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  • After eights years of fighting national banks, we achieved our goal of keeping financial and commercial businesses separate.
  • We know it is working
  • Lawmakers and industry representatives made Mark to Market more flexible which is very important for commercial properties.
  • Would you drive a car without car insurance to protect you in case of an accident or own a home without homeowners insurance? RPAC is insurance on your business…fighting to keep unwarranted taxes and regulations at bay and to help pass pro-REALTOR legislation. RPAC is looking out for you every day so you can focus on your everyday job.
  • RPAC supports Democrats and Republicans alike. The only prerequisite is they must be part of the REALTOR party, meaning Members of Congress and candidates who support real estate issues.
  • As you can see, we have experienced many successes; however, we cannot sit back and rest. Much work must be done to protect our industry and livelihood. Let’s look at some of this year’s priorities.
  • The Real Estate Industry needs your help today. We’ve added new benefits and are offering discounts to the RPAC investor levels to make it an even easier decision for you.
  • But first remember…a whopping SEVENTY PERCENT of every dollar you contribute remains in your state for state and local candidates. We know all politics is local and we want to make sure you have the necessary resources available at home.
  • Benefits in addition to those on the screen include: New pin every year denoting number of years you’ve been a Major Donor Plaque the first year you become a Sterling R Name on electronic banner at national meetings Receive biannual RPAC Election Cycle Investors Report
  • Benefit in addition to those on the screen include: Annual plaque to local association listing all major donors for office display
  • We know it is a tough year, therefore we are offering “discounts” on our two highest investor levels.
  • Before I explain the discounts, let me tell you about a very powerful program, the President’s Circle. Many PACs have the capability of contributing the maximum amount of money allowed by law to Members of Congress - $10,000. With that being said, it’s hard to stick out in a crowded field. However, the President’s Circle gives us the visibility we need to make a difference allowing us to reach beyond RPAC dollars. The Federal Election Commission continuously increases the contribution limit of personal contributions to Members of Congress but the PAC contribution limits have remained the same; therefore, the President’s Circle is becoming more and more important to our overall legislative efforts.
  • Benefits in addition to those on the screen include: Recognition on other NAR electronic communications Lapel pin with President’s Circle recognition attachment
  • The Crystal R / President’s Circle level is where the discounts kick in…If you join the President’s Circle, the contribution amount to become a Crystal R drops from $2,500 to $2,000. To sustain your Crystal R, you must only contribute $1,000 per year instead of $1,500
  • Discounts also apply to Golden R’s who join the President’s Circle. Instead of $5,000, President’s Circle members only contribute $4,000 to become a Golden R. To sustain your Golden R each year, President’s Circle members only have to contribute $1,000 instead of $2,000. If you’re willing to take the “hit” the first year, then your contribution amount drops to that of the Sterling and Crystal R members who are also in the President’s Circle! Due to the significant amount of time it takes to plan national meetings, the hotel headquarters benefits and VIP seating at NAR concerts cannot be guaranteed until the following year.
  • This Major Donor Investment Guide lays out the new contribution amounts. The left side of the chart shows the amounts of the past (i.e. no discounts were offered), and the right side of the chart shows the investments for this year. The highlighted amounts show the discounts in place this year. Please remember that you must fulfill your President’s Circle pledge to receive the discount or you will end up owing the difference for your RPAC Major Donor investment at the end of the year.
  • Your President’s Circle contribution will greatly help out your state. In the past, states could only count their members’ President’s Circle contributions towards their overall monies raised AFTER they reached their Fair Share Goal. Starting this year, states may count 70% of each President’s Circle contribution BEFORE and AFTER they reach their Fair Share Goal, helping states reach their goal faster. That way, states can keep more RPAC dollars at home!
