They came, they saw, they bid: REALTORS® raise nearly $27,000 for RPAC at Spring Wine Auction
Over 60 REALTORS®, Affiliates, and guests attended our biggest RPAC fundraising event yet at Inglewood Golf Club in Kenmore. Spirits were high – and went for high bids – on the gorgeous spring evening as brokers Georgia Wall and David Irons auctioned off over 50 bottles of wine, various spirits, gift baskets, desserts, and an Amazon Echo Spot!
President Shane Davies kicked off the evening with a recap of RPAC’s importance to our legislative success last year. “RPAC helped defeat a 66 percent increase in the B&O tax in 2017, which saved members up to $2,400. This is real money in your pocket because you have RPAC looking out for you,” said Davies. “Tonight, you get to feel good and do good for your industry,” added Wall, “so be generous.”
The REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC) plays a pivotal role in today’s highly partisan political climate. RPAC looks beyond parties to the issues that most affect REALTORS® and their business – taxes, buying and selling property, and homeownership – to advocate on behalf of REALTORS®. One hundred percent of the money raised at the auction from REALTOR® members and Affiliates will be used to elect pro-REALTOR® candidates.
In addition to top-flight wines for auction, new this year were gift baskets donated by Affiliate members that ranged from a margarita party kit to closing baskets that make great gifts for clients.
Thank you to all who attended, bid, and enjoyed the evening with your REALTORS® and friends. See you next time!