A Richmond-area real estate networking group that started as a targeted opportunity for younger real estate agents to jump start their professional networking has evolved into something much bigger. Rapport has metamorphosed into a broad cross-section of real estate professionals from all corners of the industry: commercial, residential, lending, legal, associations, rookies and veterans alike. In less than a year of existence, Rapport is establishing itself as Richmond’s real estate social scene. In fact, it is not uncommon for Rapport to pull over 100 attendees for their parties, helping the Richmond area real estate community to come together. Their next event is being held tomorrow, Thursday, March 20 at 4:30 p.m. Visit Rapport’s website for details.

VAR staff and Rapport volunteers are discussing how VAR, with its statewide reach and Rapport, with its ability to quickly ramp up a critical mass of interested locations and attendees, might be able to replicate this success in other parts of the state. If you or your local association is interested in learning more, please leave a comment here or contact Ben Martin at (804) 264-5033.