Mission

Support or oppose measures or actions proposed or to be proposed by or before state or local governmental bodies which concern the preservation of real-property rights, real estate brokering, and the legal and economic rights of the real estate industry and practitioners.

Funding comes from the Texas Association of REALTORS® Issues Mobilization Political Action Committee (IMPAC).

How it Works

Local associations apply through the committee and receive funding from IMPAC. Some associations handle the campaign themselves, others receive funding but also rely heavily on the state association for creative and strategic support.

Either approach can be effective, depending on the local association, the issue, and circumstances. Get more information.

Criteria

  • All members are chosen by the TAR Leadership Team
  • 3-year term
  • Approximately 15 members
  • One Association Executive representative
  • One Governmental Affairs Director representative

Issues Mobilization Committee FAQ

How does it work?

Local associations apply through the committee and receive funding from IMPAC. Some associations handle the campaign themselves, others receive funding but also rely heavily on the state association for creative and strategic support.

Either approach can be effective, depending on the local association, the issue, and circumstances.

Who may submit an application for funds?

Any local association of REALTORS® in Texas may apply for funds to support or oppose a local measure or a proposed governmental action that could positively or negatively affect the real estate industry or the rights of private property owners in Texas.

Will applications for funds only be considered for local boards?

The Issues Mobilization Committee realizes that a need for assistance might arise in an area that does not fall into any local board jurisdiction. In these cases, an individual or group of REALTORS® may submit a request for funds without obtaining approval from a local REALTOR® board or association.

How do I apply for funds?

All applications for funding should be submitted on the official Issues Mobilization Funding Request Form. Before funds and other assistance are approved, the Issues Mobilization Committee will evaluate the funding request and must be satisfied that all criteria contained on the application are met.

Will the Issues Mobilization Committee consider items other than the funding request firm when evaluating a request?

In addition to a funding request form, applicants for funds are encouraged to supply the committee with any additional material, letters of support, or information about the issue that supports the funding request.

What are some of the key factors the Issues Mobilization Committee will use when evaluating an application?

The most significant factor to be considered in evaluating a request for funds or other assistance is the potential impact the issue or measure will have on the real estate industry or the rights of private property owners in Texas.

The Issues Mobilization Committee will also carefully study the issue or measure and must be satisfied that it does not conflict with Texas Association of REALTORS® policy before approving a request for funds and other assistance.

Finally, it is very important for all applicants to remember that requests for funds and assistance will not be approved for issues or measures that favor one local board or association at the expense of another.