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

  • FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy News

    Jun 24, 2022, 11:49 AM by Josh Veverka
    1. VRE considering free rides for September 2. Richmond's first 3D-printed home sold 3. Metro takes control of Silver Line extension, starting testing phase 4. Alexandria West Plan Area Community Planning Process to Launch this Fall 5. ‘Missing middle’ proposal prompts intense debate, competing signs at County Board meeting
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  • Call For Action: Tell TPB to Approve the Visualize 2045 Transportation Plan

    Jun 14, 2022, 09:41 AM by Josh Veverka
    On June 15th, Anti-Road Activists will lobby the Transportation Planning Board to delay critical infrastructure improvements to I-270 & the American Legion Bridge. Take Action to tell them we NEED critical infrastructure improvements in the region's most congested area.
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  • FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy News

    Jun 10, 2022, 10:48 AM by Josh Veverka
    1. NAR Applauds FHFA Equity Plan for GSEs 2. Army Corps of Engineers propose changes to prevent Northern Va. flooding 3. PPP Loans Gave Critical Assistance to REALTORS® 4. Metro’s Silver Line extension moves closer to finish line 5. By opposing highway expansions, Maryland politicians risk more than gridlock
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  • From the Ground Up - June 3, 2022

    Jun 3, 2022, 13:43 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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  • FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy News

    Jun 3, 2022, 10:18 AM by Josh Veverka
    1. Fairfax County releases Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plan 2. NAR Advocates for Housing Providers with Administration Officials 3. New HUD Program Prioritizes Housing Supply 4. Study Proposes Reforms to Address Virginia’s Legacy of Segregated Housing 5. NAR Writes to HUD in Support of New 40-year Mortgage Modification
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