Category Archives: Legislative

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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Special Events at the 2017 Legislative Advocacy Conference

Mark your calendar for special onsite events at the upcoming Virginia REALTORS® Legislative Advocacy Conference. Don’t miss out on the premier opportunities for networking, education, and advocacy. Featured events include Tuesday night’s RPAC Awards & Reception, Wednesday’s REALTOR® Prayer Breakfast and … Continue reading

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Advocacy in Action: Virginia’s Legislative Session Kicks Off

The Virginia General Assembly convenes on January 11th to begin its annual session of developing and deliberating the laws that govern our state, including those that affect your business. This year, we’ll offer a special weekly summary to keep you … Continue reading

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Legislative Advocacy Conference: Registration Now Open

Join hundreds of REALTORS® in downtown Richmond for the Virginia Association of REALTORS® annual flagship advocacy event. The legislative conference is not only an education and awards summit, but the chance to engage Virginia lawmakers directly on issues that affect … Continue reading

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Prince William REALTORS® host Delegate Jackson Miller

-Written by Heidi Schlicher Cook, VAR Director of Political Operations  The REALTORS® Association of Prince William held a legislative breakfast for more 30 members on Tuesday, August 9th.  REALTOR® colleague and member of the Virginia House Delegates, Jackson Miller, was the … Continue reading

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VAR Public Policy Committee holds first meeting to consider 2017 legislation

On Wednesday, the Virginia Association of REALTORS® Public Policy Committee (PPC) held its first meeting in the member-driven process of developing VAR’s legislative package for the 2017 Virginia General Assembly Session. Local associations and individual REALTORS® submitted 46 proposals that … Continue reading

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Virginia REALTORS® Continue Local Advocacy Efforts

– Written by Heidi Schlicher Cook, VAR Director of Political Operations Virginia REALTORS® are continuing to build professional relationships with area legislators and advocate on behalf of the real estate industry.  Creating awareness and an opportunity for open dialogue is essential … Continue reading

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Deadline to submit ideas for 2017 legislation is June 15

Each year the VAR Public Policy Committee (PPC) embarks on the long process to review, discuss and recommend legislative priorities for the next Virginia General Assembly session. The process begins with ideas being submitted by local associations and individual REALTORS®. … Continue reading

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REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo kicks-off this week

The REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo is where NAR members and leaders take an active role in advancing the real estate industry, public policy, and the association. This week-long event each May in Washington, DC, allows members to attend … Continue reading

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