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The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will expire on July 31, denying necessary insurance coverage to homeowners and buyers in more than 20,000 communities nationwide. Urge Congress to extend the NFIP and pass meaningful reforms to ensure long-term viability of the program.
2018 Annual RPAC Auction Wrap Up
St. Louis REALTORS® annual RPAC Auction on June 21   was a smashing success! Held at the Sunset Country Club, over 300 attendees spent the evening bidding on an array of fantastic items. This signature RPAC event raised over $50,000 to support REALTOR® champions at the local, state and national levels.  Congratulations to the RPAC Planning Committee on a job well done and thank you to ev eryone that attended.

Did you attend the Auction? If so, please help us make next year's Auction even better by providing your feedback in this short 10 question survey.
To see a full gallery of the evenings photos, click here !
Each year partners, members and affiliates submit baskets for bidding at the auction. This year, the team at Coldwell Banker Gundakar took home the traveling trophy! Thank you to all of the Basket Competition Participants! 
A win for REALTORS® & First Time Homebuyers
On the final day of session, Missouri First-Time Homebuyer Savings Account Act finally passed both the House and the Senate and will be sent to the Governor for review. This is a huge win for Missouri REALTORS® and first-time home buyers. We owe a big THANK YOU to House Sponsor and REALTOR®  Becky Ruth  and Senate Handler Caleb Rowden for their leadership and dedication to assure this priority bill passed.

Thank you to all who responded to the Calls for Action and/or traveled to Jefferson City to shed light on the importance of this bill. It wouldn't have passed without this teamwork. We are extremely proud!
For a complete End of Year General Session Report from Missouri REALTORS® Chief Lobbyist Sam Licklider click here .
Have you considered running for public office?
The Candidate Training Academy gives REALTORS®, REALTOR®-friendly candidates and potential candidates an introduction to and expectation of how to run for public office. It is a valuable head start in their political journey and information on how to run successful campaigns. Missouri REALTORS® would love to offer this NAR facilitated training as a member benefit but we need participants! To express interest in participating or for more information, contact Erin Hervey, Missouri REALTORS® Vice President/REALTOR® Party & Local Board Relations at erin@morealtor.com or call 800-403-0101 extension 111.