Papa John’s REALTOR® Program

2021-06-07T12:30:39-04:00January 1st, 2021|

Did you know that Papa John's Central VA has discounts and ad space available for REALTORS? Papa Johns offers discounts for new home owners, box top advertising, discounted pricing for Realtors, free pizza opportunities, and yearly discounts for clients. Enjoy large and extra-large pizzas at with promo code "RAR30" (Expires 12/31/21). Participating Stores: Robious (804) 330-9000 10054 Robious Rd. Richmond VA Brook (804) 262-4500 9853 Brook Road Ste 101 Glen Allen VA V.C.U. (804) 354-6262 1200 W. Main St. Richmond VA Ivymont (804) 897-8000 14209 Midlothian Turnpike Midlothian VA Patterson (804) 741-7000 8903 Patterson Ave. Richmond VA Forest Hill (804) 323-8100 [...]

NAR Professional Standards Committee Recommendations

2020-11-13T17:19:44-05:00November 13th, 2020|

NAR’s Board of Directors today strengthened REALTORS®’ commitment to upholding fair housing ideals, approving a series of recommendations from NAR’s Professional Standards Committee that extend the application of Article 10 of the Code of Ethics to discriminatory speech and conduct outside of members’ real estate practices. Article 10 prohibits REALTORS® from discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity in the provision of professional services and in employment practices. The Board approved a new Standard of Practice under the Article, 10-5, that states, “REALTORS® must not use harassing speech, hate speech, [...]

Listing Leader Webinar Series

2021-01-21T09:26:52-05:00November 13th, 2020|

Listing Leader Webinar Series January 21, 26 & 28 | 1PM - 2:30PM No credit Instructor: Matthew Rathbun, ABR®, CIPS, CRB, CRS, ePRO®, GREEN, GRI®, MRP, SRS RAR Member Cost: $99 for the full series; $40 per individual webinar Non-Member Cost: $110 for the full series; $45 per individual webinar The 2021 real estate market presents several unique challenges such as record low listing inventory, a global pandemic and economic uncertainty. Learning how to focus, identify and create new listing opportunities is more important than ever. Join Matthew Rathbun for a three-part webinar series designed specifically for today’s challenging marketplace. You [...]

Board of Directors Voting

2020-11-11T15:55:27-05:00November 10th, 2020|

Enter your Member Account username and password to vote. ONLINE VOTING | Wednesday, November 11 beginning at 4PM until Friday, November 13, ending at 4PM. WALK-IN VOTING | Thursday, November 12 & Friday, November 13 from 8:30AM – 5PM at RAR. To read each candidates' "Why I Wish to Serve" Essays, click on their headshot below. You can vote for up to four people.  The top three candidates with the most number of votes will fill three-year terms.  The candidate with the fourth number of votes will fill a one-year term.   Rhonda Howlett Carroll Jenni [...]

COVID-19 Updates Revised 12/9/20

2020-12-09T16:46:32-05:00April 17th, 2020|

NOTE: On December 9, 2020, the deadline was extended for housing providers to apply for funds from the Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program to help their tenants who have been financially impacted by COVID-19. The new application deadline is December 30, 2020. This deadline was changed following the recording of this video. HB 5064, which amends the VRLTA and is effective immediately through June 30, 2021, requires any landlord who owns four or less dwelling units to give the tenant a 14-day notice instead of a 5-day notice for nonpayment of rent. For landlords who own five or [...]

Chesterfield County Tax Benefits for Improving Older Homes

2019-10-30T11:30:19-04:00October 30th, 2019|

Chesterfield County actively encourages investment in aging neighborhoods and offers an incentive program to homeowners who improve the value of homes that are at least 25 years old (built-in 1994 or earlier). Homeowners anywhere in the county who improve the assessed value of their home by at least 10% may realize a property tax exemption based on the assessed value of the improvement. This program applies to rehabilitation, renovation, or replacement of older structures. The benefit lasts 15 years and runs with the property. Rehabilitation tax exemptions are also available for commercial and industrial buildings, as well as for apartments and [...]

Using Unlicensed Assistants

2019-10-11T12:06:09-04:00October 11th, 2019|

Broker Conversations: Using Unlicensed Assistants Many real estate firms and agents utilize the services of unlicensed real estate assistants. It is important to understand what unlicensed individuals can and cannot do when it comes to real estate transactions. Among the permitted activities stated in the Virginia Real Estate Board Regulations are: Performing general clerical duties, including answering the phones, responding to email, and providing information shown on an MLS listing Entry of MLS listing data and changes to listing data (if the assistant has his/her own authorized MLS assistant access) Loan application and commitment follow up after a contract has been [...]

CVR MLS Forms Update | October 1, 2019

2019-10-01T09:11:01-04:00October 1st, 2019|

As of October 1, 2019, new CVR MLS transaction forms are available in Instanet. In addition to four new forms, several other existing forms were updated.  Please see our Standard Forms Revision Guide for a complete overview of the forms changes. These forms are effective on October 1, 2019 and should be used in transactions moving forward. Agents are not required to update or revise existing signed forms. View the Standard Forms Revision Guide Forms that are new or have been revised include: 1. Residential Purchase Agreement - Revised 2. Purchase Agreement for Unimproved Property – Revised 3. Addendum for Repairs [...]

2020 Leadership Development Academy

2019-10-28T09:02:10-04:00September 30th, 2019|

Applications are open for the 2020 Leadership Development Academy - apply now!  The Leadership Development Academy (LDA) 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 2019 through May of 2020, 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 [...]

2020 Membership Highlights

2020-10-01T12:08:56-04:00September 30th, 2019|

Your local, state and national associations (RAR, VR, NAR) are all at work for you year-round. Dues breakdown: RAR $170, VR $175, 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. 2021 estimated non-deductible portions of dues: RAR: 7.7% or $13.09, VR: 11% or $19.25, NAR: 38% or $57.00 Note that the NAR Consumer [...]