Guy Van Ort
Keller Williams Realty Metro Atlanta
Oversees responsibility for the management of Association funds invested. Drafts for Board of Directors approval any changes in investments guidelines.
Reviews criteria for the Mary Nelson REALTOR® Spirit Award, Clark Harrison Community Service Award, Rookie of the Year Award, and REALTOR® of the Year Award. Qualifies and recommends REALTOR® members for these awards and presents the award at appropriate function.
Drafts in proper form revisions or amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws of the DeKalb Association of REALTORS® as directed by the Board of Directors and/or the National Association of REALTORS® or as requested by Association committees/task forces. Drafts in proper form revisions or amendments to the Policy and Procedures of the DAR as directed by the Board of Directors or as requested by Association committees/task forces. Drafts in proper form official resolutions and proclamations of the DAR as directed by the Board of Directors. Drafts in proper form documents expounding policy position or expression of the DAR as directed by the Board of Directors. Insures that proposed changes to the Bylaws are published as required in the Bylaws Article XVII.
Engages commercial members, attracts non-members through promoting Association services and benefits, provides programming and other related resources for residential agents that want to learn more and/or transition into commercial real estate.
Communications & Public Relations
Better Homes & Gardens
Oversees Association electronic and print communication. Implements productive channels of communication to provide meaningful member resources and promote member involvement.
Plans activities that benefit the community and enhance the REALTOR® image.
Informs REALTORS® and the community about current initiatives of DeKalb County. Develops and maintains a relationship and two-way communication with the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners. Attends or observes the monthly DeKalb County Board of Commission meetings and provides a summary of those meetings to the committee. Notifies staff of items that should be sent to the membership or posted on the website. Alerts membership and community about public meetings and county focused ballot initiatives.
Serves as the policy review and steering committee leader and shall be responsible to the Directors for the effective conduct of the affairs of the DeKalb Association of REALTORS®. Recommends the formulation of Association missions, goals, objectives, and related policies and within that framework plans, organizes, coordinates, controls, and directs the staff, programs, and activities of the DeKalb Association of REALTORS®.
Presents an annual budget to the Board of Directors for approval. Reviews as necessary requests for unbudgeted expenditures or changes to the budget, and submits approved requests and budget changes to Board of Directors for approval. Suggests changes to Fiscal Policy and Procedures for approval by the Board of Directors. Reviews all financial reports.
At the request of the State Association’s statewide Professional Standards Program, the Grievance Committee reviews complaints and arbitration requests to determine if a hearing is warranted. The Grievance Committee makes only a preliminary evaluation as necessary to make these decisions. The committee does not hold hearings, does not decide whether a violation of the code has occurred, and does not mediate or arbitrate business disputes.
Keeps the Historical Records up to date relating to the Association and preserving these records for historical purposes. Reviews DeKalb Association Hall of Fame nominations and selects recipients.
Identifies and develops leadership qualities in our members. Coordinates schedule and approves curriculum and marketing materials for the Leadership Academy.
Plans communication with brokers and offers opportunities to get involved with the Association. Reviews new member orientation on an annual basis. Plans programs for orientation, brokers, Business Affiliates, and YPN. Plans recognition of and shows appreciation to Affiliate members while actively increasing Affiliate membership.
Landmark Commercial & Residential Properties, LLC
Nominates a slate of Officers and Directors to annually serve the DeKalb Association of REALTORS®, the Executive Committee, and Georgia REALTORS® as State Directors.
Functions as the leader for an Admissions Committee charged with the responsibility of qualifying members for the award in accordance with established guidelines (qualification subject to approval of the Board of Directors). Committee determines categories, the award, rules, and admission fee.
Members of the committee are encouraged to attend the Legislative Meetings and Conferences of the Local, State and National Associations. Annually reviews the membership participation in the “Call to Action” plan of NAR. A member shall be responsible for attending and reporting to the Association’s Board of Directors on meetings of the DeKalb School Board, the local County Commissioners, and the GAR State & Local Government Affairs Committee. Reviews and becomes acquainted with any and all legislation that in any way affects the real estate industry. Know the public officials and attend preset related meetings affecting the real estate industry including the Georgia Association of REALTORS® Legislative meetings when the Georgia General Assembly is in session and at County Commission and School Board Meetings. The committee will formulate a system of “Call to Action” of the membership upon request of GAR and NAR. Provides updates to the membership, as requested, at membership meetings and at Board of Directors meetings.
Oliver Adams Real Estate Brokerage Services
Provides recommendations for continuing education and specific training programs that are beneficial to the members of the Association. Implements an annual Broker Seminar.
Realty Associates of America
Serves on panels to provide a means for resolution regarding unethical conduct, contractual and non-contractual disputes in accordance with the Statewide Cooperative Enforcement agreement.
Plans membership meetings including the location of function, menu, price, speaker, etc. Plans social functions, annual business meeting, and Holiday party in December.
Real Estate Expo Task Force
Century 21 Connect Realty
Leads the planning and execution of the annual DeKalb Real Estate EXPO.
Raises voluntary funds from members of the National Association of REALTORS® for use in making campaign contributions to political candidates at the Federal, State and local levels, as well as supporting issues of concern to the real estate industry.
Selects the names of those candidates and/or issues at the local and state levels that the Association wishes to support and requests funding from the State RPAC Trustees for political contributions and support.
Attend/Observe the monthly school board meetings. Provide a summary of those meetings to the committee to include any public meetings and education focused ballot initiatives. Notify staff of items that should be sent to the membership or posted on the website. Encourage engagement of members in the local school councils.
Develops criteria for partnership categories. Reaches each Business Affiliate member by email, letter, or telephone to request funds to become an event sponsor. Solicits new Business Affiliate members/sponsors. Promotes good will between Business Affiliates and the Association. Promotes partnerships at Association functions and e-newsletters.
Assists the DeKalb Association of REALTORS® in taking strategic long-term perspective about its larger environment, how it serves its members, and the role it should play within the real estate industry.