From the June 2012 MNAR RESOURCE
The seller received an offer from buyer and the arbitration agreement was declined by buyer. Seller insists that the arbitration agreement be signed by all parties, or seller will not accept the offer. Is this permissible?
Read the answer in the June 2012 RESOURCE at: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f9a5b839#/f9a5b839/12
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MNAR Seeks Committee Candidates
All applications are due by August 31, 2012
Board of Directors: If you are interested in serving on the MNAR Board of Directors, you can be appointed through your Local REALTOR® Association. Our new fiscal year 2013 Board will be seated in October. Please Contact your Local Association President or call your Association Office to find out the local process for these appointments.
Executive Committee: This Committee acts in intervals between the Board meetings on personnel, strategic planning and other managerial issues and is subject to the control and direction of the Board. They meet approximately four times per year and all members of the Executive Committee automatically serve on the MNAR Board of Directors. In fiscal year 2013, there are openings from Regions 1, 3, 5 and 6. Appointments will be made by the Board of Directors at their October 17th meeting, with the term to commence immediately upon selection. Apply here.
Finance Committee: The main focus of this Committee is to set the yearly budget and oversee its implementation. This Committee helps determine what functions and programs will be funded for the next fiscal year. The budget established by this Committee, including the annual dues, is forwarded to the MNAR Board for final approval. Members interested in serving on this Committee must understand profit and loss statements and have financial knowledge or background. This Committee meets one time a year in early May. The slate of candidates will be forwarded to the Executive Committee for final selection. Apply here.
Forms Committee: The objective of the MNAR Forms Committee is to create and evaluate recommended forms for use by our REALTOR® membership. Appointments will be made from the applications received. Apply here.
In addition to its regular Committee, the Forms Committee is also seeking volunteers to serve on its Commercial Forms Sub Committee and Land Forms Sub Committee. Both Sub Committees will meet at least once during the year to review the Forms and make any necessary modifications. If you have experience in either of these areas, please apply!
Governmental Affairs Committee: This Committee monitors and recommends legislation and public policies affecting the real estate industry. They meet approximately five times per year. If your are interested in serving, please apply here.
Nominating Committee: Members of this Committee meet twice a year to approve candidates for the positions of President-Elect and Treasurer plus the MNAR representatives to the National Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors. The slate of candidates is forwarded to the MNAR Board for final selection to these positions. Apply here.
Professional Standards Committee: The objective of this Committee is to promote honesty, integrity, fairness and competence and to resolve controversies on the basis of informed judgment of one's peers. Applicants must be a REALTOR® member for a minimum of three years and will be required to attend an MNAR training program in December or January to serve on the Committee. Appointments will be made from the applications received. Apply here.
MNAR Seeking Candidates for the 2012 REALTOR® of the Year Award
The MNAR REALTOR® of the Year will be announced at the MNAR Leadership Reception in October. The winner will receive $1,000 to offset expenses to attend the NAR Convention in Orlando, where the National Association of REALTORS® will recognize our recipient along with REALTORS® of the Year from other states.
You can submit as many candidates as you feel are qualified. The MNAR Management Team may also submit candidates. The criterion for the MNAR REALTOR® of the Year heavily stresses State Association involvement over the last twelve months. Therefore, if you expect your nominee(s) to receive strong consideration for the MNAR REALTOR® of the Year, he/she should be able to document State Association Involvement.
The application form can be found here. All entries must be submitted on the REALTOR® of the Year form. Deadline for applications is August 31, 2012.
Honoring Political Involvement
Ed Anderson Award Applications Due by August 31st
With all the time constraints placed upon us in today's busy world, finding time to become politically active in order to benefit your industry is very honorable. That was the genesis and inspiration behind the Ed Anderson Political Achievement Award. An award designed to honor Minnesota REALTORS® who have contributed time, knowledge and resources to the preservation of the real estate industry.
If you know of a Minnesota REALTOR® who is active in politics and works to better the industry through their involvement, please submit an application on their behalf so they can be considered for the 2012 Ed Anders Award. Nominate someone here.
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