File this under "got your back": Check out who’s spending the most money lobbying on Capitol Hill, courtesy of OpenSecrets.org:
That’s $8.5 million so far this year. In 2012, NAR spent a total of $41.5 million (and was also the number-two lobbying organization behind the US Chamber).
Interesting to note that when you look at spending by industry, real estate falls down the list:
So if NAR has spent a mere (!) $8.5 million, where is the other $9 million-plus coming from? Here’s a partial list: