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

  • From the Ground Up - March 8, 2022

    Mar 8, 2022, 16:17 PM 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 4, 2022, 10:33 AM by Josh Veverka
    1. Supervisors put another nail in the Bi-County Parkway's coffin 2. Silver Line extension opening date pushed once again to summer 2022 3. Legislation lays out a plan for affordable broadband 4. Metro to receive additional $120 million in federal pandemic relief 5. Budget Town Halls, Ways to Give Input on the FY 2023 Budget Proposal
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  • FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy News

    Feb 25, 2022, 13:09 PM by Josh Veverka
    1. Fairfax County executive proposes budget with tax-rate freeze, less pandemic austerity 2. Bi-County Parkway ‘back with a vengeance’ 3. NAR Comments on Proposed Anti-Money Laundering Regulations 4. Duplexes vs. McMansions: What makes a house too big for neighbors? 5. New Broadband Internet Options Close To Approval In Alexandria
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  • FIVE FOR FRIDAY: Local Budget/Real Estate Tax Rate Edition

    Feb 18, 2022, 14:01 PM by Josh Veverka
    1. Arlington County manager proposes budget that would freeze tax rate, increase employee pay 2. Real Estate Tax Rate Unchanged In Alexandria 2023 Budget Proposal 3. Loudoun County administrator proposes $3.5 billion budget for fiscal 2023 4. Prince William budget pitches meals tax, real estate tax boost 5. NAR Comments on Proposed WOTUS Rule
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  • From the Ground Up - February 15, 2022

    Feb 15, 2022, 12:21 PM 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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