The REALTORS® of Arizona Political Action Committee (RAPAC) is a vital part of the Phoenix Association of REALTORS®Government Affairs program — a program that includes professional lobbying, and long-term political relationships. RAPAC strives to educate city council members, legislators and members of congress about our industry and guarantees that no decision is made that will affect our industry, good or bad, until our voice is heard. The money contributed through RAPAC is used to provide support for governmental leaders campaigning for election who are favorable to real estate issues.
What has RAPAC done for you lately at the state and local level?
Without the Phoenix Association and Arizona REALTORS®:
- Arizona could have service taxes (Prop 126 – 2018)
- Arizona new home owners would have virtually no recourse for construction defects (HB 2507 –2018)
- Arizona’s anti-deficiency law protection could no longer exist. (HB 2018 – 2014)
- Arizona could have a real estate transfer tax (Prop 100 – 2008)
- For sale and for rent signs in HOAs could be regulated, charged for or prohibited (SB 1062 – 2007; HB2717 -2011, HB 2471 – 2012: SB 1482 – 2014)
- Open houses could be limited by HOAs (SB 102-2007; HB 2345 – 2010; HB 2712 – 2011)
- HOAs and condos could freely restrict rentals (SB 1482 – 2014)
- Dual licensure would be required to sell a mobile home (HB 2373 – 2004; HB 2072 – 2017; HB 2150 – 2018)
- Limited ability to provide BPOs (SB1291-2007)
- Property owners would be liable for the unpaid water bills of tenants or prior owners (HB 2193 – 2011)
- HOA disclosure fees would be unlimited (SB 1149 – 2012; SB 1454 – 2013)
- Statewide Earth Fissure maps would not be available and updated – and REALTORS® would have more liability for the issue (HB 2639 – 2006)
- Sellers would be subject to a host of unreasonable disclosure obligations, such as disclosure of the active ingredient in any pesticide used on the property (HB 2174 – 2002)
- Using UAS’s/Drones to market properties for sale in the cities of Phoenix and Paradise Valley would have been prohibited (Phoenix City Council Drone Ordinance)
The Phoenix Association and Arizona REALTOR® Party is a powerful alliance of REALTORS® working to advance public policies and candidates that build strong communities, protect property interests and promote a vibrant business environment.
Consider your investment in RAPAC as an annual political insurance premium. You are making the most affordable investment possible to ensure the election of candidates who will vote the way you would, and you’ll be protecting your interests and profession.
The fair-share cost for REALTORS® doing business in Arizona is $30 – a minimal commitment for the entire year that’s only 57 cents a week!