Greater Philadelphia Association of REALTORS®

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Programs, Products and Services
Professional Standards Ombudsman
zip Form 6 Professional Edition
REALTORS® Property Resource (RPR)
Electronic Lock Box System
Police and Fire Federal Credit Union
Discount Prescription card
Information and Networking
Ambassador Alert
REALTOR® Magazine
Annual Membership Meeting
Affiliate Night Out
Code of Ethics Training
Website News
Seminars (ask the Experts, Short Sales, HUD, Standard Forms, Broker Summit)
Legislative Advocacy GPAR is the ONLY Association in Southeast PA with its' own Government Affairs Director concentrating specifically and ONLY on city issues.
City Council Bill Monitoring
Local Representation/Lobbying/Office Visits to Council
Actual Value Initiative - GPAR lobbied to delay the process for one year until data could be authenticated.
Road to 1% Tax Rate - GPAR believes tax rate should be 1%. GPAR has discussed with city and state legislators options to get to 1%.
Tax Lien Certificate Sales for Delinquencies, gathering data, finding support, meeting with State Legislators, City Council, Market Experts, Tax Lien Experts, etc.
Lead Based Paint - Meetings with myriad of concerned groups. Advocated for delay of implementation. Created and lobbied for amendment for exclusions. Had courses certified by EPA on training for members, defeated original legislation which was much more punitive. Lobbied City Council members for new legislation including friendly amendment and won.
Defeated Councilman Goode's two proposals to eliminate the ten year tax abatement. Ongoing effort to preserve the 10 year tax abatement and lobbying for additional abatement of 25 years for houses whose market rate is $125,000 or under.
Creation of a one true landbank where disposal of city owned property is transparent, easy and attainable. City owned properties that are marketable will be sold for market rate, affordable or senior housing. Those which are less desirable can be converted to community gardens, side lots, etc. Worked to create legislation and lobbied both Council and State House and Senate for enabling legislation. Lobbied for public hearing date. Advocated on behalf of memebrship; bill passed out of committee with friendly amendment and is scheduled to be voted out on final passage.
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