Advocacy Issues A to Z

NAR’s Advocacy Group staff is working on a number of pressing public policy issues affecting the real estate industry and REALTORS®. Highlighted below are a few federal, state, and local issues and the staff experts working on that issue. Additional issues and information can be found in the Political Advocacy section of at and the REALTOR® Party website at Use the staff directory for contact information at the end of the Resource Guide to contact staff.

Appendix Q

Appendix Q outlines underwriting guidelines for lenders, which may adversely impact the self-employed due to a lack of documentation when compared to salaried employees. NAR continues to advocate for updates to Appendix Q to promote greater lender flexibility when evaluating a self-employed consumer’s earnings trend.
Director, Federal Banking, Lending and Housing Finance Policy
Federal Policy & Industry Relations
Senior Policy Representative, Business Issues
Federal Policy & Industry Relations