The Eastern Shore Association of REALTORS® held a Christmas luncheon in which it installed a new board of directors and officers for 2014. NAR Political Representative Shannon Burke was guest speaker and Delegate Lynwood Lewis spoke briefly as well. VAR President-Elect Deborah A Baisden installed the new board.
The Virginia Association of REALTORS® is pleased to announce that the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR) has added a licensee’s firm affiliation back to its License Lookup website this week.
Previously, VAR had worked with DPOR to speed up the process by which REALTORS® could have their licenses transferred when going to work for a new broker.
One consequence of this was that DPOR had to remove the “Firm” field from its License Lookup website, because the agency was concerned that the information in that field may not be up to date during the transfer.
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.