Your source for Government Affairs Insight from NC REALTORS®

As we begin the home stretch into the end of 2018, the REALTOR® Advocate will begin our annual recaps of the goings-on of all of the advocacy and government affairs programs of NC REALTORS®. From a legislative recap to the full details from NC REALTORS® PAC, starting in the next edition we will dive into each of the association’s advocacy achievements and opportunities for 2019.

® Advocate will be off next week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. We will return on Friday, November 30.

Elections 2018—the path forward (continued)

As you read in last week’s edition, based on the results of the elections held on November 6, the dynamics and make-up of the General Assembly will be different going into the 2019-2020 session. While there are multiple races across the state whose results are still being recounted, it is clear that the supermajorities held by Republicans in both chambers have fallen. That will in and of itself lend to a change in focus, but it remains unclear how much. Over the coming weeks, NC REALTORS® lobbying team will be meeting with newly elected and returning legislators to provide them with our priorities and an understanding of our issues and members.

What we do know is that the current members of the General Assembly will be returning for a special session beginning Tuesday, November 27. Topics for this session are expected to include additional disaster response aid for those affected by Hurricane Florence, as well as legislation in support of the recently passed constitutional amendments. We will have further updates and a potential recap of this session in the November 30 edition.

Want a deeper dive into the election results and their impact on NC REALTORS® Legislative Priorities? Invite an NC REALTORS® lobbyist to your next association or brokerage meeting through the Lobbyist at Your Door program. Email Seth Palmer to schedule.

Attention Vacation Rental Managers

In partnership with the NC Vacation Rental Managers’ Association, VRMA Connect events bring together city-, state-, or regional-level organizations that are affiliated with the vacation rental industry. They provide you with valuable opportunities to connect in-person, face-to-face, with colleagues in your own region. Learn, network with industry suppliers, share ideas, and discuss local issues and challenges.

Thursday, December 6, 2018
8:15am – 6:30pm
The Carolina Inn: 211 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, NC
Registration: $100 until November 5; $125 thereafter
Discounted hotel rooms at The Carolina Inn of $219 plus tax per night are available until November 9 or until rooms sell out



NC Property Rights Fund Minute

NC Property Rights Fund, Inc. now accepting
applications for at-large director

The NC REALTORS® PAC Trustees are now accepting applications from interested persons that wish to serve on the NC Property Rights Fund, INC. as an at-large director for a two-year term. It has been the practice of the NC REALTORS® PAC Trustees to select nominees based on "political acumen," meaning the person shall be defined as having substantial and varied political experience in the form of prior service within the REALTOR® organization as an NC REALTORS® PAC Trustee, a Federal Political Coordinator, Legislative Committee member or Statewide Leadership. Additional qualifications can include demonstrated support of NC REALTORS® PAC as a significant contributor, involvement and/or service on a political campaign as either a candidate or a volunteer, or service on a government board or commission.

Please click here to apply by November 30.

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