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REALTOR Party News – October 2020

Delaware REALTORS® Lobby State to Spare Summer Rental Season from Extended Pandemic Shutdown

Facing an extension of restrictions on out-of-state visitors and short-term rentals as the all-important summer beach season approached, Delaware REALTORS® engaged their governor and other elected officials in problem-solving discussions. A five-part Call for Action through the Advocacy Everywhere program helped get the message through.
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Celebrating Two Big Advocacy Wins

Last week, a bill that included a full-year extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and surface transportation funding was signed into law. These two wins benefit residential and commercial REALTORS® alike. And with less than a month until Election Day, REGi, the voter assistant bot is here to help you make your voice heard.
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By the Numbers

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Number of days of the latest extension of the National Flood Insurance Program, which included a similar surface transportation funding.
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Date the CDC eviction moratorium is set to end. NAR’s Megan Booth, director of federal housing and policy, provides tips for landlords and outlines actions NAR is taking to advocate for small building owners and property managers.
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Date of the first election in which the 2020 NAR President Vince Malta cast a vote. Voting, he says, makes a difference for your business and community.
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The REALTOR® Party At Work

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

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Despite Hurricanes and a Pandemic, the Acadiana REALTORS® Dive into Legislative Advocacy

The REALTOR® Association of Acadiana found itself dropped into the deep end of urgent legislative advocacy. Taking advantage of the Land Use Initiative and Advocacy Everywhere programs, the 1,600-member association was able to combat threats to both short-term rentals and property tax rates, achieving positive results for homeowners in Lafayette, La.
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Traverse Area REALTORS® Develop Grassroots Network of Housing Advocates in Northwest Michigan

For years, the Traverse Area REALTORS® have worked to build coalitions focused on developing much-needed workforce housing. Now, with the support of Housing Opportunity Grants, the association is participating in an ambitious campaign to create a network of engaged, informed grassroots housing advocates throughout the region.
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Greater Nashville REALTORS® Champion the Rights of Rental Property Owners

When the Nashville City Council attempted to add 90 days to the process of selling residential rental property, the Greater Nashville REALTORS® achieved an acceptable compromise with a call for action through the Advocacy Everywhere program. REALTOR® Party Mobile Alerts are a critical resource enabling members to be advocates wherever their busy lives take them, says association leadership.
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Resources & Opportunities

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Registration is Open for the 2020 REALTORS® Conference & Expo

Join us at the Virtual 2020 REALTORS® Conference & Expo. Reset, refocus, and get reinvigorated to position yourself and your business for a big 2021! By attending you will be making an investment in yourself and your business that will pay dividends for years to come.
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Housing Stabilization: A Guide for Collaboration and Initiatives

This newest resource assists REALTOR® associations with creating a local housing stabilization task force to help homeowners, renters, and landlords manage COVID-19 pandemic challenges. The guide offers tips on organizing the task force, suggests activities for the task force to consider, and encourages associations to include outreach and education for potential home buyers.
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Your Voice. Your Vote.

Election Day is quickly approaching. Use the 2020 Election Toolkit to share why voting is important to REALTORS®. Downloadable graphics and social media posts will help REALTORS® and REALTOR® associations show their REALTOR® Party pride and help get out the vote.
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Interactive REALTOR® Party Resource Guide

Get the latest updates and information on advocacy grants, programs, resources, and educational opportunities with the Interactive REALTOR® Party Resource Guide. A new design, dynamic search functions, and integrated Realtor Party Tracker data offer a complete view of the REALTOR® Party at work in communities nationwide. Bookmark this invaluable online resource today.
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