affiliate members. Submit a request now.

QUESTIONS?? Contact Board Liaison

 

chair: talon zinger

the north star team of long & foster

 

board liaison: talon zinger

the north star team of long & foster