As a Realtor, I get invited to many great events in the area. Some can be to show case a glorious estate, and some can be for very worthwhile causes. Thursday evening was one such event. RPAC stands for Real Estate Politics and Advocacy and through its fund raising events and committee, it helps promote the election of pro-Realtor candidates who are aware and cognizant of matters that are a concern to all Realtors (and our buyers and sellers). The money is given voluntarily (not in the form of dues), and yet is very important to every Realtor’s livelihood and profession.
30% of the funds collected go to NAR in Washington, and go towards legislature such as:
Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae Reform,Appraisal/Mortgage Reform,Flood Insurance,Natural Disaster,Small Business Health Coverage, and also RPAC would love to have the Mansion tax eradicated also.
This all takes money, and so fund raising in addition to contributions is a necessity. Thursday evening was one such event and was held at the Wainright House in Rye. The evening was entitled “Sunset on the Sound” and was hosted by the Greenwich Association of Realtors, Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, and sponsored by Irene Amato of A.S.A.P. Mortgage. In attendance to meet and greet and answer any and all mortgage questions were Wendy Javier, Sr. Business Development Representative (914 736-9230 Ext. 109), and Johanna Gavilanes ( 914-736-9230 Ext. 100) , Underwriter from A.S.A.P. along with Richard Haggerty, Gary Connolly, and all of the ‘big shots’ from the respective Boards!
The wines were chosen well, as were the hors-d’oeuvres – all yummy.. the seared tuna with salsa on cucumber discs were great, as were the old (and deliciously deadly) maple glazed bacon wrapped scallops, all catered by the local Cornerstone CATERING Service.
Westchester is GREAT!