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Engaged Housing Advocates on the North Shore

What we do

Local advocacy is about more than getting involved politically. It’s how REALTORS® help their clients, help the industry, and help our communities progress towards a prosperous tomorrow.

North Shore REALTORS® utilizes a diverse array of tools to both advocate and educate. Approaching issues in different ways helps us deliver our message in support of homeownership and private property rights while reaching the widest audience possible. These methods include but are not limited to:

  • Written articles
  • Local calls to action
  • Written letters on policy
  • Testimony at public hearings
  • Engaging Town Monitors
  • Attending City council, committee, and sub-committee meetings
  • Attendance at Town Meetings
  • REALTOR® members serving as local officials
  • Collaboration with local planning departments
  • In-person meetings with local elected representatives
  • Candidate interviews
  • Meetings with legislators and elected officials in Washington DC and on Beacon Hill
  • Attending candidate fundraisers
  • Candidate debates
  • And much more

Where to find us:

Looking for information on REALTOR® advocacy? Below are some online and digital resources to learn about REALTOR® advocacy:

NSR members actively advocate at every level - local, state, and national. The follow are yearly events in which our local REALTORS® take part:

  • REALTOR® Day on Beacon Hill
  • REALTOR® Legislative Meetings in Washington, D.C.
  • Local Legislative Events

Town Monitor Program

The Town Monitor Program was established in 2014 and is overseen by the Government Affairs Committee. Town Monitors are individual members who volunteer to keep up-to-date on local issues impacting real estate and private property rights in NSR's 23 cities and towns. Town Monitors are the core of NSR's advocacy program, strengthening local relationships as the voice for real estate on the North Shore.

When issues are identified, they are communicated through the Advocacy Blog, NSR Facebook page, and/or the NSR Update.

Advocacy Day on the Hill Meeting
Advocacy Testimony with David Friedberg

Interested in volunteering?

If you are interested in becoming a Town Monitor, please contact the NSR office at (978) 232-9410.

See our list of current Town Monitors here.