Join A Committee

Deadline to submit an application to join a 2023 committee is Monday, October 31st, 2022.

SAR Members in good standing are welcome to apply to join a 2023 SAR Committee. Participation on a committee is an excellent way to acquaint yourself with the inner workings of the Association and contribute to the betterment of SAR and the community. Committee members accept the responsibility for carrying out the goals of their committee and meeting attendance is part of that responsibility. Most committees meet monthly and adhere to a strict attendance policy.

You must apply in order to be considered for appointment and are subject to the Administrative Screening Policy.

Complete and submit an application by the deadline. Late submitted applications may not be considered for initial appointments, but may be considered if the committee is not initially full.

The 2023 SAR President will make committee appointments based on:

  • your experience
  • the number of positions available
  • diversity of the committee members. 

Due to committee size limits, you are not guaranteed an appointment, even if you have previously served on that committee. You will receive an email notification should you be appointed and what committee(s) you have been appointed to.

If the committee you requested is full, your application will be retained in case a position becomes available or you may be asked to serve on a different committee at your discretion.

Please contact Lyndsey Harank, should you have questions regarding the application and/or the Administrative Screening Policy.

Information on available SAR Committees are listed below.

Committee Application

Membership Type(Required)

Additional Programs and Involvement

REALTOR® Action Fund (RAF)

The REALTOR® Action Fund (RAF) raises money from members to help support candidates who are favorable to real estate and housing.The REALTOR® Action Fund (RAF) is a vital service for YOU and YOUR business. Did you know that 30% of your RAF contribution support local issues that will affect your livelihood? By contributing to the REALTOR® Action Fund, you are helping to protect private property rights through C.A.R.’s lobbying efforts, and local issues and candidate campaigns. Your participation will keep this going!

    Contributions to the REALTOR® Action Fund have stopped
  1. Point of sale mandates that could have cost the homeowner $1000s of dollars reducing their equity or may have even prevented sales from going through.
  2. Direct taxing of REALTOR® commissions and other services related to the transaction.
  3. Political candidates who are against building housing and against REALTOR® issues.

Together we can successfully educate and encourage REALTORS® to contribute in the REALTOR® Action Fund.

RAF Contribution History(Required)

Member Mobilization

Are you willing to participate in SAR member mobilization efforts in support of local issues, political advocacy, or in support of other community activities?(Required)

Committee Descriptions

Below is the name, meeting time and day of the month each committee meets. Please consider your schedule before applying to a committee.

Education | 1:00pm – 2:30pm | Second Wednesday
Review course proposals, suggest classes that are timely and relevant, seek out new instructors, help market courses, and serve on subcommittees when necessary.

Christmas CanTree | 10:30am – 12:00pm | First Tuesday
Promote and organize events that help raise money for the Christmas CanTree. Solicit for donations and build ‘CanTrees’ in November. Proceeds benefit the Salvation Army.

Community Outreach | 10:30am – 11:30am | First Tuesday
Enhance the REALTOR® image with housing and community involvement supporting the efforts of SAR Government Relations and volunteer activities.

SAR Charitable Foundation Charity Research** | 10:30am – 11:30am | First Tuesday
Vet/Review funding requests from local non-profits, help determine how/if SAR can show support (monetarily or otherwise), and make recommendations to the SAR Charitable Foundation Directors.
**Members appointed by the SAR Charitable Foundation Chairperson

Young Professionals Network Advisory | 10:30am – 11:30am | Second Tuesday
Organize and promote events, mixers, and fundraisers. Create a fun and educational place for Members to network. Advisory committee is open to all young, and young at heart in the industry.

Scholarship Fundraising** | 1:00pm – 2:00pm | Third Tuesday
Plan, organize, promote, and work events and fundraisers with the focus of providing scholarships to local high school seniors.
**Members appointed by the SAR Scholarship Trust Chairperson

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Fair Housing | 10:30am – 12:00pm | Fourth Tuesday
This committee acts as an advisory/research group to the Association and its committees. Organize and promote seminars and events focused on housing affordability, fair housing, and down payment assistance. Participate in regional events that support/celebrate the cultural diversity within the Greater Sacramento area.

Government Relations* | 10:30am – 12:00pm | First Thursday
Serves as the policy-making body on legislative and regulatory issues affecting private property rights and the ability of REALTORS® to do business locally. In addition, the committee supports C.A.R. and NAR legislative efforts and annual REALTOR® Action Fund (RAF) fundraising. Committee members must contribute at least $148 to RAF during the year of applying and the year of service.
*Special Appointment or Prerequisites Required.

Internship | 12:00pm – 1:30pm | Second Thursday
Develop guidelines, support participants and provide leadership for SAR’s Internship Program. Market the program to potential interns and seek out SAR members to serve as mentors. Plan and attend the Intern Completion Celebration.

Grievance* | 10:00am – 11:30am | Third Thursday
Review ethical complaints to determine if hearings are warranted. Requirements: full-time real estate licensee and REALTOR® member for at least 5 years (at least 2 years with SAR), have no pending ethics complaints, or have not been found in violation of the NAR Code of Ethics. Only SAR REALTOR® Members may be appointed.
*Special Appointment or Prerequisites Required.

Strategic Planning & Finance | 1:00pm – 2:30pm | Third Friday
Develop and recommend a strategic plan, annual budget, capital budget, and reserve allocations to the Board of Directors.

Nominating* | As Needed
Vet candidates for election as SAR Officers and Board of Directors
*Special Appointment or Prerequisites Required.

Preferred Partners | As Needed
Develop programs and make recommendations to enhance the value of Affiliate membership at SAR. Only SAR Affiliate Members may be appointed.

Leadership Academy* | Meets March – December
Interested in being a Leader at SAR? Start here!

Students of the Leadership Academy gain exposure to a wide variety of SAR’s internal committees, forums, and charitable events while learning about our external partners like C.A.R., MetroList®, and city/county governments. Students become well versed in the Association’s operations and take on a leadership role in propelling SAR into the future. *Application and approval needed to participate. Learn More.

Committee Selection

*Special Appointment or Prerequisites Required


Committee Participation(Required)
I would like to participate in no more than:
Charitable Foundation | Scholarship Trust
I am interested in joining:

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