REALTOR® Advocacy | NAR’s talking points for Legislative Meetings

The 2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo represents an important opportunity for REALTORS® to meet with their U.S. Senators and Representatives and communicate the issues critical to their businesses, communities and the consumers they represent.

NAR has prepared talking points and a series of four videos that walk REALTORS® through the messages that NAR would like presented to their Members of Congress. Additionally, NAR held a virtual town hall on May 10 at 2 p.m. EDT to address any questions REALTORS® may have about the talking points. While these tools are geared toward those traveling to DC in May, they can be extremely helpful for all REALTOR® advocacy efforts. Please refer to the NC REALTORS® Hill Visits schedule for more information on our specific meetings with North Carolina Senators and Representatives.


Show us how you’re a REALTOR® Party Action Hero

Speaking of advocacy efforts, did you know you can win an exclusive VIP pass to XCHANGE ’18 by showing us how you’re making an impact through advocacy this month? Take a photo wearing your NC REALTORS® PAC pin or at your polling place on Election Day (May 8—please make sure to honor all posted signs). Or tell us a great story about how you advocated for your business by contacting an elected official. Use the information listed below to help you in your efforts. Your entry makes you eligible to win an EXCLUSIVE VIP Pass to XCHANGE ’18, the 2018 NC REALTORS® Convention & Expo in Wilmington.

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Attending REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo? We’ve pulled together an exclusive collection of information and important NC REALTORS® events to attend. Please use the information listed below to help plan your trip. We look forward to seeing everyone May 14-19 in Washington, D.C.

Talking Points

Please review and download the talking points prior to your arrival in DC, to help you deliver NAR’s message to your Members of Congress during your Hill Visits in May.

Click here for a summary of the talking points.

Webcast: NAR's Virtual Town Hall

NAR conducted a Town Hall Meeting for REALTORS® who plan to attend the 2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. The Town Hall Meeting took place on May 10, 2018 at 2 pm EDT. During this live webcast, NAR Senior Vice President Jerry Giovaniello highlighted the issues REALTORS® will present during meetings in Capitol Hill offices. NAR’s lobbyists were also available to answer questions from the audience.

Watch the webcast recording

Federal Priorities Videos

In preparation for the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in May in Washington, D.C., NAR has prepared a series of four videos providing an overview of the issues that REALTORS® will be discussing with their Members of Congress. In order to help you deliver NAR’s message to your Members of Congress during your Hill visits in May, please watch the federal priority videos prior to your arrival in DC.


Hill Visits*
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Make sure you are available on Wednesday when REALTORS® from across the country will gather on Capitol Hill. This is your opportunity to meet directly with your members of Congress and tell them about the important issues facing your business and industry. Check the schedule above for the meeting times with your Representative and Senators. Unsure of who you need to meet with? Use this tool.

*Please note that times of meetings with legislators are subject to change. You can always access the most recent version by clicking on the Hill Visits link above and refreshing your browser window.


NC REALTORS® Congressional Reception
Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 4-6pm, Bullfeathers
After a long day of advocating for important REALTOR® priorities on Capitol Hill, join NC REALTORS® at the annual Congressional Reception at Bullfeathers on Capitol Hill. We will be joined by many of our Congressional delegation, as well as key staffers and other invited guests. All NC REALTORS® attending the NAR Legislative Meetings are invited and encouraged to attend.


Region 4 Reception
Thursday, May 17, 6-7:30pm, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Ambassador Ballroom
Join our friends from Kentucky, South Carolina and Tennessee for the Region 4 reception.


Region 4 Caucus
Friday, May 18, 4-5:30pm, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Ambassador Ballroom
For a recap of our week in D.C., plus a look at key issues facing our industry and in particular our states, join our Region 4 peers for the Caucus.

Social Media Tools

What you can expect to find on the Social Media Tools page:

  • Shareable social graphics for Facebook and Twitter
  • Downloadable Facebook cover photos for you to use on your own page
  • Pre-written tweets for you to share in just two clicks
Committee Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Download the agendas for the various NAR committee meetings taking place at the 2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo.

Real Estate Activity Reports by Congressional District: 115th Congress

Download the key real estate statistics and home buying activity reports by state and district.

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