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

  • Be Alert: Health Insurance Scam Targeting NAR Members

    Aug 25, 2022, 14:31 PM by Grace Parr
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  • From the Ground Up - August, 16 2022

    Aug 16, 2022, 16:39 PM by Grace Parr
    "From the Ground Up" informs NVAR members ton upcoming projects throughout the Northern Virginia region. Information includes 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

    Aug 12, 2022, 08:40 AM by Josh Veverka
    1. NVAR Members-Take Action and Tell Administration to Approve Maryland Traffic Relief Plan; 2. Senate Passes Inflation Reduction Act with Slimmest Possible Margin; 3. County Board to Host Community Conversations on Missing Middle Housing (Read NVAR’s Statement on Missing Middle Framework); 4. Pedestrian, bike and transit projects in D.C. area get $60m federal boost; 5. Virginia's COVID-19 rent relief program clearing backlog
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  • Take Action: Federal Highway Administration delays Maryland Traffic Relief Plan

    Aug 10, 2022, 13:38 PM by Josh Veverka
    The only way to save the Maryland Traffic Relief Plan and avert catastrophe for the entire DC region is for the Biden Administration to reverse this politically motivated decision.
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  • FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy News

    Jul 29, 2022, 09:46 AM by Josh Veverka
    1. NAR Urges TAF to Recommend State Licensing Bodies to Require Fair Housing 2. New Metro leader says first priority is restoring rail service 3. Treasury Department New Action on Housing Affordability 4. Lawrence Yun Addresses Senate Banking: State of Housing 5. Project to underground Richmond Highway utilities challenged by cost, delays and risk
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