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 - July 28, 2022

    Jul 28, 2022, 12:50 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

    Jul 15, 2022, 11:07 AM by Josh Veverka
    1. County Board Gives Input on Next Phase of Missing Middle Housing Study 2. Housing Providers Send Feedback on Renter Issues 3. Top Four Things Homeowners Should Know about the New Fairfax County Permitting System 4. Supervisors Pass Long-Debated Rt. 15 Plan 5. An early look at plans for new rail, pedestrian bridges over the Potomac 6. A shortage of single-family homes is casting doubt on Virginia’s future growth
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  • New Laws 2022 – What You Need to Know for July 1

    Jun 30, 2022, 11:24 AM by Chris Barranco
    The 2022 General Assembly Session was an incredibly positive and productive session for the Realtors®. The noted legislation are those bills we have selected as having an impact on your business.
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  • From the Ground Up - June 29, 2022

    Jun 29, 2022, 13:30 PM by Chris Barranco
    "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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  • Realtors® Comment on Arlington Missing Middle Housing Debate

    Jun 28, 2022, 16:21 PM by Josh Veverka
    NVAR supports efforts by Arlington County to explore how new housing types could help address Arlington’s shortfall in housing supply and gaps in housing choices. We are concerned however that the study and the resulting draft framework will not deliver the desired outcomes. It requires a hard look at homeownership opportunities, including county programs to incentivize and encourage ownership, as well as the creation of housing types most likely to lead to ownership.
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