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Residential Standard Agency At CAAR

October 17, 2013 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS 550 Hillsdale Drive Charlottesville, VA 22901

Time is running out for you to complete the required Residential Agency Course.  Join us at CAAR!  Contact Susan Barnette, Professional Development Director at 434-817-2397 for more information.  Email registration form to

PL Boot Camp

October 14, 2013 (All day) - October 17, 2013 (All day)
Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS 550 Hillsdale Drive Charlottesville, VA 22901

Do you need to complete your Post License CE by December 31, 2013?  Then you need to join us at the Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS for our "PL Boot Camp"!

Contact Susan Barnette, Professional Development Director at 434-817-2397 or for more information.

Mack Strickland named to Appraiser Board

imageA quick congrats is in order to long-time VAR member Mack Strickland of Chester — president of Strickland Appraisal Services — who was named by Governor Bob McDonnell to the Real Estate Appraiser Board.

The Dodd-Frank Act and Virginia H.B. 210

September 5, 2013 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Richmond Association of REALTORS®, 8975 Three Chopt Rd, Richmond, VA 23229

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and H.B. 210 have significant implications for the real estate industry, the full effect of which will not be felt until July 1, 2014. In this informative seminar, appraiser Pat Turner, will explain the implications for lenders, real estate agents and appraisers and the overall impact of new appraisals rules, mortgage lender oversight and the creation of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.

Featured Speaker

P.E. “Pat” Turner, Jr., SRPA, SRA - Pat has been actively appraising real estate in the Richmond area for 41 years. He holds the SRPA and SRA designations of the Appraisal Institute. Pat is a dynamic speaker and expert on Dodd-Frank and H.B. 210.

Senior Real Estate Specialist Designation Course

October 30, 2013 - 9:00am - October 31, 2013 - 5:00pm
Richmond Association of REALTORS®, 8975 Three Chopt Road, Richmond, VA 23229

Instructor: Cathy Saunders,ABR®, GRI®, SRES®

Adults aged 50+ represent more than 20% of the U.S.population. For senior adults, the homes that they live in are their largest asset and account for much of their net worth. When you attend the 2-Day Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®) Designation course, you will:

The New Negotiating Edge

October 10, 2013 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS, 7101 Carl D. Silver Pkwy., Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Getting Past NO!
If you are increasingly being confronted with seller and buyer objections … and would like to be much more MASTERFUL in handling them, this session was designed specifically for you! You will learn not only the most recent and innovative 4 STEP FORMAT for handling ANY OBJECTION but also specifically what to say … and when and how to say it … to effectively overcome the most common objections of … price … commission … and “low-ball” offers.

CRS Member Rate: $75

NAR Employer Assisted Housing Course

June 14, 2013 - 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Virginia Peninsula Association of REALTORS 1001 North Campus Parkway Hampton, VA 23666 757-599-5222

Much of our workforce including the people who provide vital services to a community often cannot afford to live in the communities where they work. Employer-assisted housing (EAH) is a benefit that enables employees to purchase homes or secure affordable rental housing located near the workplace or transit. In NAR’s Employer-Assisted Housing class, students will learn how to work in a team to discuss employer-assisted housing with local employers.

NAR Expanding Housing Opportunites Course

June 14, 2013 - 8:30am - 12:30pm
Virginia Peninsula Assocation of REALTORS 1001 North Campus Parkway Hampton, VA 23666 757-599-5222

This course, instructed by Christine Singhass is designed to increase participants’ understanding of how affordability bolsters the housing market, engages clients, and builds business as well as the community.

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Accessible Tech: What and where to disclose online

This appeared in the April/May issue of Commonwealth magazine.

With more and more electronic communication being done in public — the “social” part of social media — you’ll find that you can never really remove your Realtor hat. That means you need to be extra careful when you’re writing an e-mail, crafting a blog post, or replying to a tweet.

And I don’t just mean “always be professional.” I mean that there are disclosure rules from both the Virginia Real Estate Board and the Realtor Code of Ethics that apply online whenever you engage in “advertising.”

And believe me, the definition of “advertising” is pretty broad.