Shred it, Share it December 4

2020-12-08T12:54:54-05:00October 12th, 2020|

Shred it, Share it   |   Friday, December 4   |   10AM - 1PM Please bring a donation of non-perishables or $20 to help make food baskets for hundreds of Richmond families in need this holiday season. You'll see the setup in the RAR parking lot between 10AM and 1PM on Friday, December 4. No appointment needed. Bring paper/files you wish to shred:  There is no limit Paper clips and staples are allowed Binder clips, spiral bound books (wire or plastic) and plastic covers are NOT allowed in the shredder Electronics we CAN accept: Laptops and power adapters Desktop/tower computers File servers and networking equipment Flat [...]

2020 General Assembly Report

2020-06-19T10:22:12-04:00June 18th, 2020|

Over 3000 bills were introduced during the 2020 Virginia General Assembly Session. The Richmond Association of REALTORS® Government Affairs team, along with our local and state counterparts, reviewed every bill that would impact real estate. Below you will find a brief summary of each successful piece of legislation that could affect your business. If you would like to review the legislation in depth, each bill number links to the full text as it is enacted into law. All bills are effective July 1, 2020 unless otherwise noted. For more information on these or other legislative items, contact Joh Gehlbach at jgehlbach@rarealtors.com. [...]

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 Wins Major Provisions for REALTORS®

2020-03-30T10:35:57-04:00March 26th, 2020|

Last week, the United States Congress passed a $2 trillion COVID-19 economic relief package with overwhelming bipartisan support. President Trump signed it into law. The measure includes $350 billion for the Small Business Administration 7(a) loan program.  Under the terms, eligible businesses (500 employees or fewer) can get up to $10 million toward mortgage interest, rents, utilities, and payroll costs. A portion of these loans will be forgivable. “We worked with the drafters of this legislation to ensure that independent contractors and those living on a commission-based income will be eligible for the loans as well as the forgiveness provision,” said [...]

2019 Outstanding Production Awards

2020-01-27T12:27:35-05:00January 8th, 2020|

Applying for the 2019 Outstanding Production Awards: Each year the Richmond Association of REALTORS® highlights the outstanding listing, selling and leasing accomplishments of our members with the annual Outstanding Production Awards. These awards recognize excellence in salesmanship and demonstrate the power of cooperation in the Central Virginia real estate market. Your residential sales transaction information will be downloaded automatically from the Matrix database and your award category determined by RE Stats. No application is required unless: You wish to apply for a Team Award. You participated in sales or lease transactions that are not reflected in the CVR MLS database. You wish 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 [...]

Shred It, Share It Recap

2019-12-09T16:17:19-05:00December 9th, 2019|

Thank you for coming out to our annual Shred It, Share It event! Together, we raised over $2,000 in cash donations, collected hundreds of non-perishables and electronics, and shredded 18,000 pounds of paper.

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 [...]

RE TRENDS Recap

2019-10-18T11:25:15-04:00October 18th, 2019|

Special thanks to the 2019 RE TRENDS speakers Dr. Lawrence Yun, Dr. Lisa Sturtevant, and Crystal Washington for sharing their industry knowledge with us. We have made each presentation available for reference below: Dr. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist of the National Association of REALTORS - Economic & Real Estate Market Outlook Dr. Lisa Sturtevant, Chief Economist of Virginia REALTORS - Economic & Market Trends Outlook for the Richmond Area Crystal Washington, Futurist & Technology Strategist - Imagine the Future Click for Crystal Washington's guide to getting started using productivity apps and websites for busy professionals.

Navy Hill Presentations

2019-10-08T16:35:32-04:00October 8th, 2019|

View the available Navy Hill presentations below Navy Hill Council Work Session - City Overview Presentation Navy Hill Council Work Session - NH Presentation Navy Hill is the revitalization of an entire neighborhood where one was lost, creating jobs and opportunities, affordable homes, and new tax revenue for the City. Here’s what the project will do: Create new tax revenue for schools, public safety, and core City services (streets, utilities, etc). Currently, there is nowhere to live, eat or shop in the neighborhood—meaning the downtown land generates almost no tax revenue to fund City services. Once developed, there will be apartments, [...]