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National RPAC Breakdown: Where the Dollars went in 2014
Federal

The REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) was the largest contributor to candidates during the 2014 federal election cycle, disbursing roughly $4.9 million in direct contributions to federal candidates, Leadership Political Action Committees (PACs) and National Political Party Committees. Direct contributions made by RPAC were given to both Republican (51%) and Democratic candidates (49%) making the REALTORS® PAC the most bipartisan major PAC in the country. Thanks again for all of your efforts in helping to make it such a great year for the REALTOR® Party!

Federal Issues and Election Review
State & Federal

As a supporter of expanded regional transportation options, the Board is pleased to report that Cobb County voted to extend their SPLOST referendum for an additional six years beginning in 2016. On the heels of this success, a bus rapid transit line down the Cobb Parkway is now being discussed as a separate March 2016 referendum. Also on Nov. 4, nearly 70% of Clayton County voters agreed to join the MARTA regional transit service through a SPLOST ballot measure.

BABR Needs Your Leadership in 2015
Join a Committee Today!

We are accepting volunteers on Bartow Area Board Committees. This is a great way to get involved, meet new friends and help your industry. Many opportunities are available and we hope you will participate in 2015!

2014 PAC Luncheon Sponsorships Available
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Professional Achiever’s Circle (PAC) Luncheon is held annually to honor those REALTORS® with $1,000,000 or more in real estate sales. The 2014 PAC Luncheon will take place on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.  We have several sponsorship levels available. Take advantage of this outstanding opportunity to get to know the best in the Industry!

2015 GAR Contracts Overview
BABR CE: Friday, February 13, 2015 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

This course will help you understand the 2015 version of the GAR Contract and all of the relevant changes. You will be better prepared to effectively serve your clients having a comprehensive understanding of the latest version of the real estate contract and its components.

HUD Chooses Atlanta as second site of Location Affordability Portal Rollout
Local

The new HUD portal provides great tools and we encourage each of you to use it when available. You can provide this new information to your clients who are trying to make tough neighborhood and home buying decisions. The REALTORS® will be co-hosting a roll-out event for the Location Affordability Portal with HUD on July 17th. This event will provide further information on these tools and will feature expert panels regarding all the ways in which this data can impact our industry and your business.

2014 PAC CHANGES, Application & Deadline
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 by 5:00 pm

Professional Achievers Circle applications are now available to Bartow members.  Mark your calendars accordingly.  We look forward to a prosperous year and receiving your PAC applications this coming January.

Georgia Association of REALTORS® Reviews the 2014 Legislative Session
State Issues Update

A quick Georgia legislative session ended at midnight on Thursday, March 20th. Keith Hatcher and John Barbour played great defense to protect our membership and the foundations of our industry.

2014 REALTOR® Party Convention and Trade Expo Summary
Federal Issues Update

Board members headed to D.C. last week and took an active role in advancing the real estate industry, public policy and the REALTORS® Association. Members and staff attended special issues forums, committee meetings, the industry trade show and presented federal issues of concern to the Georgia Congressional delegation. These meetings included lunch with Senators Chambliss and Isakson and discussions with staff in the offices of Congressmen Gingrey, Price, Lewis and Scott.

Notice to Real Estate Licensees of Rule Changes
From the Georgia Real Estate Commission (GREC)

The Georgia Real Estate Commission adopted a revised "Maintaining a License" Rule which will increase the continuing education requirements for maintaining a license. This Rule will become effective August 1, 2014.

You may view these Rules by clicking here:
https://www.grec.state.ga.us/about/reproposed.html

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