Legislative/Advocacy

Chicago Association of REALTORS®, IL – COMMERCIAL FORUM (commercial structure)

What: Blocking a high-rise fire sprinkler mandate.
Is it successful: Program was a success; the overreach of the state fire marshall was heavily rebuked by the public and the media.
Is it affordable: Costs were staff time only.  Commercial Forum worked closely with the Illinois Association of REALTORS® to coordinate grassroots in Chicago and the region.
Is it sustainable: This issue brought together commercial members to achieve a common goal. The coalition that resulted is expected to remain intact as this issue resurfaces.
Is it replicable in other associations: Yes

ph 312-731-1407

Oklahoma Association of REALTORS® (commercial structure)

What: Square footage bill – passed a bill that prevents REALTORS® from lawsuits over misrepresentation of square footage; passed same bill for commercial properties.
Is it successful: Yes. The bill passed.
Is it affordable: Cost is staff time.
Is it sustainable: This effort was the product of a collaborative legislative push and it can be done again.
Is it replicable in other associations: Yes

ph 405-848-9944

Sarasota Association of REALTORS®, FL (commercial structure)

What: Say NO on Amendment 4 – statewide effort to defeat amendment that required voter approval for every change in the comprehensive plan of the cities and counties.
Is it successful: Program was/is a success; the initiative failed resoundingly 68/32.
Is it affordable: Costs were considerable.  Nearly $4 million dollars spent by REALTORS® as part of a larger coalition.
Is it sustainable: This issue brought together commercial members to achieve a common goal. The coalition that resulted is expected to remain intact as this issue resurfaces.
Is it replicable in other associations: Yes

ph 941-952-3400

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