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The REALTOR® Party
The Knoxville Area Association of REALTORS® (KAAR) consistently advocates for the interests of its members and their clients throughout its 12-county region. KAAR encourages its members to become involved in civic life, to become knowledgeable about issues impacting their businesses and the real estate market, and to support initiatives that promote and ensure a healthy and sustainable real estate market.
It is the objective of the KAAR's Governmental Affairs Programs to:
- Keep KAAR members informed about pending real estate-related legislation and regulatory changes that impact their business.
- Educate KAAR members about how to become involved in the political process when it comes to critical legislative initiatives that affect KAAR members and their clients.
- Support the Tennessee Association of REALTORS® (TAR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) in their efforts to pass legislation that is: REALTOR®-friendly, protects private property rights, supports homeownership, and promotes an economic environment in which businesses and the real estate industry can thrive (and to oppose legislation that does not accomplish these aims).
- Support candidates who understand the concerns and needs of KAAR members in local government elections.
In addition to its engagement in the political process, a major role of the Government Affairs Department is to forge partnerships with local organizations and support programs and that have the potential to expand housing opportunities and build stronger communities in the Knoxville Area.
Visit the REALTOR® Action Center
There are several ways to become an educated and involved REALTOR®. Use the REALTOR® Action Center as a gateway to opportunities to work with elected officials who are making decisions that have a huge impact on the bottom line of REALTORS® and their customers.
You can sign up for the REALTOR® Party, which organizes REALTORS® under one common voice. REALTORS® can also invest in the REALTOR® Political Action Committee (Realtor PAC or RPAC), which builds bipartisan relationships necessary at all levels of government to ensure a sound and dynamic real estate market.
TAR's Governmental Affairs Working for You
Whether it’s fighting burdensome regulations, protecting private property rights or promoting REALTOR® friendly legislation, TAR works hard to represent the real estate industry.
The Tennessee Association of REALTORS® identifies, analyzes and acts on local, state and national issues that affect the real estate industry and private property owners. Now, more than ever, it is critical for REALTORS® to come together and speak with one voice about the stability a sound and dynamic real estate market brings to our communities. That voice is the REALTOR® Party.
From city hall to the state General Assembly to the United States Capitol, our elected officials are making decisions that have a huge impact on the bottom line of REALTORS® and their customers.
Click here to find out more about what TAR is doing for you!
NAR’s Governmental Affairs Working for You
From its offices located steps away from the United States Capitol, NAR’s Government Affairs Division advocates for federal policy initiatives that strengthen the ability of Americans to own, buy and sell real property. Here you can find weekly news from Washington, information about NAR's political agenda and key issues, and an easy way to track regulations and bills in Congress.
KAAR Governmental Affairs Director:
(865) 584-8647 ext. 8