REALTOR ADVOCACY

What is RPAC?


Your RPAC contribution is an investment, the best investment you’ll ever make in your business and yourself. RPAC is your insurance against poorly designed small business and commercial real estate legislation. If you’re not giving your fair share to RPAC, you’re not doing all you can to better your profession, your business, and yourself.
Your voluntary investment is used to improve your bottom line in several ways: Through issues mobilization, political advocacy, and by directly supporting candidates at the local, state, and federal levels of government who champion the ideals and principles of REALTORS®. RPAC is your investment in real estate!
On the national level, we give our money to those in Congress who both understand and support REALTOR® issues. RPAC is the only bipartisan political group in the country organized for REALTORS®, run by REALTORS®, and exists solely to further issues important to REALTORS®.

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How Does Your RPAC Investment Pay Off?

Your RPAC investment pays off with every political victory:
  • ALTERED New Hampshire’s most-stringent-in-the-nation guidance on radon in private wells to better conform with national standards
  • REMOVED the applicability of the Real Estate Transfer Tax on many entity-to-entity transfers of real property
  • FORCED municipalities to inform certain impacted property owners when zoning changes are proposed
  • PREVENTED the expansion of the Real Estate Transfer Tax from including mortgage refinancing
  • STOPPED a mandatory testing requirement on all private well water at point-of-sale
  • ELIMINATED the mandate that a new design is required when replacing a septic system
  • FOUGHT for the expansion of affordable housing opportunities by restricting unreasonable zoning regulations
  • HALTED the imposition of fees for household inspection of smoke and CO detectors by local fire officials
  • SPONSORED legislation to ensure owners of property can utilize seller financing without being a licensed mortgage originator
  • RPAC saves the typical REALTOR® over $20,000 each year.
1Can I Earmark Money to a Party or Particular Candidate?
No, under federal election law, the earmarking of contributions is illegal. However, you can make a contribution directly to a candidate.
2 Why Contribute to RPAC When I’ve Already Paid My Membership Dues?
Federal law prohibits the use of your dues dollars for political purposes. RPAC is funded entirely by the voluntary investments of REALTORS®.
No one is asking you for a donation or gift. That implies that you’re never going to see your money again. By fighting to protect property rights and keep the government out of your checkbook, RPAC becomes your best investment in your industry, your firm, and your career.
3Is My RPAC Investment Tax Deductible?
No. Your investment is not tax deductible on your federal or state income tax returns.
4What’s In It For You?
RPAC provides you with the opportunity to have a collective impact on the election of officials who will shape legislation that affects your livelihood and the way real estate professionals do business!
5 Where Does Your RPAC Investment Go?
100% of your investment is used to elect pro-REALTOR® candidates: 70% remains in New Hampshire to be used in state and local elections. 30% is forwarded to National RPAC to fund key U.S. House and Senate races. RPAC is bipartisan, supporting candidates and issues regardless of party affiliation. That’s why we are the REALTOR® Party!
Only members may contribute to RPAC. Contributions are not deductible for income tax purposes. Contributions to RPAC are voluntary and are used for politcal purposes. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal and the National Association of REALTORS®, the New Hampshire Association of REALTORS® (NHR), or the Seacoast Board of REALTORS® will not favor or disfavor any member because of the amount contributed. 70% of each contribution is used by NHR to support state and local candidates. Until NHR reaches its RPAC goal, 30% is sent to National RPAC to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits under 2 U.S.C. 441a; after NHR reaches its RPAC goal, it may elect to retain your entire contribution for use in supporting state and local candidates. Federal law prohibits the use of your dues dollars for political purposes. RPAC is funded entirely by the voluntary investments of members

Broker Involvement Program

Are you a broker owner or managing broker? Are you involved with NAR's Broker Involvement Program?
This dynamic program provides you, the broker-owner, with a quick and effective tool to rally your agents on critical legislative issues affecting our industry.

The Broker Involvement Program offers you and your agents:

A voice on Capitol Hill

The program is an opportunity to bring a strong and united REALTOR® voice to Members of Congress. With over 17,000 broker owners and 475,000 agents in the program, the REALTOR® voice will be heard loud and clear.
An easy-to-manage solution.
Nothing needs to be downloaded and there is no cost to the broker. NAR gives the broker-owner or managing broker access to the Broker Portal.
Proven results

Your online participation report will show you response rates on Broker Calls for Action are significantly higher. The message is from you, the broker, to your agents. Nearly 40 percent of all responses on the Broker Calls for Action are from agents in the Broker Involvement Program. Your agents listen to you then take action!

Call to Action

When Congress is considering legislation that affects the real estate industry, NAR calls on its members to act. Simply by contacting your Member of Congress through an e-mail or a phone call, you can ensure that your business remains strong. NAR members join together and speak with one loud, powerful voice.

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How to get started:

  • The REALTOR® Action Center mobile app is currently available only for the iPhone and Droid platforms. Search for "NAR Action Center" on the iTunes Store or Droid Market and download the app today. 
  • After downloading the app, you will be asked to login using the email address associated with the REALTOR® Action Center and your NRDs number.
  • When you login, you will be asked if you want to receive notifications from the REALTOR® Action Center.  Click "Yes" to receive them.
  • Once you are logged in, click on the button in the upper right corner that looks like three horizontal white lines to navigate the app.
  • If you experience any problems downloading the app, retrieving your email or password, or logging into the app, send an email to comments@realtoractioncenter.com and a member of the REALTOR® Action Center team will respond

Invest in Your Business!

Make sure your RPAC dollars continue to fight the legislative battles important to the real estate industry.
Make your contribution to New Hampshire RPAC today. To make a contribution, click below to download and print a contribution form.