State and local REALTOR® Associations around the country are taking advantage of REALTOR® Party tools and resources to step up their community outreach and advocacy efforts. Their success stories expand beyond their states and cities because they inspire and set precedents. Take a look at the examples here for around the country.
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When the New York State Climate Action Council recommended extreme building-electrification requirements – including prohibiting natural gas service to existing and new buildings as of 2024 – REALTORS® launched a consumer education and awareness campaign to help convince lawmakers in ten Senate swing districts to temper the proposed mandates.
The local REALTORS® saw that the draft Climate Action Plan developed by the City of Bakersfield would make real estate transactions more costly and would violate private property rights. With a coalition of concerned partners, they resisted its adoption. A Land Use Initiative review by Robinson & Cole provided the critical analysis they needed to convince the City Council to re-think the plan.
Arizona rental households had been paying an average of $51/month in transaction privilege taxes, a burden that negatively affected the state’s property managers, as well as its renters. With housing affordability an increasing concern, Arizona REALTORS® redoubled their efforts to repeal the tax, and with support from an Issues Mobilization Grant, they did.