The Sarasota Association of Realtors® employs a Governmental Affairs Director and is highly involved in local, state and national governmental issues that impact real estate. We will generally support legislative initiatives of the Florida Association of Realtors® and the National Association of Realtors®, and we keep our members informed of the issues pending before the Legislature through our Governmental Affairs Director. We encourage our members to become active participants in the annual Realtor® Day program in Tallahassee. We also encourage our members to respond to calls to action and to participate in other ways, such as through RPAC contributions, which will help carry the Realtor® message to our Senators and Congressmen in Washington, D.C.
NAR has recently provided a wonderful opportunity for the Sarasota Association of Realtors® to become involved with a new advocacy software program that allows us to create online Calls to Action, and quickly inform our members. Originally called Get Active and now known as Convio, this software program will help SAR engage and maintain a consistent advocacy program for our Realtor® members. Essentially, Convio empowers SAR to build online initiatives to engage in grassroots efforts around federal, state and local legislation. In other words, it's really about building an ongoing network of people who support issues important to SAR and Realtors® in general.
RPAC stands for Realtor® Political Action Committee. It is through RPAC, at the local, state and national levels, that the voice of the real estate community is heard, loud and clear. The purposed of RPAC is essentially to promote and defend issues that impact the livelihood or every Realtor® member of the SAR. There are various ways you can contribute to RPAC, including: SAR dues billing; the $99 Club; The $250 Capital Club; The $500 Governor's Circle; and donations of any size throughout the year.
Click the headline for the current SAR Public Policy Positions statement, adopted on July 16, 1997 and last revised on June 26, 2008.
Click the headline to visit the NAR Action Center web site.
Click the headline to visit the Florida Realtors Legislative Center.