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REALTOR® Party (Formerly RPAC): Your Best Investment in Real Estate

Why Get Involved Politically?
Since 1969 RPAC has been promoting the election of pro-REALTOR® candidates across the United States. During the last federal election cycle alone, RPAC contributed over $12 million to pro-REALTOR® candidates to Congress, making it the number one trade association political action committee in the nation.

Why has the REALTOR® Party (RPAC) been successful?

                                                                                                                                                   CVAR members in Sacramento.

The Citrus Valley AOR's REALTOR® Action Fund (RAF) is your business insurance.

It protects the real estate industry from laws and regulations that threaten your business. CVAR RAF safeguards your bottom line by defending the business of buying and selling real estate from legislative and regulatory threats.

"Support CVAR/RAF, which will help promote home ownership through investing in our profession and leveraging Realtors®' clout."

"By investing in CVAR/RAF, REALTORS® have great strength in numbers and an open door to the elected officials who make all the decisions affecting our business."

"CVAR/RAF is instrumental in helping guide the legislative agenda to advocate for relevant issues, protecting all agents and their clients, the buyers and sellers."

An investment of $20 is all it takes to own your industry!

That's less than .06 cents per day!

Your CVAR/RAF investment at work:

    • Protecting the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage

  •  Preserving business tax provisions that benefit independent contractors like brokers and agents
  •   Defeating transfer tax legislation
  •      Securing additional funds for the State Affordable Housing Trust Fund, providing affordable financing and grants
  •     Protecting Realtors® from unjustified claims of false advertising
  •           Protecting Realtors® from onerous local sign ordinances
  •   Fighting to protect the National Flood Insurance Program

REALTORS® are contributors to the American dream of home ownership. REALTORS® make it possible for people to bring value to their communities, their lives, to schools and to the future. Increasingly, we face forces that threaten our ability to help bring about the American dream for more people. Increasing health care premiums, the economy, property tax burdens, rent controls, impact fees and the taking of private property for the public domain are only a handful of issues that somewhere, everyday REALTORS® confront.

If Not You, Who?

That is why it is vitally important that REALTORS® be politically active: to take on the responsibility of protecting the values and rights we hold dear. If not REALTORS®, then who? No one knows a community better than a REALTOR®. Would a local no-growth group represent your real estate business interests? Will those in government know best how much and where to spend tax dollars better than you?REALTORS® are the experts in their communities. With REALTORS® in virtually every community in the nation, you are in a strong position to be on the front line as either a proponent or a defender.

CVAR Government Affairs Director Bill Ruh, left,
with CA Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez.

Some are sure others will do the job and see things as we do. But the voices being heard may be contrary to wise business planning, and a threat to property owners and their rights. 

On the national level, we give our money to those in Congress who both understand and support REALTOR® issues. We look to build the future by putting REALTOR® Party dollars in places that will help advance the interests of Real Estate professionals. REALTOR® Party is the only political group in the country organized for REALTORS®, run by REALTORS® and exists solely to further issues important to REALTORS®.

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