Fairfield Delegation Meets with Area Realtors at State Capitol

May 1, 2015

Article as it appeared in the Fairfield Sun

State Senator Tony Hwang (R-28), State Reps. Brenda Kupchick (R-132), Laura Devlin (R-134) and Cristin McCarthy Vahey (D-133) met with local Fairfield County realtors during their annual CT REALTORS® Day at the State Capitol. On Realtor Day, realtors from all over the state come together to meet with State Senators and Representatives to share their views and opinions on the issues that affect their business.

Members of CT REALTORS® who spoke with both Hwang and Kupchick expressed deep concern that the current economic climate in Connecticut, and in particular, high taxes, is forcing people to sell their homes and leave this state, taking with them, their tax dollars and discretionary income which contributes to and invests in our state’s economy.

“As one of the 15 Realtors in the Connecticut General Assembly, I fully appreciate and share the concerns that my fellow real estate professionals expressed today,” Sen. Hwang said. “The real estate market serves as a barometer of our overall economic health, and it’s with that knowledge and belief that I work diligently to support legislation which will strengthen our state and, in turn, our profession.”

“I appreciate and fully understand the concerns which were shared by the group today and I echo those same concerns about the direction our state is headed in. I encourage the realtors to reach out to their lawmakers on any proposed bills that they believe will be helpful or harmful to their industry at any time, not just on advocacy days at the State Capitol,” said Rep. Kupchick.

Rep. Devlin said, “I believe that the State’s job market and economy are directly dependent on the health of our housing market, I am always eager and open to listening to the concerns of our state realtors.”

“Our realtors are the ambassadors for our communities. The work they do is an integral part of every local economy in the state. I look forward to ongoing conversations with our Fairfield Realtors about how we can strengthen and create sustainable communities,” said Rep. McCarthy Vahey.

CT REALTORS® was organized in 1920 to protect the rights of property ownership and elevate the standards of real estate practice. Their public advocacy includes working with state and federal lawmakers to protect the rights of real estate owners, and improving the business climate for their more than 15,600 members statewide.