Category Archives: The Buzz

Coming soon… Spring Broker Day

The next Virginia REALTORS® event is fast approaching! Don’t miss the opportunity to enhance your business practices with education from industry leader Leigh Brown and market analysis from NAR’s Ken Fears. Early registration lasts through February 28, and there is a … Continue reading

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Storyboard: Event First-Timer

What entices a member who’s never joined a Virginia REALTORS® event to attend for the first time? Nikki Bernius, member of the Lynchburg Association, shares some insight about her ‘first-timer’ visit to the 2017 Legislative Advocacy Conference. Joining hundreds of … Continue reading

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National Recognition for RPAC Hall of Fame

Two of Virginia’s distinguished REALTOR® leaders have been officially welcomed into an elite National Association of REALTORS® RPAC group. Trish Szego, 2012 President of the Virginia REALTORS®, and Bill White, 2016 President, were accepted last week as official members of the … Continue reading

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Announcing the Virginia Leadership Academy Class of 2017

The Virginia REALTORS® are pleased to recognize the members that have been accepted into the 2017 Virginia Leadership Academy (VLA). Classmates were introduced at the conclusion of last week’s Legislative Advocacy Conference. The Virginia Leadership Academy is conducted once every two … 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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Advocacy in Action

Hundreds of REALTORS® are in downtown Richmond this week to represent our industry’s business interests and the importance of homeownership and property rights. Bringing our message directly to Virginia’s lawmakers is important not just during the General Assembly session at … Continue reading

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Seeking Good Neighbors

REALTOR® Magazine is seeking nominations for the Good Neighbor Awards. Are you or someone you know doing great work serving the community? Share the story with the National Association of REALTORS®. REALTOR® Magazine has two programs that recognize and nurture REALTORS® who … 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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Storyboard: Buyer gone AWOL

Have you ever had a buyer who was nowhere to be found?  This week’s story is an anonymous share, but an experience that can frustrate many REALTORS®. You have worked hard with a client, completed the entire home buyer process, … Continue reading

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