Fighting for REALTOR® Rights
What if we didn’t fight for Virginia REALTORS® every day?
Without advocacy, REALTORS® would live in a very different world. Our advocacy efforts help us fight bills that could negatively impact REALTORS® and the real estate industry. RPAC funds assist in those efforts by helping to ensure that REALTOR® champions get elected and stay elected! Check out some of the many ways our Government Relations Team and RPAC have been fighting the good fight on behalf of YOUR business.
Unfair Rent Caps
The VRLTA bill was bearing down on the real estate industry, which would have limited the amount property managers could charge their tenants.
Fines for Open House Signs
An outrageous bill was introduced that would impose $1,000 fine PER DAY that a for sale sign was placed “illegally”.
POA’s vs. Agent Rights
Condo and property owners’ associations were not honoring the relationship between agents and owners that allowed agents to provide services for their clients.
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