State and local REALTOR® associations around the country are taking advantage of REALTOR® Party grants and programs to step up their advocacy efforts. Take a look at the examples here for inspiration and guidance on how you can use these resources in your community.

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After two years of membership engagement and education, and policymaker outreach by the state’s REALTOR® association, Indiana now has legislation requiring buyer agency agreements to be mandatory for all real estate licensees, effective July 1st. The timing of the new state law gave Indiana REALTORS® a head start on preparing for NAR’s proposed seller commission same lawsuit settlement and ensures that all licensed real estate brokers across the state will operate by the standard for consumer protection and transparency.
With help from an Issues Mobilization Grant from the REALTOR® Party, Illinois REALTORS® and the Chicago Association of REALTORS® fought a misguided referendum seeking to use an increase in real estate transfer taxes to fight homelessness. Understanding that the proposal would be detrimental to the local economy, the REALTORS® launched an energetic effort to persuade voters to oppose it at the ballot box.
Last summer, in addition to the CE course it normally offers on well and septic system regulations in its rural Virginia region, the Greater Piedmont REALTORS® hosted a field trip: with support from a Rural Outreach Grant from the REALTOR® Party, they put participants on a bus and took them to see three different kinds of septic systems, up-close and personal.