Category Archives: Business Resources

Read all about it! NEW member benefit

Beginning in May, Inman Select will be a new feature of Virginia REALTORS® membership. Select connects you to the latest news, powerful insights, objective analysis, special reports, and the numbers behind the news. Your Select subscription includes: Inman Daily & Weekly Headlines Inman … Continue reading

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Legal Video: Website Accessibility

Virginia REALTORS® Associate General Counsel Erin Barton shares information on website accessibility and how the issue might affect your business. Do you have an employee designated to maintain your site’s accessibility? Have you trained your staff on website accessibility standards? Make … Continue reading

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VREB Update: Accepting Compensation

At a recent Real Estate Board meeting, the VREB expressed concerns about agents accepting compensation from someone other than their broker. Remember that the Real Estate Board regulations state that it is an improper brokerage commission to accept a commission, … 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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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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New Resources: Virginia REALTORS® Brand

We are unveiling a few new resources. There’s a new page on our site that contains brand guidelines and logos for you to use. Our name and our design represent modern efficiency and strength – the same assets that we … Continue reading

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FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium Cut – what’s the latest?

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has acted swiftly to encourage the reinstatement of the suspended FHA mortgage insurance premium cut. The reduction of 25 basis points had been set to take effect on January 27, but was suspended almost immediately … Continue reading

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Legal Video: Copyrights on Real Estate Photos

Who owns the rights to the images of a property that you list? The professional photographer… the homeowner… you? Virginia REALTORS® attorney Laura Farley discusses the limited licenses for images and the liability that may come if you are in the … Continue reading

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Legal Video: Text Messages as a Contract…?

Virginia REALTORS®’ Associate General Counsel Erin Barton discusses whether or not exchanging text messages can constitute contractual obligation. Find out what the precedents are and how relying on this communication might affect your business. Click the video to watch.

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Legal Video: Assistance Animals and Reasonable Accommodation Requests

Virginia REALTORS®’ Laura Farley offers clarification on the Virginia Real Estate Board (VREB) Guidance Document regarding reasonable accommodation requests for assistance animals. Click the video to watch.

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