Margaret Dixon, vice president and affiliate broker of Crye-Leike, Realtors, was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Realtors Political Action Committee (RPAC) of the National Association of Realtors. She was recognized for her longtime commitment to RPAC and the Realtor party as well as to investing to protect the real estate industry and the dream of homeownership.
RPAC, a national bipartisan grassroots-based political advocacy organization, is a voluntary political action committee of the National Association of Realtors whose membership consists of Realtors and affiliates interested in actively and effectively protecting the real estate industry and the dream of homeownership by participating in government affairs at the local, state and federal levels.
The RPAC Hall of Fame recognizes dedicated members whose investments total an aggregate of at least $25,000. Across the United States, close to 700 individuals have been inducted into the RPAC Hall of Fame; Dixon is the 11th Tennessean to join the ranks. She has supported RPAC for over 38 years and has been a member of the National Association of Realtors since 1978.
"Although RPAC does not back political parties and does not get involved in presidential politics, it does back congressional candidates who have strong records of supporting homeownership and private property rights," Dixon said. "RPAC is there to help shape the future of the real estate industry, and I am proud to be a longstanding supporter of these initiatives."
RPAC is the only political group in the country organized for Realtors and run by Realtors. From 2004 to 2012, RPAC raised over $45 million to support pro-Realtor Party candidates running for Congress. The amount of money RPAC spends to support candidates makes it one of the top three trade association PACs in the nation.
Dixon of Mt. Juliet specializes in assisting her clients primarily in Davidson and Wilson counties. She is Crye-Leike's Lifetime No. 1 Agent for Middle Tennessee, a distinction attained in 2004 for consistently being named the company's top sales producer for 10 consecutive years. She was named "Realtor of the Year" in 2010 by the Tennessee Association of Realtors and in 1991, 1996 and 2001 by the Eastern Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors (EMTAR). She currently serves as a director of the National and Tennessee Association of Realtors. She is a certified residential specialist (CRS) and a graduate of the Realtors Institute.
"Realtors are a key part of the American Dream: homeownership. But now, more than ever, Realtors are facing forces from many directions that threaten our profession," Dixon said. "Property tax burdens, lack of available financing and difficulties in short sales transactions are only a few of the issues that somewhere, every day, Realtors confront when selling a home. RPAC allows Realtors to make sure our concerns about these issues are heard and understood by public officials.
"Now more than ever, it is critical for Realtors across America to come together and speak with one voice about the stability a sound and dynamic real estate market brings to our communities," she continued. "From city hall to the state house to the U.S. Capitol, our elected officials are making decisions that have a huge impact on the bottom line of Realtors and their customers."
Dixon is affiliated with Crye-Leike's Mt. Juliet branch office, located at 1285 North Mt. Juliet Road.