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5 Reasons to Invest in RPAC

5 Reasons to Invest in RPAC

Celebrating 50 Years of REALTOR® Advocacy

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 support candidates who understand your business and to promote pro-REALTOR® causes.

RPAC is funded through voluntary investments made by REALTORS® from across the country. Wither these funds, RPAC can help candidates who support the issues that are important to REALTORS® and we can advocate for the passage or defeat of legislative proposals impacting homeownership.

Here are five reasons you should consider investing in RPAC:

1. RPAC is Your Voice

Investing in RPAC ensures the real estate community’s views will be heard in local, state, and policy debates which impact your business. 

2. RPAC Protects Your Bottom Line

Investing in RPAC the best way you can protect your business and livelihood. Decisions are made every day about how you are regulated and how you are taxed. From federal elections to the thousands of bills introduced in each session of Maryland General Assembly to local ordinances, RPAC is there defending the future of your business from unnecessary regulation. 

3. RPAC Protects Your Clients 

Not only does RPAC care about the direct impacts on your business, we also care about homeowners, home buyers and home sellers. RPAC is involved in issues which impact property rights and quality of life for area residents, so that all may experience the American dream of homeownership.

4. RPAC Supports the REALTOR® Party

Candidates who receive support from RPAC are not selected based on their political party or ideology, but solely on their support of real estate issues. Our legislative allies are members of the REALTOR® Party. The REALTOR® Party supports the issues that are important to you as a REALTOR®, regardless of political party affiliation. 

5. RPAC is the Only PAC for REALTORS®

RPAC is the only political group in the country organized for REALTORS® and run by REALTORS®, existing solely to support issues important to REALTORS®.  No other political group or PAC has you and your business as their sole mission.

As we celebrate 50 years of REALTOR® advocacy through RPAC, we hope that you will make an investment to keep our industry strong for the next 50 years.

Click here to invest today!

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

Resources for Your Business from NAR

Resources for Your Business from NAR

NAR Has Tons of Resources (Available to affiliates too!) Consumer Outreach Residential Campaign:  The Get Realtor® Campaign aims to “reimagine the R®” for current generations of home buyers, sellers and real estate investors. The 15 and 30 second TV spots, digital ads, online video and social media posts, are available for you to use and share. What a… Continue Reading

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