About Realtor® Advocacy

About Realtor® Advocacy

Your Realtor® advocacy team ensures that our members’ voices are heard as decisions are made about the laws and regulations that shape our industry.

Through NV/RPAC, NVAR is able to advocate on the local level, ensuring that the interests of Northern Virginia Realtors® are known to lawmakers and representatives and that the magnitude of Realtor® impact on Northern Virginia's economy and communities is recognized. NVAR collaborates with Virginia Realtors® to advocate in Richmond, along with the National Association of Realtors®, located steps away from the United States Capitol.  

 Together, we also advocate on behalf of the consumers – representing the interests of homebuyers, sellers, and renters, and the commercial tenants who are directly impacted by changes in things like affordability, taxation, and ordinances. 

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Watch this video for a recap of the 2024 Realtor® Lobby Day in Richmond, VA!

About NV/RPAC

RPAC

The REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC) has promoted the election of pro-REALTOR® candidates across the United States since 1969. The purpose of RPAC is clear: voluntary contributions made by REALTORS® are used to help elect candidates who understand and support their interests.

These are not members’ dues; this is money given freely by REALTORS® in recognition of the importance of the political process. The REALTORS® Political Action Committee and other political fundraising are the keys to protecting and promoting the real estate industry. 

NV/RPAC results in meaningful local Realtor® advocacy wins such as the passing of Virginia Realtors® Health Insurance Legislation, Federal Homeowner and Rental Assistance Funding, and more.

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Latest Advocacy News: Town Hall Notes Blog

  • American Rescue Plan Summary: The National Association of REALTORS®

    Mar 25, 2022, 11:56 AM by Chris Barranco
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  • FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy News

    Mar 25, 2022, 11:35 AM by Josh Veverka
    1. NAR Releases Statement After White House Unveils Action Plan to Address Appraisal Bias 2. Our 2022 Legislative Agenda Passed… Now What? 3. Gas tax holiday could hamper Northern Virginia transit agencies 4. Enforcement and Mitigation Options Adopted to Control Running Bamboo In Fairfax County 5. Affordable Housing Goal Doubled By Fairfax County Supervisors
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  • From the Ground Up - March 25, 2022

    Mar 25, 2022, 11:17 AM by Chris Barranco
    The new "From the Ground Up" report enables members to be informed on upcoming projects throughout the NVAR footprint. Information will include, but is not limited to: proposed residential and commercial development projects in the news, rezoning applications and site plan amendments coming before local government, affordable housing project news, announcements of new businesses locating in the region and other economic development news.
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  • FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy News

    Mar 18, 2022, 08:15 AM by Josh Veverka
    1. 2022 FY Federal Omnibus Bill: NAR Priorities 2. Youngkin, state officials break ground on 495 NEXT project 3. Expanding Housing Choice: The Missing Middle Housing Study Virtual Walking Tours 4. John ‘Til’ Hazel Jr., lawyer and developer who transformed Virginia suburbs, dies at 91 5. Authority To Lower Speed Limit Given By Alexandria City Council
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  • FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy News

    Mar 11, 2022, 10:20 AM by Josh Veverka
    1. N.Va. officials fear grocery tax repeal will derail region’s transportation funding 2. Parking Reimagined - Updating Fairfax County’s Parking Regulations 3. Metro’s Yellow Line bridge over Potomac will close for about eight months beginning this fall 4. Part of Columbia Pike to close next year as cemetery expansion project ramps up 5. Senate passes bill to avert shutdown, extend $14 billion in Ukraine aid
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