This month Joh and Laura sit down with Henrico Supervisor Courtney Lynch. The group covers Courtney's vision for Henrico in 2028, transportation, growth, and how local governments can become more agile.
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 [...]
In this episode of Selling Richmond, Joh is joined by Elizabeth Greenfield to talk with Chesterfield Supervisor Dorothy Jaeckle and Planning Commissioner Gibb Sloan. The group discusses comprehensive plans, transportation in the county, and revitalization.
To increase REALTOR® participation and influence in the political process, the Richmond Association of REALTORS® has launched a voter registration drive among our members. While you may be registered to vote, we would like you to consider taking one of the following actions: To verify your voter registration information, click here. If you know that you are not registered, and would like to register to vote, it has never been easier. Just click here to register. It’s that simple. The deadline to register is October 16, 2017. If you are registered to vote, congratulations. We would appreciate your help in keeping our files up to date [...]
The Richmond REALTORS® Political Action Committee endorsed three candidates in three different races this year. Eddie Whitlock earned RPAC’s endorsement in 72nd House of Delegates district. He exhibits a wealth of experience and ease in dealing with difficult industry specific topics. The RPAC Trustees appreciate his deep understanding and willingness to engage in discussions. To learn more about his candidacy, click here. In Henrico’s Brookland District, Courtney Lynch received RPAC’s endorsement. She embodies the spirit of Henrico’s motto: “Proud of our progress. Excited about our future.” It is apparent that Ms. Lynch seeks smart, innovative, and collaborative solutions to address the [...]
In this episode of Selling Richmond, Jo and Laura are joined by Richmond City Councilwoman Cynthia Newbille, and Carolyn Loftin, a Board Member of the Maggie Walker Community Land Trust (MWCLT). The group discusses the concept and mission of the MWCLT, its roll in Richmond's housing market, and what kind of community Richmond needs to be. Visit MaggieWalkerCLT.org for more information.
Five bills supported by the REALTOR® Political Action Committee at the General Assembly this year will become effective on July 1, 2017. House Bill 1623 deals with the transfer of security deposits. It allows the property manager to transfer a security deposit to the property owner by simply notifying the tenant. Previously, the property manager would have to obtain written consent from all parties. House Bill 2281 outlines a licensee’s responsibilities during the event of a foreclosure on the property they manage. The bill lets a tenant continue paying rent to the designated party and gives the property manager the ability [...]
This episode takes a timely break from our local focus to explore federal policy that affects Realtors and homebuyers with NAR's Senior Legislative Representative Ken Wingert.
Jo and Laura talk with Richmond City Council members Kim Gray and Kristen Larson about Richmond Public Schools, the budget, and the optimism and responsibility the newly elected City leaders face.
In this tight real estate market, many Realtors are farming neighborhoods and subdivisions seeking to identify new prospective clients. In the Richmond region, Goochland and Hanover Counties each have ordinances that prohibit door to door solicitations concerning real estate brokerage services, including leaving brochures or other materials behind. This activity falls under these counties no solicitation ordinances and is a prosecutable offense. At this time, other jurisdictions in the Richmond region do not prohibit door to door activity for real estate activities. Please be aware of these ordinances as you conduct your business and contact Jo Gehlbach at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any [...]