Your local, state and national associations (RAR, VR, NAR) are all at work for you year-round.

Dues breakdown: RAR $170, VR $155, NAR $185

The federal budget act of 1993 and tax act of 2018 eliminated tax deductions for portions of dues used for lobbying activities. The estimated portions allocated by the Richmond-, Virginia- and National REALTOR® Associations for lobbying on behalf of real estate interests are listed below. These figures should be communicated to your tax consultant.

2019 estimated non-deductible portions of dues:

RAR: 7.7% or $13.09, VR: 11.2% or $17.36, NAR: 38% or $57.00

Note that the NAR Consumer Advertising Campaign special assessment of $35 is considered a deductible expense.

Professional Development

  • 218 classes totaling 660 credit hours
  • 12 designation and certification classes
  • 180 hours of pre-broker education with the Broker Fast Track program
  • 40 free MLS classes
  • 2019 Leadership Development Academy
  • Free quarterly Fair Housing classes
  • Mardi Gras Week & Red Carpet Week
  • Special offering of the RVA Tourism Ambassador Class & Bus Tour

Communications

  • Expanded Free RAR Stock Library with over 2000 assets for members to download and use in their marketing materials
  • Offered three RAR resource workshops w/ focus on video production
  • Launch training videos/tutorials on how to use RAR free resource library and how to use Adobe Spark for video creation
  • Published annual Listed Magazine

Advocacy

  • Added unlicensed real estate activity to the Virginia Consumer Protection Act
  • Helped pass six bills aimed at lowering Virginia’s eviction rate
  • Assisted in crafting Richmond & Henrico’s Short Term Rental Ordinances
  • Participated in planning for the future of the Jefferson Davis Corridor in Chesterfield

Events

  • Outstanding Production Awards Reception
  • RE TRENDS
  • Installation Ceremony and Annual Awards Reception
  • 2 convenient REALTOR® headshot days

Community Development

  • RAR raised funds for a Regional Housing Framework, Director of Implementation for the Partnership for Housing Affordability
  • RAR staff have spent a total of 109.5 volunteer hours (YTD), giving back to nonprofits within our communities
  • Through our donor-directed fund at The Community Foundation, we’ve been able to allocate $70,000 to nine local educational nonprofits
  • RAR supported a list of seven housing-related charities; Better Housing Coalition, Project: HOMES, The Sophie House, Housing Virginia, Richmond Metro Habitat for Humanity, Virginia Supportive Housing, and Homeward