• The National Association of REALTORS® is the leading advocate for housing issues.

  • NAR’s REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC) is a grassroots-based organization that backs congressional candidates who have strong records of supporting homeownership and private property rights. NAR members participate in the political process to ensure that the Realtor® point-of-view on homeownership and private property rights is heard at all levels of government.

  • RPAC supports candidates of any party who understand and champion real estate issues. It is the most bipartisan PAC in the country. Political expenditures are divided nearly evenly among Republicans and Democrats based on their positions and voting records on real estate issues.

  • Realtors® provide feedback to help RPAC determine whether or not to support a candidate running for state or local office. NAR encourages REALTORS® to get involved in their local and state associations and to be involved in RPAC’s decision-making process.

  • NAR does not back political parties or movements within those parties, and does not get involved in presidential politics.

  • NAR encourages REALTORS® to invest in their industry’s future through RPAC; one in four REALTORS® contributed to RPAC last year.

  • RPAC’s record of success demonstrates that REALTORS® are among the most politically active and engaged citizens in the country.

  • In 2010, NAR created an independent expenditure-only committee, the National Association of REALTORS® Congressional Fund, in response to the ruling by the Supreme Court in the case of Citizens United vs. the Federal Election Commission. That case ruled that corporate dollars – so-called soft dollars – can be used to fund independent expenditure campaigns. The Congressional fund helps supplement RPAC funding of federal independent expenditures.

  • The Congressional Fund allows a tax-efficient use of NAR member dues to complement the association’s RPAC-funded electoral efforts, which are used for direct contributions to candidates.

  • It is not NAR’s policy to disclose to media the amount of expenditures; however, all contributions are reported when made, as is required by law.