Washington Report

Advocacy Updates from Washington D.C.

NAR Submits Comments to Department of Veterans Affairs on Allowable Fees

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) submitted a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), urging them to revise its policies pertaining to fees veterans cannot pay when using their VA home loan benefit. Under VA policies, veterans using the home loan benefit are prohibited from compensating their professional representative directly. This puts VA buyers at a disadvantage in situations where offers of compensation are not offered from a seller, potentially forcing them to forego professional representation, choose a different loan product, or exit the market entirely.

NAR wants to ensure veterans maintain their access to the VA home loan program, which has been a significant tool in helping service members achieve the American dream of homeownership. NAR remains committed to working with the department to create solutions for those who served our country.

Download NAR's Letter to the VA