RPAC: Your Best Investment in Real Estate
September 28, 2018
NJ Realtors® Circle of Excellence Sales Award® Deadline
A minimum donation of $100 to the Realtors® Political Action Committee (RPAC) earns one credit towards the NJ Realtors® Circle of Excellence Sales Award®. Keep the date in mind, as local boards/ associations must receive the donation by the close of business on Friday, September 28, 2018 to be eligible for the award credit.
Since 1969, the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) has promoted the election of pro-REALTOR® candidates across the United States. The purpose of RPAC is clear: REALTORS® raise and spend money to elect candidates who understand and support their interests. The money to accomplish this comes from voluntary contributions made by REALTORS®. These are not members’ dues; this is money given freely by REALTORS® in recognition of how important campaign fundraising is to the political process. RPAC doesn’t buy votes. RPAC enables REALTORS® to support candidates that support the issues that are important to their profession and livelihood.
8 Ways RPAC Betters Your Business
$5,025 — amount a homeowner saves on the average sales price of an NJ home because RPAC blocked private transfer fees
$350 — cost to pay a parking ticket if RPAC-supported candidates had not defeated a local ordinance
40 — town ordinances around NJ amended/defeated so REALTORS® can continue to display signs
$53,500 — projected home value loss in NJ if the Mortgage Interest Deduction and real estate tax deductions were eliminated
900 — communities in the U.S. are still assisted by USDA Rural Housing Program, thanks to RPAC
$2,240 — average annual tax savings in NJ as a result of the real estate tax deduction
$2,850 — average annual tax savings in NJ as a results of the Mortgage Interest Deduction
$3,339 — average annual amounts REALTORS® in NJ save when RPAC defeated a proposed tax on sales commissions
Realtors® Political Action Committee (RPAC) promotes political involvement and political support.
As a local, state and national standing committee, RPAC:
- Provides funding to political candidates at the federal, state and local levels
- Is non-partisan, considering all candidates for support
- Focuses on where candidates stand on the issues, not their party affiliation.
Realtor® support of RPAC is essential to the political successes of PCBOR, NJAR and NAR. Realtor® investments help to elect candidates who support the Realtor® point-of-view. The RPAC Trustees screen candidates and choose whom to support in state elections based on input from local associations.
- Make Your Investment to RPAC Online HERE (NJAR Login Required- Go to My Account)
- 8 Ways RPAC Helps Your Business
- Learn More about RPAC Here
Contributions to RPAC are not deductible for federal income tax purposes. Contributions are voluntary and are used for political purposes. The amounts indicated are merely guidelines and you may contribute more or less than the suggested amounts. The National Association of REALTORS® and its state and local associations will not favor or disadvantage any member because of the amount contributed or a decision not to contribute. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal. Your contribution is split between National RPAC and the State PAC in your state. Contact your State Association or PAC for information about the percentages of your contribution provided to National RPAC and to the State PAC. The National RPAC portion is used to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits under 52 U.S.C. 30116.
PCBOR® Member RPAC Investors
Contributed $100.00+ during the 2018 RPAC Cycle - Thank You!
Sterling "R" $1000+
$500 - $999
$100 - $249