You did it again.
Thousands of Texas REALTORS® converged on the state Capitol in Austin on March 26 to advocate for private property rights and the real estate industry.
Your state association organizes this event every session to ensure the Texas Legislature hears directly from REALTORS® about the impact proposed legislation may have on their districts back home.
Many other organizations have advocacy days, but no one does it on the scale we do.
Close to 3,000 Texas REALTORS® came to the Capitol to meet with legislators—our highest attendance ever!
This show of force at the Capitol is a great reminder that Texas REALTORS® live, work, and vote in every legislative district.
REALTORS® had appointments with all 181 members of the Texas House and Senate.
Every meeting was an opportunity to educate lawmakers on our legislative priorities, including property tax and school finance reform, ending forced municipal annexation, and supporting disaster relief and response.
Check out the #RealtorDay hashtag on social media to see hundreds of posts from lawmakers themselves saying how much they appreciate visiting with REALTORS® from their districts.
Your association was also honored with resolutions in the Senate and House, officially recognizing March 26, 2019 as REALTOR® Day at the Texas Capitol.
Your Leadership Team was proud to witness firsthand as lawmakers read the resolutions and recognized the thousands of Texas REALTORS® in attendance.
What an incredible experience to be there in the House and Senate chambers when representative after representative … and senator after senator … called on the REALTORS® from their respective districts seated in the galleries to stand and be recognized.
As chairman of Texas REALTORS®, I’m often asked to speak on behalf of our association.
But when it comes to public policy, it’s your individual voice that has the greatest impact on individual lawmakers.
Not just during session, but at home, too.
That’s why our work to support strong public policies is never done.
As REALTORS®, we like to say that we’re in the relationship business—that includes having relationships with our elected officials.
If you have an existing relationship with a lawmaker, let us know we can call on you to reach out to them.
Your connection back home can make a significant difference when we need to encourage lawmakers to support or oppose legislation.
You will always be our best grassroots advocates.