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Government Affairs and Policy Department

Our mission is to champion REALTORS® by positioning East Tennessee Realtors as a trusted voice in our community and a pioneer for real estate and community advocacy.

Public policy can impact our members and their businesses in meaningful ways. That's why East Tennessee REALTORS® is dedicated to building strong community partnerships in the East Tennessee area and advocating on behalf of its members by addressing legislative and regulatory issues affecting REALTORS® on the local, state, and national levels.

For more information about East Tennessee REALTORS® Governmental Affairs, our involvement in local politics and policy issues, and/or if you need help with a government-related issue, please contact Catrin Latham.

Market Pulse

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Voting and Election Information

Association Broker Advocacy & NAR Broker Involvement Program

The Broker Involvement Program provides broker-owners with a quick and effective tool to rally their agents on critical legislative issues affecting the real estate industry. Download a program brochure here.

What Does the Broker Involvement Program Offer?

Read the FAQ’s here, learn more about the program on the REALTOR® Action Center, and join online today.

Already a member? Update your brokerage information here.

Strengthening the REALTOR® Voice on Capitol Hill & Influencing Legislation

Broker Owners are involved with their company’s success, so it makes sense for them to be involved in the political process which can affect their bottom line. Congress responds to political pressure and their constituents – agents generate that pressure through their letters to their Senators and Representatives. With more REALTOR® support we can significantly increase our response rates to Calls for Action, thus influencing legislation that affects our business. The program is an opportunity to bring a strong and united REALTOR® voice to members of Congress. With over 10,000 broker owners and 380,000 agents in the program, the REALTOR® voice will be heard loud and clear.

The Broker Involvement Program is a quick and simple tool to rally more agents in bringing to Congress’ attention issues of concern to the REALTOR® community and the potential to better assist Realtor friendly campaigns through increased participation by our 1.1 million members. When brokers get involved, Realtors® influence legislation.

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As a member of the REALTOR® Party, you vote for candidates at the local, state and national levels who support the REALTOR® Party and make the right decisions for your profession and your customers.

As America's largest professional trade association, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® actively protects the interests of its nearly 1 million members daily.

From its building located steps away from the United States Capitol, NAR advocates for federal policy initiatives that strengthen the ability of Americans to own, buy and sell real property.

Click here for a snapshot of key advocacy information from NAR.