VAR 2014 President Brad Boland was featured in this week’s “In the Spotlight” from the Washington Business Journal, which interviews business leaders from the D.C. metro area.
Here are a few of the things Brad shared — but click here to read the whole interview:
Save the date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Join your local Realtor® association — and hundreds of Realtors® from across Virginia — for the 2014 REALTOR® Day on the Hill. It’s your chance to meet face-to-face with legislators to make sure they help keep Virginia a great place for real estate.
To help promote its new Military Relocation Professional certification, NAR’s REALTOR® University is offering a discount on the one-day online core course. Instead of the usual $130, it’s only $97.50 through the end of December — a 25 percent discount. (You also need to complete two hour-long webinars and pay the application fee.)
Even better, through March 16, 2014, NAR is offering a $46 discount on that MRP application fee ($149 instead of $195).
Congratulations to Troy Brinkley of Impera Commercial and Land Company in Virginia Beach. Not only did Troy win the 2012 Platinum Commercial Sales & Leasing Achievement Award from the Hampton Roads REALTOR® Association, but NAR picked up on that. It added Troy to its list of National Commercial Award recipients, who were honored during the NAR Conference & Expo:
Get a terrific three-minute overview of the current Virginia housing market with the video edition of our quarterly Home Sales Report, hosted by VAR team member Director of Public Relations Stacey Ricks.
It’s a great way to see what’s happening in the state. (Brokers, it’s perfect for your next sales meeting.) And for all the details be sure to grab your free copy of the full Home Sales Report, too.
VAR is proud to announce its partnership with the Virginia Tech Program in Real Estate and the launch of a new student internship program for Virginia Tech students and Virginia REALTOR® brokerages. We are opening up the annual enrollment process now and invite brokers to sign up for this new and exciting opportunity to affect the future of the Virginia real estate industry.
Terrie Suit, VAR’s Chief Executive Officer, has been named to Governor-Elect Terry McAuliffe’s transition committee.
“The challenges we face require leaders who will put old battles aside and find common ground to move us forward together. I have no doubt that this transition committee will help me build an administration that is ready to hit the ground running on the issues that matter most to Virginia families.”
The NAR Board of Directors has voted unanimously to “turn the association’s headquarters into a world-class property that is intended to become the next destination building in the iconic Chicago skyline.” The vote allows “exploration” of the project, meaning the association can begin more detailed talks with its unnamed developer partner.
According to the association: