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BAAR members who serve on one of our many committees can help make the policy decisions that mold and drive both the Association and the real estate industry.

What's in it for you? Association leadership offers a host of personal and professional growth opportunities! Here are just a few:

  • Develops organizational, decision-making, and leadership skills
  • Heightens your knowledge of the real estate industry
  • Enhances your REALTOR® image
  • Builds confidence and business contacts

Interested in joining a committee? Carefully consider the duties and commitments described below, determine 2-3 that suit your talents and interests, then email the BAAR office. We will answer your questions or connect you to a Committee Chair.

Leadership and Volunteer Opportunities

Activities and Events

This committee coordinates and promotes all activities and events which increase the REALTOR® identity and presence and enhances the REALTOR® public image in the communities the association serves. Due to the numerous activities and events that occur throughout the year, this committee is broken down to subcommittees which are designated for the various individual activities and events, so no one gets 'burned out' by doing all of them. Other functions of the committee are to encourage and coordinate participation in community service projects, and be aware of future projects in which BAAR members could participate.

Committee meets monthly, typically the last Wednesday of the month.


This committee works closely with the Association Executive to facilitate the awards process by coordinating, reviewing, and determining the recipients of the annual awards presented to members of the association at the Installation and Awards dinner each year. Additionally, members of this committee are encouraged to work with the Activities and Events committee to plan the awards portion of the annual event.

Committee meets several times from September thru November.

Community Investment Awards

This committee identifies and reviews non-profit groups and organizations throughout Kent and Queen Anne's Counties for annual donations. The committee reviews the purpose, impact, and overall benefit of the group or program to the community it serves, and then presents their findings to the Board of Directors. The awards are presented to the recipients at the annual Installation and Awards dinner.

Committee meets 4 times from September thru November.


This committee works to develop and make available ongoing required continuing education classes for member license renewals. They identify and present classes that enhance both professional and personal development, as well as oversee and promote the annual statewide Fair Housing Calendar event conducted by Maryland REALTORS®. Additionally, this committee shall work with the Association Executive to offer public seminars on topics of interest and benefit to the general public that are real estate related.

Committee meets quarterly

Equal Opportunity/Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion ("DEI")

Promotes equal opportunity in housing and real estate; develops programs that inform and promote awareness of cultural diversity among members with the public and in partnership with other real estate organizations. The mission is to create an authentic, vibrant, and inclusive industry culture through education, member engagement, leadership recruitment and community outreach.

Committee meets quarterly.


This committee is responsible for reviewing all written complaints of arbitration or unethical conduct, to determine whether the complaint has sufficient merit to be recommended to the Professional Standards Committee for further action. A member may not serve on the Grievance and Professional Standards during the same year. Annual training is required.

Committee meets as needed, and attends the MD Realtors Professional Standards Training in the fall.


The Legislative committee reviews upcoming legislative on a local and state level that pertains to, or has an impact on, real estate or the real estate industry. The Chair of this committee serves as BAAR's representative on the Maryland REALTORS® Legislative Committee during the state legislative session.

Committee review proposed legislation from January thru April, and then as needed.

Professional Standards

This committee conducts hearings to resolve complaints for arbitration or unethical conduct. At the conclusion of the hearings, the sitting panel submits a report of findings and recommendation for disciplinary action (if required) to the Board of Directors. No member may serve on both the Professional Standards and Grievance Committees during the same year however it is required that a candidate serve on Grievance BEFORE serving on this committee. Annual training is required.

Committee meets as needed, and attends the MD Realtors Professional Standards Training in the fall.

RPAC (REALTORS® Political Action Committee)

This committee helps educate the members on the benefits and important of the REALTORS® Political Action Committee. It encourages members to donate; coordinates fundraising events working with the Activities and Events Committee; interviews candidates to determine potential recipients for contributions; attends local and state political events and activities.

Committee meets monthly.

Strategic Planning

This committee shall formulate the Strategic Plan as a guide for the Association’s future and to encourage implementation of it through Association programs and committees.  The committee identifies and assesses issues and trends of the real estate industry, as well as expectations and needs of the membership.  Committee members should have a good business background and broad committee experience within the Association.

Committee Meets: Biannually

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