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5 Reasons to Invest in RPAC

Since 1969, the REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC) has been working tirelessly to promote and support pro-REALTOR® policies across the United States. The purpose of RPAC is to raise money to contribute money to candidates who understand and support pro-REALTOR® causes.

The money collected to help promote RPAC is made up of voluntary investments made by REALTORS® from across the country. Because of the money that is collected, RPAC can help candidates who support the issues that are important to REALTORS®.

Here are five reasons you should consider investing in RPAC:

1. RPAC is the voice of the REALTOR®

Investing in RPAC means you are supporting a way for yourself and the real estate community to have their voices be heard in local, state, and federal issues that impact your business. 

2. RPAC provides protection for your profession, your business, and your every-day work

Investing in RPAC the best way you can protect your business and livelihood.  RPAC is the real estate industry’s insurance to promote and protect the real estate profession.

3. RPAC supports the Real Estate industry at large

Your RPAC investment goes towards identifying and assisting candidates who are passionate about real estate issues. From federal elections to the thousands of bills introduced in each session of Maryland General Assembly, RPAC is there defending the future of your business. 

4. RPAC protects property rights and homeownership

RPAC is the only grassroots force that exists to protect and promote the tradition of homeownership and real estate investment. It enables members to support candidates that protect private property rights, promote and defend homeownership, work for tax reforms, and reduce burdensome regulations on your business. 

5. RPAC is the only committee of its kind

RPAC is the only political action committee in the country that is organized by EALTORS® to promote and protect the dream of homeownership in America.  RPAC works continuously on behalf of REALTORS® so that you can practice real estate with the assurance that someone is fighting for you and the real estate industry.

Paugh’s Laws  |  What you Need to Know About the Address Confidentiality Program

Paugh’s Laws | What you Need to Know About the Address Confidentiality Program

Part One in a Two Part Series Background on the Address Confidentiality Program          The Maryland Secretary of State administers an Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) that removes a participant’s address and telephone number maintained by the Secretary of State or a State or local agency from the public record.  The Program provides victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, stalking, and… Continue Reading

Paugh’s Laws  |  The property has solar panels, now what?

Paugh’s Laws | The property has solar panels, now what?

This fall, the FCAR Forms Committee accomplished a major task—creating a Solar Panel Addendum to assist Buyers and Sellers through a transaction in which the property contains solar panels.  The Addendum, now available on zipForm, clarifies each party’s responsibility when it comes to solar panels and what needs to be done to ensure a proper… Continue Reading

Paugh’s Laws  |  Everything You Need to Know About a First Time Maryland Homebuyer

Paugh’s Laws | Everything You Need to Know About a First Time Maryland Homebuyer

By Brianne Paugh Not long ago I was sitting at the settlement table conducting a closing with a Buyer, who in every possible way appeared to be a First-Time Maryland Homebuyer:  The box on the Sales Contract was checked indicating that she was a First-Time Maryland Homebuyer and the corresponding Addendum was attached to the… Continue Reading

The step by step on how to create a buyer tour report with RPR

The step by step on how to create a buyer tour report with RPR

Delivering a successful showing experience for your buyers doesn’t happen by itself, it comes from great planning. And a variety of those details have nothing to do with the properties you’ll end up showing that day, but that’s for another article. Today we’re going to walk through the specifics for creating a buyer tour using… Continue Reading

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