Ever wondered how you can give back to your industry? Look no further! We’ve got lots of great opportunities through our committees.

SABOR committees are truly the backbone of the association. This is where you can get involved, lend your insights and expertise, and help shape the future of SABOR.

You probably have ideas of ways to enhance the MLS. Or perhaps it’s your passion to encourage members to give back to the community through charitable projects. Maybe you want to help protect private property rights, or you have ideas about promoting diversity within the industry. These are just a few of the many things you can do on a committee. No matter your interest, there is a committee for you – we promise!

Ready to get started? Just click the committee name below that you’re interested in, and read a short description for each. You’ll also see how often each committee generally meets as well as the types of projects they typically do, just to give you a better idea of what to expect before you decide. Also, you’ll see some committees are limited in size (Budget and Finance, Bylaws, Government Affairs, and TREPAC). So if you apply for one of those committees, just know because of the amount of applicants, you may not get selected. That’s why we recommend you apply for up to three committees, that way you have a better chance of getting on one.

Still need help? That’s ok, too. Just email us at communications@sabor.com and we’ll help you find what you’re looking for.

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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is SABOR’s governing body that meets monthly to discuss numerous topics and issues that directly affect REALTOR® members. Overseeing an annual budget and approving any reports or considering action items from committees is also an integral part of being a Board member. (REALTORS® only)

Affiliate Partner Advisory Group

The Affiliate Partner Advisory Group supports the SABOR Affiliate members by communicating consistently and by showing the value of advertising opportunities in an effort to increase the overall value of an Affiliate membership; focusing on strengthening the mutual relationship between the SABOR REALTOR® members and the Affiliate members; and cooperating with other committees, task forces and advisory groups by supporting events and efforts of those committees to other Affiliate members. (Affiliate members only)

Meeting frequency: Monthly

Typical projects include:

  • Facilitating the New Agent Academy
  • Hosting New Affiliate Orientation and Affiliate Mixers

Budget & Finance Committee

This committee provides a review of the budget, monitors the finances of the Board and reviews delinquent accounts. In addition the committee reviews and anticipates potential future income and expenses, then recommends methods of obtaining needed revenues and considers any polices that affect the financial condition of the Board. The committee is also responsible for monitoring the performance of Investment Management Firms as well as the Auditing Firm and overseeing the association’s operational funds set aside for investment. This committee is by appointment only. (REALTORS® only)

Meeting Frequency: Monthly

Typical projects include:

  • Reviewing monthly financial statements and moving unaudited statements to the Board of Directors
  • Reviewing investment portfolio on a quarterly basis
  • Reviewing annual budget [Oct/Nov timeframe] and recommending budget to Board of Directors for approval

Bylaws & Policies Committee

The Bylaws & Policies Committee studies proposed revisions and amendments to the Bylaws; studies proposed amendments to the Board Policies and Procedure manual; properly words and places in Bylaws changes as directed by the Board of Directors; and submits published changes to all members at a General Business Meeting for approval. (REALTORS® only)

Meeting frequency: As needed

Typical projects include:

  • Review and make suggestions about ways to improve the Operations Manual and Bylaws

Diversity Committee

The Diversity Committee facilitates activities designed to increase diversity within the real estate profession, SABOR’s volunteer leadership, and SABOR’s membership; identifies general diversity and fair housing education needs in SABOR’s geographic jurisdictions and develops and promotes SABOR’s diversity and fair housing goals relative to these jurisdictions; advocates for changes in the real estate business practices that reflect the growing cultural diversity within Central Texas; shares diversity knowledge, expertise, analysis and information with other SABOR committees as appropriate; and develops and recommends policies and programs calculated to increase the diversity and inclusiveness amongst SABOR volunteers and actively engaged membership. (REALTORS® and Affiliate members)

Meeting frequency: Monthly

Typical projects include:

  • Diversity and Fair Housing events and presentations
  • Providing unconscious bias and/or implicit bias training opportunities to members

