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REALTOR Party News – March 2019

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State Rent Control Issue Takes National Stage

Across the country, state and local governments are currently considering legislative rent control measures. However, these efforts are misguided. They do nothing to address residential construction deterrents like imprudent local zoning measures and high land costs. In response, NAR is working to fight rent control and rent stabilization laws on both residential and commercial properties.READ MORE

By The Numbers

The length of the RPAC Archival video. Created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the REALTORS® Political Action Committee, this video highlights 50 years of REALTOR® success. Show your RPAC pride and watch today! READ MORE
Every year, President’s Circle investors have the opportunity to learn & discuss policy concerns affecting the REALTOR® community while participating in valuable networking opportunities that enable strategic partnerships for our members. Check out photos from the 2019 President’s Circle Conference.SEE PHOTOS
The population threshold to participate in the newest REALTOR® Party program – the Rural Outreach initiative. This program is designed to help tailor community outreach activities to meet the needs of rural REALTOR® associations and to benefit small towns across America as they work to strengthen their economies, provide residents with a better quality of life and build on local assets. LEARN 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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Mississippi REALTORS® Secure Broader Broadband Access

REALTORS® know that expanded internet access is an important way to increase economic opportunity and connect communities in rural and underserved areas. Harnessing the power of Advocacy Everywhere, Mississippi REALTORS® rallied voters to support the Mississippi Broadband Enabling Act, which permits electric cooperatives to provide broadband services in addition to electric power.

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Selkirk REALTORS® Protect Quality of Life in Bonners Ferry with Bike/Ped Network Plan

With a series of Smart Growth Action Grants, Selkirk REALTORS® supported a multi-year planning process for an integrated network of pedestrian and bicycle routes in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Complete with graphic branding and signage, the plan will enhance the local active transport scene for residents and contribute to the region’s growing appeal to bike tourism.

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Columbus REALTORS® Join Forces to Celebrate Fair Housing

Joining forces with colleagues from the local NAREB chapter and the National Association of Gay & Lesbian Real Estate Professionals, Columbus REALTORS® hosted a Cost of Poverty Experience and dramatized a mock trial to highlight issues addressed by the Fair Housing Act that are still at play in their communities.

Resources & Opportunities

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Voice for Real Estate: Ad campaign, Affordability, Firms, Scams

REALTOR® Advocacy Showcased in NAR’s new national TV, radio and online ad campaign, “That’s Who We R,” highlighting REALTORS® as advocates for strong communities. “REALTORS® work with lawmakers to protect property owner rights,” the TV ad says, “because owning a home is part of the American Dream.” WATCH

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2019 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo

Register today for the 2019 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, May 13-18, in Washington, D.C. Take an active role to advance the real estate industry, public policy and the association. Plus, NAR cleared the schedule between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, and we want to see YOU on the Hill Wednesday afternoon! Contact your state association for information on your state delegation’s Hill visit. REGISTER TODAY

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Apply for One of Four Community Outreach Grants in 2019

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the REALTORS® Political Action Committee. Add a special graphic overlay to your social media profile picture (click on Add Your Photo). Then check out the map to see profile pics of your REALTOR® colleagues from across the country. LEARN MORE

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Show Your RPAC Pride Online

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the REALTORS® Political Action Committee. Add a special graphic overlay to your social media profile picture (click on Add Your Photo). Then check out the map to see profile pics of your REALTOR® colleagues from across the country. 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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