A quick congrats is in order to long-time VAR member Mack Strickland of Chester — president of Strickland Appraisal Services — who was named by Governor Bob McDonnell to the Real Estate Appraiser Board.
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and H.B. 210 have significant implications for the real estate industry, the full effect of which will not be felt until July 1, 2014. In this informative seminar, appraiser Pat Turner, will explain the implications for lenders, real estate agents and appraisers and the overall impact of new appraisals rules, mortgage lender oversight and the creation of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
P.E. “Pat” Turner, Jr., SRPA, SRA - Pat has been actively appraising real estate in the Richmond area for 41 years. He holds the SRPA and SRA designations of the Appraisal Institute. Pat is a dynamic speaker and expert on Dodd-Frank and H.B. 210.
This course has been cancelled.
7-Hour National USPAP Update Course ( Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice)
In early March 2013, the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR) issued clarification about its real estate licensee transfer policy that created concern about when a transferring licensee is able to practice at his new firm. In response, VAR has been consistently working with DPOR staff and Virginia Real Estate Board members on a solution that will allow licensees to transfer seamlessly to a new firm.
This appeared in the April/May issue of Commonwealth magazine.
With more and more electronic communication being done in public — the “social” part of social media — you’ll find that you can never really remove your Realtor hat. That means you need to be extra careful when you’re writing an e-mail, crafting a blog post, or replying to a tweet.
And I don’t just mean “always be professional.” I mean that there are disclosure rules from both the Virginia Real Estate Board and the Realtor Code of Ethics that apply online whenever you engage in “advertising.”
And believe me, the definition of “advertising” is pretty broad.