The North San Diego County REALTOR® Government Affairs Team is Fighting for You
Fight, protect, defend. Every year there is no shortage of local, state and national proposals that make homeownership more expensive, add significant cost to transactions or add liability exposure to REALTORS®. That’s why your Government Affairs Team works hard to fight, protect and defend your transactions and clients so you can keep money in your pockets.
Many policies are quietly defeated because of the strength of our state and national REALTOR® organizations and the dedicated efforts of local associations. In the past, our team has:
- Successfully limited rent control measures that drive up housing prices and inhibit housing construction.
- Defeated point-of-sale requirements that often kill a transaction at the last minute when buyers are required to spend additional money on such things as toilet retrofits, sewer line inspections or lead paint inspections.
- Defeated anti-housing ballot measures that would severely limit the production of new housing and defended against the onslaught to overturn Prop 13 tax protections.
Beyond these major victories, we continue to fight to protect your ability to use signs. In 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the law regulating real estate signs and gave definite protections to one of your most effective sales tools. Before that decision was handed down, North San Diego County REALTORS® was a leader in preserving the REALTOR® ability to use one of the most important sales tools. And while cities initially clamped down on open house signs, we have worked with cities to ensure the reasonable use of these signs. Even with that law on our side we will continue to ensure cities follow the ruling.
Signs aren’t the only fight we’ve had either. Local jurisdictions are constantly attempting to add new fees and taxes that only apply to homebuyers. Working with local city councils, we have amended or eliminated those fees.
More recently, COVID-19 has had a drastic impact on local and state government budgets. As they identify new avenues for cash flow, our focus is to protect your transactions from any new fees. Rest assured knowing that we’re monitoring these developments real-time so we can defend you, your clients and your industry at a moment’s notice.
Notice any local policies that are hurting your ability to do business? Don’t hesitate to reach out with your concerns.
The North San Diego County REALTORS® Government Affairs team is ready to fight for YOU.
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Director of Government Affairs