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:
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.
WAAR Convention & Expo 2011
"You've Got to Be in It to Win It!" - Theme 'Casino Fun'
The Basics of Using LinkedIn for Real Estate
Over 85,000,000 professionals use LinkedIn to exchange information, ideas, opportunities and network. Advertise your properties, join groups to increase your knowledge and share ideas, meet new connections and more. But where do you begin???
Getting Found Online....Where are You Hiding???
Why don't search engines like you? Over 80% of home buyers are going to the internet to look for a home before contacting a REALTOR or a Lender. Learn how to drive homebuyers and sellers to your web page and brand you as an expert and solidify your image.
Sponsored by Atlantic Bay Mortgage
Use Facebook to Build your Business...
Facebook has over 250,000,000 users and over 45,000,000 updates per day! Create a successful marketing page, reach potential clients, write creative ads to target markets, and much more with Facebook!
11:45 am - lunch sponsored by Atlantic Bay Mortgage; register early to reserve your lunch.
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.
Please click on link below for detailed information and registration.
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.
April 29, 2011 – Virginia residential home sales in the first quarter of 2011 have followed the general trend of the last several years with year-to-date sales 0.3% above last year. January and February home sales in 2011 exceed the same month the prior year (by 2.5 % and 3.5%) according to the Virginia Association of REALTORS®’ Home Sales Report.
For the complete Virginia Quarterly Home Sales Report for First Quarter 2011, please CLICK HERE.