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. 

Explore Realtor® Advocacy Resources

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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

  • The NAR Washington Report - October 2023

    Oct 25, 2023, 13:47 PM by Josh Veverka
    The NAR Washington Report covers legislative and regulatory policy activities and is compiled by NAR's Advocacy Group policy staff and published here to give you access.
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  • REALTOR® Advocacy Report – September 5

    Sep 6, 2023, 09:34 AM by Chris Barranco
    August is a typically quiet month for lobbyists and government affairs professionals when legislative bodies at all levels (local, state, federal) take a break from the action to go on a vacation, spend time back home with their families, kick off general election campaigns or focus on working in their “real” jobs in the case of part-time legislators.
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  • From the Ground Up – July 28

    Sep 1, 2023, 17:08 PM by User Not Found
    A look at economic development, planning, zoning, and residential and commercial projects happening in Northern Virginia.
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  • REALTOR® Advocacy Report – July 26

    Jul 28, 2023, 12:04 PM by User Not Found
    In this installment of the Advocacy Report, we are debriefing about NVAR Government Affairs staff attending the NAR Government Affairs Directors’ (GAD) Institute July 18-20 in Detroit, Michigan. We will also recap NVAR Staff joining Board President Heather Embrey and President-Elect Thai-Hung Nguyen for an exclusive opportunity to meet with several influential elected leaders at a recent event held in McLean. Finally, we will discuss how NVAR Staff and Realtors® helped lead an Arlington County Community Workshop on the Role of Local Government in Homeownership.
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  • What is Crossover And Why Does it Feel So Good

    Feb 8, 2023, 13:30 PM by Grace Parr
    February 7, 2023 was Crossover Day in the Virginia General Assembly. This annual day of celebration for some, and sadness for others, marks a sort of halftime in the Virginia legislature.
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