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The REALTOR® Party is a powerful alliance of REALTORS® and REALTOR® Associations working to protect and promote homeownership and property investment. The REALTOR® Party speaks with one voice to advance candidates and public policies that build strong communities and promote a vibrant business environment.

Now more than ever, it is critical for REALTORS® across America to come together and speak with one voice about the stability a sound and dynamic real estate market brings to our communities. From city hall to the state house to the U.S. Capitol, our elected officials are making decisions that have a huge impact on the bottom line of REALTORS® and their customers. Through the support of REALTORS® like you, the REALTOR® Party represents your interests.

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As a member of the REALTOR® Party, you...

VOTE - Are you registered to vote? If you have moved or changed your name, please be sure to update your voter registration. You can register online through Service Arizona

Be an informed Voter - REALTOR® Associations conduct Candidate Interviews and publish their list of Recommended Candidates who are supportive and sensitive to REALTOR® issues and the protection of private property rights.  

AAR Voters Guide 2016  

SAAR Candidate Recommendations 2016

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Taking Action to Protect Homeowners & the Real Estate Industry

It's easy! Search for the "REALTOR Action Center" app in the App Store or Google Play on your iPhone or Android. Or, simple text REALTORS to 30644 to get alerts on urgent calls for action by text.

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Broker Involvement Program

Are you a broker owner or managing broker? Are you involved with NAR's Broker Involvement Program? This dynamic program provides you, the broker-owner, with a quick and effective tool to rally your agents on critical legislative issues affecting our industry.

REALTOR® Party Issues

 

National

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) tracks, on average, 80+ Key Issues under 15 topic areas on a daily basis:

  • Business Issues
  • Commercial Issues
  • Environmental and Property Rights Issues
  • Diversity and Fair Housing
  • Federal Housing Issues
  • Federal Tax Issues
  • Financial and Credit Issues
  • Foreclosures
  • Immigration Issues
  • Insurance Issues
  • Real Estate Transaction Procedures and Fees
  • Right of Ownership
  • State & Local Issues
  • Technology Issues
  • Transportation Issues

To track Federal Issues, visit http://www.realtor.org/political-advocacy/all-advocacy-issues

 

2015-2016 National Legislation by the Numbers

3 REALTOR® Bills Enacted in 2015:

Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015 

Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015

Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015

 

Your RAPAC $$ at Work

RAPAC allows REALTOR® members to collectively and effectively participate in political affairs. It is the sharpest tool REALTORS® have for protecting their bottom line.
RAPAC gives the real estate industry a much-needed voice in the political realm. 

The issues are real. Our opposition is fierce. Your dues do NOT pay for this. Help us fight for your business and homeowners by investing in RAPAC.

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69
Bills Reviewed
21
Letters Written to Federal Agencies
35
Bills Introduced
11
Congressional Testimonies Given
106
Letters Written to Congress
11
Committee Hearings Held

State

The Arizona Association of REALTORS® (AAR) is Arizona REALTORS® Voice at the Capitol. They track issues and introduce new bills into the Arizona State Legislature. 

 

2015-2016 State Legislation by the Numbers

4 Arizona REALTOR® Wins in 2015:

Arizona Budget (homeowner’s rebate protected)

SB 1342: Responsibility of Payment; Utility Services

SB 1368: Municipalities; Additional Business Licenses; Prohibition

HB 2084: Condos; Planned Communities; HOA Disclosure

 

For more information about AAR's effots in legislation, visit https://www.aaronline.com/voice-at-the-capitol/.

For the full 2015 Legislative Summary, visit https://www.aaronline.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/2015-Legislative-Summary.pdf

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Bills Introduced
324
Bills Passed into Legislation
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REALTOR® Wins

Local

The Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR) monitors legislation at the city and town level. Municipalities covered by SAAR include Carefree, Cave Creek, Fountain Hills, and Scottsdale.  <br>

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Current SAAR Policy Platform

2015-2016 Local Advocacy by the Numbers

10
One-on-One Meetings Held with City Council Members
5
Ordinances Reviewed
5
City Petitions and Plans Reviewed
8
Council & Commissions Testimonies Given
6
Workgroups Participated In
10
Letters to Councils & Commissions