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

  • Northern Virginia Congressional Delegation Meets with Area Realtors®

    Apr 25, 2022, 15:33 PM by Chris Barranco
    The Northern Virginia Congressional delegation took the stage at the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® (NVAR) as an annual tradition returned to NVAR last week.
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  • NVAR Brings Community Together Through Gardening at New Lee District Community Center

    Apr 19, 2022, 09:26 AM by Josh Veverka
    The Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® (NVAR) has partnered with Fairfax County to bring an innovative community garden project to Southern Fairfax County. The garden will be used to teach small-scale sustainable gardening skills to families throughout the surrounding neighborhoods.
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  • FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy News - April 8

    Apr 8, 2022, 12:58 PM by Chris Barranco
    1. NAR Response to PAVE Action Plan 2. NAR to SCOTUS: Protect Consumers From Onerous Lawsuits 3. Coalition Of Chambers, Trade Groups, Government Agencies Says Gas Tax Holiday Would Hurt Virginia 4. Metro releases 10-year strategic plan for development 5. Housing Symposium Snippet: Getting to Homeownership is Major Step in Building Wealth
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  • FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy News

    Apr 1, 2022, 12:06 PM by Josh Veverka
    1. Biden Budget Targets Housing Supply 2. Deadline to Submit Legislative Ideas 3. Connolly secures money for county projects 4. Metrorail Silver Line Phase 2 delay looms as legislators, leaders seek answers 5. Virginia is cracking back down on noisy cars
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  • Deadline to Submit Legislative Ideas

    Mar 29, 2022, 10:45 AM by Josh Veverka
    ​The NVAR Public Policy Committee needs to hear from members as we develop the Local and State Legislative Program and Agenda for 2022-2023. How can NVAR advocate for you and your home buyers and sellers? Submit state or local legislative ideas to jveverka@nvar.com by Wednesday, April 13, 2022.
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