FPC Advisory Committee Responsibilities

Purpose: encourage grassroots member participation by creating and implementing strategies that support the “Act” component (of Vote/Act/Invest) of the REALTOR® Party, solidifying a culture of REALTOR® engagement and advocacy throughout the REALTOR® Association. The Committee should also initiate the recommendations of the FPC Workgroup which will enhance the RPMIC’s current responsibilities related to the FPC Program. These changes include direct involvement in the development and planning for FPC training, programming, mentoring and education. This also includes evaluating the FPC selection process.

  1. Serve as THE team coordinator for their state FPCs.
  2. Assist FPCs with all responsibilities including the development of teams and expanding political engagement. File reports to the Committee on a biannual basis as determined by the Chair.
  3. Coordinate with your State Association staff to provide state FPCs with updates and information regarding the FPC program and activities.
  4. Provide updates and reports to State Leadership and Association members on FPC and grassroots activities.
  5. Set aside personal political beliefs to advocate on behalf of all REALTORS® and the REALTOR® Party.
  6. Regularly visit The Hub at thehub.realtor for committee updates and other important information regarding duties and upcoming meetings.
  7. Attend annual FPC Advisory Committee training and each meeting during the REALTOR Legislative Meetings and Annual Convention. (Two consecutive unexcused absences will result in replacement, per committee structure rules.)
  8. Utilize the FPC Advisory Committee Toolkit and work throughout the calendar year.
  9. For your state, ensure each FPC’s success in completing all of their required duties. Contact FPCs at least once per quarter to obtain feedback and provide assistance as needed. Meet with FPCs at least twice per year to review job responsibilities. Fill in for an FPC as needed. Collaborate with state association leadership and staff to assist in the appointment of FPCs, to ensure the right people are involved.
  10. Collaborate with leadership of REALTOR® Party Committees to discuss goals and formulate a plan to ensure the success of the REALTOR® Party programs, tools and services that fall under their purview.
  11. Strive to invest in RPAC before April of each year, to have 100% participation by the Midyear Meeting. Be familiar with Major Investor levels to promote them to REALTOR® members as needed. Review realtorparty.realtor/rpac for more information.
  12. Report, once per quarter, to FPC Advisory Committee Leadership on results and successes and incorporate any additional feedback (concerns and ideas) at realtorparty.realtor/member-consumer/fpc/report
  13. Serve a two-year term. The Chair will serve as Chair for one year.

Complete the FPC Advisory Committee Responsibilities Agreement Form

Committee Membership Criteria

  1. Committee members must be a current or former FPCs, complying with all FPC responsibilities including training and participation in all related NAR meetings.
  2. Committee membership will consist of one FPC Representative from each state, the District of Columbia and territories. (Consideration will be given to those states and territories with less than 3 Members of Congress regarding their representation on the committee.)
  3. Committee membership will include one AE representative and one GAD representative.
  4. The appointment process should take into consideration FPCs who also belong to any of the following – YPN, multi-cultural organizations, commercial and non-commercial affiliates.
  5. The PAG recommends that the 2023 RPMIC appointments be for one year in order to expedite the implementation of this new structure.

Best Practices

  1. Coordinate with State Association staff to ensure FPC participation in grassroots initiatives.
  2. Mentor around new FPC activities and reporting.
  3. Develop processes for outreach to other NAR affiliates, organizations and allied groups.
  4. Assist in FPC team development.
  5. Guarantee accomplishment of FPC responsibilities.
  6. Ensure that FPCs are utilizing all necessary NAR resources.
  7. Increase FPC education on NAR political and policy issues.
  8. Attend relevant training to include GAD training, candidate training and FPC roundtables.