Backed by a membership of over 3,000 REALTORS® and Affiliates, CVAR has clout to effectively protect your business interests. Through member mobilization, to representation by the Association’s Governmental Affairs Director (G.A.D.), we provide grassroots representation at the local and state levels.
What are the primary benefits of having a Government Affairs Director (GAD)?
GADs excel at two functions primarily:
–Monitoring, advocating on, and assessing government policies on all levels
–Developing a name for the association with local officials and community leaders
What other sort of things can a GAD do for an association?
–Increasing Political Survival Fundraising
–Developing an educational campaign on REALTOR® policy issues
–Promoting the efforts of REALTORS® to the community
–Coordinating Committee activities, such as Local Government Relations, Political Action and Public Relations.
What types of policies should REALTORS® be concerned about at the local level?
–No growth / slow growth / smart growth restrictions on building
–Point of Sale retrofits, inspections, and encumbrances
–Transfer taxes, housing trust fund assessments, and local assessments
–Business License issues, Open House Sign permitting fees, and registration fees
What types of policies affect REALTORS® regionally?
Regional control boards, like Associations / Councils of
governments, Air Quality Districts, Watershed Districts, and other non-elected regional control agencies may pursue policies that affect real estate: