Over 200 Realtors descended on Charlottesville this week for the tenth anniversary of the Property Management Coalition Conference. The Charlottesville Daily Progress stopped in and chatted with members on Wednesday. Check it out:
The Lynchburg News & Advance quoted data from VAR’s quarterly Home Sales Report in its October 22 article, “Va. home sales soar; Lynchburg-Blacksburg-Roanoke leads pack“:
VAR 2014 President Bradley J. Boland visited the Virginia Peninsula Association of REALTORS® for their Legislative & RPAC Appreciation event. The evening was hosted by VPAR members Sandra Hood, 2014 Public Policy Chair, and Peggy Todd, 2014 RPAC Fundraising Chair. Take a look at the great photo below:
VAR Chief Executive Officer Terrie Suit and 2013 president Mary Dykstra attended the ribbon-cutting at the Southwest Virginia Association of REALTORS®’ new office building in Abingdon.
The new location will allow the Southwest Virginia Association of REALTORS® to better serve its members and the community with a larger classroom for REALTOR® education, a REALTOR® support store, and three new meeting spaces that can be used by members and the community.
“We are very excited to own our own home,” said Lisia Amburn, Chief Executive Officer for the association.
If you know a REALTOR® who’s under 30 years old — someone you think is a “rising star” in the business — REALTOR® magazine would like to know about it. NAR’s magazine is now seeking applications for its annual “30 Under 30″ contest.
What are judges looking for? REALTOR® magazine says
VAR Chief Executive Officer Terrie Suit visited the Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® on October 21. Check out the picture from her visit:
The Virginia housing market maintained year-over-year improvements in the third quarter: sales were up 11%, prices increased 2.4%, and volume increased 19%. In general, year-over-year numbers indicate that the market is continuing to recover with increased sales, increased value, and stable prices.
Nonetheless, sales decreased in September. The graph below shows that the decrease in sales from August 2013 through September 2013 (20.4%) was similar to the decline Virginia experienced last year, 20.08% from the end of August 2012 to the end of September 2012.
Inside Business, the Hampton Roads Business Journal, hosted a “get-to-know-you” Q&A with VAR’s new CEO, Terrie Suit. Check it out.
VAR 2014 President Bradley J. Boland headed for Winchester for a visit with the Blue Ridge Association of REALTORS® at its annual meeting on October 17. Here’s a photo: