When it comes to protecting the rights of property owners and real estate professionals, Illinois REALTORS® members make a big impact on their own futures through advocacy.

As Alex Finke, Illinois REALTORS® Manager of Advocacy Programs, said during the state association’s virtual Winter Meetings, when members act, the REALTOR® voice is impossible to ignore.

Four ways you can be a REALTOR® advocate:

  • respond to Calls For Action;
  • invest in the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC);
  • serve on committees;
  • become a liaison to members of Congress and the Illinois General Assembly.

REALTOR® 2020 advocacy successes, included winning election results for 39 Illinois House candidates and 19 Illinois Senate candidates.

Finke also provided some behind-the-scenes analysis of polling data and an overview of plans for the Federal Political Coordinators and State Legislative Consultants in 2021.

“We can’t do this without you,” said Finke.

To get more details on all these topics, watch the entire Finke presentation, “Strength of REALTOR® Advocacy.”