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!



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

  • Dead Bills Show Strength of Realtors®: Protecting the Industry from Harmful Legislation

    Feb 6, 2023, 13:33 PM by Josh Veverka
    Each year we block numerous policy proposals that would harm the industry. Most of these bills are not ill-intentioned or targeted at harming Realtors®, but they do present a threat to the industry through over-reaching regulations or unintended consequences.
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  • Commission to Study Future of Short-Term Rentals in Virginia; Realtor® Bills Advance

    Jan 30, 2023, 20:40 PM by Josh Veverka
    Our Short-Term Rental bill go to the Virginia Housing Commission where we can work with all stakeholders to study the proposals and return to the 2024 General Assembly with recommendations.
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  • Welcome to Richmond! Virginia's 2023 General Assembly Begins

    Jan 13, 2023, 07:11 AM by Josh Veverka
    The 2023 General Assembly session kicked off Wednesday, January 11 for an odd-year short (46 days) session. Each year our local and state Public Policy Committees review legislative proposals and approve a slate of legislation to proactively push in the General Assembly. This is the Realtors® Statewide Agenda.
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  • From the Ground Up - October 26, 2022

    Oct 26, 2022, 15:28 PM by Grace Parr
    A look at economic development, rezoning, and residential and commercial projects happening in Northern Virginia.
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  • FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy News

    Oct 21, 2022, 10:10 AM by Josh Veverka
    Welcome to FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy Issues and Headlines. In this Issue: 1. NAR Urges Mortgage Insurance Premium Reduction and Ending Life of Loan Requirement 2. Metro says Silver Line to Dulles could be ready by Thanksgiving if cars return to service; AND D.C. Metro makes case for federal funding 3. As housing prices soar, a wealthy county rethinks the idea of suburbia; AND Missing Middle debate continues amid dueling rallies at County Board meeting 4. 5 Things To Know About New Running Bamboo Ordinance, Effective Jan. 1 5. Amid climate change pressures, Virginia reexamines septic regulations
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