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.

Taking Action to Protect Homeowners & the Real Estate Industry

It’s easy!  Simply text REALTORS to 30644 to get notifications on urgent calls for action by text.

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

Local

2015-2016 Local Advocacy by the Numbers

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.

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

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

  • Bills Reviewed
  • Letters to Federal Agencies
  • Bills Introduced
  • Congressional Testimonies Given
  • Letters to Congress
  • Committee Hearings Held

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

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

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.

Your RAPAC $$ at Work

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

  • 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

  • Bills Reviewed
  • Letters Written to Federal Agencies
  • Bills Introduced
  • Congressional Testimonies Given
  • Letters Written to Congress
  • Committee Hearings Held