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Medina County Ohio REALTORS® Improve, Invest in Community with REALTOR® Party Grants

The engaged members of the Medina County Board of REALTORS® help the 800-member association stay abreast of the needs of the community. With the help of the REALTOR® Party’s Housing Opportunity and Placemaking Grants, the organization has demonstrated its investment in the community by building gardens for low-income citizens, providing housing for disabled veterans and improving bike paths.

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New Year, New Name, New Application for Placemaking

The Placemaking Micro-grant is now the Placemaking Grant and REALTOR® Associations can be awarded up to $5,000 to fund the creation of new public spaces (i.e. pocket parks,  trails, gardens,  alley activations, play area, parklets). This year, the grant will not fund adding amenities (benches, bike racks, etc.) to existing public spaces. This change is designed to make a bigger impact on communities and engage REALTORS® in these projects.  

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South Padre Island REALTORS® Uses Land Use Initiative to Overturn Short-Term Rental Registration Ordinance

South Padre Island, Texas is such a popular resort area that when a new Short-Term Rental Registration Ordinance was adopted, it affected the vast majority of the island's residential properties. Thanks to the REALTOR® Party’s Land Use Initiative, the South Padre Island Board of REALTORS® (SPIBOR) was able to overturn several overly restrictive provisions. In doing so, the 120-member board succeeded in protecting the rights of property owners and gained new respect from the city, making SPIBOR the voice of real estate in the community.

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Texas REALTORS® Take Advocacy to Another Level Using Social Media

Facebook Live, webinars, text and e-newsletters, oh my! The Texas Association of REALTORS® have found advocacy success using social media and online communications, engaging the association’s 114,000 members in the legislative process and establishing association personal as legislative experts.MORE>

Central Oregon Restores Balance to City Council with IE Program

When faced with the expected population boom in Bend, OR, the Central Oregon Association of REALTORS® knew it was crucial to restore balance in the city’s anti-growth City Council. Using the REALTOR® Party’s Independent Expenditure Program, the 1700 member association backed candidates who supported smart growth, fiscal responsibility, and sound solutions to the challenges our growing city faces…and won.MORE>