The New Jersey Realtors® Issues Mobilization Fund (IMF) was formed in 2016, consolidating the Issues Mobilization Political Action Committee and Governmental Research Foundation into one body. The goal of IMF is, first, to research issues surrounding land-use policies, matters impacting property owners and the New Jersey real estate industry. Second, to provide a funding to local boards/associations and New Jersey Realtors® to raise public awareness and support for issues important to the real estate industry and their communities.
IMF Funds are used to promote or end state legislation, local ordinances, or other governmental actions impacting the rights of private property owners and Realtors®. Through public awareness campaigns, Realtors® and residents can bring a strong and unified voice to government officials on issues affecting them. Funding to support IMF’s mission is gathered strictly from a portion of membership dues.
In the past, Issues Mobilization dollars have been used to:
- Alert the public to rental restrictions
- Oppose local rent control laws
- Advocate for open house sign ordinances
- Ensure residents can park by their properties without having to pay for a permit to do so
Contact Bruce Shapiro for more information or if there is an issue in your area you think NJ Realtors® should know about.