Convention News

The 2016 Alaska Association of REALTORS® Convention will be September 14 through September 17, 2016 at the Centennial Hall in Juneau, Alaska.  This year’s theme is “.”  The convention is sponsored by the Alaska Association of REALTORS® and hosted by the Southeast Alaska Board of REALTORS®.

This year’s Chairperson Suzan FitzGerald, broker of Juneau Flat Rate Realty, is excited about the convention Keynote Speakers that have been lined up for you.

You may register online or download the registration form.

We have many generous sponsors that have committed their time and resources to make this convention a success, but there are still sponsorship opportunities available. Please visit the sponsorship page to view the available sponsorships.

Businesses offering products that may be of interest to you, as a REALTOR®, will be displaying their products and/or services during the Tradeshow scheduled for Friday, September 16th, from 4pm until 6pm. More information may be found on or by contacting Bob Manwaring at (907) 563-7133. Exhibitor Agreement

Convention Bags
The Convention Committee is requesting items for the convention bags which are handed out to each attendee at registration. 225 items are needed. Items should be mailed, or delivered to:

Southeast Alaska Board of REALTORS by September 18,  2015.


Convention Bag Flyer

Booking Rooms:
A room block at ” ” has been reserved for the 2016 AAR Convention. The following options are available:

Suite – $ plus tax
Room – $ plus tax
Loft – $ plus tax
Room – $ plus tax
Room – $ plus tax
Room – $ plus tax

To book your room now, please call ” ” at (800)  and remember to mention you’re with the 2016 Alaska Association of REALTORS® Convention.

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2017 NAR Committee Recommendations

Are you or someone you know interested in serving on an NAR committee in 2017?   

The online Committee Recommendation Form on will be accepting recommendations beginning on March 7th!  (Instruction documents will be available on March 1st.)  Please read the following important information regarding the Committee Recommendation Process:

Re-appointment to Committees & Continuing Terms

Committee members are NOT automatically considered for reappointmentA member currently serving on a committee, whose term expires in 2016 MUST submit a recommendation via the Online Committee Recommendation Form if he/she would like to be considered for service in 2017. 

Members who have a continuing term that expires in 2017 or 2018 do not need to submit a recommendation to remain on the committee; they will remain until the term expires.

Process for 2017 Committee Recommendation Process

The deadline for submitting committee recommendations is May 23, 2016.  All recommendations must be submitted via the online form.

Using the form, you can recommend yourself or another suitable candidate.   When submitting a recommendation you are required to include relevant comments that highlight the candidate’s skills and qualifications for the position.  All comments are confidential.

We encourage you to seek recommendations from colleagues with whom you have worked closely, in particular members of state and national leadership.

Follow these steps to access the Committee Recommendation Home Page:

1. Log-on to
2. Click the “About NAR” tab at the top of the page
3. Click “Governance” in the right hand side of the page
4. Click “Committees” in the right hand side of the page
5. Click “Committee Selection Process” in the right hand side of the page
6. Click “Enter and view your committee recommendations” in the center of the page

The link below may also be used to access the recommendation form directly on

Things to Consider when Submitting Recommendations

Please review the committee structure, which lists each committee’s purpose statement, composition (how many members), length of term, and specific qualifications for consideration to see what committee you would best serve.  Please note that if appointed to a committee you will be expected to attend all of its meetings and serve the full length of the term.  Furthermore, please note that forums are open to all members; so recommendations need not be submitted for forums unless you are seeking the position of chair or vice chair.

The committee structure* can be found by clicking “View Committee Information” on the committee recommendation homepage (link provided above).

*Note: The content is from the current (2016) committee structure.  The 2017 committee structure will be approved at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in May, 2016.

Expertise Profiles

NAR’s Expertise Profile Database was designed to provide all levels of the REALTOR® family (including the Local, State and National Associations) with key information about you and your professional experience. The information that you will provide in this profile will be used as a resource in a variety of ways, including identification of members with certain expertise to serve on committees, working groups, presidential advisory groups; also, to respond to surveys about association issues, products, services etc.  

Individuals interested in serving on NAR’s committees are encouraged to create and/or update their expertise profiles.  However, they are not required. Please note:  Completing an expertise profile is NOT the same as submitting a recommendation for yourself!  If you wish to serve on a committee you still must submit a recommendation via the online Committee Recommendation Form on

To access the Expertise Profile page*:
Click “Enter Your Expertise Profile” on the committee recommendations homepage (

Turn to for the Latest Information

Use of electronic mail and the NAR Governance page on serves as the vehicle for promoting and publicizing information related to the Committee Recommendation/Selection process.  Therefore it is imperative that you adjust your email spam filter settings so that you receive important emails from NAR.

NAR Governance Home Page*:

Committees Home Page*:

*Members need to have a login and password to access these pages.  Contact Information Central at (800) 874-6500; for login and password assistance.

Contact Information

Alaska Association of REALTORS®
4205 Minnesota Drive
Anchorage, Alaska 99503

Phone (907) 563-7133
FAX (907) 561-1779
Toll-Free (800) 478-3763