2023 REALTOR® & Government Day Recap

 June 01, 2023

On April 26, 2023, the WRA held its annual advocacy event, REALTOR® & Government Day (RGD), at the state Capitol in Madison. More than 500 Wisconsin REALTORS® showed up in record numbers, ready to lobby their lawmakers on issues impacting their business, customers and property rights!

Before going to the Capitol, Wisconsin REALTORS® gathered at the Monona Terrace Convention Center and learned about current Wisconsin legislative issues that affect real estate. Keynote speakers included Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, WRA President & CEO Michael Theo and 2023 WRA Chairman Joe Horning. In addition, the WRA advocacy team prepped attendees for their visits with lawmakers by outlining the issues of the day: workforce housing, the property tax levy freeze, DSPS customer service improvements, slashing the transfer tax, and sales tax exemptions for Wisconsin Multiple Listing Services.

At the Capitol, Wisconsin REALTORS® briefed more than 100 Wisconsin legislators on the five legislative priorities. After a productive afternoon of lobbying, attendees networked over drinks and hors d’oeuvres at a reception to conclude the day.

Plus, those who attended and passed an exam earned one hour of CE credit for the 2023-24 real estate biennium.

See you next year!

Thank you to the hundreds of Wisconsin REALTORS® who came together to make a positive difference for Wisconsin real estate. Your support is greatly appreciated, and we’ll see you again next year on February 7, 2024, at the Monona Terrace and State Capitol for next year’s RGD!

Thank you to our event sponsors

  • Axley Attorneys
  • Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
  • Godfrey & Kahn S.C.
  • Platform Communications
  • Universal Home Protection
  • Walker Media Agency
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