Real Estate School Attendance Policy Update

2018-08-03T13:32:37-04:00August 3rd, 2018|

The RAR Real Estate School ensures that our members have the opportunity to submit feedback after every class. We appreciate your feedback and look for ways to improve your class experience. Recently, we have received numerous comments concerning members disrupting classes by arriving as much as 15 minutes past the class start time. In order to minimize class disruption, the RAR Board of Directors approved a change to the RAR Real Estate School education policies. Effective September 3, 2018, sign-in and admission for all RAR and CVR MLS classes will end five (5) minutes after the published class start time. We [...]

Town Hall with Attorney Michael Lafayette

2018-05-11T16:28:25-04:00April 12th, 2018|

CVR MLS legal counsel will review agency law and explain legislative updates affecting REALTORS® such as: New VREB requirements on real estate teams Changes regarding broker protection of escrow funds Requirements for home/condominium owner associations Other current topics of interest Credit: BCE: 2 hrs Broker Management CE: 1 hr Agency and 1 hr Real Estate Related PLE: 2 hrs Current Industry Trends Instructor: Attorney Michael Lafayette Cost: Free Broker Town Halls Monday, May 21 | 1PM - 3PM Thursday, May 31 | 1PM - 3PM Sales Agent Town Halls Monday, May 21 | 10AM - 12PM Thursday, May 31 | 10AM - 12PM Click on the links above [...]

Public Health Week: The Power of Home from Monday, April 2 through Friday, April 6

2018-04-02T13:03:48-04:00March 29th, 2018|

A home is more than just a place to live; it’s a haven where you feel a sense of belonging. To create a culture of health in Richmond where every person has a chance to thrive, we need sustainable, affordable, diverse and inclusive communities. Housing is one of the most efficient ways to improve health. Where we live and who we live alongside determines whether we have access to good jobs, reliable transportation, quality schools, grocery stores that offer fresh produce, and space for recreation and community. Richmond City Health District is on a mission to expose and address the root [...]

2018 RAR Leadership Development Academy

2017-09-29T16:32:14-04:00September 29th, 2017|

2018 RAR Leadership Development Academy  Now Accepting Applications 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 academy program runs from December 2017 through May 2018 and exposes a diverse group of participants to a variety of topics through seminars, events, and experiential learning sessions. While working with professional leadership coaches, participants will identify and develop their personal and professional leadership styles, and communications skills. The academy offers an overview of the significance of community and civic involvement, as well as insight into the Association and the [...]

Unauthorized Removal of Property Keys

2017-04-14T14:47:26-04:00April 14th, 2017|

Question: Who is responsible for the custody and delivery of property keys to the settlement agent? The short answer is the that Listing Agent is responsible for the custody and safe keeping of the keys to a listed property. This responsibility does not end until the listing terminates or the property is transferred to the new owner. There have been recent reports of buyer agents removing property keys from lockboxes without authorization from the listing agent. The unauthorized removal of keys from a lockbox even for the purpose of taking the keys to settlement is a violation of the NAR Code [...]

2017 Specialty Classes

2017-01-13T11:33:46-05:00January 13th, 2017|

Make plans for success in 2017 with specialty classes: MARK your calendars now - Most are offered once per year   Accredited Buyers Representative Designation (ABR)        Wednesday, February 22 & Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 9AM - 5PM Instructor:  Donna Procise This course will equip you with valuable tools that elevate your skills and knowledge in order to successfully represent today’s home buyers. What past students had to say: “I learned tricks of the trade and practical application.” “Instructor was very knowledgeable and fun!” “Course provided real scenarios that relate to our experiences.” RAR Member Pricing: $225 through 2/1/17,  $260 after [...]

Complete Your Broker License Classes in 2017

2017-01-06T15:58:09-05:00January 6th, 2017|

Complete Your Broker License Classes in 2017: These condensed courses are ideal for busy real estate professionals who are ready to complete the Virginia Real Estate Broker education requirements. Save time AND money through a combination of home study and classroom instruction. Each course provides 45 hours of pre-licensing credit. Broker Law Instructor: Donna Procise June 1st            9am-5pm June 5th           1pm-4:30pm June 7th               1pm-4:30pm June 8th            9am-12:30pm June 9th            9am-12:30pm Broker Property Management Instructor: Duke Dodson June 19th         9am-5pm June 21st          9am-12:30pm June 23rd         9am-12:30pm June 26th         9am-12:30pm June 28th         1pm-4:30pm Broker Appraisal Instructor: Pat Turner [...]

The TRID Effect: One Year Later

2016-11-14T16:53:34-05:00November 14th, 2016|

A little more than a year ago, the controversial TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule, or TRID, went into effect. According to a study done by The National Association of Realtors, the impact has been mixed. Take a look at the following infographic to learn more. In response to issues associated with TRID, the CFPB has issued proposed changes to help clarify and streamline the process. Visit for more information regarding these proposed changes. Click image for full infographic.  

Direct Mail: Return to Basics for a Boost to your Marketing Plan

2016-11-01T11:13:16-04:00November 1st, 2016|

The real estate industry is obsessed with digital marketing. Potential clients are bombarded by messages through social media and e-mail. Often overlooked, direct mail can be a reliable marketing method that uses time-tested practices to generate surprising results. It can be a fantastic way for Realtors® to reach audiences that include seniors, email users who apply filters, and people who appreciate getting real mail. A study done by the Direct Marketing Association found that the response rate for direct mail to an existing customer averages 3.4 percent, compared to 0.12 percent for email. Here are some tips to help Realtors® create [...]