We Appreciate Volunteers

We are HBREA, as “REALTIST®” our core principle is “Democracy in Housing”!

We have a Focus on Wealth Creation through Prevention and Access and we’re glad YOU are here to help.  Please feel free to review and volunteer to serve one or more of our committees.  Should you have any questions, please contact us at 713-551-2092 or via email, admin@hbreahouston.org.

Advocacy in Action!

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HBREA Committees

GALA COMMITTEE 

Chair – Kimberly Barnes-Henson

  • Appoint honorary chairperson
  • Engage event planning and administrative management consultant
  • Determine venue, speaker and program
  • Coordinate and facilitate fundraising
  • Engage and secure corporate sponsorships
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BENEVOLENCE COMMITTEE   

Chair – Myra Carroll

  • Establish and execute Board approved guidelines.
  • Create and maintain database information of members notification i.e. illness, death, etc.
  • Establish catastrophic funds and guidelines
  • Determine the notification methods of receiving and sending info
  • Follow all Board approved financial procedures regarding purchases and reimbursements
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BUDGET & FINANCE COMMITTEE

Chair – TBD

  • Develop proposed operating budget for HBREA
  • Review monitor and report all IRS and end of year financial reports
  • Formulate ideas on how to fund various Outreach Programs
  • Perform period reviews of all financial records
  • Engage independent auditor for annual audit of financial records
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CONSTITUTION & BY-LAWS COMMITTEE

Chair – Mark Sonnier

  • Identify areas in our constitution and by-laws that are ineffective or need updating to reflect current industry trends
  • Make recommendation to amend By-Laws pursuant to the above
  • Recommend membership dues increase when appropriate
  • Develop and request change to incorporate non-Brokers on Board of Directors
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MCE & EDUCATION COMMITTEE

Chair – Michael Davis

  • Draft annual budget for Board approval
  • Establish relationship with TREC to ensure classes to be approved for continuing education credits
  • Identify educational classes that address the needs in the real estate industry
  • Plan and execute partner hosted workshops and classes
  • Coordinate sponsor hosted ABC Classes as required by approved budget
  • Create and provide meter boards concerning ABC and MCE class schedules
  • Provide monthly written reports
  • Maintain and submit updates to HBREA website
  • Identify new topics for classes
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BROKERS CIRCLE COMMITTEE

Chair –  Katrina Barnes

  • Plan organize and execute quarterly Brokers Circle meetings in March June September December
  • Develop content and discussion topics for the sessions
  • Coordinate and disseminate all correspondence
  • Moderate sessions
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FUND RAISING/ DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Chair – Candace Ford-Holmes
Liaison – Myra Carroll

  • Identify and develop annual fund-raising goals
  • Develop and implement activities to achieve fund raising goals
  • Organize, plan and provide proposed budget (with dates) to facilitate the following fund-raising activities:  Night at The Ensemble Theatre HBREA bowl a thon, Casino Night
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ETHICS/GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE

Chair – Mark Sonnier

  • Review Constitution and By-Law grievance procedures
  • Address any complaints or grievances presented by the public or members with the organization
  • Receives monitors and implements grievance procedures
  • Determine and implement the notification methods for receiving and sending information
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MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

Chair – Felicia Guidry
Co-Chair – LeJonta McGowen

  • Develop and implement plans to increase memberships via membership drives by Board Retreat in January
  • Create and maintain a membership database and provide to HBREA Administrative Assistant on a monthly basis
  • Develop a “each one reach one” membership drive – prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place for the member who enrolls the newest members
  • Identify and publicize membership benefits
  • Plan and host quarterly mixers in March June September and December
  • Coordinate and provide membership applications at all HBREA functions
  • Ensure website reflects current membership information
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MONTHLY MEETING COMMITTEE

Chair – Victor Lofinmakin
Co-Chair – Don Davis

  • Provide meeting planning and logistics assistance for all monthly meetings
  • Develop content, identify presenters and secure sponsors and underwriters for monthly Lunch & Learn meetings
  • Determine the notification methods of receiving and sending information
  • Secure and update members, visitors and guest information; provide to HBREA Administrative Assistant on a monthly basis
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MORTGAGE AFFILIATE COMMITTEE

Chair – Shirley Penn McAfee
Co-Chair – Kathryn Jones
Liaison – Bridget Ross

  • Coordinate with education chair in providing valuable Mortgage classes for the members
  • Consider new loan products to enhance partners buy-into strategies
  • Establish ways to keep updates on current information in mortgage industry and pass on to newsletter chairperson
  • Create a database of NAREB’s mortgage professionals
  • Created database of HBREA referrals
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NOMINATING COMMITTEE

