NAR Triennial Ethics Requirement

2021-12-06T09:19:35-05:00September 1st, 2021|

All members of the National Association of REALTORS® are required to complete at least 2.5 hours of an approved Code of Ethics training within a three-year cycle. The current three-year cycle began January 1, 2019. This REALTOR® membership requirement must be satisfied by December 31, 2021. The purpose of this ongoing training is to enhance professionalism and competency, heighten awareness of the key tenets of the Code of Ethics and to encourage REALTORS® to view the Code as a living, viable guide in their dealings with clients, customers, and the public. Check my Code of Ethics Status To [...]

Apply for the Circle of Excellence

2021-11-05T08:51:51-04:00August 31st, 2021|

The Richmond Association of REALTORS® is now accepting applications for the 2021 Circle of Excellence. This program recognizes REALTORS® who are committed to professional development, leadership and community engagement. Click here to apply for the Circle of Excellence Members who apply and qualify for the Circle of Excellence will be able to take advantage of a wide array of benefits including a free headshot, promotion on social media and in the RAR lobby, an electronic badge for online display, and recognition at RAR events. Realtors can advance not only their proficiency but their marketability through the Circle of Excellence. Honorees will [...]

Source of Income in the Virginia Fair Housing Act

2020-06-24T15:01:20-04:00June 19th, 2020|

In this podcast, Government Affairs Manager Joh Gehlbach sits down with Alex Guzmán, the Director of Fair Housing at Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia, to discuss source of income. On July 1, 2020, source of income becomes a protected class in the Virginia Fair Housing Act. Learn more about this new law and how it expands housing opportunities. This podcast is sponsored by Virginia Credit Union.

eLearning: The CVR MLS Purchase Agreement

2020-06-19T11:17:36-04:00April 16th, 2020|

In this eLearning, Attorney Michael Lafayette reviews the most commonly misunderstood terms and provisions in the Purchase Agreement. This online offering is available as a self-paced course or as a full-length video. This eLearning is offered as a free member benefit. This online course does not provide CE or PLE credit. A certificate will not be provided at the end of this course. An additional video covering the As-Is Addendum is also available. This online course contains many videos. Make sure your volume is turned up or that you have headphones available. This course can be [...]

Free Webinar Series with Leigh Brown for REALTORS®

2020-05-01T09:16:07-04:00April 9th, 2020|

Leigh Brown will be teaching strategies for thriving during this unprecedented time. Her three-part series occurs each Wednesday at noon for the remainder of April. Please register for these webinars with the email on file with RAR. To update your email address follow these steps: Click the Member Account icon on your Clareity dashboard Click Update Personal Information on the left side menu Change your email address  #BeTheREALTOR Wednesday, April 15 | 12:00 PM Leigh shares the winning strategies of molding your marketing plan in a virtual, online setting. Learn how to share your new message effectively – learn how to [...]

NAR Biennial Ethics Requirement

2019-12-11T10:59:16-05:00December 11th, 2019|

Broker Conversations At its November 2019 meeting, the NAR’s Board of Directors approved a change to the NAR Code of Ethics training requirement. Since 2001, Realtors have been required to take the Code of Ethics training to retain their membership. NAR has amended the requirement from every two years to every three years to give members more time to fit it into their continuing education schedule and to provide local associations adequate time between cycles to administer the program. The current requirement deadline has been extended from December 31, 2020 to December 31, 2021. The next cycle will begin on January [...]

Agent & Firm Online Advertising

2019-11-01T11:22:54-04:00November 1st, 2019|

Firm Advertising A real estate firm's online advertising must include the licensed name of the firm, the city, and state where the firm's main office is located, and the jurisdiction(s) in which the firm is licensed. Agent Advertising When individual agents or associate brokers advertise their services or listed properties online, such advertisements must include the agent's licensed name, the name of the firm, the city and state of the office where their license in assigned and the jurisdiction(s) where the agent holds a license. The firm's licensed name must be displayed on all advertising. Advertising of real estate services or [...]

Town Hall with Attorney Michael Lafayette

2019-09-16T09:50:10-04:00July 26th, 2019|

The CVR MLS Board of Directors recently approved three new CVR MLS transaction forms and revisions to the Residential and Unimproved Land Purchase Agreements, Buyer Brokerage Agreements and the Repair & First Right of Refusal Addendums. In these town hall meetings, CVR MLS Legal Counsel Michael Lafayette will review & explain the revisions and introduce the new forms. These meetings will also include a discussion of the 2019 legislative changes that impact real estate licensees and transactions. New and revised forms will be available in Instanet in October 2019. Town Hall meetings offer credit and are provided as a free member [...]

NAR Biennial Ethics

2018-11-15T11:33:21-05:00October 1st, 2018|

Time is running out to prevent suspension of your REALTOR® membership in 2019.  The NAR Biennial Ethics requirement must be met by December 31, 2018 in order to avoid membership suspension and possible MLS service interruption. Failure to satisfy this requirement shall be considered a violation of a membership duty. Since time is limited, we recommend satisfying this requirement through one of the options below: Submit evidence of an approved course completion to Certificates of completion should explicitly state that the course satisfied the NAR Code of Ethics requirement. RAR will be unable to further verify the curriculum of other education providers. Take the free online course through NAR. This [...]

2019 Leadership Development Academy

2018-10-03T11:41:30-04:00September 21st, 2018|

  Click here to apply! The Leadership Development Academy is a six month program designed to develop visionary, service oriented REALTOR® members for professional, civic and community leadership roles. The program, which runs from December of 2018 through May of 2019, exposes a diverse group of participants to a variety of topics through seminars, events and experiential learning sessions. Working with professional leadership coaches, participants identify and develop their personal and professional leadership styles and communications skills. The program offers an overview of the significance of community and civic involvement as well as insight into the REALTOR® organization and the role [...]