Most committees meet at the regular business meetings of the National Association. The policies on these pages govern committee meetings.

Authority Governing NAR Meetings

  • The Association Bylaws recognize Robert's Rules of Order, Latest Edition, as the authority governing the meetings of the National Association.

Committee Authority and Reporting Process

  • Committees that recommend a new – or a change in – NAR policy, program, product or service, or related funding must submit a formal recommendation through the governance reporting process. Committee recommendations will be submitted to the Executive Committee, who has the authority to approve committee structure changes and approve committee recommendations and policy positions except:
    1. those that require approval by the Board of Directors or the Delegate Body such as electing officers, approving amendments to the Bylaws and to the Code of Ethics,  approving the National Association budget, dues and assessments;
    2. those that the Leadership Team or Executive Committee may refer to the Board for vetting and approval;
    3. those that have been referred to the Board of Directors by a petition signed by at least twenty percent of the Directors.

Committee Leadership and Member Attendance Policy

  • Read this policy for guidelines in the event that a committee chair, vice chair, or member must be absent from a required meeting.

Director Attendance Policy

  • This absence policy applies to directors’ attendance at Board of Directors meetings.

Electronic Communications Policy

  • NAR has adopted a policy regarding electronic communications for those serving in volunteer positions.

Fiduciary Duty

  • As a Director, you must never act in a way that would be detrimental to NAR or for your personal benefit or for the benefit of a third party.

Leadership Integrity Policy

  • Officers, directors, liaisons, Executive and Finance Committee members, and senior staff of NAR and any NAR-owned entity shall adhere to this Leadership Integrity Policy.

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

  • This policy describes when agendas and minutes will be available for NAR business meetings.

Meeting Expenses

  • All members of committees are responsible for paying their own meeting expenses.

No Smoking Policy

  • Smoking is prohibited in meeting rooms at all National Association meetings.

Open/Closed Meeting Policy

  • Most meetings of the Association are open to all members. Read the full policy for exceptions.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest Policies

  • These policies outline a course of action for cases where both NAR and a member have an ownership interest or financial interest in a particular entity, or where a conflict of interest exists.

Social Media Guidelines

  • Sharing information as the meeting is going on can distort the larger picture. Please keep these guidelines in mind when sharing your opinion on social media.

Code of Conduct and Sexual Harassment Policy

  • An environment of courtesy and mutual respect enables members and staff to work together effectively as a team.

NAR Leadership Pledge

Elected and volunteer leaders must abide by the highest ethics, behaviors, and standards to steward and protect the reputation of NAR and REALTORS®.