An enormous breakthrough in how REALTORS® can more effectively lobby their federal and state lawmakers through greater participation in Calls for Action (CFAs). NAR’s Broker Involvement Program provides you with a quick and simple tool to rally your agents. Through the program, NAR discovered that when broker owners alert their agents to key issues, agents listen and take action.
Together we have the opportunity to bring a strong and united REALTOR® voice to members of Congress on issues of concern to the REALTOR® community and your real estate business.
The Broker Involvement Program offers you and your agents:
- An effective method to increase our influence on important legislation and help shape legislation that can affect your bottom line.
- A program that requires only a small amount of your time with no costs involved. NAR does much of the work for you and you have significant control.
- Personalized message and Call for Action with your name and company logo, putting you in the position of leadership and knowledge for your agents.
- A proven program – We know from the brokers that are already in the program that the CFA response is significantly higher when agents receive their message from you, their broker. You’re important!
Participation in the Broker Involvement Program is Easy
Simply enroll your company into the Broker Program and NAR staff will verify your information and obtain your company logo, so please look for their email and answer their call.
When there is a federal broker Call for Action, NAR will alert you by phone and email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Your personal email message and the CFA, prepared by NAR, will be available for your review at the Broker Portal.
NAR always gives you the choice to participate in a broker Call for Action. Sign up online at www.realtoractioncenter/realtors/brokers/enrollment.html
Building the REALTOR® Voice in Congress
Our Accomplishments with your Involvement:
Housing policy: FHA and GSE Loan Limit Increases and additional funding. The increase in these loan limits and additional funding has helped our clients purchase homes and increase the earnings of our REALTORS®. It has also enhanced the FHA programs to troubled homeowners by creating a new program, Hope for Homeowners, to refinance problematic subprime loans.
Tax policy: Renewed and extended through 2009 the 15-year life for leasehold improvements and extended through 2012 the mortgage cancellation tax relief.
Challenges Needing your Involvement:
Housing Stimulus Legislation – Providing the tools to stimulate and stabilize our housing market by creating incentives and attractive long term financing availability.
Small Business Health Care – The SHOP Act would offer tax incentives to encourage states to reform group insurance and make premiums more affordable to small businesses and the self employed.
Comprehensive Tax Reform – From Capital Gains Tax, Home Mortgage Interest Deduction, Homeownership Incentives and more, Congress will be analyzing significant Tax Reform. Our REALTOR® voice will need to be clearly heard during all of these discussions.
Community & Political Affairs Contacts
- Ed Lawler
Director, Broker Involvement Program
- Erin Murphy
Broker On-Line Campaign Manager
- Jackie Zaporowski
Broker Client Services & Database Manager
- John Nichols
NAR Texas REALTOR®
Political Involvement Co-Chair
Prudential Gary Greene, REALTOR®-Stacy Mathews
Participating Offices in the NAR Broker Involvement Program
HAR would like to recognize the following offices for their involvement in the NAR Broker Involvement Program and commitment to influence important legislation to ensure a strong, healthy business environment for the real estate industry.
Hutson Real Estate
HatmakerGroup.com GMAC Real Estate
Bayou City Lights Properties
Champions Real Estate Group
Cindy Wingo Realtors®, Inc.
Dixson Realty Services
ERA Stephens Properties
George Johnson Development
Greenwood King Properties
Heritage Texas Properties
Holtzapple / Neal Properties
Keller Williams Realty Greater Northwest
Nichols & Associates Real Estate
Prudential Gary Greene REALTORS®
RE/MAX Memorial Town & Country
RE/MAX Space Center
Realty Kings Properties
Wayland Hancock Properties
Veronica Mullenix Real Estate Group
Century 21 Real Estate Plus
Tri-R Realty Group
Keller Williams Realty – Pearland
Prudential Gary Greene, REALTORS®
EXIT Hill Country Realty
RE/MAX on the Brazos
URHome Real Estate
Angelia M. Hunt, Package Realty Corp.
Keller Williams Realty
RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring
ARG Real Estate, LLC.
Prudential Gary Greene, Realtors®
Rita Young, Realtors®
Victory Properties, Inc.
Robin King Mueck
Julius Zatopek III