On March 5th, forty-one Greater Chattanooga Realtors joined an estimated 400 other Tennessee Realtors in Nashville for their annual Realtor Day on the Hill on March 5th. Realtors from across the state met with elected officials to discuss issues pertinent to real estate and property owners.
“It was great to so many of our Realtors participate in Day on the Hill, and for many of them it, was their first experience with Realtor advocacy,” said Kim Bass, 2019 President of Greater Chattanooga Realtors.
This year, the state association, Tennessee Realtors® focused on maintaining affordable housing, protecting landlord rights, and repealing the Professional Privilege Tax.
“These issues not only impact Realtors, but also many of our clients. For example, affordable housing is crucial in areas experiencing increased growth such as ours and must continue to be a priority so that more people can attain homeownership,” said Bass.
“As a Realtor, I know the importance of building business relationships and today we built stronger relationships with our representatives. I know who to call when there’s a real estate issue,” said Jill Christy, 2019 Governmental Affairs Chair of the Greater Chattanooga Realtors.
Greater Chattanooga Realtors’ Governmental Affairs Committee, of which many of the participants belong, examines policies that may impact the ability of REALTORS® to conduct their business successfully and ethically, and promotes the preservation of the right to own, use, and transfer real property. They work with elected officials on issues impacting property values and quality of life in Greater Chattanooga.