Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce  (EXP Realty 414-525-0563)

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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Sally K. & David L. Hanson Yes, they should stick to issues in helping the industry and not political persuasion.

Aug 31, 2015 11:17 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Sally. If there are bills proposed that effect the livelihood of the membership, then yes. However, beyond not the job of the association.

Aug 31, 2015 07:41 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I do not think dues money should go for that. RPAC money is totally voluntary and that is different in my book and should go for our Realtor agenda.

Aug 31, 2015 01:39 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I disagreed witch how they spent my money years ago.  As a result I decided to not play anymore.  I certainly don't think it's affected my business in any way.

Aug 31, 2015 12:55 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Can you clarify that?  Are you talking about backing a political candidate using the dues.  If that is the case, I would say, yes, they should be prohibited.  A

Aug 31, 2015 10:00 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty


Sep 18, 2016 07:48 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Yes.  We have a PAC and any spending should only come from it.  And I do not always agree with their expenditures.

Aug 31, 2015 10:10 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Personally, I hate it. Just received a reminder from my local association "recommending" whom to vote for in our primary elections. I wouldn't vote for a single one of these candidates, ever!

Aug 31, 2015 09:19 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

That IS what they should be doing.

The trickery that is constantly afoot in capital cities is hidden from the eyes of the citizen and real estate agent. 

But as we see time and time again our vote matters not, for any matter since it will all be decided by a judge.

Aug 31, 2015 02:14 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC


Aug 31, 2015 12:45 PM
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

I don't like to think about what they spent on, I'd rather spent that time learning or thinking on how to improve business. As long as the keep the MLS in good shape and let me do my job I am happy. Not raising fee's to much would also be great though. The big guys in D.C. do help protect us.

Aug 31, 2015 12:43 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

No, I support RPAC and believe in them.

Aug 31, 2015 12:16 PM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

In Wisconsin that "ain't necessarily so" Buzz Mackintosh....It is a very one party kind of support...and the BIG point don't need to spend my dues or anyone's to tell me how to vote...I am bright enough to figure that out all by myself.

Aug 31, 2015 11:40 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

RPAC is the best insurance policy for our industry. If you want to find out all it does get involved in your local or state legislative committee. If you didn't have someone looking out for the REALTORS interest politically we would most likely be paying a sales tax on every commission dollar we earn. RPAC is non partisan and supports the REALTOR party candidates who supportour issues.

Aug 31, 2015 11:28 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Sally and David - I think the 'membership' should have a say in where our association money is spent overall.

Aug 31, 2015 10:49 AM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Probably however, the NAR has mega lobbyists in DC.

Aug 31, 2015 10:04 AM