What happens in Washington doesn’t stay in Washington. In fact, the efforts of the National Association of REALTORS® in D.C. has ripple effects throughout the country by protecting your commercial real estate business.
Each May, REALTORS® visit their elected representatives on Capitol Hill while attending the NAR Midyear Legislative Meetings and Hill Visits to communicate on the most pressing legislative and regulatory issues impacting the real estate industry. In addition to the Hill Visits, NAR volunteers will be working in committees such as the Commercial Committee, the Land Use, Environment and Property Rights Committee and the Appraisal Committee amongst many others to discuss and make recommendations on all of the issues impacting your business today and tomorrow. Commercial practitioners are amongst these volunteer leaders and will be speaking to issues as vital to your business as improving capital market liquidity and license portability.
There are four things you can do today to help protect your business, just as you protect your family, home and automobiles:
1. Join the National Association of REALTORS®
2. Contribute to the REALTORS® Political Action Committee
3. Sign up at the REALTOR® Action Center
4. Read your ‘insurance’ policy – the NAR Commercial Advocacy Timeline
Getting involved at your local board and state board also allows for opportunities to educate candidates for office on those levels and advocate for the election of representatives who understand and will support the REALTOR® Party.