Highlights from REALTOR® Day at the Texas Capitol

Close to 3,000 Texas REALTORS® converged in Austin on March 26 to advocate for private-property rights and the real estate industry during REALTOR® Day at the Texas Capitol.

A few numbers from the day …

  • Meetings were scheduled with all 181 lawmakers
  • All 16 Texas REALTORS® regions were represented
  • 56 local associations brought members to the Capitol
  • The REALTOR® Day website had more than 16,000 pageviews this week
  • … and Burt’s BBQ served 90 briskets and 300+ pounds of sausage for lunch!

Every meeting was an opportunity for REALTORS® to educate lawmakers on our legislative priorities, such as property tax and school finance reform, ending forced municipal annexation, and supporting disaster relief and response.

Check out the #RealtorDay hashtag on Twitter to see hundreds of posts from the day, including several from lawmakers themselves sharing how much they appreciate visiting with REALTORS® from their districts.

Texas REALTORS® were also honored with resolutions in the Senate and House, officially recognizing March 26, 2019 as REALTOR® Day at the Texas Capitol and congratulating the association on our upcoming 100-year anniversary in 2020.

Use the links below to watch footage of the resolutions being read in both chambers—you’ll see lawmakers lining up to recognize their REALTOR® constituents in attendance!

This grassroots event organized every legislative session is the cornerstone of Texas REALTORS® advocacy … and your participation helps protect private-property rights and the Texas real estate industry.

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