REALTOR Party News – August 2018

REALTOR Party News – August 2018

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No Rest for REALTORS® This August

It’s August, and in the Nation’s Capital, that means it’s time for Congress to take its traditional “summer recess.” As REALTORS®, we rarely take a break. But summer recess represents an important opportunity for REALTORS® to learn about important issues. Why? Because elected officials and our clients look to us as the experts on issues that impact the real estate industry and private property rights. READ MORE

By The Numbers


The number of super hero toys and fashion dolls donated by state and local Government Affairs Directors (GADs) to Portland’s Randall Children’s Hospital during the inaugural GADs Give Back charitable initiative at the 2018 GAD Institute.
The final vote to extend the National Flood Insurance Program in the U.S. Senate. More than 129,000 REALTORS® participated in the first national call for action of 2018. A four-month extension was signed into law by the President on July 31.READ MORE
The number of Land Use Initiative requests received since 1999. This REALTOR® Party resource assists state and local REALTOR® associations in their public policy advocacy of land-use issues. Upon request, NAR provides expert analysis of the various property right issues surrounding legislative and regulatory proposals from state or local governments. Quarterly program reports provide an overview of the requests. 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


Prince George’s County Mounts Winning Campaigns for County Council Candidates — Times Three!

With three new REALTOR® Champions on the County Council, and a favorable relationship with the County Executive-elect, the REALTORS® of Prince George’s County, Md., can be assured that the issues that matter to them are in good hands. Three Independent Expenditure Campaign grants helped strengthen the odds. READ More


Laguna REALTORS® Help Seniors “Age in Place”

The seaside municipality of Laguna Beach is not the sort of place anyone likes to leave – least of all the growing number of seniors who are deeply attached to the community in which they’ve made their homes. Now, the local REALTORS® are partnering with a community nonprofit to get seniors the help they need to remain where they want to be. READ More


Sun Valley Board Help Veterans with a Housing Opportunity Grant

The REALTOR® Association of Southern Minnesota hosted a WalkShop event to determine how the revival of Mankato’s Old Town section could be even more vibrant and pedestrian-friendly. The half-day program included a walking tour with an expert consultant, and a whole lot of brainstorming. READ More

Resources & Opportunities


The Voice for Real Estate: Flood Insurance, Commercial and iOi

The latest Voice for Real Estate program features stories on the National Flood Insurance Program extension; commercial investment opportunities in smaller markets; the slowing of home sales; the expanding number of real estate agents; the shrinking number of international investors; and the upcoming iOi summit. WATCH


NAR’s New Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness

The Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness is designed exclusively to meet the specific financial planning needs of REALTORS®. This new comprehensive program includes education materials and resources for wealth building, business planning, and investing in real estate. LEARN MORE


On Common Ground Magazine: Summer 2018, Fair Housing & Social Equality

Fair housing means providing opportunities for all people to reach their potential. In this issue of On Common Ground, we discuss the multiple components for achieving social equity —so all Americans can prosper.


2018 REALTOR® Party Resource Guide

Check out the 2018 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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