Local Issues

2019 Local Elections

October 4, 2019

The 2019 local elections are underway and REALTORS® plan to play a significant role in this year's elections.

November 5th is Election Day for many local municipal races around the metro Atlanta area. Members of the Governmental Affairs Committee are currently evaluating candidates running for these offices. Candidates from cities like Roswell, Johns Creek, Brookhaven, Milton, College Park, Alpharetta, Smyrna and others are all vying to earn the coveted title of "REALTOR® Champion."

A panel of both commercial and residential REALTORS® sat through a series of candidate interviews with contenders running for Mayor and City Council. A recommendation of who the panel feels will best work with our members and protect private property rights will be sent to our ARPAC Board of Trustees for support. The association will notify our members on who was voted as being "REALTOR® Champions" for this year's elections.

Early and Advanced voting for the 2019 municipal elections are set to begin Tuesday, Oct. 15th and will remain open until Friday, November 1st. With some very highly anticipated elections on the horizon, we encourage all REALTORS to take advantage of Early Voting to avoid long lines and assure voting before time runs out. The deadline to register to vote or update your registration is Oct. 7th.

To learn where you can early vote, visit the Secretary of State’s office here and select your county for a list Early Voting locations.

About the 400N Market Brief

The 400 North Association of REALTORS® (400N) Market Brief is compiled by Georgia Multiple Listing Service (GAMLS). For more information on details of this month's report, please contact the Association at 770.845.4008.

*Each month, the numbers reported for the previous month are updated to reflect additional recordings.

About the 400 North Association of REALTORS®

The 400 North Association serves as a central source of information for our members and our main focus are real estate education, the promotion of professionalism in our industry and representing our REALTOR® members with legislative initiatives to create positive change for the real estate community. Throughout its history, the 400 North Association has exerted its influence in civic affairs in its capacity of representing a substantial segment of the business community across the Forsyth, Dawson and Lumpkin area. The Association has contributed to various charities over the years by hosting fundraisers.

About First Multiple Listing Service

First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS) is the premier data services provider for real estate professionals in Georgia. FMLS was founded in 1957 by a group of Brokers who wanted to share their listings and connect buyers and sellers.  Today FMLS is the largest MLS in Georgia & the 4th largest MLS in the United States, serving nearly 54,000 real estate Agents & Brokers.  For additional information or to start a discussion about how to partner with FMLS please contact join@fmls.com.

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