Author Archives: Jenny Wortham, Senior Vice President of Communications and Public Relations

Ready to teach? The Extraordinary Educator Series is coming soon!

From the idea to the delivery, turning a topic into a course that is compelling, memorable and engaging isn’t easy!  Through this special offering, you’ll learn what makes a good training course, how to decide just what to cover, how … Continue reading

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February Home Sales Reflect Limited Inventory and High Buyer Demand

Residential real estate sales continue to indicate a year of market strength. Though year-over-year transactions remained static, the spike in price and accompanying decline in average days on the market point to high demand and restricted inventory. Year-over-year, the number … Continue reading

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Legal Video: Advertising Listings Online

Are you compliant with the way your listings appear online? Virginia REALTORS® attorney Laura Farley offers up-to-date information on the rules regarding internet advertising. Click the video to watch.

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Buffini! 5 Reasons to Attend Brian Buffini’s Success Tour in Richmond

Get the tips, strategies and inspiration to make 2017 your best year ever! Brian Buffini’s Success Tour 2017 will be pulling into Richmond, Virginia, on March 29 and 30 with special guests Joe Niego, bestselling author Andy Andrews and communication … Continue reading

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Storyboard: The Year of Ramen Noodles

Finding opportunities to gain knowledge, learning the local neighborhoods, and practicing patience are all things REALTOR® Ritchie Vaughn, a member of the Harrisonburg/Rockingham Association of REALTORS®, managed to tackle during her first year in the business. Ritchie likes to refer to … Continue reading

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Homes for Our Troops: Third Year of Partnership, Lifetime of Impact

Virginia REALTORS® are noted for leadership in communities and causes. The knowledge and generosity of REALTORS® makes a significant difference in the lives of our neighbors, the quality of our surroundings, and access to the American Dream. We are proud to … Continue reading

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Need to Know: CFPB Consent Orders

On January 31, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it entered into consent orders with a mortgage lender, mortgage servicer and two real estate brokers for violations of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). As part of … Continue reading

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Advocacy in Action – General Assembly Adjourns

Over the weekend, the Virginia General Assembly adjourned “sine die,” wrapping up the bulk of its work for the 2017 Session. Each piece of legislation that passed both the House of Delegates and state Senate has or will be communicated to the … Continue reading

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In the News: REALTOR® Leadership

REALTOR® leaders have landed in the news for high profile recognition this week. Dennis Cronk, a past president of the National Association of REALTORS® and the Virginia REALTORS®, was listed among the “Most Influential Virginians of 2017” by Virginia Business … Continue reading

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Virginia’s 2017 Housing Market Starts with a Strong January

Virginia’s 2017 residential real estate market is off to a strong start. January performance showed notable year-over-year improvement. Pace, or the total number of transactions, rose from January 2016 by 6.5 percent (from 5,946 transactions to 6,335). Likewise, January volume … Continue reading

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