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Why Innovation Matters

At GCAAR YPN, we are always looking for exciting ways to break the mold. Original events like our immensely successful Professional Development Event, "Dirty Little Secrets," have proved to be a great way to connect GCAAR Members, share helpful industry insight, and support causes and organizations important to our industry and community. With the support and momentum that we have from 2015, and the exciting additions to our committee, we couldn't be more excited to take our goals to the next level!

It's nice to see that similar innovation has paid-off big for our brothers and sisters in the Atlanta Board of REALTORS (ABR) and for the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC). Kudos to ABR for hosting the "wildly successful" 2015 Chili Cook Off for RPAC investment. What started out as a modest event in 2012, the Chili Cook Off has exploded in recent years. With over 350 attendees, the 2015 Chili Cook Off provided a great networking opportunity and an all around good time for ABR members. As if that's not enough, ABR managed to raise more than $20,000.00 for RPAC in that single event! 

GCAAR YPN commends ABR for their dedication to planning unique events that are fun and exciting, and for their support of RPAC. 

Do you want to learn more about RPAC? Click Here to check out the REALTOR Action Center Website. 

2015 ABR CHILI COOKOFF from James Futch on Vimeo.

WHAT IS RPAC?

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.

Source: http://www.realtoractioncenter.com/rpac/

WHAT IS THE REALTOR PARTY?

The REALTOR® Party is a powerful alliance of REALTORS® and REALTOR® Associations working to protect and promote homeownership and property investment. The REALTOR® Party speaks with one voice to advance candidates and public policies that build strong communities and promote a vibrant business environment.

Now more than ever, it is critical for REALTORS® across America to come together and speak with one voice about the stability a sound and dynamic real estate market brings to our communities. From city hall to the state house to the U.S. Capitol, our elected officials are making decisions that have a huge impact on the bottom line of REALTORS® and their customers. Through the support of REALTORS® like you, the REALTOR® Party represents your interests.

Source: http://www.realtoractioncenter.com/realtor-party/

Rob Rothstein is the Chair of the GCAAR YPN Committee and is a Settlement Attorney with Paragon Title & Escrow Co. Paragon Title has been a YPN Supporter for the last two years.