Protecting Home Ownership
The Brunswick County Association of REALTORS® is actively engaged in supporting and protecting home ownership, private property rights and the real estate industry at the local, state and national levels. BCAR members are actively engaged with the NC REALTORS® advocacy efforts and our association partners with the Business Alliance for a Sound Economy (BASE) on local government affairs issues. Through legislative and regulatory engagement, political involvement, political fundraising through the NC REALTORS® PAC and consumer outreach through the NC Homeowners Alliance, the REALTOR® voice is there to protect your business and your industry.
A key component of the REALTOR® Party is the REALTOR® Political Action Committee (NCRPAC). NCRPAC's mission is simple and clear: to help elect real estate-friendly candidates to public office. NCRPAC backs candidates who understand and support the interests of North Carolina REALTORS®, regardless of a candidate's party affiliation.
NCRPAC Award Pins
Qualifying NCRPAC investors will receive pins based on the following recognition levels: Cardinal Club: $100 - $249; Capitol Club: $250-$499; Governor's Club: $999+
Major Investor Information
- Healthcare: In response to rising costs, led the coalition to push for the enacted legislation to allow independent contractors to participate in Association Healthcare plans.
- State Road Database: Passed legislation to require NC DOT to compile a searchable database of state-maintained roads to provide needed information to consumers.
- Historic Tax Credit: Successfully extended this credit for an additional 4 years.
- Repealed the Map Act to protect lengthy property takings by the NC Department of Transportation without just payment.
- Service Taxes: Protected property management contracts from taxes on typical services offered by property managers.
- Homeowners Insurance: Prevented an average 18% increase in insurance rates for primary dwellings.
Click here for more information from NC REALTORS®
Brunswick County Association of REALTORS® requested that all Brunswick County Municipal Candidates complete our survey, in attempts to gather information on issues of importance to our 1,300+ members. The survey responses received are included here.
BCAR has partnered with the Business Alliance for a Sound Economy (BASE) for local government affairs.
Formed in 2003, BASE is a 501c6 non-profit advocacy organization that acts as a responsible voice and advocate for business and industry in southeastern North Carolina. Our focus is regional and we work on behalf of business and industry in New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender and Onslow counties.
BASE works cooperatively with all other regional business and economic development organizations to further the best interests of business and industry. We do not compete with these organizations – we complement their efforts as the full-time ADVOCATE for business.
BASE is the ONLY business organization that is 100% committed to advocacy. Other membership organizations have advocacy as part of their mission, but this is our one and only mission. BASE is solely committed to advocating on behalf of the business community and our advocacy partners.
Because advocacy is our singular mission, we are laser focused on achieving the best results for our community. We are not distracted with other priorities and obligations, so we operate very effectively and efficiently to achieve our goals. Our members’ investment provides one of the best ROIs of any business organization in the Cape Fear region.
As President and CEO of BASE, Tyler Newman attends numerous meetings with a wide range of legislators, regulators, industry organizations and others to consistently represent the best interests of business and industry throughout southeastern NC. BASE has formal advocacy partnerships with the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce and numerous Home Builders and REALTORS Associations to ensure the voice of business and industry is well represented in southeastern North Carolina.
Our mission is to support public policy that attracts a mix of business and industry and enhances economic opportunities in southeastern North Carolina. We provide value to our members by tracking all local, state and federal issues that impact our economy and quality of life. We work with stakeholders to mitigate negative issues and promote policies that support the best interests of the regional business community.
We ask for your support and membership and welcome all business and industry interested in the continued growth and success of our region.
Broker Involvement Program
The Broker Involvement Program provides broker-owners with a quick and effective tool to rally their agents on critical legislative issues affecting the real estate industry. If you would like to enroll in the Broker Involvement Program, complete the Broker Involvement Program Enrollment Form (to be completed by BICs only). For more information, visit realtorparty.realtor.
Call For Action (CFA)
When it comes to advocacy, our strength is in our members. Please be on the look-out for notifications regarding Calls For Action (CFA) from BCAR. CFAs provide REALTORS® simple steps that will ensure their voice is heard. Click here to find out how you can take action now.
The REALTOR® Party is a powerful alliance of REALTORS® and REALTOR® Associations working to advance public policies and candidates that build strong communities, protect property interests and promote a vibrant business environment. Text NC REALTORS to 30644 to receive REALTOR® Party Mobile Alerts. Click here for more information.
Bill Rabon, NC State Senate
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Frank Iler, NC House of Representatives
Charles Miller, NC General Assembly
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