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Government Affairs Materials for the REALTOR® Party Convention & Trade Expo

The 2014 REALTOR® Party Convention & Trade Expo represents an important opportunity for REALTORS® to meet with their U.S. Senators and house staff and communicate the issues critical to their businesses, communities and the consumers they represent.

To help prepare members for their upcoming meetings in May, NAR has prepared talking points that will walk REALTORS® through the messages that NAR would like presented to their Members of Congress. Additionally, NAR will hold a virtual town hall on May 8 at 2 p.m. EST to address any questions REALTORS® may have about the talking points.

Talking Points

In 2014, in addition to your Capitol Hill visits with your Members of Congress during the REALTOR® Party Convention & Expo in May, you will also help NAR deliver a “one-two punch” to Congress by scheduling in-district meetings back home in June. NAR has prepared two sets of talking points: one for your hill visits in May, and the other one for your in-district meetings in June. Download both sets of talking points below.

Hill Visit Talking Points:

Preserve the Mission and Purpose of the FHA Program

Preserve Real Estate-Related Tax Policies

Reform The Secondary Mortgage Market To Provide Certainty In The U.S. Housing Market

In-District Talking Points:

Preserve the Mission and Purpose of the FHA Program

Preserve Real Estate-Related Tax Policies

Reform The Secondary Mortgage Market To Provide Certainty In The U.S. Housing Market

Committee Meeting Agendas and Minutes

The committee meeting agendas and exhibits for the 2014 REALTOR® Party & Trade Expo will be available by May 1. View the previous meetings' agendas and minutes.

Real Estate Activity Reports by Congressional District: 113th Congress

Learn the key real estate statistics and home buying activity reports by state and district.

Live Webcast: NAR's Virtual Town Hall

NAR will be conducting a Town Hall Meeting for REALTORS® who are planning to attend the 2014 REALTOR® Party Convention & Trade Expo. The Town Hall Meeting will take place on May 8th at 2 p.m. EST, and it will be a live webcast. Registration for this live webcast is free. The first email inviting the REALTOR® Party Convention & Trade Expo registrants to register for this live webcast was sent on April 10. Additional invitation emails will be sent on April 24 and May 6. A recording of the webcast will be posted to this page by May 9.

During this live webcast NAR Chief Lobbyist Jerry Giovaniello will highlight the issues REALTORS® will present during meetings in Capitol Hill offices. NAR's lobbyists, policy staff and political representatives will be available to answer questions from the audience.