Chair – Bill Pitre

  • Determine the notification methods of receiving and sending information
  • Facilitate the selection of future HBREA Leadership Board of Directors and Officers
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PAC COMMITTEE

Chair – Shad Bogany

  • Outline guidelines for committee activity
  • Determine the notification methods of receiving and sending information
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PAST PRESIDENTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Chair – Ladonna Parker

  • Outline guidelines for committee activity
  • Determine the notification methods of receiving and sending information
  • Must be a current Partner and/or active Sponsor
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PRESIDENT’S CORPORATE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Chair – TBD

  • Develop and implement long and short-term strategies to accomplish goals and objectives
  • Outline guidelines for committee activity
  • Determine the notification methods of receiving and sending information
  • Must be a current Partner and/or active Sponsor
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PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE

Chair – Kimberly Dixon-Dudley
Liaison – Shad Bogany

  • Identify goals to accomplish marketing the HBREA Brand
  • Create marketing ideas for HBREA
  • Establish and maintain a Facebook and Twitter presence for HBREA
  • Create and distribute a quarterly Newsletter publication
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REALTIST WEEK COMMITTEE

Chair – Felicia Guidry
Co-Chair – Shamika Jones

  • Reflect, celebrate, inform and publicize REALTIST® Week
  • Develop and implement plans for REALTIST® Week
  • Coordinate with Public Relations chair to impart information to membership
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TECHNOLOGY & WEBSITE COMMITTEE

Chair – Kenny Gabriel
Co-Chair – Atia Willis
Liaison – Felicia Guidry

  • Maintain and update website
  • Aid and provide recommendation to all technical information and updates
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HOUSING FAIR COMMITTEE

Chair – Andrea Cooksey
Liaison – Kimberly Barnes-Henson

  • Plan and execute all aspects of the Housing Fair
  • Submit proposed budget for approval in January 2021
  • Identify and secure underwriters and corporate sponsors to defray expenses
  • Organize, solicit and lead Housing Fair committee members
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COMMUNITY SERVICE COMMITTEE

Chair – Lisa White
Liaison – Juan Crawford

  • Solicit, survey and identify community needs
  • Plan and organize HBREA’s community service projects during Realtist Week and the Holiday Season
  • Align service projects with HBREA goals and objectives
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FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS

Chair – Shannon Higgins

  • Engage faith-based organizations, foundations, and entities to participate in partnership/collaborative opportunities
  • Provide educational opportunities to faith-based members i.e. tax protests, workshops, etc.
  • Serve as a conduit for communications and partnerships
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HOLIDAY SOCIAL

Chair –

  • Identify and Secure location
  • Negotiate venue and vendor contracts
  • Confirm food and beverage selection
  • Engage and secure corporate sponsorships
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VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR COMMITTEE

Chair – Lisa White
Liaison – Dr Juan Crawford

  • Organize volunteer participation for major events and as requested by various committee chairs
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AMBASSADOR COMMITTEE

Chair – Dwayne Graham
Co-Chair – Latoya Holmes

  • Coordinate’s area wide outreach efforts to introduce and promote the HBREA brand to industry professionals at scheduled events to increase membership
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2 MIL N 5 COMMITTEE

Chair – Kimberly Barnes-Henson

  • Coordinate local 2Mn5 initiatives in conjunction with State and National priorities
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BUILDER ALLIANCE COMMITTEE

Chair – Linda Blue
Co-Chair – JaTonia Youngblood
Liaison – Shamika Jones

  • Coordinates quarterly events engaging area builders including area wide builder open houses and builder bus tours for consumers and Realtist
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COMMERCIAL / INVESTMENT COMMITTEE

Chair – Tiffany Ryland
Co-Chair – Michelle Johnson
Liaison – Bridget Ross

  • Promote education and access to commercial real estate sales and investments
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HBREA TOP 20 COMMITTEE

Chair – Shamika Jones

  • Identify top producers in the industry
  • Organize Event to Award those identified
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Young REALTIST®

  • Help encourage young people to become interested in the Real Estate field.
  • Provide information and encourage college students to join the real estate industry.
  • Provide membership orientation to new members.
  • Encourage participation in all conference events.
  • Make referrals to other affiliates.
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