The 86th legislative session ended May 27. To say I’m proud to have led our association throughout would be an understatement.

Texas REALTORS® had a historic list of victories that will solidify our state’s position and future as an economic powerhouse by directly benefiting taxpayers, providing investments in our education system, and protecting private property rights.

Why are we so successful? Because Texas REALTORS® show up and you speak up.

Here are a few examples:

Close to 3,000 Texas REALTORS® participated in REALTOR® Day at the Texas Capitol in March, spending the day meeting with lawmakers to discuss real estate issues.

When we launched a timely call for action on property tax reform in April, you sent more than 6,100 messages in a matter of hours to members of the Texas House of Representatives, urging them to support the legislation.

And throughout the 140-day session, association leaders—myself included—and staff presented our support for hundreds of bills on behalf of the association.

In short, you earned these victories.

See a recap of several REALTOR®-supported bills that are now law. And be sure to check out the Legislative Hall of Fame in your print issue of Texas REALTOR®. We are proud to recognize these lawmakers for their dedication to Texas real estate and private property rights as members of the 86th Texas Legislature.

This truly was a monumental session for every Texan, thanks to you.

But we still have work to do.

First, let’s keep the momentum going as we move into the 2020 election cycle.

The March primaries will be here soon, and it’s imperative that we show up at the polls to elect candidates who support our industry at every level of government.

And second, I encourage you to speak up by sharing these victories with your current and prospective clients.

Let the real estate consumers in your life know that your role as their advocate extends far beyond contracts and negotiations—you’re fighting for strong public policies on their behalf, too.