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See A Power Point Presentation about PSF! (Click Here)

  1. 1. Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS ® <ul><li>The Political Survival Fund (PSF) </li></ul><ul><li>Your Investment…Your Future </li></ul>
  2. 2. PSF Mission Statement <ul><li>To increase member involvement with PSF efforts and provide a professional effort with regard to raising the necessary funding in order to achieve the desired level of political presence in Southern Nevada. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Your PSF Impact <ul><li>Achieve an effective means and strategy for advocacy of issues of importance to the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS ® </li></ul>
  4. 4. Government Affairs Department <ul><li>Rocky Finseth and Keith Lynam serve as the Association’s Government Affairs Directors (GADs). </li></ul><ul><li>Finseth has served in various capacities in state and local government. He brings a working knowledge of the federal, state, and local levels of government to the Association. </li></ul><ul><li>Lynam provides a wealth of experience in politics and public relations, and provides the Association with unprecedented access into government. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What do we do? <ul><li>We monitor and attend the meetings of your local governments. </li></ul><ul><li>We assist in the placement of members on boards and commissions. </li></ul><ul><li>We lobby elected officials on your behalf on issues of importance to you. </li></ul><ul><li>We help to educate policymakers who make decisions which will affect the way REALTORS ® do business. </li></ul><ul><li>Your Government Affairs Department allows you to concentrate on your business. </li></ul>
  6. 6. What is PSF? <ul><li>PSF is a fund that assists in raising your level of involvement in the political process, and allows you to concentrate on your business. </li></ul><ul><li>PSF oversees REALTOR ® political fundraising by pooling your investment and supporting candidates who share the Association’s views on quality of life issues in Southern Nevada. </li></ul>
  7. 7. How does PSF work for me? <ul><li>Do you have time to find out what is going on at the State Legislature, County Commission, and City Council? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have time to meet with elected officials, attend meetings, and testify on measures impacting your profession? </li></ul><ul><li>Because REALTORS ® contribute to campaigns through the PSF, we get to know the people in government who make decisions that impact your business. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Why should I contribute to PSF? <ul><li>Because the business of government impacts you on a daily basis. </li></ul><ul><li>During the legislative session several hundred bills are introduced, many of which involve real estate concerns. Locally, hundreds of ordinances are proposed that concern your livelihood. </li></ul><ul><li>The PSF makes sure that your voice is heard. </li></ul>
  9. 9. How do I benefit from PSF? <ul><li>National Level – retained the mortgage interest deduction preventing a decline in real estate commissions ($7,350 savings); raised FHA loan limit creating 175,000 additional homeownvers ($331 increase in annual commissions); enacted the $500,000 capital gains exclusion on sale of principal residence ($755 boost in average annual commission). </li></ul><ul><li>State Level – defeat rent control measures, which in turn impact property values. REALTORS ® do not pay the Business Activity Tax ($125 in annual savings). </li></ul>
  10. 10. PSF Investment Levels <ul><li>$44 is the standard check off on your annual billing. </li></ul><ul><li>$100 makes you a PSF Century Club Member </li></ul><ul><li>$250 makes you a PSF Capital Club Member </li></ul><ul><li>$500 makes you a PSF Governor’s Club Member </li></ul><ul><li>$1,000 makes you a PSF Sterling R Member </li></ul><ul><li>$2,500 makes you a PSF Crystal R Member </li></ul><ul><li>$5,000 makes you a PSF Golden R Member </li></ul>
  11. 11. How do I get involved? <ul><li>Executive Committee </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Invest a minimum of $500 in PSF </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sponsor 5 additional members at a minimum of $500. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Director Committee </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Invest a minimum of $250 in PSF </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sponsor 10 additional members at a minimum of $250. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Major Donor Committees (2 Levels) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Invest a minimum of $125 in PSF </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sponsor 10 additional members at a minimum of $500. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Invest a minimum of $50 in PSF </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sponsor 15 additional members at a minimum of $50. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. It’s easy to contribute to PSF <ul><li>Dues Check off </li></ul><ul><li>Installment Payments </li></ul><ul><li>Just complete the form and send it back to the Association. </li></ul><ul><li>Speak to us now, we can get you started today! </li></ul>
  13. 13. Because of you, when GLVAR speaks…They listen. <ul><li>REALTORS ® are concerned about quality of life issues every day of the year. It’s not something you put on a political brochure, or use as a slogan…Quality of life is something your Association is truly striving for in Southern Nevada. </li></ul><ul><li>The next step is yours: </li></ul><ul><li>Invest in your future, invest in PSF today. </li></ul>

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