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!



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

NVAR Visits Richmond for 2024 Realtor® Lobby Day

Feb 14, 2024, 10:45 AM by Chris Barranco
Thank you to all those who attended and supported our 2024 Realtor® Lobby Day. This year's event was an impactful reminder of the powerful voice Realtors® have in protecting our industry.

Thank you to all those who attended and supported our 2024 Realtor® Lobby Day. This year's event was an impactful reminder of the powerful voice Realtors® have in protecting our industry.

NVAR's group of Realtors®, including major investors, industry advocates, members of the Public Policy Committee and our 2024 Leadership Institute, traveled to the state capitol in Richmond for a full-day of meetings with our elected officials, their staff and our Virginia Realtors® advocacy team. This included:

  • Glenn Youngkin, Governor of Virginia
  • Winsome Earle-Sears, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia
  • W. Sheppard "Shep" Miller III, Virginia Secretary of Transportation
  • Bryan Horn, Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development Director
  • Kelly Gee, Virginia Secretary of the Commonwealth
  • Caren Merrick, Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade

Attendees also had time to view the session and see the legislatures in action, as well as to roam the state capitol for self-guided tours during lunch. 

To learn more about NVAR Advocacy and the power of investing in NV/RPAC, please click here:  NVAR.com/RPAC

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