With the legislative session in full-swing, it is now more important than ever to have Arizona REALTORS® involved in the political process. Recently, we announced that two leading political figures in Arizona would be joining the AAR Spring Convention. This is a great opportunity to have our voices heard, but there are more ways to sound off.It is critical for REALTORS® across America to come together and speak with one voice about the stability a sound and dynamic real estate market brings to our communities. From city hall to the state house to the U.S. Capitol, our elected officials are making decisions that have a huge impact on the bottom line of REALTORS® and their customers. Through the support of REALTORS® like you, the REALTOR® Party represents your interests.rapac_web_150The REALTOR® Party must work together to VOTEACT and INVEST:

  • Register to vote and be informed about the issues.
  • Get involved on local, state and federal levels, and — most importantly — respond promptly to Calls for Action. We are strongest when we speak with one voice.
  • Invest in RPAC each year, even if it’s just a little, every contribution helps.

For more information on the REALTOR® Party please visit :http://www.realtoractioncenter.com/realtor-party/

Calling all Broker Owners

A major component of the REALTOR® Party theme of “Vote, Act, Invest,” includes the Broker Involvement Program. This program provides broker owners and managers, with a quick and effective tool to rally your agents and send a clear united voice to our Congressional leaders on critical legislative issues affecting our industry.

Calls for Action response rates are significantly higher when agents receive their message from you, their Broker. Nearly 42 percent of all responses to 2011 Calls for Action were from agents in the Broker Involvement Program.

Working together we have the opportunity to bring our strong and united REALTOR® voice to members of Congress on issues of concern to the REALTOR® community, your real estate business and private property rights.

Join the 168 brokers in Arizona that currently participate in the Broker Involvement Program. Here is the online form: http://www.realtoractioncenter.com/realtors/brokers/enrollment.html

This post originally appeared in the March 8, 2013 issue of the AAR Capitol Insider. To view the archives or to be added to the mailing list, visit: http://www.aaronline.com/voice-at-the-capitol/ or  contact the AAR Legislative and Political Affairs Department.