When investing in your own business, knowing where to put your money is key to your success. That’s why Citrus Valley Association of REALTORS® is encouraging members to put a minimum of $20 toward the REALTOR® Action Fund (RAF), which supports legislation that helps our industry, and clears the way for REALTORS® to do their job.
Last month a group of CVAR members, who are RAF donors, took an expense-paid trip to Sacramento to meet our representatives. They were able to show support for issues that help the real estate industry and our clients (click the video above to see REALTORS® you know who are part of the REALTOR® Party!).
“California REALTORS® cannot afford to ignore what occurs in the halls of government because Real Estate is one of the most regulated industries at the local, state and federal level,” according to C.A.R.
Here are some examples of how we stopped harmful laws and why it’s important that we have a say:
At the local level CVAR — Defeated two costly parcel taxes in local communities; defeated the Eminent Domain of Mortgages in three CVAR communities; elected pro-REALTOR® candidates in local communities
At the State Level, CVAR and C.A.R. — Halted an expensive $75 per-document housing fee; prevented the passage of a Professional Services Tax; halted a costly Point of Sale environmental retro-fit.
At the Federal Level, CVAR and NAR — Maintained the Mortgage Interest Deduction; retained the 1099 Exchange; stopped a tax on mortgages for roads and highways.
“The decisions made by elected officials affect REALTORS®’ lives every day; from the taxes we pay, to the roads we drive on, to the schools our children attend. That‘s why it’s important to participate in the political process and choose elected officials by exercising your right to vote!”
CLICK HERE to join or read more about the REALTOR Action Fund.