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 Bonita Springs-Estero REALTORS® Leadership Academy

We are now accepting applications for the 2017 Bonita Springs-Estero REALTORS® Leadership Academy.

Vision Statement
The Bonita Springs-Estero REALTORS® Leadership Academy was developed to provide members with engaging and educational events and speakers that will help Realtors hone their leadership, communication, and management skills and grow their success.

Strength Through Leadership
The Bonita Springs-Estero  REALTORS® is proud to present the 2017 Leadership Program. Complete and return the application for the Bonita Springs-Estero REALTORS® Leadership Development Program. We look forward to an early response, as the class is limited to 15 participants, made up of 3 Affiliate Members and 12 REALTORS® members. The Leadership Development Committee will work to bring effective business leaders and educators to you. We hope to see you in class!

Testimonials
“I have many hats that I wear, professional and personal. One hat I consistently wear is that of leader. I feel we all wear that hat to a certain extent on a daily basis. Each time we speak to a client about our product we hold ourselves out to be the leader in our field. When we negotiate with our family members to get tasks completed we hold ourselves out as a leader. Leadership Academy enhances those skills by providing education and techniques. The programs are varied and interesting and the speakers top notch! For me the most valuable take away was the confidence I gained. I did not know what I actually knew and was practicing. Leadership Academy verified that for me. I cannot stress enough how valuable this Academy can be for you-skills, knowledge and techniques will help you grow both professionally and personally.”
Emily Ross Campos, SRA, RAA, GRI, PMN, REALTOR
2016 President Womens Council of Realtors, Bonita Springs-Estero Network, 2015 Pat Lord Humanitarian of the Year Award

“I would personally like to thank the leadership community of 2015. I was able to build additional relationships and bonds that I know will last a lifetime. The event that went on to Guadalupe center was phenomenal. And then to build a relationship with the Vice President of the Guadalupe center. Has been amazing! Rock on BEAR Leadership!”
Steve Bray
DRYZONE INC

Participants of Bonita Springs-Estero REALTORS®’s 2016 Leadership Academy
Last year’s Leadership Development Program provided participants with an opportunity to network with colleagues who share their commitment to professionalism.

 Bonita Springs-Estero REALTORS® Committees

As a Member of the Bonita Springs-Estero  REALTORS®, the doors of active participation are open to you. Committee involvement allows you to be an active decision maker in the things that affect your daily business and direction in the community.

Affiliate Committee
To increase awareness and membership of Affiliate Members; increase profitability of events for charity and create marketing opportunities for Bonita Springs-Estero REALTORS® Affiliate Members to promote their services to the REALTOR® Members and the general public.

Brokers’ Roundtable
Avenue for Brokers to come together and help each other. To provide input, share ideas and experiences with regard to the real estate market and our community in general. Opportunity to make recommendations to the Board of Directors.

Bylaws Committee
Reviews the Bonita Springs-Estero REALTORS® Bylaws, the Standing Rules, the MLS Bylaws and the MLS Rules and Regulations on an annual basis. Makes necessary Amendments and sends changes to the Board of Directors for approval. After BOD and Attorney approval, ensures that the Amendments and a complete copy of the Bylaws are sent to NAR for approval. NAR to receive a copy of Bylaws every two years if no amendments have been made.

Education Committee
Creates, schedules and promotes education classes for the Members including Continuing Education and Designation courses. An excellent committee for former educators and teachers.

Global Committee
The Bonita Springs-Estero REALTORS® Global Committee ( a sub-committee of the Education Committee) has been committed to educating REALTORS® about the opportunities of expanding their business with foreign nationals in Southwest Florida. Their education programs consist of classes for certification as an International Property Specialist. A monthly Speaker Series educating agents on such topics as Tax & Asset Protection for Foreign Nationals, Immigration Policies, and other related topics. Bonita Springs-Estero REALTORS® Global Committee is a member of the Florida International Global Council as well as the National Association of REALTORS®.

Finance Committee
Assists the Treasurer in reviewing and developing the Board’s annual budget and brings all financial recommendations to the Board of Directors.

Golf Committee
To plan, organize and run the Annual Bonita Springs-Estero REALTORS® Golf Classic, which builds camaraderie between REALTORS® and the Affiliate Members. No golf experience necessary, but a love of the outdoors and parties would be helpful.

Grievance Committee
Reviews signed written complaints and determines if the facts support a violation of any of the Articles of the Code of Ethics and if there are grounds for arbitration. The Committee may amend the complaint, dismiss the complaint or send it to the Professional Standards Committee for a hearing. Requires an annual training class.

Legislative / RPAC Committee
Monitors legislation on local, state and national levels. Promotes the “voice” of Bonita Springs-Estero REALTORS® on real estate issues and encourages members to be involved in “Calls to Action”. Raises voluntary funds from Members of Bonita Springs-Estero REALTORS® and its Affiliates for use in political campaigns. Encourages involvement in political education and issues at all levels of government consistent with local, state and federal laws.

Leadership Academy Committee
Plans the schedule and schedules the speakers for the annual Leadership Academy. One of the members of this committee acts as the moderator of the Leadership sessions.

MLS / Technology Committee
Reviews the best possible MLS services for our members. Explores and examines the various systems and tools that have direct impact on the ability to access the best and most reliable information. Works with the MLS committees at the surrounding Boards. Reviews all the technology involving the Board; including, but not limited to: the website, needed equipment for the MLS, staff computers, etc. and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors. Hardware, software and systems experience is very helpful.

Nominations, Elections and Awards Committee
Publishes the requirements for all elected positions and awards. Interviews all qualified persons and creates a slate of Nominees for Annual Board of Directors elections. Makes a recommendation for the Platinum Bonita Springs-Estero REALTORS® Award and the Pat Lord Memorial Award to the Board of Directors. Assists in the election process, counts the ballots and announces the results of the Elected Officers. The Awards will be announced at the Installation Banquet. Also oversees REALTOR® of the Year and Affiliate of the Year (Person and Company).

Professional Standards Committee
Conducts Hearings in accordance with NAR procedures for Ethics Complaints and Arbitration matters. Requires an annual training class.

Young Professionals Network Advisory Committee
A network of up-and-coming REALTORS® and Affiliates involved with Bonita Springs-Estero REALTORS® and the real estate industry for the purpose of giving back to the community and growing professionally. YPN Events are open to all REALTORS® and Affiliates, both young and young-at-heart.

 Bonita Springs-Estero REALTORS® Committee Invitation
If you are interested in joining a Committee, please complete this committee application and fax back to Bonita Springs-Estero REALTORS® at (239) 947-9573. Thank you!

Committee Application

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