Farm & Land Committee

The Farm & Land Committee promotes cooperation among Brokers specializing in farms, land, and transitional properties; and encourages the exchange of practical and professional information through marketing sessions, panel discussions, educational courses, and such other methods deemed expedient. (REALTORS® and Affiliate members)

Meeting frequency: Monthly

Typical projects include:

  • Small Cities and Towns Road Shows once a quarter
  • Farm & Land Marketing sessions

Forms Committee

The Forms Committee develops and revises the Board’s standard real estate forms; reviews all forms used by SABOR periodically for completeness and adequacy; reviews all forms developed or revised by other committees; and reviews Texas REALTORS® and TREC proposed forms and submits comments/recommendations through the Board of Directors. It is appointed on an ad hoc basis as determined by the Chairman of the Board. (REALTORS® only)

Global Business Council

The Global Business Council shall encourage activities to increase interaction with the real estate professionals of other international organizations and foster global growth of real estate business that serves the local community. The Council will provide educational, networking and cultural awareness opportunities to encourage international real estate business focused on real estate investment inside and outside the U.S. Additionally; the Council will use programing to enhance the cultural diversity and marketing knowledge of SABOR members to broaden multi-cultural understanding within the real estate community. The Committee is not a policy –making body; however, recommendations and concerns shall be forwarded to the appropriate SABOR committee. (REALTORS® only)

Meeting frequency: Monthly

Typical projects include:

  • Hosting an International Day event
  • Hosting educational opportunities for members to learn more about conducting international business

Government Affairs Committee

The Government Affairs Committee establishes volunteer liaisons who serve as conduits to for elected officials to National, State, County, and local positions; remains informed of REALTOR® positions so as to inform governmental officials of the issues affecting the real estate industry; works with other organizations, community groups and business leaders on specific problem solving or issues affecting the community as it relates to SABOR’s public policy statement and as approved by the Board of Directors; monitors local, state and federal legislative activity affecting private property rights and the real estate industry and keeps the membership informed; assists in the activation and dissemination of Issues Mobilization requests to membership; recruits and educates new volunteers in political and campaign activities; monitors the various school districts in SABOR jurisdictions and informs the SABOR membership about pending issues and elections of interest; and increases member awareness of the need for political involvement on an ongoing basis. This committee is made up of 20 members. (REALTORS® only)

Meeting frequency: Monthly

Typical projects include:

  • City Hall/REALTOR® day at the state capitol visits
  • Candidate interviewswith recommendations to the Board of Directors
  • Voter registration drives
  • Legislative policy updateswith recommendations to the Board of Directors

Housing Forecast Task Force

The Housing Forecast Task Force is appointed annually by the Chairman elect on an Ad Hoc basis and plans, coordinates, and implements the annual SABOR Housing Forecast program.

Leasing and Property Management Committee

The Leasing and Property Management Committee provides suggested professional operational procedures for SABOR members; reviews and informs the membership of legislation affecting rental property; and offers seminars and/or courses relating to property management. (REALTORS® only)

Meeting frequency: Monthly

Typical projects include:

  • Providing education to members about property management issues

Military Advisory Group

The Military Advisory Group enhances awareness of serving the needs of current military members and veterans through education and assists in planning, coordinating and facilitating the special military education programming. (REALTORS® and Affiliate members)

Meeting frequency: Monthly

Typical projects include:

  • Participation in Wreaths Across America
  • Hosting Military and Veteran education events

Multiple Listing Service Committee

The Multiple Listing Service Committee governs operation of the Multiple Listing Service; recommends revisions, rules, regulations and forms; and maintains communication with the NAR and Texas REALTORS® MLS Committees. Members serve a two-year term. (REALTORS® only)

Meeting frequency: Monthly

Typical projects include:

  • Assessing the connectMLS system for potential enhancements or modifications
  • Revising the MLS Rules & Regulations to comply with NAR policy and San Antonio marketplace needs

Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development Committee researches and identifies potential business services that would benefit members in the growth of their business; educates on risk reduction strategies to reduce liability; educates members about the various regulations and requirements for “green” properties to assist them in the listing and marketing of properties; educates SABOR members about sustainability practices that could be implemented as part of their business practices; and assists the Board in determining new and innovated technologies that have potential for benefiting member services and products. (REALTORS® and Affiliate members)

Meeting frequency: Monthly

Typical projects include:

  • TBD

REALTOR® Awards Committee

The REALTOR® Awards Committee shall be appointed on an ad hoc basis as determined by the Chairman of the Board to review nominations (and select recipients) for all committee awards.

REALTOR® Builder Committee

The REALTOR® Builder Committee promotes cooperation between REALTORS® and builders; works with both groups in the promotion of new home sales; prepares programs to be used by both organizations in the sale of new homes; hosts an annual Bus Tour; and hosts a Construction Class series. (REALTORS® and Affiliate members)

Meeting frequency: Monthly

Typical projects include:

  • Hosting the REALTOR® Builder New Homes Bus Tour and Expo for TREPAC
  • Coordinating the Inspecting New Construction class and the New Home Construction Class series

REALTOR® Image and Community Outreach Committee

The REALTOR® Image and Community Outreach Committee assists in promoting the value, professionalism and use of a REALTOR® including use of the REALTOR® “R” trademark; assists in the planning and implementation of community service projects with SABOR’s Charities of Choice which increase member involvement and strengthen SABOR’s connection to the community; and identifies and encourages nominations of SABOR members for consideration of the Good Neighbor Award. (REALTORS® and Affiliate members)

Meeting frequency: Monthly

Typical projects include:

  • Hosting service days at the San Antonio Food Bank
  • Preparing and serving dinner to the residents at SAMMinistries
  • Hosting donation drives to benefit local charities

Texas Association of REALTORS® Political Action Committee

The TREPAC Committee communicates to the membership the purpose, effectiveness, structure, value and benefits of investing in TREPAC; develops new and innovative events/programs to generate contributions to TREPAC; and encourages participation among the membership to meet participation goals set by Texas REALTORS®; encourage participation in the Lone Star Statesman, Capitol Club, Sterling R, Crystal R, Golden R, President’s Circle and related programs. TREPAC Committee members are expected to attend TREPAC events. The TREPAC Committee will be made up of 20 members who can each serve two (2) year terms. The terms of the committee members will be staggered. Members may serve for two (2) consecutive terms and can be reappointed to serve another term after a period of one year from the expiration of served term.  If appointed to chairman or vice-chairman position, term will be extended. The TREPAC Committee will operate on the TREPAC calendar year which starts on October 1 and ends September 30. (REALTORS® and Affiliate members)

Meeting frequency: Monthly

Typical projects include:

  • Hosting events to raise funds for TREPAC including a movie night, House of TREPAC Gingerbread House Decorating Contest, and Purple Party

Text and phone banks to solicit investments

Texas REALTORS® Leadership Program (TRLP) Alumni Task Force

The TRLP Alumni Task Force encourages the continued development of leadership skills for graduates of the leadership program and promotes participation by graduates in appointed and elected offices within the Board and the community at large. (Past TRLP Graduates only)

Meeting frequency: Monthly

Typical projects include:

  • Facilitating the mentorship program with the current TRLP class
  • Participating as presenters to the current TRLP class, as needed
  • Hosting educational sessions for Alumni to further their skills learned in the class

Young Professionals Network (YPN) Committee

The Young Professionals Network fosters networking opportunities for the exchange of ideas affecting today’s young professionals and provides opportunities for SABOR members to get involved in community service initiatives. (REALTORS® only)

Meeting frequency: Monthly

Typical projects include:

  • Hosting Trivia for TREPAC
  • Hosting mixers and other educational networking events
  • Hosting the Tech Summit Event
  • Coordinating a toy drive for the kids at SAMMinistries and hosing the Santa at SAMM event
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