Since 1969, the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) has promoted the election of pro-REALTOR® candidates across the United States. The purpose of RPAC is clear: voluntary contributions made by REALTORS® are used to help elect candidates who understand and support their interests. These are not members’ dues; this is money given freely by REALTORS® in recognition of the importance of the political process. The REALTORS® Political Action Committee and other political fundraising are the keys to protecting and promoting the real estate industry.
Why does RPAC matter to me?
RPAC is the voice of Realtors® on a local, state and national level. It is the only political group in Ohio and the nation organized for and run by REALTORS® that exists solely to further issues important to REALTORS®, private property owners and the real estate market. Home ownership is an essential part of the U.S. and state economy. Nearly 18 million jobs are supported by the real estate industry. For every two homes sold, one job is created, and every home sale leads to over $60,000 in economic activity.
RPAC ensures that laws that aim to restrict the industry are defeated and laws supporting the industry are put into action! RPAC works by engaging in the Legislature’s political agendas, building relationships with key politicians on all levels, and working with state agencies to make sure that proposed rules take into consideration, the views of property owners and REALTORS®!