RE/MAX Access attended the Greater Philadelphia Association of Realtors Annual Networking Breakfast today en mass. As participating REALTORS® in GPAR, with one of our owners, Chris Somers on GPAR’s Government Affairs Committee, Access Philly was so excited to network with so many successful Philadelphia agents. Darrell Clarke, Philadelphia’s City Council President was also in attendance to speak and accept GPAR’s award for Public Servant of the Year.
We can’t say enough about GPAR’s new initiatives outlined by current president Alan Domb. Allen is a great speaker, and motivates us all to work together to build towards a stronger and more vibrant community.
Some of Allen and GPAR’s have “numerous legislative and financial challenges” since Domb became president. Some of their work partnering with Philadelphia City Council is outlined below:
City-wide Tax Assessments and AVI.
Establishing a fair millage rate for real estate taxation.
The closing of dozens of public schools.
The collection of $1.6 BILLION in tax delinquencies.
Encouraging more effective and efficient technology for city departments to become more consumer and business friendly.
Saving the ten year real estate tax abatement and encouraging additional abatements for neighborhoods that desperately need them.
Promoting city owned buildings’ conversion to natural gas for more economic and green usage.
Encouraging city legislators on the value of a true and real land bank system whereby vacant, blighted and dilapidated buildings and lots can be transformed into vibrant useful housing and have these properties restored on the city’s tax roll.
RE/MAX Access is so proud to be a part of GPAR and roll up our sleeves to create a healthier, stronger 21st century Philadelphia. We look forward to new developments in the future.