Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
The Diversity Committee’s 5 key areas of impact include:
– COMMUNITY: Build community with colleagues that more deeply understand and care about diversity, equity, and inclusion within SFAR.
– SURVEY: Understand the existing diversity of SFAR’s membership and leadership.
– RECRUITMENT: Increase diversity of new and in-coming SFAR members and leaders.
– STEWARDSHIP: Nurture the success of existing SFAR members and leaders who come from diverse backgrounds.
– EDUCATION & CONVERSATION: Create space for education and conversations with the wider SFAR community on issues that impact diversity, equity, and inclusion — systemically and in our individual lives.
The DEI Committee meets the fourth Thursday of each month from noon to 2 p.m.
Education and Events
The mission of the Education and Events Committee is to create inspired content that adds value beyond that which individual brokerages can offer, design thoughtful events that bring members together in the spirit of camaraderie and highlight the best SFAR has to offer in collaboration with other committees. We learn from and support anti-racist practices brought to light by the Diversity Committee, we celebrate and lead with YPN, we promote the Government Affairs agenda and help get out the vote (!) and we bring awareness to the Forms and MLS platforms.
The Education and Events Committee meets the first Friday of each month from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Global Business Council
The Global Business Council is dedicated to globally themed education, programming, and networking for our members. The council, comprised of volunteers and staff liaisons, takes the lead in planning global programs, hosting CIPS courses, and collaborating with neighboring boards to build awareness among members of the global business opportunities that surround them. The council acts as a REALTOR®-driven community organization, helping REALTORS® build partnerships with globally-minded businesses, mortgage brokers, attorneys, and other relevant local entities. Global Business Council meets the second Monday of each month from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Young Professionals Network
Dedicated to member education, awareness, and networking. Our goals are that REALTORS® have a platform to share ideas, collaborate together, and connect with their city. We achieve our goals through member engagement and exciting educational & networking events. Despite our committee name, we welcome all realtors – new or seasoned – in growing together as future leaders within our community. Follow SFAR’s YPN on Facebook and Instagram for the latest news and events!
The Young Professionals Network meets the first Friday of each month from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
This committee reviews legislative proposals and recommends positions on them to the Board of Directors, coordinates member involvement in both issue and candidate-related campaigns, interviews candidates for public office (state and local) and recommends endorsements to the board of directors. It meets when business requires. The committee also supplements the efforts of the Association staff to support/oppose various legislative issues and ballot measures on which the Association has stated positions, and support candidates for public office endorsed by the Association.
The Government Relations Committee meets the third Wednesday of the month from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
MLS and Technology
The MLS and Technology Committee is responsible for making sure the MLS meets the needs of San Francisco REALTORS®, and is recognized as a strong partner in the entire San Francisco Bay Area. This committee is comprised of 20 volunteers and 2 staff liaisons and make recommendations for rules changes, product implementations and new projects.
The MLS and Technology Committee meets the second Thursday of each month from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
The Standard Forms Committee empowers agents by giving them the tools and education to represent their clients that recognize the legal and practical realities of selling and buying real estate in San Francisco.
The Standard Forms Committee meets the first Thursday of each month from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Managers Council facilitates the sharing of information among managing brokers; discusses problems, trends and market conditions; and fosters a cooperative and collaborative working environment among managing brokers. Meets quarterly except July and August. Assigns as liaison to select committees to both provide input from the Managers Council and provide information to the Managers Council on subjects being discussed by these committees. Holds quarterly meetings that address issues in real estate brokerage. Through strategic planning, provides the Board of Directors with the Managers Council’s perspective on how the Association can remain relevant and vital in the future. Reports to the Board of Directors quarterly on the work of the Council and presents recommendations for the Board of Directors to consider.
Managers Council meets the first Wednesday of the third month of the quarter from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
The Executive Committee serves as an advisory committee to the Board of Directors. It reviews and makes recommendations on items appearing on the agendas for the Board of Directors meetings, including recommendations of the Association’s committees. The committee also may conduct such activities as may from time to time be assigned to it by the Board of Directors. In addition, the Executive Committee has authority to act for the Board of Directors in carrying out the policies and activities of the Association between meetings of the Board of Directors. The Association president acts as chair of the Executive Committee. The committee is comprised of the officers of the corporation. Further, the president may appoint two additional members from the Board of Directors who has a record of involvement in Association committees, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors.
Executive Committee meets the third Thursday of each month from noon to 2 p.m.