The 2016 TREPAC year ends September 30 so make your investments today!
Invest today and show your support for the real estate industry. Investing in TREPAC is investing in your profession and in your clients. Being an active member connects you to knowledge that you can relay to your clients that allows you to represent them even better. Everyday TREPAC works to protect homeowners and showing your support is another way to demonstrate the value of being REALTOR®.
You may invest online at www.har.com/trepac
Chance Brown | Broker/Owner
ABR, AHWD, CRB, CRS, e-PRO, SFR,
Realty ONE Group
When I started my career, I did not invest in TREPAC. To tell the truth, I was opposed to the PAC because of some of the endorsements it had made over the years. It wasn’t until I took a trip to Austin with the Texas Realtors® Leadership Program that my opinion changed. On that trip, I got the opportunity to see the hard work that the TREPAC staff and volunteers put in to protect not only Realtors®, but our clients as well. What struck me most is that without TREPAC, there would be no one else to stand up for property owners in Texas.There is only one organization that works tirelessly to protect private property rights and empower home ownership in Texas, and that is TREPAC. On the way home from Austin, I became a major investor in the PAC and consider my annual renewal of that commitment to be one of the best investments I make in the future of my business.
Shannon Cobb Evans
Vonnie Cobb REALTORS®
I had heard of TREPAC from the moment I started my real estate career. TREPAC was kind of a nebulous concept for me. I was busy trying to make a living and not very political. I voted in the presidential and gubernatorial elections, but that was about it. When I saw the list of candidates being supported, some were not my choice nor my party.
Fast forward to a few years ago when I became more involved in committees and leadership at HAR that I realized what a vital role TREPAC plays in protecting our industry and collectively giving us a voice to protect the consumers and our professions.
I took my first bus trip to TAR’S Lobby Day a few years ago and it was a real eye-opener to see the impact hundreds of REALTORS® can make taking issues directly to our elected officials and letting them see the face of a unified group with a common cause.
On the local level, candidates are interviewed and vetted by a bipartisan advisory group for the sole purpose of finding those that support private property rights and other key issues. Countless hours are spent by our volunteer REALTORS® and staff to be sure they get it right.
If all of this still hasn’t sold you on TREPAC, the following should:
In 2015, passed a constitutional amendment to ban any tax on real estate transfers and increase the homestead exemption to $25,000.
In 2015, directly affecting all Brokers, repealed a $300 fee that taxed Broker for their two-year license
I have now been a major TREPAC investor for several years and encourage all REALTORS® to become involved on some level.
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George E. Johnson Properties LLC.
My contribution to TREPAC is a part of my duty and responsibility to being a Realtor®, citizen and homeowner.
The responsibility to promote home ownership, protect private property rights, and increase political awareness is something I take seriously and the desire and opportunity to contribute to TREPAC lends to that voice; to be at the table, to be a part of the “menu” per se.
The TREPAC mission is aligned with my goals; through contribution it backs and supports local, state, and national political candidates and elected officials who have a voice, power and proven track record of protecting private-property rights, and those of us who are preserving the American dream of homeownership.
I am proud to be a part of their efforts and contribute since TREPAC supports the vitality of the real estate industry and community.