Policy Positions

The Northwest Vermont REALTOR® Association (NVRA) is a trade association serving approximately 700 REALTORS®, appraisers, and other real estate professionals in Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle Counties. Founded in 1968, our Association provides a variety of services to our members, including networking events, continuing education, leadership development, community service opportunities, awards and distinctions, as well as advocacy in local and state government. Because many of the policies made by local, state, and national government entities affect the real estate market, REALTORS® are committed to fostering relationships with elected officials and staff to protect investment in all forms of housing, strong communities, and a vibrant business environment. REALTOR® advocacy emphasizes the importance of homeownership as a driving force of the US economy and as a tool for individual wealth creation.

Public Safety Action Plan

Two of the most salient issues facing Burlington and the greater Chittenden County region are public safety and housing, and these two issues are closely linked. NVRA has joined a coalition of local organizations to push for positive change in these areas. In Fall 2023, this coalition released a white paper outlining potential reforms to Burlington and Vermont’s approach to the Judiciary and Prosecution, mental health and substance misuse policy, and housing policies. 

Housing Preferences Polling Report

In May of 2023, NVRA received a grant from the National Association of REALTORS® to conduct a poll of registered voters centered on housing preferences in Franklin and Grand Isle Counties. 

Shannon McGahn: Advancing Advocacy Video Update from NAR

Learn about NAR’s non-partisan advocacy work to build strong communities, increase access to homeownership, and protect private property rights.