The Bylaws & Policies of the Reno/Sparks Association of REALTORS®



A professional association is set up to accomplish certain definite purposes for its members. It therefore must be governed by certain policies. The purpose of this manual is to define the policies and procedures for the operating committees and the staff of the Reno/Sparks Association of REALTORS®. The scope of the manual will include all Board policies that are required to support the current Bylaws of the Association and those approved policies necessary to administer the Boards day-to-day operation. The manual will also include a procedural guide for all standing committees within the Association. A secondary purpose of the manual is to provide leadership and members with a standard guide to professionalism in the management of the Association.

Policy Manual

Table of Contents

1   Leadership   President Description*   President-Elect Description*   Treasurer Descriptions   Board of Director Description   Affiliate Director Description   Immediate Past President Description   Committee Chair Responsibilities   NAR Directors Descriptions & Application Director/NNRMLS Trustee Description Board of Directors Commitment Form NNRMLS Trustee Commitment Form NNRMLS Trustee Description

1.2 Other Leadership Policies  Scholarship & NVAR Leadership Application*  Check Signing and Contractual Signatories  Policy Deleted 10/28/10  Conflict of Interest  Investment Policy  Whistleblower Policy

2   Election Procedures  Credentials Committee Description  Criteria for Officer & Director Candidates  Criteria for Appointment to NNRMLS Trustee  NNRMLS Trustee Appointment Process  Voting/Associations Elections Policy  Special Election

3   Travel Policy  Travel Policy*  Reimbursement of Travel Expenses  NAR Committee Stipend & Application*
4   Committees   Standing Committees and Director Liaisons
4.2   Events   Events Committee Description
4.3   Budget & Finance   Budget & Finance Committee Description   Emergency Expenditures
4.4   Bylaws & Policy   Bylaws & Policy Committee Description
4.5   Building   Classroom Rental Agreement   Classroom Rental Rates
4.6   Executive   Executive Committee Description

4.7   Education   Education Committee Description   Instructor Qualification & Performance   Instructor Application   Instructor Training Reimbursement*   Student Cancelation Policy   Instructor Filming Release Letter
4.8   Grievance   Grievance Committee Description   
Criteria for Grievance Committee & Application
4.9   Multiple Listing Service   Real Estate Technology Committee Description
4.10   Legislative   Legislative Committee Description   Government Affairs Reserve Account

4.11   Professional Standards   Professional Standards Committee Description   Grievance & Professional Standards Training   Criteria for Professional Standards & Application   Procedures - Addendum   Mediation Dispute Resolution Service

4.12   Risk Reduction   Risk Reduction Committee Description
4.13   Strategic Planning   Strategic Planning Committee Description
4.14   Communications Communications Committee
5    Board Membership

4.15   N NV REALTORS® Young Professionals Network N NV REALTORS® YPN Committee Description
5    Board Membership   REALTOR® Member   Affiliate Member   DELETED   Life Membership Nomination   Honorary Member and Application   
Insititute Affiliate Member
5.2   Leave of Absence Request
5.3   Orientation Attendance & Induction
5.4   Release of Member Account Information
Membership Services   REALTOR® Membership Benefits   
Credit Reporting Service*


7   Billing and Accounting   Delinquent Broker Accounts   Delinquent Agent Accounts   Dues Billing and Application Fees   Reserves Accounts   Repayment of Money Overages   Non-Member Billing Procedures   Refund of Services, Dues, Application Fees...   Return Check Policy   Annual Financial Audit   Retention of Records Timeline
8   Other Policies
8.2   Awards and Recognition   Awards Committee   REALTOR® of the Year*   Affiliate of the Year*   Mat Gibbons Good Neighbor Award*   Gifts & Awards*   Officer, Director, Committee Plaques*   Educator of the Year

8.3   Contract Services   Contract Negotiating and Executing   Retention of CPA   Governmental Affairs Director   Retention of Legal Counsel   Authorized Use of Legal Counsel   Vendor Contracts   Website Privacy/Security Policy   Privacy Policy
8.4   Miscellaneous   Request for Contributions*   Complimentary Tickets for Functions*   Discretionary Fund*   Alcohol   Association Credit Card Policy
8.5   Administrative   Desk Audit   Electronic Maintenance of Membership
9   Personnel (See Executive Officer to request the following policies)   Policy Manual   Staff Job Descriptions   Benefits Package   Executive Officer Contract Negotiations
* Indicates policy with a budgeting impact.


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Reno/Sparks Association of REALTORS® 
5650 Riggins Ct. Ste. 200 
Reno, NV 89502
Phone: 775-823-8800 
Fax: 775-823-8805