Advocating for Texans

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As a REALTOR®, you have many hands in your pockets trying to take your hard-earned commission. WCREALTORS works diligently to ensure that the professional image of a REALTOR® is upheld.

Advocacy is two-tiered at the local association level. First, we have the Texas REALTORS® Political Action Committee (better known as TREPAC). The other advocacy tier is our Governmental Affairs Committee.

TREPAC

TREPAC is responsible for raising funds to back local, state, and national candidates and elected officials who have a proven track record of protecting private-property rights, preserving the dream of homeownership and supporting the vitality of the real estate industry.  

Each year, WCREALTORS is slated to raise investments in TREPAC, this is accomplished a couple ways. At dues billing time, you will notice an option TREPAC line on your invoice ($45 for REALTORS® & Affiliates & $110 for Designated REALTORS®), we raise about half of the amount during dues billing. The other funds are raised through members that see the value in TREPAC. WCREALTORS has a large number of major investors (those investing over $1,000 annually), and packed TREPAC events.

Governmental Affairs

It is the mission of Governmental Affairs to identify, analyze and recommend association policies and issues on local, state and national political issues as well as identify candidates who embrace legislation to protect private property rights and the real estate industry. 

Since Texas operates on a biennial legislative session, during years the Texas legislature is active (odd-numbered year) the Governmental Affairs Committee works in partnership with Texas REALTORS® to promote their Public Policy Agenda.

During election years, the committee is busy hosting candidate interviews, meet and greets, and getting involved at the local level. Our Committee feels very strongly about remaining bipartisan with donations made independent of party affiliation, at the end of the day, we are the REALTOR® Party.

 

The REALTOR® Party is an energized movement of real estate professionals fighting to keep the dream of homeownership​alive.  Now more than ever, it is critical for REALTORS® to come together and speak with one voice about the stability a sound and dynamic real estate market brings to our great state and nation.

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