I am proud to be a member of RPAC The Realtor Political Action Committee. Joining and supporting the Realtor Party does not mean you must leave your other political affiliation but what it does do is collectively give us Realtors a voice and very powerful, loud one at that.
Regardless of whether you are a registered Republican or a Democrat if you are a Realtor, then you a Realtor first and foremost and all of us Realtors can easily agree on a great many things. Together as group we continue to influence law makers year after year in the issues that affect the Real Estate sector in this country.
I urge you, if you are a Realtor, to become a member of RPAC and answer the calls to action. You and I will be heard and we will make a difference. We already have. Membership starts at about $25 per year. Stand up for yourself as a Realtor and help us make a difference. Read below for more information and look at some of the great things that RPAC has done recently.
__ “Sell Your Home Today With Ray!”
Raymond Ciampaglia, Realtor®
Email : ray@
Realtor Profile: http://njray.realtor
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Coccia Realty
424 Valley Brook Ave | Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
Office: (201)939-8900 | Fax: (201)939-8910
__ “Real Estate Just Better”
Thanks to the voices of all our REALTOR® members around the country, the Senate passed a bill last night that will extend expired tax breaks — including mortgage debt and other real estate related measures — for 2014.
RPAC is a nonpartisan organization that assists in the election of candidates who support private property rights and other issues that have a direct impact on the real estate industry on a local, state and national level. It’s funded through voluntary contributions from members of the REALTOR® association. 100 percent of RPAC contributions are used to support REALTOR®-friendly candidates, 70 percent of which goes towards state and local race and 30 percent toward federal candidates.
Why does RPAC matter to me?
RPAC is the voice of REALTORS® on a local, state and national level. It is the only political group in New Jersey and the nation organized for and run by REALTORS® that exists solely to further issues important to REALTORS®, private property owners and the real estate market. Home ownership is an essential part of the U.S. and state economy. Nearly 18 million jobs are supported by the real estate industry. For every two homes sold, one job is created, and every home sale leads to over $60,000 in economic activity.
8 Ways RPAC Betters Your Business
$5,025 — amount a homeowner saves on the average sales price of an NJ home because RPAC blocked private transfer fees
$350 — cost to pay a parking ticket if RPAC-supported candidates had not defeated a local ordinance
40 — town ordinances around NJ amended/defeated so REALTORS® can continue to display signs
$53,500 — projected home value loss in NJ if the Mortgage Interest Deduction and real estate tax deductions were eliminated
900 — communities in the U.S. are still assisted by USDA Rural Housing Program, thanks to RPAC
$2,240 — average annual tax savings in NJ as a result of the real estate tax deduction
$2,850 — average annual tax savings in NJ as a results of the Mortgage Interest Deduction
$3,339 — average annual amounts REALTORS® in NJ save when RPAC defeated a proposed tax on sales commissions
How do I invest?
To support RPAC, click on the Member Login tab located in the upper right corner of the page. Once logged in, select “My Account” from the drop down menu. Members will be re-routed to the ‘My Account Information’ page and can click on the ‘Invest in RPAC Online’ button to contribute.
Members will be asked to verify that the contact information is accurate. If it is not, please contact your local board/association to update the information. Your local board/association information is listed on your account page.