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Political Advocacy

NAR's DC building, steps from the U.S. Capitol

As the largest trade association in the U.S., the National Association of REALTORS® advocates every day on behalf of the nation's 1 million REALTORS® and 75 million property owners. NAR is widely considered one of the most effective advocacy organizations in the country.

Federal Advocacy

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.

State & Local Advocacy

The REALTOR® Party is a powerful alliance of REALTORS® and REALTOR® Associations working to protect and promote homeownership and property investment. The REALTOR® Party speaks with one voice to advance candidates and public policies that build strong communities and promote a vibrant business environment.

The REALTOR® Party is effective at all levels of government because of its grassroots strength. That strength is exhibited in advocacy, as well as community involvement. The REALTOR® Party works hand in hand with the REALTORS Political Action Committee (RPAC).

NAR provides a wide variety of resources to foster and harness the grassroots strength of the REALTOR® Party.

Latest News
March 27, 2015
On Thursday, March 26, 2015 The House Financial Services Committee passed H.R. 685, “The Mortgage Choice Act” with bipartisan support after an intense effort by NAR and coalition partners.
March 27, 2015
On Wednesday, March 25, 2015, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet held a hearing entitled “Protecting American Innovators and Job Creators from Abusive Patent Litigation.”
March 27, 2015
On Wednesday, March 25, 2015, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade approved a discussion draft bill entitled “The Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015.”
March 27, 2015
On March 26, 2015, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) published Mortgagee Letter 2015-08, Electronic Appraisal Delivery (EAD) Portal for FHA-Insured Single Family Mortgages.
Topics: FHA
March 27, 2015
At an open meeting on March 25, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved a proposal that will finalize the bulk of the rulemaking left to the agency to create the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act of 2012.

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RESPA Marketing Webinar

There have been a number of enforcement actions targeting disclosures and practices under the anti-kickback provisions of RESPA.  No one may give or accept anything of value for the referral of settlement services in residential transactions involving a mortgage. MSAs are under particular scrutiny.  NAR continues its decades long work to educate members about their obligations under RESPA.

2014 Elections: A Win for Real Estate

Success Stories

Nevada REALTORS® Use Grant and Grassroots Power to Soundly Defeat Proposed Tax on Businesses 
The 14,000-member Nevada Association of REALTORS® put an Issues Mobilization Grant from NAR, its own well-honed campaign skills and funds, as well as its significant grassroots power to soundly defeat a massive tax on businesses.  The tax would have eliminated jobs, as well as slowed the state economy.  While the campaign used direct mail, phone banks and email, the most impressive effort was in online advertising.  Their Facebook ad received 11.7 million impressions and 1.2 million video plays!  In the end, 78 percent of Nevada residents voted against it.