Hey, REALTOR®! Have you ever heard of RAPAC, the REALTORS® of Arizona Political Action Committee?
RAPAC is a member-sponsored effort, organized to financially support candidates running for local, state and federal office whose positions on real estate regulation and a free-market business environment most closely represent the initiatives of the Arizona REALTORS®.
RAPAC channels resources into races that will have the most impact on the real estate industry. It is a voluntary, non-profit political action committee and operates independently of any political party. That’s enough of technical jargon. Here’s what RAPAC means to REALTORS® on the street and why they invest.
“Think of the RAPAC as an insurance policy for your business. The BIG difference with this policy is that it proactively works to prevent something bad from happening in the first place. You get an immediate return on your investment now, not at some time in the future. RAPAC helps preserve property owner rights, promotes home ownership, and protects my income from over-reaching governmental actions.”
– Bryan Anderson, ABR, CRS, GRI, White Mountain Association of REALTORS® past president
“As a homeowner, I want every protection available for property rights — not just for me, but for future homeowners too! As a REALTOR®, I have the opportunity to help keep my business interests viable, and that of other REALTORS® who don’t yet understand the power of RAPAC. That’s why I’ve been a Major Investor since 2011.”
– Clark Jones, ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI, SRS, Central Arizona Board of REALTORS® past president
“I invest in RAPAC because I owe it to my clients and our industry to protect property rights and advocate for REALTORS®. If I don’t invest who else will? I want us to have a seat at the table.”
– Tiffany Jones, ABR, GRI, SRES, Arizona East Valley Women’s Council of REALTORS® 2018 president
“Investing in RAPAC gives our local, state and national associations the ability to help protect our industry and the people we serve. I invest because I believe in our profession, preserving the American Dream of homeownership, and protecting the rights of property owners!”
– Pam Ruggeroli, ABR, CRS, GRI, Tucson Association of REALTORS® 2017 president
“I don’t have the time to run to the Capitol and try to get an appointment to speak with legislators. I invest because I have seen what my investment has done to help get bills passed — or changed if they are going to hurt private property owners and damage our industry. Investing is an inexpensive way to keep 48,000-plus REALTORS® working.”
– Paula Serven, GRI, Arizona REALTORS® 2016 president
Let’s make today the day you join fellow REALTORS® in protecting our industry. Invest today!
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