Category Archives: The Buzz

Fair Housing Month begins on April 1!

April is right around the corner, and this year it marks the 49th anniversary of the 1968 landmark Fair Housing Act, which prohibits housing discrimination and draws attention both to the challenges that remain in housing and the progressive achievements … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Storyboard: Active Duty Military to REALTOR®

Switching careers can be quite the challenge, but one REALTOR® and member of the Hampton Roads REALTORS® Association chose to embrace the challenge. Helen Sutton retired from the military in 2015 and has been a part of the REALTOR® community … 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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