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REALTOR Party News – November 2018

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REALTOR® Votes Counted: 2018 REALTOR® Party Campaign Coverage

Through all the mail pieces, television ads, canvassing, and punditry, REALTORS® survived the mid-term elections! Not only did we survive, we broke records! Our results were impressive, but now the real work begins. We are looking forward to celebrating the 50th anniversary of RPAC and addressing major issues facing our industry. If we work together — owning, creating, and telling our story — the best is yet to come. READ MORE

By The Numbers

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The number of REALTOR® candidates who were elected to state and local offices across the county…and counting! This year, NAR was involved in 13 federal and 252 state and local independent expenditure campaigns and 25 issue campaigns with 53 REALTOR® candidates running for state and local offices. Check out the results and view the 2018 REALTOR® Party Post-Election Facebook Live replay. READ MORE

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The number of videos in the What REALTORS® Need to Know About the New Tax Law series. In addition to giving an overview of 2018’s new tax law, the series offers guidance for individuals and families filing tax returns, the tax incentives of owning a home, as well as business tax changes for real estate professionals.READ MORE
The typical amount of federal assistance provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to property owners after a disaster. In comparison, insurance companies typically provide more than $100,000. On. Nov. 3, FEMA and NAR signed a Memorandum of Understanding, representing a partnership to educate property owners and help the nation better prepare for disasters.READ MORE

The REALTOR® Party At Work

Highlighted here are a few of the many REALTOR® Party success stories across the nation. These and others are catalogued in the Success Stories section on REALTORParty.realtor.

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REALTORS® Poised and Ready after Midterm Elections

As election results continue to be reported after Election Day, NAR has already started to chart a course to educate members, homeowners, and potential homebuyers on how to engage and work with newly elected officials. Education and communication are key explains NAR’s SVP of government affairs Shannon McGahn and NAR staff.

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Sacramento and Pacific West REALTORS® Join Forces to Keep Rent Control off the Ballot

Two local associations in California launched “decline to sign” campaigns to prevent rent-control ballot initiatives from garnering the necessary signatures to qualify for the Nov. 6 election. While one succeeded and the other did not, both groups agree that it was well worth the effort.

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Haywood REALTORS® Supports Smart Growth and Affordable Housing in Waynesville, NC

Bounded by the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge Mountains and a flood plain, sprawl isn’t necessarily an option for the Town of Waynesville, NC; but using a REALTOR® Party Smart Growth Action Grant, the REALTORS® of Haywood County helped to shape the town’s 2020 Comprehensive Land Use Plan by sponsoring a public Visioning Workshop.

Resources & Opportunities

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Introducing NAR’s Commitment to Excellence Program

Commitment to Excellence is a cutting-edge program that empowers REALTORS® to evaluate, enhance, and showcase their highest levels of professionalism. Log-on to c2ex.realtor to assess your knowledge in 10 core competency areas such as advocacy and technology. Through this easy to use, self-directed platform, REALTORS® can set themselves apart in an increasingly competitive market and raise the bar on professionalism for the industry as a whole. Be an advocate for the future of our industry. Be committed to excellence.  LEARN MORE

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2018 REALTOR® Party Campaign Coverage

Building strong communities, protecting property interests and promoting a vibrant business environment all begin with voting. Leading up to the Nov. 6, election, more than 25 percent of REALTORS®, or 326,000, had already cast their ballots. See the election results and stats and watch replays from Election Night and the REALTOR® Party’s Post-Election Facebook Live. READ MORE

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2018 REALTORS® Conference & Expo

In case you missed the 2018 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Boston, don’t worry. Check out Conference Live, NAR’s virtual window into the event, featuring videos, photos and more. Or if you missed a session, visit PlaybackNAR.com to purchase audio recordings of sessions. Attendees will receive FREE access to select sessions that sold out at the event. Please stay tuned for information on the 2019 REALTORS® Conference & Expo to be held Nov. 8-11, 2019 in San Francisco.LEARN MORE

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2019 REALTOR® Party Resource Guide

Check out the 2019 REALTOR® Party Association Resource Guide to learn about resources for community outreach, candidate and issue campaigns, RPAC and political fundraising, member and consumer mobilization, and much more. Also, review the programs and resources that qualify for the new Vote, Act, and Invest Core Standards’ requirements.

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