A Publication of WTVP

Realtors are primarily known for helping people buy and sell homes. They are also property owners’ biggest political advocates.

The Peoria Area Association of Realtors (PAAR) advocates for policy initiatives at the local, state and federal levels that promote and protect a fundamentally sound and dynamic local real estate market. Members are constantly monitoring issues related to homeownership, real estate tax policies, regulations and ordinances, credit and lending policies, insurance and other policies.

“PAAR members maintain relationships with policymakers on all levels—local, state and federal; monitoring issues impacting property owners,” states PAAR CEO Dallas Hancock. “This includes advocating for laws and regulations that protect our private property rights, as well as conducting studies and legal analysis, public opinion surveys and data analysis on issues impacting our communities.”

With over 700 Realtor members and approximately 145 affiliates, PAAR provides a wide variety of resources to foster and harness grassroots efforts that help educate public officials. PAAR members serve as the “Voice for Real Estate in Central Illinois,” advocating for consumer-friendly real estate policies and opposing measures that could hurt property owners and future buyers.

Through the collected efforts of PAAR, Illinois Realtors and the National Association of Realtors, homeowners’ issues are constantly in front of city, county, state and federal officials. Area legislators agree these advocacy efforts keep them better informed and are paramount to moving central Illinois communities forward. For more information, visit iBi