Texas REALTORS® Gear Up for Advocacy at the Capitol

On March 26, 2019, join thousands of Texas REALTORS® from across the state in Austin to meet with legislators on key industry issues and hear legislative updates.

Attendees will enjoy an inside look at the legislative process and have an opportunity to tour the Texas REALTORS® headquarters. The cost is just $18 and covers your bus transportation, snacks and drinks on the bus, and a lunch provided at the Texas REALTORS® headquarters across from the Capitol.

SABOR will have buses at two locations for members to ride together to and from the Capitol:

  •  Regal Live Oak Cinema: 7901 Pat Booker, Live Oak, TX 78233

Register for the Live Oak location. Please park in the back of the parking lot away from the building’s entrances.

  •  Lowe’s: 7901 Callaghan Rd, San Antonio, TX 78229

Register for the Lowe’s location. Please park in the back of the parking lot away from the building’s entrances.

Buses will leave their departure locations promptly at 7:30 a.m. Please be on time. We will return around 5:30 p.m.

If you would like to drive yourself and meet us in Austin for the sessions and lunch, register here.

In three weeks, Texas lawmakers will gavel-in for the 86th legislative session at the state Capitol in Austin. Today, over 800 bills have been pre-filed in anticipation of a bill filling bonanza that will commence on January 8th when both chambers gavel-in. Legislators are expected to review thousands of bills and it’s to be expected that hundreds will have some impact on real estate and private property rights. Thankfully, your Texas REALTOR® membership encompasses a robust political affairs program that is structured to ensure that every bill is reviewed. Through the unity of more than 120,000 members, we’re able to support policies that benefit property owners. In fact, over the past few months, the Texas REALTORS® Public Policy Oversight Committee has worked diligently to review the policy recommendations received by members in anticipation of the 2019 legislative session. The committee has proposed a concentrated focus on four critical areas of advocacy: taxation, land-use, business, and infrastructure.

The San Antonio Board of REALTORS® extends an invitation to you to make a meaningful impact at the State Capitol this spring. Your commitment to attend REALTOR® Day at the State Capitol on March 26, 2019, can help us to secure a seat at the table when key decisions are being made. Thousands of Texas REALTORS® will convene to advocate for legislation that will ensure the options to purchase, sell, and own real estate exist without burdensome regulations and costs. Educating elected officials on the key role real estate plays in the health of our state economy heightens their awareness of governmental policies that may offer a safeguard for a healthy market.  You don’t want to pass up your opportunity to speak face-to-face with lawmakers.

Questions? Contact Nita Martin or Brett Finley at 210-593-1200 or email nita@sabor.com or brett@sabor.com. Learn more about our political advocacy program and ways that you can get engaged at the state level by visiting texasrealestate.com/advocacy.

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