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

    May 20, 2022, 12:58 PM by Josh Veverka
    1. Administration Releases Housing Supply Plan 2. New federal programs offer Virginia households a subsidy for affordable high-speed internet 3. Dulles Toll Road users could see rate increase to pay for Silver Line 4. Residents Form Group to Advocate for Housing Affordability 5. Fire Factor™ supports NAR Policy
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  • FIVE FOR FRIDAY [BONUS EDITION]: Local Budget Roundup

    May 13, 2022, 11:36 AM by Josh Veverka
    Local governments throughout Northern Virginia are wrapping up FY 2023 Budget negotiations and approving spending and tax rates for the next year. This bonus Five for Friday covers each of the adopted budgets in our region.
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  • FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy News

    May 13, 2022, 11:07 AM by Josh Veverka
    1. Arlington Missing Middle Housing Framework Engagement Opportunities 2. HUD Offers Properties to Owner-Occupants 3. Gordon Confirmed as FHA Commissioner 4. Early voting begins in Va. congressional primaries 5. Fairfax County Seeks Public Input on Draft 2023 Moving to Work Plan
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  • FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy News

    Apr 29, 2022, 08:43 AM by Josh Veverka
    Headlines for April 29, 2022: 1. Missing Middle Housing Study Live Q&A and Feedback Opportunity 2. McCloud: Rent relief is plentiful, but landlords and tenants should plan for the future 3. As inflation rises, Northern Virginia officials cut or freeze tax rates 4. Zoning Ordinance Rewrite Public Input Opens April 18 5. Feedback sought on Northern Virginia road priorities
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  • From the Ground Up - April 27, 2022

    Apr 27, 2022, 19:12 PM by Josh Veverka
    "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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