Fighting—and winning—for your rights.

Over the years, the Texas Association of REALTORS® Political Action Committee has provided Texans a powerful voice when it comes to fighting for legislation that protects their rights as property owners. We work on both a statewide and local level to ensure the policies put into place keep your needs in mind. Here are a few key wins we’ve had in recent years.

2011

Passed a measure eliminating most future private transfer fees on real estate transactions.

Enacted strong consumer protections in eminent-domain proceedings.

Passed numerous homeowners association (HOA)-reform bills that increase homeowners’ rights and promote more efficient, transparent and effective HOA management.

2009

Defeated multiple proposals to tax real estate, including several bills requiring the creation of a tax on every deed recorded by the county clerk.

2007

Prevented a property tax from being imposed on personal vehicles also used in the production of income.

2003

Defeated a proposal which would have created a 1% real estate transfer tax on the sale or lease of all real property.

2001

Killed legislation that would have levied an 8% sales tax on the sale of all real property—commercial, residential, farm and ranch, industrial, raw land—all of it.