RPAC & REALTOR® Party

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mark middleton

RPAC Chairperson’s Welcome

Dear Colleagues,

Change is a constant in our industry. Knowledge and in-depth understanding of today’s market are two of the most important tools we as REALTORS® need to excel within our industry. Even with this, ensuring our future success is not always ours, alone, to control. This is where the REALTOR® Political Action Committee proves vital.

RPAC lobbies on behalf of all real estate professionals at all levels of government, national, state and local, in support of the real estate community. RPAC is involved where you may suspect: lobbying against a sales tax on your real estate commissions, flood insurance reform, property tax reform, affordable benefits for REALTOR® members, and one of the biggest issues facing homeowner’s right now – retaining the mortgage interest reduction that we can claim on our annual tax returns. RPAC also played a large part in the extension of the First Time Homebuyer tax credit which aided in the revitalization of a slumping housing market by making homeownership more affordable for families across the nation.

RPAC shows impressive commitment to its members and the security of their future. RPAC is a key piece of our business and we cannot afford to neglect it. RPAC needs our contributions to enable them to continue to lobby on our behalf and work towards finding solutions to issues that face all of us.

It is my honor to serve as your RPAC Committee Chairperson for 2020. I urge all members to show their commitment to our industry by supporting RPAC. All investments can make an enormous impact!

Donate here.

Sincerely,

Mark Middleton
RPAC Fundraising Chair 2021

Recent successes

Contributions are used to help candidates from all parties who understand and support both our interests in the real estate industry and our homeowners. Here are a few areas in which RPAC has helped you and your clients:

  • Across Florida in 2020, more than 95% of the State House and Senate candidates endorsed by Florida REALTORS® won their elections
  • Real estate industry designated as essential service
  • Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance for REALTORS®
  • Payroll Protection Program available to REALTORS®
  • Prevented a sales tax on your real estate commissions
  • Flood insurance reform
  • Property tax reform
  • Affordable benefits for REALTOR® members
  • Retained the annual mortgage interest deduction
  • RPAC also played a large part in the extension of the First Time Homebuyer tax credit which aided in the revitalization of a slumping housing market by making homeownership more affordable for families across the nation.

Vote. Act. Invest.

The REALTOR® Party is a powerful alliance of REALTORS® and REALTOR® Associations working to advance public policies and candidates that build strong communities, protect property interests and promote a vibrant business environment.

Helpful Links

Voting

REALTOR® Party Orientation Video (NAR)

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Pints and Politics

Have a drink and a chat with local politicians and your fellow members while supporting local busineses!

Keep on eye on our events calendar and follow PRO/CPRO on Facebook for dates.

Who we are

Get involved

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Uniting of the Lions

One of the benefits of being a top investor is having exclusive access to VIP events and communications, as well as recognized as a "Lion" among members.

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During election season, our members hit the streets to get the word out about candidates we recommend. You can be a part!

Local candidate recommendation process

It’s of utmost importance that PRO/CPRO recommends candidates who have the real estate industry’s best interest at heart. Their decisions affect both REALTOR® members and members of the public. The process below shows how we arrive at recommending them:

Step One

Public Policy Committee consists of 18 REALTOR® members who serve three year terms.

Step Two

Invitations are sent to all candidates running locally for public office.

Step Three

Candidate questionnaires are required by each candidate, to be reviewed by the Public Policy Committee.

Step Four

Interviews are held in-person by all candidates on the ballot.

Step Five

Recommendations are based on how candidates align with PRO/CPRO's policy positions and electability.

Step Six

Local recommendations are announced after the Board of Directors approves Public Policy Committee's recomendations. State and federal candidates undergo further approval by corresponding committees at Florida Realtors and NAR.