Texas REALTORS® make a difference by learning the issues affecting the real estate industry and getting involved. There’s an opportunity for you to contribute to your industry’s success regardless of your schedule:
Shape the Association’s Priorities
The Texas Association of REALTORS® has 20 standing committees covering various aspects of your business. Learn how you can serve on one.
Read and Share Relevant Legislative Updates
This Legislative Liaison discusses the latest issues in Austin and Washington, D.C., that could affect your business. Get weekly updates during Texas legislative sessions and periodically during interims.
Become a Texas REALTOR® Delegate
As a Texas REALTOR® delegate, you’ll present the American Dream Resolution, which highlights the importance of property rights and homeownership, at your county/senatorial conventions.
Respond to Calls for Action
When NAR emails you about pending critical real estate legislation, it only takes one click from you to send messages to elected officials. Learn more about Texas REALTORS® Calls for Action.
Brokers & Managers: Sign up for the Broker Involvement Program
Your agents and brokers are more likely to respond to message from you than those from NAR or TAR. Sign up for the Broker Involvement Program to funnel critical real estate communications through you.
Prepare to Run for Office with Texas REALTOR® Candidate Academy
Are you a Texas REALTOR® who’s running for office for the first time? Get ready for the challenges of the campaign trail with training from the Texas REALTOR® Candidate Academy.
If you’re thinking about running for office, we can help.
The Texas REALTOR® Candidate Academy is a day-long introduction on how to run a modern political campaign. If you have political aspirations, don’t miss this valuable head start!
Fee is $49.95 + tax (scholarships available in certain circumstances); price includes lunch.
Skilled instructors will teach you how to:
- Plan your campaign
- Conduct research and targeting
- Raise funds
- Contact voters
- Leverage the web
- Get out the vote
The Texas REALTOR® Candidate Academy is offered for a nominal fee, and scholarships are available under certain conditions. Be advised: If you qualify as a candidate under Sec. 251.001 of the Texas Election Code, you are not eligible for a scholarship, but still may attend at your own expense.
The next Candidate Academy will be scheduled soon. For questions, contact Brandon Alderete at 512-573-3664.
Help Us Choose Candidates to Support
The Candidate Interview Program allows you to meet with candidates and find out if they support property rights and the real estate industry.
Contact our Director of Political Affairs for more information.
Act as a Liaison to a Legislator
Legislative Contact Teams comprise Texas REALTORS® who deliver messages to their legislators on behalf of the Texas REALTORS® Governmental Affairs Department.
Contact Director of Political Affairs Brandon Alderete to find out how you can help.
Stay in Touch with Texas REALTORS® in Office
The REALTOR® Public Officials Program identifies Texas REALTORS® who have been elected or appointed to serve as public officials and enhances communications between those individuals and the Texas Association REALTORS®.
Sign up now to stay in touch with the Public Officials Program.
Visit the State Capitol
During every session of the Texas Legislature, join Texas REALTORS® for a fun day at the Texas Capitol and advocate for legislation that will benefit your business and property owners.
Promote Voter Registration
A voter-registration drive sponsored by your local association and directed toward Texas REALTORS® and the general public is a highly visible activity that members of the community will see and support. It can provide excellent public relations opportunities for your local association. Contact your local association to see how you can help.