Advocacy

"RPAC works hard to not only help elect candidates that support our industry but educate current legislators about issues important to our profession.  They are constantly working to keep onerous regulations and/or laws from being passed that would harm our industry and make it harder to do our job.  RPAC's mission is to support the real estate industry so that we as individual brokers and agents can be as successful as possible." 
- Rob Levine, past GHAR Chair of Government Affairs

Political Advocacy

As America's largest professional trade association, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® actively protects the interests of its nearly 1 million members daily.

From its building located steps away from the United States Capitol, NAR advocates for federal policy initiatives that strengthen the ability of Americans to own, buy and sell real property.

2017 Legislative Update

The 2017 legislative session saw many changes for Connecticut REALTORS® (CTR) in how the association deals with members of the General Assembly. For the first time, CTR changed our REALTORS® at the Capitol to a REALTOR® Rally in Bushnell Park. This outside event brought legislative leadership as well as many rank and file legislators to witness over 2,200 REALTORS® and affiliates call for legislators to “Give Us a Connecticut to Sell!” The Rally strengthened our voice and helped us pass as well as defeat legislation relevant to our industry.

Read the full report: http://www.ctrealtor.com/pdf/LegislativeWrapUp2017.pdf
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Connecticut REALTORS® 2015-2016 Public Policy Statement

Views held by Connecticut REALTORS® on important real estate issues affecting our state. If you are a public official or candidate, it provides information that can be helpful as you formulate your own positions. If you are a REALTOR®, it will help guide you in evaluating where the candidates stand on topics important to our business.

Organized in 1920, the Connecticut Association of REALTORS®, Inc. (d/b/a “Connecticut REALTORS®” or “CTR”) was formed to protect the rights of property ownership, to elevate the standards of real estate practice and to disseminate real estate information. CTR's public advocacy role serves a dual purpose: 1) to protect the interests of real estate owners and prospective homebuyers at the State Capitol and in Washington, DC; and 2) to improve the business climate for its nearly 15,600 members.

Full statement: http://www.ctrealtor.com/unprotected/PublicPolicyStatement.pdf