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VRLTA Update Seminar with Chip Dicks

April 25, 2012 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
REALTORS® Association of Prince William

Do you know all the recent changes to the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act? If not,  this course is for you. Your instructor will be John G.

IMPORTANT: New law affecting property managers pulling credit reports

If you are a property manager who uses potential tenants’ credit reports as part of your rental process, you need to be aware of a significant change to the law.

This is straight from NAR’s September “Did You Know?”:


October 18, 2011 - 8:30am - October 19, 2011 - 4:30pm
The Centre 1 Centre Drive Bristol, TN 37620
The Centre
1 Centre Drive
Bristol, TN 37620

Important: VAR property management forms have been revised

Yes, you read that right: Nine of our property management forms — leases, addenda, disclosures, etc. — have been updated.

This is a major overhaul done in collaboration with the Northern Virginia and Richmond associations along with VAR’s Standard Forms Working Group to make these forms more user friendly, and to ensure accuracy.

If you do any work in property management you need to head to VAR’s Forms Center and get the new documents.

The forms affected are:

Virginia is setting the stage for a strong second half of 2011

Richmond, VA, July 21, 2011- Despite slower home sales during second quarter 2011, compared to second quarter of 2010, the housing market in Virginia may be ready to surge forward in the third and fourth quarters. Other good news is that we can see a clear increase in sales from first quarter 2011 to second quarter 2001. 

Broker Licensing

July 18, 2011 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm
August 8, 2011 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm
October 3, 2011 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm
October 24, 2011 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Williamsburg Area Association of REALTORS 5000 New Point Rd Ste 1101 Williamsburg, VA 23188 Office: 757.253.0028

Broker Licensing Modules

All modules run from 5 pm - 9 pm daily (no classes held on Sat or Sun)

July 18-25, 2011          Appraisal         

Aug 8-15, 2011            Real Estate Law      

Broker Management & Supervision Courses

August 1, 2011 - 8:30am - 12:30pm
August 1, 2011 - 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Williamsburg Area Association of REALTORS 5000 New Point Rd Ste 1101 Williamsburg, VA 23188 Office: 757.253.0028

Broker Management & Supervision Classes

4 hours or 8 hours - you pick. 

Instructor:  Mary Womack, Mary Womack Realty

New Laws have taken affect in Virginia

The 2011 Session of the General Assembly, like every other session, produced many changes in Virginia law. Most of these will take effect on July 1. VAR’s legislative team was able to secure many changes during this year’s General Assembly session that will have a profound effect on your real estate business.

BTVAR 8-hour CE course - Approved in TN & VA

June 7, 2011 - 8:30am - 4:30pm
The Centre One Centre Drive Bristol, TN 37620

Please click on link below for detailed information and registration.



BREAKING: Disclosure forms for MARS transactions now available

Negotiations between NAR and the Federal Trade Commission over the MARS Rule have not yet produced the desired exemptions for Real Estate Professionals.

The MARS Rule remains in effect. (See earlier article HERE) (excerpt below)

If you work with clients who are doing short sales, thinking about short sales, or who you believe should be thinking about short sales, the Federal Trade Commission might be interested in you. You might not realize you're engaging in what's considered mortgage-relief counseling -- when you cross the line from helping someone do a short sale to giving them advice about it.