  • Major Donor Whip Presentation

    1. 1. Missouri Association of REALTORS® 2010 Legislative and RPAC Goals
    2. 2. RONALD REGAN <ul><li>“ America is to great for </li></ul><ul><li>small dreams” </li></ul>
    3. 3. REALTORS® Legislative Victories
    4. 4. Recent Victories <ul><li>Permanent ban prohibiting national banking conglomerates entering the real estate brokerage business </li></ul>
    5. 5. Recent Victories <ul><li>$8,000 first-time </li></ul><ul><li>Homebuyer Tax Credit </li></ul><ul><li>Repayment not required </li></ul>
    6. 6. Recent Victories <ul><li>Mark-to-Market accounting rules given greater flexibility </li></ul>
    7. 7. Recent Missouri Victories <ul><li>Passed legislation to clarify the conversion of manufactured housing from personal property to real property and the reverse </li></ul>
    8. 8. Recent Missouri Victories <ul><li>Amended appraiser licensing law to define a boat dock as real estate </li></ul>
    9. 9. Recent Missouri Victories <ul><li>Successfully defended against an increase in recording fees directed to the Missouri Housing Trust Fund. </li></ul>
    10. 10. What is the REALTORS® Political Action Committee RPAC?
    11. 11. RPAC <ul><li>REALTORS ® Political Action Committee </li></ul><ul><li>O f the 4,000 PACs in America, </li></ul><ul><li>RPAC is the only one dedicated solely </li></ul><ul><li>to promoting home ownership and protecting the </li></ul><ul><li>interests of REALTORS® </li></ul>
    12. 12. RPAC is Bi-Partisan <ul><li>RPAC supports candidates of the REALTOR ® party – those who support the Real Estate Industry. </li></ul><ul><li>2008 Election Cycle: </li></ul><ul><li>52% / 48% Democratic Edge </li></ul><ul><li>2006 Election Cycle: </li></ul><ul><li>53% / 47% Republican Edge </li></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>RPAC has experienced many successes… </li></ul><ul><li>But many challenges </li></ul><ul><li>lie ahead… </li></ul>
    14. 14. Missouri Association of REALTORS® 2010 Legislative Priorities
    15. 15. Appraisal Management Companies: <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>AMC’s have become a significant factor in residential real estate transactions. By acting as a buffer between the lender and the appraiser they seek to insure that the appraisal is accurate and reasonable. </li></ul>
    16. 16. Appraisal Management Companies: <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>In an effort to mitigate these problems the Association will support the efforts of the appraisal community to impose a reasonable licensing and regulation system on AMC’s. </li></ul>
    17. 17. Home Inspector Licensing <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Recognizing that the home inspector has become an integral part of the residential real estate transaction the Association will continue efforts to insure that all home inspectors meet minimum standards of competency through a licensing/regulation system overseen by a board of home inspectors. </li></ul>
    18. 18. Recording Fees <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>A stable property recording system is the key to maintaining property values. It is appropriate for those who benefit from the system to pay for its maintenance. Fees on recording that are unrelated to the system are an additional levy on a portion of the population and are inherently unfair. </li></ul>
    19. 19. Transfer Tax Campaign
    20. 20. Transfer Tax Campaign <ul><li>&quot;Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to prevent the state, counties, and other political subdivisions from imposing any new tax, including a sales tax, on the sale or transfer of homes or any other real estate?“ - YES </li></ul>
    21. 23. Missouri RPAC Goals
    22. 24. <ul><li>Meets or exceeds RPAC Participation Goal </li></ul><ul><li>2. Meets or exceeds state’s Fair Share Goal </li></ul><ul><li>3. Meets or exceeds the state’s Major Donor & President’s Circle Goals </li></ul>
    23. 25. THE REALTOR PARTY Needs You… <ul><li>RPAC needs your help to </li></ul><ul><li>Fight taxes & regulations </li></ul><ul><li>and to pass pro-REALTOR ® legislation. </li></ul><ul><li>To be successful, we need a united voice! </li></ul>
    24. 26. 70 Cents of every dollar contributed to RPAC REMAINS IN YOUR STATE to support state & local Issues & candidates!
    25. 27. 2010 RPAC Goals
    26. 28. RPAC Rally Take the Challenge on September 25 th , 2010
    27. 29. Take the Challenge on September 25 th , 2010 <ul><li>Goal : Raise $100,000 for RPAC </li></ul><ul><li>Rides all across the state </li></ul><ul><li>Ride your cycle or sponsor a rider </li></ul><ul><li>Contact your local association for more information </li></ul>
    28. 30. 2010 Major Donor Program <ul><li>Sterling R </li></ul><ul><li>$1,000 to Join; $1,000 to Sustain </li></ul><ul><li>Annual recognition in state REALTOR ® magazines and recognition on </li></ul><ul><li>Notice to donor’s broker requesting office recognition </li></ul>
    29. 31. 2010 Major Donor Program <ul><li>Crystal R </li></ul><ul><li>$2,500 to Join; $1,500 to Sustain </li></ul><ul><li>Regular raffles to win VIP seating at NAR concerts, tickets to DC & Chicago sporting events, and complimentary registration for Annual Convention. </li></ul><ul><li>Invited to Major Donor Reception at national meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Plus Sterling R Benefits </li></ul>
    30. 32. 2010 Major Donor Program <ul><li>Golden R </li></ul><ul><li>$5,000 to Join; $2,000 to Sustain </li></ul><ul><li>$1,000 to Sustain if joined before 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>Access to Hospitality Suite in headquarter hotel at national meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Plus Crystal & Sterling R benefits </li></ul>
    31. 33. 2010 Special Savings! <ul><li>RPAC is offering </li></ul><ul><li>Major Donor savings </li></ul><ul><li>to members who join the </li></ul><ul><li>President’s Circle in 2010! </li></ul>
    32. 34. What is the President’s Circle? <ul><li>Powerful group that serves as a critical vehicle in making sure our REALTOR ® voices are heard on Capitol Hill. </li></ul><ul><li>All PACs have a $10,000 candidate contribution limit per election cycle. The President’s Circle can step in and mobilize its members to invest in a candidate beyond RPAC dollar limits. </li></ul>
    33. 35. <ul><li>2009: 430 Members </li></ul><ul><li> x $2,000 (annual commitment) </li></ul><ul><li> $860,000 beyond RPAC dollars </li></ul><ul><li>2009: 14 members in Missouri </li></ul>Elite Group of Committed Members
    34. 36. President’s Circle + Sterling R <ul><li>President’s Circle – Sterling R </li></ul><ul><li>$1,000 to Join; $1,000 to Sustain </li></ul><ul><li>Plus $2K President’s Circle Investment </li></ul><ul><li>Invited to Legislative Briefings at conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Regular webinars featuring “DC Political Insiders” and regular newsletter columns </li></ul><ul><li>Plus all Crystal R Benefits </li></ul>
    35. 37. <ul><li>$2,000 to Join (instead of $2,500) </li></ul><ul><li>$1,000 to Sustain (instead of $1,500) </li></ul><ul><li>Plus $2K President’s Circle Investment </li></ul><ul><li>Access to Hospitality Suite at national meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Special Concierge Service at national meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition in NAR’s REALTOR ® Magazine and in Mid-year and Annual Convention programs </li></ul><ul><li>Plus President’s Circle/Sterling R benefits </li></ul>President’s Circle + Crystal R
    36. 38. <ul><li>$4,000 to Join (instead of $5,000) </li></ul><ul><li>$1,000 to Sustain (instead of $2,000) </li></ul><ul><li>Plus $2K President’s Circle investment </li></ul><ul><li>HOTEL HEADQUARTERS GUARANTEED AT NATIONAL MEETINGS THE FOLLOWING YEAR </li></ul><ul><li>VIP Seating at NAR Concerts </li></ul><ul><li>Raffles at NAR meetings for photo “op” & private meeting with NAR Booth Celebrities </li></ul><ul><li>Plus Pres.Circle/Crystal R benefits </li></ul>President’s Circle + Golden R
    37. 39. <ul><li>Contribution Guide </li></ul>
    38. 40. <ul><li>70% of each President’s Circle contribution counts towards your state’s </li></ul><ul><li>RPAC Fair Share Goal! </li></ul>This means you reach your goal faster allowing you to keep more RPAC dollars at home!
    39. 41. Break it Down $1,000 = $2.74/day = Starbucks Latte $2,500 = $6.85/day = Subway Combo Meal $5,000 = $13.70/day = Beer & Burger If you contribute: Equivalent to:
    40. 42. HELP PROTECT THE INDUSTRY &quot;America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand. The buck stops here. “ – Harry Truman
    41. 43. HELP PROTECT THE INDUSTRY <ul><li>Three Easy Ways to Contribute: </li></ul><ul><li>Call your local association or Erin/Jill </li></ul><ul><li>Call the national RPAC Staff at (202) 383-1191 </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute on-line: </li></ul>
    42. 44. COMMIT TODAY