Welcome to R-BAR's Government Affairs Homepage!
This is the section of R-BAR's website that will help you take action on issues that are important to you either as a professional REALTOR® or consumer of real estate. The Government Affairs program was founded upon the principle that active involvement in the political and legislative arena is an inherent responsibility of all citizens and industry. Further, our members recognize that our collective strength, working in unison, is far more effective than the efforts of a single individual. Through interaction with public officials, political organizations, community groups and other interested parties, R-BAR staff and REALTOR® volunteers work to ensure that public policy decisions are fair to the real estate industry and the consumers it serves.
Tools You Can Use!
Below you'll find information that you'll find helpful in your daily business. Articles are written weekly that highlight issues currently happening politically that involve real estate. Lastly, the government affairs Facebook page is a tool that quickly informs members about political issues close to their business.
- Weekly Article (Can Be Viewed at BREW's Online Page)
- Facebook Page
- RPAC Flyer
In order to advocate on behalf of the members of the Association, and the clients you serve, policy statements were created to guide the government affairs program.
- Comprehensive Land Use Planning
- Eminent Domain
- Impact Fees
- Private Property Rights
- Realty Transfer Tax
- Rental Property Inspections
- Settlement Process
- Sewage Sludge
- Sign OrdinancesEngage in Government Affairs discussions at YOUR office meeting!
I extend my availability to those who would like me to speak at an office meeting. I have been asked to speak at a variety of offices, and I have found these office meetings to be quite productive. These meetings will allow you to address any questions, concerns, or issues that involve government affairs in your industry. On average, I take a few moments to discuss recent progress made at the local, state, and federal levels. I then briefly discuss the importance of legislative advocacy
, becoming involved
, and investing in RPAC
. Speaking at these meetings allows me the ability to understand what issues are affecting REALTORS®. The time taken to discuss government affairs benefits not only you and your agents, but also your clients. If you’re interested in discussing government affairs at an office meeting, please call or email me.CORE - PowerPoint Shorter Version
Questions or comments?
Please feel free to call or e-mail me.
Chuck Liedike, Government Affairs Director
Reading-Berks Association of REALTORS®
Phone: (610) 375-8458