Three Pennsylvania Realtors® were inducted into NAR’s Realtors® Political Action Committee Hall of Fame during NAR’s Realtors® Legislative Meetings Meetings in Washington, D.C. last week. Kit Anstey, Dominic Cardone and Bob Ramagli are new inductees who were honored for making lifetime investments of more than $25,000 to RPAC.
“I think their dedication to our industry and their continued support and investment of RPAC is truly inspirational to fellow Realtors®,” said PAR President Kathy McQuilkin. “It’s so important for Realtors® to invest because through RPAC, we can ensure that the Realtor® voice is heard at the local, state and national levels.”
Anstey has been a Realtor® since 1988 and works with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach in West Chester. A member of the Suburban West Realtors® Association, he became a Crystal R investor last year.
“Over the years of being a Realtor®, I have seen the importance for continued support of RPAC,” Anstey said. “Promoting the election of pro-Realtor® candidates is so important. I’m happy and proud to be a continued investor to RPAC and excited on my induction into the NAR’s RPAC Hall of Fame. RPAC enables Realtors® to support candidates who support the issues that are important to our profession and the real estate community.”
A past PAR president, Cardone (pictured left) is also a member of SWRA. He works with Keller Williams in Media and was a Golden R investor and a member of RPAC’s President’s Circle last year.
“I invest in RPAC, but I also encourage others to invest as well because I believe real estate is part of the American fabric, culture and economy,” he said. “RPAC supports our legislative efforts to protect commercial real estate and homeownership.”
Cardone explains how RPAC is critical to issues like maintaining the mortgage interest deduction. “When people comment that the mortgage interest deduction is a federal government subsidy for housing, I agree,” he said. “But I think that that means that our country has made a conscious decision to support homeownership because we believe it’s an important value. Good things happen when people own homes – children stay in school longer, crime rates go down, people are more active in their communities, etc. My investment in RPAC helps ensure that our government continues to understand the value of homeownership.”
Ramagli (pictured right), owner of Century 21 Ramagli Real Estate in Fairless Hills, was also a Crystal R investor last year. He’s a member of the Bucks County Association of Realtors®.
“My investment in RPAC is just about the most important thing that I can do for my business,” he said. “RPAC works to protect both our business and private property rights. RPAC basically makes it better for everyone in the real estate industry.”