REALTOR® Action Fund

The REALTOR® Action Fund is a vital service to the business of you, our members. 30% of RAF contribution supports local issues that affect the real estate industry. By contributing to the REALTOR® Action Fund, you are helping to protect private property rights through C.A.R.’s lobbying efforts, local issues and candidate campaigns.

What does the REALTOR® Action Fund do?

As stated above, your RAF contributions help to do many things, including:

  • Support the passage of laws that benefit the real estate industry (i.e. the homebuyer tax credit) and defeat laws that will harm the industry (i.e. eliminating mortgage interest deductions).
  • Help REALTOR®/business friendly candidates get elected to local, state and federal level offices.
  • Help CDAR maintain strong working relationships with elected officials.
  • Is non-partisan (neither Democrat nor Republican). We are the REALTOR® Party!

Why is the REALTOR® Action Fund important?

Did you know that over 35% of all proposed legislation introduced in Sacramento impacts REALTORS®? That amounts to approximately 2,000 bills every year.

During the course of each congressional cycle, special interest groups never fail to propose new taxes, fees and regulations that both raise the cost of doing business and reduce your earnings. The only reason these bills do not pass more often is because legislators in Sacramento and Washington D.C., who understand the real issues behind these bills, stand up for your best interest. The REALTOR® Action Fund is able to support these advocacy campaigns because of your generous donations.

You can affect the laws that the government enacts on your behalf, but only if you get involved. The REALTOR® Action Fund supports legislators who initiate policies that will benefit you, your business and your clients. Nearly one-third of REALTORS® do their part to make the REALTOR® voice heard by contributing to the REALTOR® Action Fund. Help us help you! Contribute today!

How do I contribute?

Complete the online Contribution Form.