Category Archives: Local Associations

REALTORS® Have a Heart: Hampton Roads members assist hurricane victims

The Hampton Roads REALTORS® Association (HRRA) has given essential aid to neighbors in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. Through their REALTORS® Have a Heart Flood Relief effort, HRRA members have worked tirelessly to deliver care packages, going door to door … Continue reading

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Rural Housing is a Virginia priority

This week concluded the final forum of a five-part series around the state on rural housing. Yesterday’s event in Blackstone, Virginia, drew 50 stakeholders from the REALTOR® community, housing industry, non-profit organizations, and elected offices. Hosted by the Southside Virginia … 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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Housing stakeholders gather to unlock rural solutions

Written by Jenny Wortham, Director of Community Outreach Housing stakeholders, including REALTORS®, affordable housing advocates, lenders, and public officials, gathered last week in Martinsville and in Abingdon to share insight on rural housing challenges and opportunities. The events, hosted by … 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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NAR Chief Economist speaks to BTVAR and SWVAR

Last Thursday, the Bristol Tennessee/Virginia (BTVAR) and Southwest Virginia (SWVAR) Associations of REALTORS® hosted Dr. Lawrence Yun, chief economist with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), to present information on the local real estate market and discuss how national economic … Continue reading

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Election night showcases REALTOR® successes

Tuesday’s town and city elections across Virginia showcased some big wins by REALTOR® members who were running for local elected office. The Hampton Roads REALTORS® Association had two members who successfully ran for re-election.  In Norfolk, REALTOR® Angelia Williams Graves … Continue reading

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Greater Augusta holds annual tradeshow

By Heidi Cook, VAR Director of Political Operations  The Greater Augusta Association of REALTORS® held their annual tradeshow in Waynesboro on Wednesday, May 3rd. Over 100 REALTOR® members opened their “Passport to Success” as they perused more than 35 local, … Continue reading

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Action Alert: It’s Time to Vote

Yes Virginia, Election Day is upon us again. Often lost in the hype around high-profile elections, like this year’s presidential campaign, is the fact that numerous cities and towns throughout Virginia will hold contests for positions like mayor or council … Continue reading

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