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Tuesday, December 9, 2014
CRS Installation & Luncheon
Tis the Season for giving! Please bring a nonperishable food item for the Central VA Food Bank for “Chapter with a Heart”. Most urgently needed food items are peanut butter; canned tuna, salmon, chicken or ham; canned fruits and vegetables; hot and cold cereals; pasta and rice.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Virginia Real Estate Board (VREB) governs what is licensed vs. unlicensed activity. Assistants who do not have a real estate license hanging with the a supervising broker cannot perform "licensed activity."

VAR’s Blake Hegeman and Laura Farley discuss the dos and don’ts of unlicensed assistants including:

Friday, October 10, 2014

Real estate safety has been thrust in the national spotlight and has prompted REALTOR® associations across the country to reach out to its members to remind them that their work can be dangerous and to take extra precautions in their jobs as they meet with strangers and show homes.

The Birmingham Association of REALTORS® first released its “10 Commandments of Agent Safety” in 1988 and has been using its list of strategies to teach its members how to be safe on the job ever since.


Friday, September 26, 2014

VAR Delegate Body Meeting
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monday, October 6, 2014
Hilton Oceanfront
Virginia Beach, VA

Mary Dykstra, Chairwoman

Delegate Body Agenda Packet

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Only a handful of organizations get quality time with their representatives. As the largest trade association in the state, we get unparalleled access to our elected officials. That means you. YOU have a chance to influence Virginia housing policy, in person. Join your colleagues from all over the commonwealth for REALTOR® Day on the Hill— part of Get Active 2015, VAR’s annual legislative and education conference.

And while you’re there…

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Congress has begun its “Lame Duck” session with a big list of unfinished business items. Number one on that list for REALTORS® is an extension of “The ” This bipartisan legislation would extend an expired provision that has helped millions of distressed American families by allowing tax relief for homeowners when lenders forgive some portion of the mortgage debt they owe.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

This week’s economic news was a repeat of the positive trends I’ve highlighted lately, so rather than repetitive reporting, I wanted to share a few insights.

I recently presented at the National Association of REALTORS® conference on the topic of millennials and home buying. Here’s my key takeaway:

I’m bullish about the housing market—in part, because I’m bullish about millennials.