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.

Independent Contractor Status

NAR strongly supports the continued right of brokers to choose whether to treat and classify agents as employees or independent contractors for federal tax purposes; and supports actions at the state level to strengthen the rights of brokers to make these determinations and opposes efforts at the federal level to weaken those rights.
Director, Federal Banking, Lending and Housing Finance Policy
Federal Policy & Industry Relations
Senior Policy Representative, Business Issues
Federal Policy & Industry Relations
Directory, Federal Taxation
Federal Policy & Industry Relations