PAR works with state legislative and regulatory bodies in Pennsylvania to create positive change that supports the work of real estate professionals and the consumers they serve.

  • PAR is an active presence on Capitol Hill in Harrisburg and has adopted numerous policy statements on issues of importance to the real estate industry.
  • PAR actively lobbies on behalf of Realtors® to protect homeownership and private property rights. See legislation PAR is currently tracking.
  • Access the General Assembly website to read a specific piece of legislation.
  • Search relevant laws and regulations in an easy-to-read format.
  • When a topic pertaining to real estate arises at the Capitol, legislators contact PAR to offer the Realtor® viewpoint with testimony in front of committees.

The PAR local affairs program monitors local ordinances and works with local associations/boards to develop and implement advocacy campaigns. Some associations/boards maintain their own government affairs program, led by a Government Affairs Director (GAD), to present a unified voice for the real estate industry.

Keep up-to-date on the latest legislative news on PARJustListed.com, our Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Follow staff individually on Facebook and Twitter:
Derenda Updegrave, Director, Public Policy & Political Affairs - @Derenda_PAR
Elizabeth Hensil, Public Policy and Grassroots Manager - @pargovtaffairs
Sherri Martin, Political Affairs Manager - @Sherri_PAR
Kim Shindle, Media Relations Manager - @PAR_Kim
Jennifer Shockley, Political and Community Services Manager - @JenShockley

Upcoming Events

October 9, 2015
Date: September 28 - October 13, 2015 Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Date: September 15 - November 3, 2015 Time: 6:30 pm - 10:15 pm