DCAR hosted its fourth annual Advocacy Day on Nov. 16, and it was a resounding success! About two dozen DCAR leaders spent the day at the Wilson Building meeting with DC Councilmembers and their staffs, discussing a number of issues that are of utmost importance to REALTORS®.
The primary topic was, of course, TOPA reform. We were quite pleased with the response the Councilmembers took to our concerns regarding TOPA, and we appreciated them taking the time to learn more about the problems TOPA has caused DC’s single-family homeowners.
TOPA was not the only issue discussed, however.
DCAR’s representatives also spoke with the Council about short-term rental regulations, and we were able to engaged in a cordial back-and-forth with the Councilmembers on a number of pieces of relevant proposed legislation. We also discussed the idea of changing the process in which real-estate professionals are able to conduct business through business entities such as LLCs, an idea that most Councilmembers were open to.
Overall, it was an incredible experience for all in attendance, and the Council was incredibly receptive to all of DCAR’s issues of interest.