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RPAC and The REALTOR Party

Contact Lacey Everett at laceyeverett@mibor.com 
Or give us a call at 317-956-1912

 

 

RECOGNIZING OUR INVESTORS

2018 RPAC Investors

2017 RPAC Investors

 



 

This year, RPAC is celebrating 50 years of advocacy work to protect the American dream of homeownership and promote strong communities and a vibrant real estate market.

 

 

 

We are the REALTOR® Party

The REALTOR® Party is a powerful alliance of REALTORS® and REALTOR® Associations working to advance public policies and candidates that build strong communities, protect property interests and promote a vibrant business environment. 

As a member of the REALTOR® Party, you:

VOTE FOR REALTOR® PARTY CANDIDATES

ACT ON REALTOR® PARTY ISSUES

INVEST IN RPAC

 

What is RPAC?

The REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) advocates on behalf of REALTORS® and real estate issues that benefit you and me. RPAC is non-partisan in its selection of candidates. Now more than ever, it is critical for REALTORS® across America to come together and speak with one voice about the stability a sound and dynamic real estate market brings to our communities. From city hall to the state house to the U.S. Capitol, our elected officials are making decisions that have a huge impact on the bottom line of REALTORS® and their clients. Through the support of REALTORS® like you, the REALTOR® Party represents your interests.

RPAC has been successful on many issues but we know there are still more on the horizon. For example, we continue to hear a lot of discussion about expanding the sales tax on services that could include real estate services and your commission. RPAC will continue to monitor these and many other emerging issues going forward. 


How does RPAC make an impact on issues that effect the real estate industry, your clients and your business?

WINS

  • Permanently capped property taxes
  • Passed improved financing options for condos
  • Defeated a local $25 permit fee proposal for real estate signs
  • Stopped a proposal to require video inspection of the sewer lateral line at point of sale, which
    would have resulted in required replacement of pipes if they were not new PVC material, regardless if issues were present
  • Stopped a rental ordinance in Greenwood that would prohibit a homeowner from renting their house for 3 years after taking ownership
  • Serve on task forces and provide consultation to municipalities on sign ordinances
  • Defeated rental registry proposals in Lawrence, Lebanon, Plainfield and Beech Grove 
  • Passed Lebanon, Crawfordsville, Carmel and Indianapolis school referenda
  • Defeated $100 inspection fee for rentals
  • Passed Marion County Transit Plan Referendum, which will result in a 70% increase of bus service for the entire county

CURRENT/PENDING ISSUES

  • Montgomery County Comprehensive Plan
  • Short-term rental regulations
  • Landlord registries
  • Illegal sign ordinances
  • Preserving private property rights and homeownership
  • Defeating sales tax on commissions and services proposals

Get Involved - RPAC Trustees

The MIBOR RPAC Trustees are comprised of the following positions: Fifteen(15) REALTOR® members representing the geographic areas and divisions of MIBOR (Boone, Brown, Decatur, Eastern, Greater Downtown, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Montgomery, Morgan, Northside, Shelby and Southside), One(1) Appraiser representative, One(1) Commercial/Industrial representative, Three(3) REALTOR® members At-Large, MIBOR President – Elect, One(1) Affiliate member representative and One(1) MIBOR member serving as an IAR RPAC Trustee.

Contact laceyeverett@mibor.com to learn more or get involved. 

Your 2019 RPAC Trustees include: 

Sue Applegate - Trustee Chairperson
Steve Thompson - Trustee Vice-Chairperson/Madison County

Rusty Carter
- Montgomery County
John Creamer - IAR RPAC Trustee
Jason DeArman - At Large
Evan Elliott - Hamilton County
John Flatt - Affiliate
Kathy Hall - Hancock County
Rick Lux - Commercial/Industrial
Zach Miller - Northside
Laura O'Connor - Southside
Sue Pfohl - At Large
Mike Price - Hendricks County
Mark Ratterman - Appraiser
Carole Snyder -  Morgan County
Autumn Sojka - Boone County
Lisa Treadwell - At Large
Lyn Wuethrich - Eastern


Act

Calls for Action: From time to time, MIBOR will issue calls for action encouraging you to communicate directly with your legislator. The Member Industry and Advocacy Department monitors issues that are important to your business and will send messages to you directly or publish articles in REALTOR® Weekly requesting your assistance. Be sure MIBOR REALTOR® Association has your most up-to-date contact information. If you aren't receiving emails from MIBOR, contact Jaime Barb at jaimebarb@mibor.com


Invest

Why Invest in RPAC?

100 percent of your investments to the PAC are used to support candidates at the national, state and local levels who understand and support REALTOR® issues. It is imperative that RPAC exists and continues to grow as other associations and interest groups have established their own PACs. In order for our healthy real-estate industry to grow and thrive, REALTORS® must be present and heard from in Washington, D.C., Statehouses, and City Halls across the country. RPAC provides this opportunity directly through your investments. Your investments in RPAC help the industry by supporting pro-REALTOR® candidates and issues, in addition to promoting and encouraging dialogue between elected officials and REALTORS®.

 

 

 

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