The Frederick County Association of REALTORS® (FCAR) represents residential REALTORS® and commercial practitioners involved in all facets of the industry. As the largest professional trade association in Frederick County, FCAR advocates policy initiatives that promote and protect a fundamentally sound and dynamic Frederick County real estate market. FCAR is the voice of real estate in Frederick County. Advocacy achieves FCAR's advocacy goals and objectives:
Affordable Housing: The goal is to find ways to help the community by addressing Affordable Housing issues. May participate in fundraising, outreach, and other special projects.
Fair Housing: Deals with local housing issues, particularly those affecting minorities, low and moderate income families and the disabled. May sponsor community awareness events focused on diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.
Legislative: FCAR's voice in local and state politics. Members may attend county and state meetings. A liaison is appointed to attend Maryland REALTORS® meetings. Monitor and notify membership of local, state, and national issues affecting the industry.
RPAC: REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Helps educate members about supporting RPAC and coordinating RPAC fundraisers to meet/exceed the annual goals.
Advocacy Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m.
RPAC Subcommittee Chair: Barbara Davis, Vice Chair: Soraya Gillespie
Budget & Finance**
Formulates annual budget in conjunction with business and strategic plans. Reviews committee budget requests, monthly financial statements and makes recommendations for budget revision as needed. *
Meets the third Monday of each month at 9 a.m.
Budget and Finance Chair: Amos Martin
Looks for ways to offer services to REALTORS® members whose business focuses on commercial real estate. May plan special events and/or seminars and offer suggestions on new professional benefits for commercial REALTORS®.
Meets the second Thursday bi-monthly at 11 a.m.
This committee is the community service arm of the Association. Coordinates fundraising projects and special community service events. Members volunteer and/or organize regular volunteer hours at the Soup Kitchen and other community locations.
Community Service Chair: Jennifer Marsh
Meets the 1st Wednesday of each month from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
The education committee plans and implements on-going continuing education classes for REALTORS®. The committee sponsors seminars and plans supplemental training classes designed to address the needs of all licensees. The education committee also offers non-CE classes and seminars that address topics that enhance the knowledge and skills of FCAR members. The non-CE classes cover a wide array of topics covering personal and business skills. The education committee is passionate about educating its realtors and providing the best possible service to our community.
Education Chair: Jon Prettyman, Vice Chair: Heather Nahr
Meets the first Wednesday of each month at 9 a.m.
Plans and conducts monthly membership meetings and new member orientation classes. Coordinates annual trade show, election, and installation of officers and choose the recipients of the Affiliate of the Year Award. Design programs to focus on member recruitment and retention.
Events Chair: Kelly Malagari, Vice Chair: Mandie Weller
Meets the first Monday of each month at 3 p.m.
Creates and revises local contract addenda and forms as necessary. Provides feedback to state association on state-level forms.
Forms Chair: Angela Brinkley-Morris, Vice Chair: Sara Morris
Meets the second Thursday of each month at 9 a.m.
Receives ethics complaints and arbitration requests and is responsible for the preliminary review and screening process.
Meets as needed.
Grievance Chair: Chris Highland, Vice Chair: Dana Thingelstad, First Vice Chair: Brandi Dillon
** Requires full-time REALTOR® with three or more years of experience
Enforces the Code of Ethics by following the established hearing process.
Meets as needed.
Professional Standards Chair: Tracy Grubb, Vice Chair: Caron Kinsey
** Minimum 3 years as full-time REALTOR® and minimum one-year experience on the Grievance Committee required
The Young Professionals Network (YPN) helps new real estate professionals excel in their
careers by giving them the tools and encouragement to become involved in four core areas:
Real Estate Industry
Meets the first Monday of each month at 9 a.m.
YPN Chair: April West, Vice Chair: Heather Nahr
**YPN Advisory Committee members are selected from submitted applications
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