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Legislative Activity

Recognizing that events in Albany and Washington D.C. greatly affect the ability of private property owners to freely buy, sell and use real property GCAR, in partnership with State and National associations is active in helping to mold legislation beneficial to private property owners.

RPAC

The REALTORS Political Action Committee (RPAC) works for REALTORS® in Albany and Washington, D.C. Your contributions to RPAC support federal, state and local lawmakers who share the REALTOR® commitment to promoting homeownership and private property rights.

RPAC is administered by an autonomous group of REALTOR® trustees representing all regions of New York. Decisions on contributions to candidates are based on an individual’s voting record, not party affiliations. It is a candidate’s demonstration of support for REALTOR® issues that lead to an RPAC contribution.

As a REALTOR®, you have no doubt heard about the tax reform plan being debated in the United States Senate.  The Tax Cut and Jobs Act threatens homeowners with a loss of tax incentives and a reduction in home values.  Eliminating the state and local property tax deduction and changes to the capital gains exemption will increase taxes now and when a home is sold. These incentives are critical for a strong housing market that creates jobs and builds stable communities.

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.

The Broker Involvement Program offers you and your agents:

 A voice on Capitol Hill.
The program is an opportunity to bring a strong and united REALTOR® voice to Members of Congress. With more than 17,000 broker owners and 470,000 agents in the program, the REALTOR® voice will be heard loud and clear.

An easy-to-manage solution.
Nothing needs to be downloaded and there is no cost to the broker. NAR gives the broker-owner or managing broker access to the Broker Portal.

Proven results.
Your online participation report will show you response rates on Broker Calls for Action are significantly higher. The message is from you, the broker, to your agents. Nearly 40 percent of all responses on the Broker Calls for Action are from agents in the Broker Involvement Program. Your agents listen to you then take action!

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