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WorKSmart: Scope of Realtor® License

The practice of real estate is limited to those that have obtained a license through the Virginia Real Estate Board. Generally, the practice of real estate involves a real estate licensee brokering a real estate transaction on behalf of a third-party seller and/or buyer / tenant for a fee.

WorkSmart: Unlicensed Assistant

The Virginia Real Estate Board (VREB) governs what is licensed vs. unlicensed activity. Assistants who do not have a real estate license hanging with the a supervising broker cannot perform "licensed activity."

VAR’s Blake Hegeman and Laura Farley discuss the dos and don’ts of unlicensed assistants including:

2015 VAR's Broker Day

Click here to learn more about Broker Day.

Event Date & Location

VAR's Brokers Day

May 6, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Boar's Head Inn
200 Ednam Drive
Charlottesville, VA, 22903

WorkSmart: Seller vs. Listing Agent Disclosure Obligations

Fredericksburg Broker Seminar

September 25, 2014 - 9:00am - 6:00pm
Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS®, Classroom 2nd Floor, 2050 Gordon Shelton Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

This Broker Seminar focuses on real estate management and safe company policies and procedures, while meeting the course requirements for license renewal in just one day.




9:00 -12:00
Broker Agency
Instructor: Zackary Williams
Credits: 3 hours Broker Management

1:00 – 3:00
Broker Technology
Instructor: Matthew Rathbun
Credits: 2 hours Broker Management

3:00 – 6:00
Broker Short Sale
Instructor: Kevin McGrath
Credits: 3 hours Broker Management

See attached flyer for registration details.  Registration is required.

New Laws for 2014

Relocation Day

August 6, 2014 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
The Boar’s Head Resort, 200 Ednam Drive, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Register by Mail/Fax

Registration Fee includes:  education sessions, continental breakfast, lunch and networking.  Online registration has now closed.  Onsite registration available.

$99.00                  Onsite

New tool for brokers

Here’s a great new resource for brokers to create their own office policy manual.
It’s VAR’s new Office Policy and Procedures Manual template.

It’s a detailed Word document created by VAR’s Risk Management Committee and the Virginia Manager’s Council, and it’s been vetted by VAR’s legal team.

VAR’s Office Policy Manual Template for Brokers

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DPOR experiencing delays

DPOR is experiencing significant delays in processing applications for new and transferring real estate agents.

Monthly applications have been up almost 50 percent this year compared to last, and DPOR simply doesn’t have the staff to handle the increase.

The good news is that DPOR has been approved to pay for overtime — including having staff come in on Saturdays — to catch up on some of the backlog. It’s also received the go-ahead to hire three more staff, and expects to be able to add a fourth as well.

That will make a tremendous difference, but the agency still has had to cut back on phone and e-mail service to focus on processing applications.