Did you know the number of women currently serving in Congress is the highest in history? This progress is great news, but the legislative branch still has a long way to go to match the example set by our industry.
Bay East Association of REALTORS® Hosts Richard Rothstein at a Book Club Event Shared with Fellow Real Estate Organizations
A Fair Housing Grant from the REALTOR® Party helped the Bay East Association of REALTORS® bring the author of The Color of Law to a virtual discussion of his work. By opening the event to other key stakeholders and real estate organizations, they strengthened relationships all around.
North Carolina REALTORS® Proclaim Fair Housing Values in State-wide Media Campaign Supported by Consumer Advocacy Grant
NC REALTORS® asserted REALTOR® support of fair housing principles in a campaign they called ‘We Open Doors to Everyone,’ targeting North Carolina thought leaders, influencers, and stakeholder populations throughout April and May. It was made possible by NC REALTORS® Issues Mobilization funds, and its reach was extended by a Consumer Advocacy Outreach Grant from the REALTOR® Party.
Contra Costa Association of REALTORS® Uses Advocacy Everywhere to Dissuade City Council from Imposing Real Estate Transfer Tax
When the City of Hercules, CA threatened to establish a Real Estate Transfer Tax to help pay for services and maintenance, members of the Contra Costa Association of REALTORS® raised their voices in opposition. The REALTOR® Party’s Advocacy Everywhere program helped to get the message across.
South Carolina REALTORS® Honored with Fair Housing Award from the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO)
When South Carolina REALTORS® amped up their fair housing program in response to the social unrest that swept the country in 2020, no aspect of the real estate industry escaped their scrutiny. Their efforts to further fair housing and to promote anti-discrimination in housing earned them the 2022 Fair Housing Award from the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials.
Business Insider published an article last week with a provocative title: “The housing shortage is the root of all of America’s problems.” NAR has been shouting this from the rooftops for several years and advocating for solutions that can turn the tide. To make lasting change, we must ensure our policy positions, leadership, and programming include diverse voices and perspectives. Read more about the resources available to your association through NAR and the REALTOR® Party to advance these efforts.
Sacramento Association of REALTORS® Equips Local Aspiring Homeowners with Resources and Know-How to Begin Homebuying Journey
The Sacramento Association of REALTORS® established a new Fair Housing Month tradition this year: a first-time homebuyers expo featuring information sessions, panels of new homeowners, and vendors drawn from its preferred-partner membership -- even Home Depot-sponsored activities to occupy the children! It was funded in part by a Housing Opportunity Grant from the REALTOR® Party.