March TREPAC Newsletter
Friday, March 03, 2017
Written By: TAR

Congratulations are in order! In our 2017 dues billing cycle, Texas REALTORS® raised over $2 million for TREPAC and exceeded the national participation goal of 37%. But Texas REALTORS® aren’t known for being good. We’re GREAT! Let’s use this momentum to push through our own state goal of 55% participation and $5 million!

Use the Chairman’s Report video above to present a “TREPAC Minute” at your next association’s meeting. This video will help spread the word about the value of TREPAC and provide Texas REALTORS® with a quick update about upcoming events. 

Winter Meeting was a blast!

This year’s Texas REALTORS® Winter Meeting was jam-packed with engaging speakers, informative panels … and of course, fun events! If you missed it, read about some of the highlights below and on the Advice for Texas REALTORS® blog. This info will get you fired up to attend next year … or even better, make plans to attend the Texas REALTORS® Conference September 8–11 in Dallas.

Winter Meeting attendees heard from several industry experts, including former state legislators calling for school-finance reform, a market analyst who says Dodd-Frank may be on the way out, and Jamie Gregory, NAR’s deputy chief lobbyist, who explained issues NAR is watching in D.C.

Watch the latest episode of Texas RECap, your weekly rundown of real estate news from the Texas Capitol, to find out what they see on the horizon.

Major Investors were in the spotlight all week

We kicked off Winter Meeting with the TREPAC Awards and Investors Breakfast. Special guest speaker REALTOR® Champion Rep. Larry Gonzales shared insight into the Texas Legislature and thanked Texas REALTORS® for being his go-to source about Texas’ economy.

The Bob Bullock Museum welcomed us for the TREPAC Major Investor Reception. Legislators from across Texas were in attendance to personally thank the Texas REALTORS® who supported their elections and honor all those who have gone above and beyond to support TREPAC. Check out our Major Investor Booklet for a full list of the 2016 Major Investors.

Hundreds of TREPAC Major Investors enjoyed an appreciation event at the Bullock Texas History Museum during the Texas REALTORS® Winter Meeting.

TREPAC puts the ball in your court

Thank you, Texas YPN and WCR, for making the first Volley for TREPAC event during Winter Meeting a huge success! We had a great night with lots of friendly Texas REALTOR® competition.

Texas makes RPAC news

Congratulations, Texas REALTORS®. The National Association of REALTORS® recently announced that Texas earned NAR’s prestigious Triple Crown Award for 2016. This annual RPAC (called “TREPAC” in Texas) award recognizes excellent performance in total dollars raised, number of major investors ($1,000+), number of President’s Circle investors, and PAC participation. See more here.

Plan your MI event early

Hosting a Major Investor Event? Just ask Alexa how to get started!

This quick video answers a few basic questions regarding help planning your next Major Investor event.  Be sure to contact your Major Investor Council Members David Alan Cox or Christi Borden for assistance.

The grant application does require historical TREPAC data and other information. Therefore, please contact Andrea Pennington for help completing the application and confirming dates of your event. Additional details and best practices will be available soon. 

Make REALTOR® Day at the Texas Capitol the biggest one yet!

REALTOR® Day at the Texas Capitol is April 4, but you should be planning your fundraiser now. Sponsoring a bus can be a great way to raise dollars and increase REALTOR® Day participation. Charge each REALTOR® to ride the bus, with all money going to TREPAC as a PAC investment.

By participating in REALTOR® Day at the Texas Capitol, REALTORS® will meet face-to-face with their lawmakers to discuss real estate-related issues that will directly affect our industry and the Texas economy. The most influential tool REALTORS® have is a unified voice of over 110,000 members. Put a face with that voice and show your legislators you care about our industry.

Visit texasrealestate.com/realtorday for information, including best practices and promotional materials, and sign up through your local association.

Several ways to stay informed

 

Quick Links and tools for success

TREPAC talking points

Spread the Word

TREPAC commercial

Text TREPAC to 512-806-0316



About the Author:
The Texas Association of REALTORS® was established in 1920, and at 90,000 members strong is the largest professional membership association in Texas. With over 60 employees, and 89 local associations of REALTORS®, TAR is here to be the voice o real estate in Texas. The mission of the Texas Association of REALTORS is to promote and protect private-property ownership and rights, advocate for Texas REALTORS® and property owners and to keep homeownership affordable. While licensed real estate agents and brokers in Texas must follow state laws. Agents and brokers who join the Texas Association of REALTORS® also pledge to follow a higher set of standards—the REALTOR® Code of Ethics.

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