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Thank you for joining ABoR’s Property Rights Policy Team. I, GVM Broker, am now a 2023 Member of Abor's "Property Rights Policy Team". Cool stuff, eh?

 Hello Property Rights Policy Team,


Thank you for joining ABoR’s Property Rights Policy Team. It’s going to be a great year! We are excited about your efforts and assistance as we advocate for REALTOR® issues. ABoR’s Policy Teams serve as an educational opportunity for ABoR members to participate in deep dives into local policy issues and topics. Policy Teams are where we turn our members into experts on the public policies that impact them.


With that in mind, below is some important information about your policy team, expectations as a policy team member and information about your educational forum.


Policy Team Lead: Each Policy Team has a Policy Team Lead who is responsible for being the point of contact for their team, helping sourcing policy issues and solutions for their policy area and sharing relevant information to the Legislative Management Team. Policy Team Leads also serve as a go-to resource for ABoR Staff on policy issues related to their Policy Team. Your Policy Team Lead’s contact information is below.


Bill Morris

RE/MAX Capital City

(512) 785-3345


Policy Team Member: You are responsible for helping recruit other ABoR Members to attend your educational forum, participating in community and stakeholder meetings as needed, responding to calls for action, and assisting in the development of ABoR’s annual public policy agenda. In addition, throughout the year we ask that you to please share any issues or concerns that you see come up in the community or in the industry with your Policy Team Lead and ABoR Advocacy Staff so that they can be aware of the issue and take action if needed. 


Educational Forum: The Policy Team Meetings or Educational Forums serve as an opportunity for the greater ABoR membership to learn about policy issues that impact their business. Below is the information for your Policy Team’s meeting.


Property Rights Policy Team: We will discuss the budget at this policy team meeting. We are waiting to hear back from city staff about when the budget will be presented. Once we have that information we will confirm the date for this meeting. Typically, the budget is announced in mid-July, so we expect our policy team meeting will be after that.

ABoR HQ (4800 Spicewood Springs Rd. Austin, TX 78759) There is a virtual option available for members who cannot attend in person.

Registration will open a month before the meeting.


Additional Resources:

  1. Public Policy Principles: ABoR’s Public Policy Principles guides what we advocate for on the local level. We focus on property rights, strategic land use, and business issues and practices.
  2. 2023 Public Policy Agenda: This is an annual document developed each year to focus our advocacy efforts on the most relevant and urgent topics facing our community. The Public Policy Agenda is consistent with our Public Policy Principles.
    1. Policy Team members will assist in developing our public policy agenda for 2024 this summer. More details will be shared with all policy team members later this spring.
  3. Live from City Hall: Live from city hall is a bi-weekly email that summarizes each Austin City Council meeting. We highlight issues that are relevant to ABoR’s Public Policy Principles and give you an idea of what might be coming down the pipeline. Sign up for Live from City Hall here!







Elizabeth Patton | Government Affairs Coordinator

Austin Board of REALTORS® |

o: (512) 533-4913 | c: (713) 591-3854


Good afternoon, team!  I want to add my thanks to you for joining the Property Rights Policy Team.  Please feel free to contact me (email, text, or phone) and to ABoR Advocacy Staff anytime you have questions or suggestions about policy issues that come to your attention.

If you're not already aware, please note that in addition to the local issues our team focuses on, we also advocate for our industry, our associations, and our members at the state and federal levels.  You'll have an opportunity to watch REALTOR advocacy in action on March 22 as several thousand real estate professionals from all over Texas will converge on the Capitol here in Austin for meetings with our legislators.  You'll see more details about this event in the coming weeks.

I'm looking forward to a great year for ABoR Advocacy and look forward to seeing you all.

Best regards,

Bill F. Morris, Broker Associate (About Me and Testimonials)
RE/MAX Capital City     1903 Cypress Creek Rd, Suite 101     Cedar Park, TX   78613
   RE/MAX Hall of Fame
   Five Star Professional Award Winner  -- 13th Year (2011 - 2023)
   Featured in Forbes -- 2018 - 2019 - 2020 - 2021 - 2022
   Featured in Fortune -- 2021 - 2022
Call or Text: 512-785-3345


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