Dons' musings about O Fallon Mo : Call to Action for Missouri Realtors

Call to Action for Missouri Realtors

This post by Ryan is one that should be read by all of us here in Missouri.  We will be having some major news coming out at our annual meeting in Tan-Tar-A at the end of the month.  I hope that we will be seeing as many folks there as possible.

Thank you Ryan for the post and thank you T. David Rogers for the video.

Missouri Association of Realtors President T. David Rogers issues call to action to Missouri Realtors to support current fundraising events for RPAC to raise funds for lobbying on issues of importance to real estate professionals.  Mr. Rogers specifically cites the need to monitor and develop grassroots opposition to future proposals for a 1% transfer tax.  In the current market, owner/sellers, purchasers and real estate professionals can ill afford to pay a transfer tax on the sale of real estate.  For example, for the sale of a $200,000.00, it means that one party to the transaction would be forced to pay tax on the sale of $2,000.00 thereby artificially inflating prices, reducing the volume of sales, and increasing the number of short sales.

Here is the video from Mr. Rogers:

 

Interested in learning more about RPAC and its legislative agenda?  Visit the Missouri Association of Realtors website.

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Don Rogers is a licensed REALTOR® in Missouri.  I specialize in St. Charles County Missouri and have called O Fallon MO my home since 1993.  If you are looking to buy or sell or you are relocating to the area and would like information about the St Charles County MO area do not hesitate to give me a call at 314-954-6775 or if you would prefer to send me an email.

 

Comment balloon 4 commentsDon Rogers • September 21 2009 08:12AM

Comments

It is really sad that for all we do we are not recognized as the best friend and advocate home owners and seller have. Good post and best of luck in this area

Posted by Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros (AllMountainRealty.com) about 9 years ago

Charlie,

It is something that we will probably never get the credit that could be given us.  What is just as sad is that there are those of us that do not realize just what we do for the home buyer/seller.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 9 years ago

Don...We have had to fight this issue also over the last few years.  Our fight was coupled with a seervice tax on most 'service' providers.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 9 years ago

William,

We have had rumblings of a fee for service for several years but have not had our legislators push the topic but, as $$$$$$$ begins to get tighter they may start talking louder.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 9 years ago

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