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.

State Licensing Boards

NAR is participating in a coalition that is closely monitoring an evolving discussion at the federal level on state license laws. There are two themes: (1) state license laws regulate too many occupations without a compelling reason for licensing, and (2) concerns that state license boards, especially those that include members of the profession regulated, can engage in anti-competitive and protectionist rulemaking.
Director, Federal Banking, Lending and Housing Finance Policy
Federal Policy & Industry Relations
Senior Policy Representative, Business Issues
Federal Policy & Industry Relations