Local Issues & Legislation

2018 Primary Elections Update
Local

The 2018 General Elections are over. While there were some surprises, a few races will move forward through the summer to a run-off in July. 80% of Atlanta REALTOR backed candidates either won or advanced to a run-off. Here is a review of election results.

Local REALTORS Attend NAR Legislative Meeting
Federal

Over 9,000 Realtors from across the country recently gathered in Washington, DC for the 2018 REALTORS Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo. This meeting gives Realtors the opportunity to hear from industry leaders, exchange ideas and best practices, but more importantly to discuss pressing issues with members of Congress and key administrative offices.

Congressman Scott with REALTORS

Gov. Deal Vetoes H.B. 410
State

Unfortunately, Governor Deal vetoed HB 410, legislation regarding HOA letter fees.  At this point, the law will stand at $10 for statement of account (with "statement of account" not being clearly defined).  It was an amazing effort from REALTORS across Georgia and the fight is not over.

GAR Call For Action Urges Gov. Deal to Sign H.B. 410
State

The Georgia Association of REALTORS® (GAR) is calling on REALTORS across the state to urge Governor Deal to sign HB 410, the HOA Letter Fee Bill, into law!

Georgia's Primary Elections Have Begun!
Local

Georgia's 2018 Primary Elections and a few special elections have now begun. Learn about REALTOR® supported candidates and find out more about where to go for Early Voting. With some very highly anticipated elections on the horizon, we encourage all REALTORS® to take advantage of Early Voting to avoid long lines and assure voting before time runs out.


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